Loyola College, a Catholic Minority Institution, was founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1925, with the primary objective of providing University Education in a Christian atmosphere for deserving students irrespective of caste and creed. It started functioning in July 1925 with just 75 students on the rolls in three undergraduate courses of Mathematics, History and Economics. Loyola College, though affiliated to University of Madras, became autonomous in July 1978. It is autonomous, in the sense that it is empowered to frame its own course of studies and adopt innovative methods of teaching and evaluation. The University degrees will be conferred on the students passing the examinations conducted by the college.
UGC conferred the status of “College with potential for Excellence” on Loyola College in 2004 and confirmed the same in 2010.
The B.B.A programme is designed to bridge the gap between conceptual learning and practical application to inculcate professional and managerial expertise. The department Currently has around 480 students. The curriculum has been suitably modified to meet the challenging needs of the Indian Business Society. A certain measure of flexibility has been built into the new system, which enables the students to make their own choice of subjects from a wide spectrum of courses. The department provides conducive ambience for learning Management and Career oriented subjects, keeping in view the changing trends in education. The course combines subjects in the core Functional areas of management with subjects in newer areas of management like Business ethics, CSR, Logistics and Supply chain Management, Organizational dynamics etc.