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Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

BBA/MBA Program

The five-year BBA/MBA degree program provides focused and high-achieving undergraduate students who are intent upon building their resumes, skill sets, and business judgment a chance to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in a compressed timeframe.

With the help of supervised internships and specific coursework in career preparation, leadership skills, and business ethics, the program becomes a fast-track into the business community. The program helps students develop personal values that contribute to successful careers, intellectual growth, and personal satisfaction.

The Basics

Students in this program:

Degree Requirements

In addition to completing the requirements for the BBA, students must complete requirements for the MBA degree. Loyola's standalone MBA requires 18 courses plus an undergraduate internship. In the five-year combined degree program—because four MBA courses (plus the quantitative methods prerequisite) may be waived with a B or better in selected undergraduate courses—the MBA portion of the combined degree may only require 14 courses. Additionally, a quantitative methods component may be required may be required for those students who have not taken the equivalent of Calculus I and earned a grade of B or higher.

In addition to earning five course waivers, qualified students may substitute up to three advanced courses for MBA core courses. The breakdown of required and elective courses within the 14 courses varies based on course waivers and advanced course standing. A Quinlan School of Business graduate program academic advisor will approve course waivers and substitutions upon admission to the MBA program.

Required coursesCan be waived with a “B” or better in the following courses
ACCT 400: Financial Accounting ACCT 201 and ACCT 202
ISOM 491: Managerial Statistics ISOM 241 or appropriate statistics class
ECON 420: Managerial Economics ECON 303 (ECON 201 and ECON 202 are prerequisites), or 304 (at least two)
An additional MBA fundamental core course At least two courses (excluding business ethics) in marketing, management, information systems, or finance
Quantitative Methods MATH 131/MATH 161 or the equivalent

Course Sequence

A typical course sequence for a Loyola BBA/MBA student is as follows:

Loyola Junior or Senior Year
BSAD 351: Business Internship: Core Civic Engagement
UNIV 390: Internship Seminar: Organizational Change and Community Leadership (either must completed prior to start of MBA program)
Second Semester, Loyola Senior Year
MBA elective for the undergraduate major
MBA core
Summer Quarter Following Loyola Graduation
MBA core
MBA core
Fifth Year, Fall Quarter
MBA elective
MBA elective
MBA elective
Fifth Year, Winter Quarter
MBA elective
MBA elective
MBA ethics course
Fifth Year, Spring Quarter
MBA elective
MBA elective
MGMT 430: Capstone Course