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Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business


Loyola University Chicago offers two undergraduate programs in economics:

The undergraduate program in economics is academically strong given the number of faculty holding PhD degrees from well-known universities; the quality and quantity of faculty research from nationally and internationally known schools; the various leadership positions in professional associations held by faculty; and the quality of the universities that accept our students into their graduate programs.

The Basics

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About the Economics Department

The Department of Economics strives to:

Degree Requirements

BBA degree: In addition to Core Curriculum and Business Core Curriculum requirements, students pursuing the BBA degree in economics must complete 15 credit hours in the following courses:

BA degree: In addition to fulfilling courses in the Core Curriculum and general electives, students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 10 economics courses, calculus and statistics:

Students wishing to pursue doctoral study in economics are advised to take additional mathematics courses including the calculus course sequence (MATH 161, 162 and 263); linear algebra (MATH 212); and two 300-level mathematical statistics courses (STAT 304, 305). Students should consult with their economics advisor about completing mathematics courses.

Important Details:
At the discretion of the Quinlan Shool of Business assistant dean, a maximum of one transfer course, taken prior to matriculating at Loyola University Chicago, may be allowed. A 2.0 average GPA is required for all attempted business courses. Quinlan students are limited to double dipping one course between majors/minors, while non-Quinlan students are limited to double dipping two courses between business school minors.