The BBA in Economics will equip you with a knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts of economics and business, which will help you to become a responsible and successful leader in your chosen fields. Our students who continue their education are accepted at many top universities.

Loyola University Chicago offers two undergraduate programs in economics:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Economics through the Quinlan School of Business
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics through Loyola's College of Arts and Sciences

You may also want to consider the Economics minor or Sustainability Management minor.

Learn what sets the BBA in Economics apart:

Program Highlights

  • Number of faculty members holding PhD degrees from well-known universities
  • Quality and quantity of faculty research
  • Various leadership positions in professional associations held by faculty
  • Apply for the Economics Departmental Honors Program

What You'll Learn

  • Analysis of real-world economic policies
  • Principles of economics reasoning
  • Business and professional presentations
  • Business ethics and the market economy
  • Graphical and quantitative modelings


  • Economic Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Actuary
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Economic Policy Analyst

Because Loyola is a member of the Jesuit network of 27 colleges and universities nationwide, our graduates can receive career services at Loyola Career Services, as well as at career centers at U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities.


All Quinlan School of Business students must complete the University Core Curriculum, Business Core Curriculum, and Undergraduate School of Business program requirements. Students pursuing the BBA degree in Economics must also complete the program requirements listed in the Academic Catalog.

In addition to fulfilling courses in the Core Curriculum and general electives, students pursuing the BA in Economics through the College of Arts and Sciences must complete the program requirements listed in the Academic Catalog.


To apply for admission and scholarship consideration, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission and indicate your interest in this program on your application. For more information, see the following resources:

Tuition and Financial Aid

The Loyola Quinlan School of Business is committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their business education at Loyola affordable.