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Health Systems Management, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Chicago, IL, United States
Loyola University Chicago'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
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The Health Systems Management 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 Quinlan School of Business.

Learning outcomes

The Loyola University Chicago 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 an understanding of the U.S. healthcare system, including its 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biological Basis of Health and Illness
  • Individual, Family, Community Wellness and Health
  • Introduction to Health Care Management
  • Introduction to Information Systems for Health Care
  • Microbiology
  • Organizational Communication
  • Statistics
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Health Care in America
  • Organization Development and Change
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Operations Management
  • Finance
  • Introduction to Global Health

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Online application: This is where you can tell us more about your extracurricular activities. Fill out the co-curricular section or upload a resume to your file after you submit the application.
  • Official secondary and high school transcripts: Send us the official high school transcript from each school you have attended. If necessary, please provide an English translation. 
  • Scores for merit scholarship consideration: You can decide to submit more than one set of scores, but for scholarship consideration, SAT or ACT must be submitted.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor: Through our online application, you can e-mail a request for the letter, or you can download a Counselor Recommendation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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