The Francis J. Noonan School of Business at Loras College

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Launch your career at the
Francis J. Noonan School of Business
at Loras College

James Padilla
James Padilla

The Noonan School is taking Loras College’s proven track record in business education to the next level, providing theoretical and hands-on knowledge of business, informed by the framework of Catholic social teaching.

 

The existing, and increasingly popular, Loras College Executive MBA in Analytics will remain as a key component of the Noonan School along with all our other business programs.  Our newly constructed state-of-the-art Finance Resource Lab includes high-tech software and hands-on stock market investment learning opportunities.  In the works is a Certified Financial Planning certificate program, entrepreneurial courses, and expanded internship and study away opportunities.

 

Tell us a little about yourself using the buttons below or feel free to contact Jim Padilla, Dean of Francis J. Noonan School of Business at james.padilla@loras.edu or 563.588.7405 for more information.

 

Graduate Admission   Undergraduate Admission

 

 

 

Students Excel at Sport Management Competition

Five consecutive championship in the past six years and the program’s 11th.

CPA Candidates Thrive

Loras College accounting graduates taking the CPA exam for the first time scored the second-best pass rate in Iowa.

Worldwide Peeptrade Investment Challenge

Loras College Wealth Management placed two teams in the Top 5 in the worldwide Peeptrade Investment Challenge.

 

Inspired by Catholic Social Teaching

Loras educates students to be ethically-aware, data-informed, globally-prepared, responsible leaders.
 
 

Nationally Recognized

The Noonan School of Business will become a nationally-recognized destination for future business leaders, by serving as a light of “insight with integrity” in the global business world.  

Affordable Value

Most students are eligible for merit scholarships and need-based grants.  Our faculty and students will skillfully navigate businesses through complex market obstacles, benefiting from our distinct perspectives.

About Francis J. Noonan

 

Francis J. Noonan (‘42)

Professor Francis J. Noonan (‘42) served on the staff of Loras College as professor of economics and business for 43 years, retiring in 1991 as professor emeritus. He also served as chairman of the Loras College business and economics department and as chairman of Faculty Senate. Frank remembered Loras in his will and many students have benefitted from the Francis J. Noonan Family Scholarship. Noonan is a member of the Loras College Athletic Hall of Fame and served on the Loras College Hall of Fame Committee.

 

A veteran of World War II, he retired as a Navy commander and later served as commander of the Dubuque Naval Reserve Unit. Frank was a member of St. Anthony's Parish, Dubuque, Iowa. He was a member of St. Anthony's School Board, the Dubuque Community School Board, St. Anthony's Parish Council, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Dubuque Kiwanis Club, Dubuque Council 510 Knights of Columbus, an 8-year Holy Name baseball coach at St. Anthony's.

 

Launch your career at the
Francis J. Noonan School of Business at Loras College

James Padilla
James Padilla

Tell us a little about yourself using the buttons below or feel free to contact Jim Padilla, Dean of Francis J. Noonan School of Business at james.padilla@loras.edu or 563.588.7405 for more information.

 

Graduate Admission   Undergraduate Admission