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 (HSM) prepares students for careers in the administration and organization of health care delivery systems and health services. The HSM degree combines health industry knowledge and application skills with a firm grounding in ethics and liberal arts. HSM is an excellent degree choice for students interested in the business side of health and health care.

The interdisciplinary HSM curriculum is delivered by a seasoned faculty of health management practitioners and leaders, and includes courses from the Quinlan School of Business. Enriched by the renowned Jesuit tradition of education, Loyola’s HSM degree deepens students’ understanding of ethics, values, social justice, business and science. Our relationship with the prestigious Loyola University Health System (LUHS) magnifies the program’s strength even further. Together with opportunity for “real world” learning, community engagement, and research collaboration, the HSM degree offers a pathway for both professional success and personal satisfaction.

The fast-paced change taking place in our health care system requires educated and ethical leaders more than ever. Career opportunities exist in a variety of healthcare settings, including primary care facilities, public health organizations, health insurance companies and government agencies. Graduates also pursue further education in a range of professional fields, including business administration, public health, law and communications.

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 ‌.