Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Health Systems Management

BS in Health Systems Management

Loyola's Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management program is a non-nursing major that provides students with the knowledge and critical-thinking skills necessary for careers in the administration and organization of health care delivery systems and health services.

The degree builds on Loyola's excellent liberal arts and health systems programs, as well as the strong national and international reputations of its faculty in nursing and other schools in the fields of health systems management study. The university's relationship to the prestigious Loyola University Health System (LUHS) further strengthens Loyola’s reputation for health-care academics and practice. The interdisciplinary health systems management program includes courses from Quinlan School of Business.

The extensive knowledge and skills Loyola students develop through completion of this program differentiates them from others exploring opportunities in health systems management. Enriched by the renowned Jesuit tradition of education, a Loyola health systems management education deepens students’ understanding of ethics, values, social justice, basic human behavior and science to help them achieve both professional success and personal satisfaction.

Graduates will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare systems, including their organization, structure, performance and terminology
  • Synthesize knowledge of economic, socio-cultural, legal, population health and policy issues as a basis for managing health systems
  • Identify the strategic, tactical and operational issues that drive the healthcare industry as a whole as well as the inter-relationships between its various segments
  • Apply organizational and management theories and principles in a variety of health care settings
  • Apply skills of information management, quality improvement and performance measurement effectively in a variety of health care settings
  • Integrate values, ethics and social justice into the management and leadership of health systems in keeping with a Jesuit Catholic tradition

For more information, see our HSM Program Brochure.

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