Five-Year B.S.H.S.M./M.B.A. Program
Loyola’s new dual-degree program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management (B.S.H.S.M.) and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in as little as five years. This program increases students’ marketability and prepares them for a future in health care management.
Application and Admission
Students interested in the health systems management (HSM) major may consider the five-year program as freshmen or as transfer students according to the undergraduate admission criteria currently in place. Students who wish to pursue the five-year option will work with the HSM advisors to create a program plan that supports the five-year program. Students may apply to the Graduate School of Business (GSB) during the Spring Semester of their junior year. Students must take the GMAT in either the spring or summer following the date of their application. Successful applications and test scores result in conditional acceptance into GSB. Full acceptance is granted upon successful completion of the undergraduate degree.
In addition to the requirements of the existing undergraduate health systems management major, the five-year program allows students to receive both undergraduate and graduate credit for two GSB courses during the senior year, provided that the students have been conditionally accepted into GSB. Eligible students may waive up to five of the 19 GSB courses required for completion of the M.B.A. degree. These courses can be waived with the achievement of a “B” or better in the business courses included in the undergraduate major. Waiver requirements for the five business courses are as follows:
- MATH 131 waives ISOM 490
- ECON 201 and ECON 202 waive ECON 420
- ISOM 241 waives ISOM 491
- ACCT 201 and ACCT 202 waive ACCT 400
- MGMT 318 and a MGMT elective waive MGMT 470 (the elective course cannot be MGMT 441)
Students continue in the GSB program beginning the summer after receiving the B.S.H.S.M. degree, and complete the requirements for the M.B.A. in one calendar year.
The five-year program requires two internships. The first is the undergraduate
health systems management internship required in the senior year, which provides students with a semester-long experience in a health care work setting. The second internship is BSAD 400: Career Development and Internship Practicum, which is required by the GSB.