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Quinlan’s MBA in Healthcare Management develops professionals who are effective, responsible leaders with the knowledge, skill, and understanding to successfully manage and lead in any segment of the dynamic healthcare industry.


Whether you are in the hospital or non-hospital sector, we will strengthen your business knowledge, management skills, and leadership capacity to improve the healthcare delivery system.

The Quinlan School of Business offers four MBA programs. Learn which one best fits your needs through our MBA guide.

Program Highlights

 
  • Healthcare focus: Our executive healthcare management MBA is the only industry-specific MBA in Illinois.
  • Global: Through an international immersion course designed specifically for the class, you'll explore global health issues. Past cohorts have visited Europe, South America, and Asia. Travel expenses are included in the tuition.
  • Highly ranked: The program is ranked as one of the 25 best healthcare management MBA degrees by Best Health Degrees, 2021.
  • Strong network: Through small cohorts of 20 to 25 students, all accomplished fellow executives, you’ll be a member of a cohesive inner circle of professionals.
  • Interdisciplinary faculty: Learn the latest practical applications in healthcare management through the expertise of our leading business faculty, as well as faculty from Loyola's School of Law.

What You'll Learn

 

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: Understand and correlate the interrelationship of the various factors impacting all segments of the industry
  • Critical decision making: Critically define and analyze business problems and formulate data- and information-driven business decisions
  • Ethics and responsible leadership: Understand the responsibility leaders have to all stakeholders and the application of ethical principles to business practices
  • Team member effectiveness: Successfully participate in and lead multi-functional team projects
  • Business communications: Demonstrate proficiency in the various forms of communications
  • Leadership: Model the characteristics and skills of visionary leaders
 

Careers

 

Quinlan’s MBA in Healthcare Management develops professionals who are effective, responsible leaders who possess the knowledge, skill, and understanding to successfully manage and lead in any segment of this dynamic industry.  Career possibilities include:

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager
  • Policy Analyst or Researcher
  • Health Services Manager
  • Health Services Administrators
  • Medical Entrepreneurship

Because Loyola is a member of the Jesuit network of 27 colleges and universities nationwide, our graduates can receive career services at Quinlan's Business Career Services, as well as at career centers at U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities.

Program Structure

 

Our Healthcare MBA course schedule is designed for working professionals with busy schedules. Courses are offered over eight 10-week quarters.

Courses meet on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus twice a month—every other Saturday. A modest number of class sessions are held online. Motivated professionals can complete Loyola’s Healthcare Management MBA in 20 months.

The MBA in Healthcare Management is delivered in a cohort format: students attend all required courses together. Cohort groups provide greater focus and continuity, and will enable you to network effectively with classmates who share common interests and careers.

Meet with us to learn more

Join us at our next virtual information session! Our MBA Showcase event is taking place on October 18th. RSVP here. One-on-one phone appointments are also available with our Assistant Director, Katie Laugel. Schedule time with Katie here.  

Curriculum

A healthcare MBA degree from Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business is specifically designed to help healthcare professionals achieve business knowledge and leadership skills appropriate for a variety of settings.

Course schedule for Loyola's Healthcare MBA

Our Healthcare MBA course schedule is designed for working professionals with busy schedules. Courses are offered over seven 10-week quarters. Courses meet on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus twice a month—every other Saturday. A modest number of class sessions are held online. Motivated professionals can complete Loyola’s Healthcare Management MBA in 24 months. 

As a student in Quinlan’s Healthcare MBA program, you will participate in the equivalent of 17 3-credit-hour courses focused on building your skills in four areas:

Business Fundamentals

Healthcare Management Fundamentals

Advanced Healthcare Leadership

Advanced Healthcare Management

Apply now. Or learn more about our respected MBA in Healthcare Management by visiting our Chicago campus and reading about our alumni and students. You can also request more information about Quinlan's Healthcare MBA costs and benefits.

Admission

Quinlan School of Business’s MBA in Health Care Management (HCM) program is ideal for health care professionals who are managing and leading in any segment of this increasingly complex industry. A minimum of 7 years relevant professional experience in the healthcare industry is required.

While we review applications on a rolling basis, we do have priority deadlines for tuition matching grants and admission. Admission is limited to the Fall term.

Application Deadlines

Your application and accompanying materials will be reviewed upon receipt of all required documents. While we review files on a rolling basis, we do have a priority scholarship and final deadlines:

RoundApplication Deadline
Round 1 May 1*
Round 2 June 1
Round 3 July 15

*Tuition Matching Grant: Priority consideration for first-round applicants.

  1. Application Form

    Submit a completed application form online

  2. Statement of Purpose

    Please discuss how the MBA in Healthcare Management program at Quinlan and our focus on responsible leadership will prepare you for your future career. Your statement should be 2–3 pages in length, double-spaced. Submit your statement through the online application system or email it to gradapp@LUC.edu.

  3. Official Transcripts

    You must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work completed. Copies of transcripts or transcripts not received in a sealed envelope from the university are considered unofficial. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts.

  4. One Letter of Recommendation

    You must submit one letter of recommendation. Referrals should be academic or professional in nature. A referral from your direct manager is preferred. If you supply your recommenders’ email addresses as part of the online application form, they can submit a letter online through a secure website. Alternatively, your recommenders can email their letters to us at gradapp@LUC.edu.

  5. Professional Resume

    You must submit a current detailed résumé showing at least 7 years of relevant professional experience within the healthcare profession. You may submit it via the online application system, or email it to gradapp@luc.edu.

  6. GMAT/GRE

    Not required.

If you meet admission criteria, you will be invited to interview with members of the admissions committee.

For International Applicants

Language Test Requirements

An official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. Copies and faxes are not accepted as official documents; we must receive test scores directly from the testing service. The minimum acceptable total score on the Internet-Based Test (IBT) of the TOEFL exam is 90. The minimum acceptable total score on the IELTS exam is 6.5. The minimum acceptable score on the PTE exam is 61.

This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.

Transcript Eval

If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit your official education credentials (e.g., transcripts, mark sheets, degree certificates, graduation diplomas) and evaluation fee directly to any NACES member companies including:

Please request a course-by-course evaluation report and have the official report sent to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611

Please direct any questions about required credentials to the evaluation company you have selected and not to Loyola University Chicago.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The Quinlan School of Business and Loyola's Financial Aid Office are committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their graduate business education at Loyola affordable.

FAQ

Answers to common asked questions about the MBA in Healthcare Management program.

Is our MBA Healthcare Management right for you?

 

Submit a Pre-Application!

Find out if the MBA in Healthcare Management is the right fit for you.

Fill out our pre-application form and include a copy of your CV or resume.

Once we receive your pre-application, we'll be in touch in three to five business days. Please note that while this review is a helpful tool, it does not replace the formal application process, nor does it have any bearing on our admission decision. We look forward to hearing from you.

What does the MBA-HCM class profile look like?

Loyola’s Healthcare MBA is designed for healthcare professionals, in either a hospital or non-hospital sector, who want to strengthen their business knowledge, management skills, and leadership capacity to improve the healthcare delivery system.

Class Size: 20-25, cohort setting
Average Age: 38
Average Years Worked: 11 years
Gender: 50% female, 50% male

Student Employment by Company:

  • Advocate Health Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Baxter International
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Lurie’s Children’s Hospital
  • NorthShore University Medical Center
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Sanofi Pharmaceuticals
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • University of Chicago Medical Center