Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business


MBA Health Care Management

A Healthcare MBA degree from Loyola University Chicago is explicitly designed to help students achieve leadership skills appropriate for a variety of settings. The rigorous coursework has been optimized to meet six essential competencies.

These competencies are applicable across the board and are relevant to numerous healthcare settings:

  • Healthcare business knowledge and skills evidenced by the ability to correlate the interrelationship of critical issues impacting all segments of the industry
  • Critical decision making evidenced by the ability to critically analyze business problems and formulate evidence-based business decisions
  • Ethics and responsible leadership evidenced by the ability to understand the responsibility leaders have to all stakeholders and the application of ethical principles to business practices
  • Team member effectiveness evidenced by the ability to successfully participate in and lead a team to complete group projects
  • Oral and written communications evidenced by the proficiency in various forms of business communications
  • Leadership evidenced by modeling the characteristics and skills of visionary leaders

A Healthcare MBA from Loyola University Chicago is taught within a cohort setting. Cohort groups attend all required classes together, allowing greater focus, long-lasting relationships, and a greater exchange of ideas.

Loyola University MBA Healthcare Course Schedule

Because our Healthcare MBA candidates are working professionals with busy schedules our course schedule is designed with that in mind. Courses are offered over eight 10-week quarters and rotate between Fridays and Saturdays each quarter. For two years students take two courses each quarter and graduate from the Loyola Quinlan School of Business with an MBA in Healthcare Management.

MBA in Healthcare courses are broken down into three categories:

  • Fundamental Core: Courses include Financial Accounting for Business Decisions, Managerial Economics, Financial Management, Marketing, and more
  • Advanced Leadership Core: Courses include Healthcare Accounting and Finance, Healthcare Economics, Healthcare Business Ethics, and more
  • Advanced Specialization: Courses such as Healthcare Law and Policy, Healthcare Risk Management, and Capstone courses

A sample schedule follows:

Year One CoursesQuarterYear Two CoursesQuarter
Financial Accounting Fall Healthcare Informatics Fall
Managerial Economics Fall Healthcare Economics Fall
Managerial Statistics Winter Healthcare Accounting & Finance Winter
Strategic HR Management Leadership Winter Healthcare Marketing Winter
Healthcare Law & Policy Spring Healthcare Risk Management Spring
Financial Management Spring Conflict Management & Negotiation Spring
Operations Management Summer Global Issues in Healthcare Management Summer
Healthcare Business Ethics Summer Special Topics in Healthcare Management Summer
    Capstone: Strategic Management Summer