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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 18 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.