Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Prerequisite (1)

  • ISSCM 400: Quantitative Methods

Core Courses (3–7)

Qualifying students may waive up to four of the core courses. These courses are also prerequisites for most upper-level courses.*

  • ACCT 400: Financial Accounting for Decision Making
  • ECON 420: Managerial Economics (prerequisite ISSCM 400)
  • FINC 450: Financial Management
  • HRER 417: Managing and Motivating in the Workplace
  • ISSCM 491: Managerial Statistics
  • MARK 460: Marketing Management
  • SCMG 480: Operations Management

Core Ethics (1)

  • MGMT 441: Business Ethics, or MGMT 446 International Business Ethics

Analytics Course (1)

  • BSAD 443: Business Analytics 
  • FINC 620: Financial Mathematics and Modeling I 
  • FINC 625: Applied Econometrics
  • ISSCM 495: Forecasting Methods
  • INFS 492: Database Systems 
  • INFS 494: Data Mining
  • INFS 796: Data Warehousing
  • MARK 461: Research Methods in Marketing
  • MARK 468: Digital Marketing
  • SCMG 488: Inventory Management
  • SCMG 489: Supply Chain Analytics
  • HRER 490: Data Driven Decision Making in HRER 

Global Perspective (1)

  • ECON 424: International Economics
  • FINC 455: International Finance
  • HRER 422: Global Human Resource Management
  • HRER 502: Global Employment Relations
  • MARK 465: International Marketing
  • MGMT 443: Global Environmental Ethics
  • MGMT 446: International Business Ethics
  • SCMG 486: Global Logistics
  • Graduate Business Study Abroad Course 

Advanced Core (4)

Choose four from the following eight disciplines; no more than one class per discipline.

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources and Employee Relations
  • Information Systems Management
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Electives or Optional Concentration (3–4)

No Concentration: Choose three electives from any of the course offerings in the Graduate Business Programs.

  • General Business Electives (no concentration): Visit LOCUS and select the term for which you wish to see course offerings. Use the "Course Career" drop-down to select "Graduate Business" for a complete list of courses available that term. 

With Concentration: For an optional concentration, choose three courses in any one of the following disciplines (four courses for accounting):

Concluding Integrative Capstone Experience (1)

The capstone required for all MBA students is to be completed during the final quarter of the program.

  • MGMT 430: Strategy and Leadership in Organizations

*In order for core courses to be waived, you must have completed a minimum of one undergraduate course (3 credit hours) of comparable content in the prerequisite subject area within the last seven years with a grade of B (or equivalent) or higher.