Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Honors Program

The Quinlan School of Business Honors Program is a transformational experience designed to provide highly qualified and motivated Quinlan students an opportunity to deepen their mastery of business and learn from each other in a stimulating environment.

Quinlan Honors students are required to:

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Departmental Honors
In addition to Quinlan Honors, several Quinlan departments offer honors programs for majors. Learn more →


Quinlan Honors students take Honors-only sections of the core curriculum in all semesters. In general, Honors-only sections are smaller in size and challenge our students to think critically about the various subjects that are taught in the business core curriculum.

Quinlan Honors core curriculum requirements:

  • ACCT 201H: Introductory Accounting I
  • ACCT 202H: Introductory Accounting II
  • BSAD 343H: Business Analytics
  • INFS 247H: Business Information Systems
  • ISSCM 241H: Business Statistics
  • ECON 201H: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202H: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • FINC 334H: Principles of Corporate Finance
  • LREB 315H: Law and the Regulatory Environment of Business I
  • MARK 201H: Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT 201H: Managing People and Organizations
  • MGMT 304H: Strategic Management
  • MGMT 341H: Ethics in Business
  • SCMG 332H: Operations Management

Quinlan Honors students also take some Honors-only sections of the non-core curriculum such as:

  • BHNR 338: Business Management: A Global and Social Perspective
  • BHNR 343: Integrated Analytical Decision Making
  • BHNR 353: Research Practicum

Quinlan Honors students are required to take either BHNR 343 or BHNR 353. Study abroad for one semester is welcomed but not required.

Co-Curricular Projects

Quinlan Honors students are required to complete an annual co-curricular project in the areas of research, service, and leadership. This annual project is presented at the end of year to all Quinlan Honors students.

Quinlan Honors Seminar

Every Thursday, the Quinlan Honors community comes together for a weekly seminar. Seminar includes senior-level guest speakers from the Chicago business and nonprofit communities, service projects, and occasional social activities.

Applying for the Quinlan Honors Program

Acceptance into the Quinlan Honors Program is competitive and spaces are limited. Interested students who have been admitted to Loyola University Chicago may apply prior to the beginning of their first year, sophomore, or junior years. All applicants will hear whether they have been accepted, not accepted, or waitlisted.

Current Loyola students and new transfer students

  • Students in the fall semester of their first year or later are highly encouraged to apply.
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 3.6 out of 4.0 and at least 60 credit hours left in your degree. No applicants are accepted after the beginning of their junior year.
  • If you meet the above criteria, please email the Quinlan Honors Program Director Amy Kyhos at akyhos@LUC.edu for an application.
  • An interview may be required.

Incoming first-year students

  • Incoming first-year students with a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1350 and a minimum GPA of 3.6 out of 4.0 are encouraged to apply.
  • Newly admitted students can apply through their application status page at LUC.edu/undergrad/status.

First-Year Student Housing Requirement

All incoming first-year Quinlan Honors students who submit a housing application will be assigned to live with the Quinlan Honors Community in the Fall Semester.

Quinlan Honors students live in the same residence hall for strong pedagogical reasons. The Quinlan Honors Program is academically challenging, and we are organized to provide our students with a great deal of support.

Contact the Program Director

Amy Kyhos
Quinlan Honors Program Director