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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

MINORS FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS

Business students may select any of the minors that are available through the College of Humanities + Natural Sciences, the College of Music + Fine Arts, or the College of Social Sciences. Courses required for the minor will be counted as non-business electives toward fulfillment of the business curriculum. Upon completion of the non-business elective courses, nine additional hours from the minor may be applied to the business elective portion of the curriculum. Further information about specific requirements may be obtained in the College of Business office of student records and admissions.

Additionally, the college offers the following business minors for students with a business major: 

Accounting

Course Title Credits
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ACCT B203 Managerial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ACCT B205 Corporate Accounting + Reporting I 3
ACCT B206 Corporate Accounting + Reporting II 3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
LGST B201 or
LGST B205
Business Law I or
Legal Environment of Business
3
ACCT B300 or
ACCT B340 or
ACCT B480
Tax Accounting I or
Accounting Information Systems or
Forensic Accounting + Fraud Examination
3
  Total Credits
21

 

 International Business

Course Title Credits
BA B200 Introduction to International Business
3
BA B435 Multinational Business Strategy
3
FIN B325 International Finance 3
MKT B330 International Marketing 3
POLS or HIST Social Science Elective* 3
FREN / GERM / ITAL / JPNS / SPAN / etc Modern Foreign Language 6
  Total Credits 21

* Must have international focus (e.g. HIST A220, Latin America Studies)

 Legal Studies

Course Title Credits
PHIL A201 or
PHIL A206
Practical Logic or
Introduction to Symbolic Logic
3
POLS A100 Introduction to American Government
3
SPCH A100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
Choose 4 below:    
LGST B201 Business Law I*
3
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business*
3
LGST B310 Law for International Business
3
POLS A300 Constitutional Law I
3
POLS A301 Constitutional Law II
3
ACCT B300 Tax Accounting I **
3
ECON B330 Law and Economics
3
CMMN A401 Law of Mass Communications**
3
CMMN A420 Regulations of Broadcasting + Cable 3
  Total Credits
21

* Must include at least 1 of these courses.

** See mass communication bulletin for prerequisites. 

MINORS FOR NON-BUSINESS STUDENTS

Because business is an essential and unavoidable part of society, many students in non-business majors find that additional training in the business disciplines is of benefit to them in their career in music, fine art, education, science, or the humanities.

The College of Business offers the following business minors to all Loyola students:

 Business Administration

The psychologist who goes into private practice will soon discover that he or she is running a business. Drama majors will quickly learn that the theater is a business operation. The business administration minor is designed to provide a basic understanding of business functions to succeed in these and other areas.

The business administration minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
BA B100 Introduction to Business
3
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision-Making
3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
FIN B200 Personal Finance
3
LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business
3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing
3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior
3
  Total Credits
21

 Economics

Economics is a study of human behavior and decision making. More specifically, economics is a way of thinking about human action and about how and why individuals make the choices which they make. The basic and enduring strength of economics is that it provides a logical, ordered way of looking at various problems and issues.

The economics minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
  College Math (Proficiency level)
3
ECON B200 Principles of Microeconomics
3
ECON B201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON B305 International Economics
3
ECON B3## / B4## Economics Electives 9
  Total Credits
21

 Marketing

The marketing minor is designed for students with majors in disciplines outside business who will benefit in their future careers from a knowledge of the principles of marketing. The minor emphasizes decision-making within the framework of the total marketing process for people in such areas as advertising, communications, music, law, political science, public affairs, and psychology.

The marketing minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
BA B100 Introduction to Business
3
ECON X130 or
ECON B200
Economics + Society or
Principles of Microeconomics
3
MKT B280 Basic Marketing 3
MKT B3## / B4## Marketing Electives 12
  Total Credits
21

 Pre-M.B.A.

The pre-M.B.A. minor introduces the student to the functional areas of business and the basic tools of business analysis. In addition, the pre-M.B.A. minor provides the student with 5 of the 6 foundation courses required for the M.B.A. program at Loyola. The student with a pre-M.B.A. minor can waive these courses and begin immediately with M.B.A. core courses.

The pre-M.B.A. minor consists of the following courses:

Course Title Credits*
ACCT B202 Financial Accounting for Decision Making
3
DECS B205 Business Statistics
3
ECON B200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON B201 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
MGT B245 Management + Organizational Behavior
3
FIN B300 Financial Management*
3
  Total Credits 18

* A grade of B or higher must be earned in each course in order to waive the equivalent graduate course.

** The graduate basic core course is waived only upon successful completion of a waiver exam.