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Whether you’re currently working in health care and want to advance your career or looking to enter the health care industry for the first time, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Leadership degree program from National Louis University can help you find your career path and make a difference in the lives of others. We offer this leadership degree at our Chicago and Florida locations, as well as through an online Health Care Leadership degree program option.

Choose NLU's health care leadership bachelor's degree if you:

  • Want to pursue a career in the health care industry
  • Want to work in a hospital, clinic, diagnostic or private practice setting and would like to move into a leadership role
  • Would like to prepare for a promotion in the health care industry
  • Are considering getting your graduate degree, particularly a Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) or Business Administration (MBA)


As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the health care industry will see an increase in demand for medical services. NLU's Health Care Leadership degree program helps prepare future executives for leadership roles in a wide range of health care settings, including general medical and surgical hospitals, outpatient clinics, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers and physicians’ offices, as well as health care education, risk management, medical supply, device marketing, health care administration and much more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Professional Writing and Presentation Skills in Health Care 
  • Team Development in Health Care 
  • Educational Delivery and Assessment in Health Care 
  • Critical Thinking in Health Care 
  • Quality Analysis and Improvement in Health Care 
  • Health Care Supervision and Human Resources 
  • Financial and Physical Resource Administration 
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 
  • Health Care Information Systems 
  • Marketing ot Health Care Services 
  • Strategic Analysis and Planning in Health Care 
  • Overview of Project Management 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your NLU application.
    • Be certain that you meet the admission requirements for your program of study.
    • You must have all of your secondary, college and university foreign transcripts evaluated by one of NLU's approved foreign credential evaluation agencies. The course-by-course evaluation must verify degree equivalency of a level of education equivalent of a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
    • Proof of English language proficiency is required.
    • The person(s) paying your tuition and living expenses while you attend NLU must complete and sign an affidavit of support.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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