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 to perform effectively in entry-level positions within the health-care industry.
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 the School of Business Administration.
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 a basic understanding of the structure and functions of the health-care system
- Demonstrate an understanding of the essential economic, financial, social, legal, regulatory, structural and policy issues that are characteristics of the U.S. health-care system
- Demonstrate comprehension of the organization and management of a health-care system or site of care
- Develop an understanding of the underlying operating principles that drive the health-care industry, including the provider, non-governmental association, payer, supplier and public/government segments, as well as the interrelationships among the segments
- Demonstrate an ability to comprehend the scope and impact of social justice and ethical issues residing within the health-care industry, such as bioethics, the barriers to access to care and the uninsured
- Demonstrate an understanding of the use of quality and outcomes performance management across the health-care industry
- Develop a basic understanding of the role of technology and science, particularly information technology, in the evolving U.S. health-care system.
For more information, see our HSM Program Brochure.