Welcome to
The Francis J. Noonan
School of Business

Welcome to the Francis J. Noonan School of Business! Inaugurated in spring 2018, the Noonan School of Business was created to honor the strong foundation set forth by professors such as Francis (“Frank”) J. Noonan and to build upon this base to continue to enrich student learning.

Our history of success and vision for the future is what sets us apart from other Schools of Business.  Our commitment to student success, evident by our small faculty to student ratio, and open office hours for additional academic support from professors, is one of the key ingredients to our students’ significant achievements. To name just a few recent accolades:

Our accounting students have the 7th best pass rate for first time CPA exam takers, in the nation.
Our sport management students have won 11 national championships in the last sixteen years.
Our finance students placed two teams in the Top 5 in the 2018 Peeptrade Investment Challenge.
Our Phi Beta Lambda students took home six top ten finishes in the nation in summer 2018.

It is statistics like these that reflect why the anonymous benefactor of the Noonan School of Business shared, “I would not be where I am today, nor accomplished the things in my life without Loras College and professors such as Frank Noonan.”

The Noonan School offers traditional business majors such as Accounting, Marketing and Finance alongside creating newer programs such as Business Analytics and Financial Planning & Wealth Management. We keep our curriculum and course content current so that our graduates are best prepared for their future career paths.  More importantly, we deliver an education purposefully designed to create ethical and servant leaders, intertwining ethics and Catholic Social Teaching across our curriculum so that our students develop “insight with integrity,” and establish an ethical framework that will guide their decisions well beyond the Loras degree.

I invite you to explore our website, schedule a campus visit and contact me with any questions that you may have.  Through your research, you will learn how the Noonan School of Business at Loras College can help you pursue and achieve your dreams, and most importantly, you will discover why our alumni are so proud to call themselves Duhawks!

Jim Padilla
Dean of Francis J. Noonan School of Business

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Noonan School of Business Majors & Programs

The existing, and increasingly popular, Loras College Executive MBA in Business Analytics is a key component of the Noonan School of Business.  Our newly constructed state-of-the-art Finance Resource Lab includes high-tech software and hands-on stock market investment learning opportunities.  Review all our School of Business programs below.

Educating Ethically-Aware, Data-Informed, Globally-Prepared, Responsible Leaders

The School is named after the late Francis J. Noonan, a 43-year member of the Loras faculty, retiring in 1991 as professor emeritus. Noonan remains the longest-serving business faculty member.

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Feel free to contact Jim Padilla, Dean of Francis J. Noonan School of Business for more information.

James Padilla