Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


Students must complete 121 credit hours to graduate with the B.S. in Health Systems Management. Coursework includes the freshman seminar, university Core, Health Systems Management core courses, electives and field internship.  Program design allows students to minor in areas such as global and international studies, marketing, bioethics or other related areas.

Health Systems Management Courses

  • Statistics
  • Public Speaking
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Health Care in America
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Finance
  • Project Management
  • Healthcare Services for Healthy Aging
  • Global Health
  • Health Equity
  • Health Care Quality and Performance Improvement
  • Health Care Fiscal Management
  • Health Care Marketing
  • Health Care Policy
  • Health Care Workforce Environment
  • Healthcare Management Research
  • Health Care Information Systems Management
  • Health Care Legal and Regulatory Environment
  • Capstone Course


A field-based internship is completed in the senior year under the supervision of a preceptor. Students have opportunity to complete their internship in key segments of the health care industry as a result of extensive relationships between the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and Chicago-area healthcare providers and organizations. The internship consists of a goal-based project of value to the organization plus opportunities such as shadowing and networking.

Transfer Credit

Courses taken outside of Loyola may be transferred for appropriate credit upon approval of the program advisor and provided a minimum grade of C is earned for the course. External students wishing to transfer into Loyola and the HSM program must provide official transcripts indicating a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a four-point scale. Internal students wishing to transfer to a major in Health Systems Management must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.