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Loyola University Chicago Introduces MBA in Health Care Management
New Program an Example of School’s Focus on Industry-Specific MBA Degrees
CHICAGO, February 15, 2007 – Loyola University Chicago announced today that it plans to offer a new specialized Master’s of Business Administration in Health Care Management (MBA-HCM) beginning in fall 2007. The unique program will draw upon the expertise of four esteemed professional schools – Loyola’s Graduate School of Business (GSB), Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and School of Law – to prepare aspiring health care professionals for leadership and effective management within one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.
Led by the GSB, the MBA-HCM offers participants the leadership and analytic skills consonant with a rigorous MBA program, as well as specialized curriculum in the areas of health care finance, ethics, risk management, informatics, and economics. Additionally, the program will utilize the expertise of Loyola’s new Center for Integrated Risk Management and Corporate Governance, a designated Center of Excellence at the University and a joint undertaking between the School of Business Administration, School of Law, and Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.
“We are starting to see a shift toward the need for more industry-specific MBAs,” said Abol Jalilvand, dean of Loyola’s Graduate School of Business. “The health care industry in particular has seen extraordinary growth, and it demands leaders to demonstrate innovation and leadership in the face of growing change. That important call for responsible health care leaders is the reason we’ve established this specialized MBA program.”
Designed for working health care professionals, the part-time program can be completed in two years with only one day per week of class time. Classes will take place at Loyola’s Medical Center Campus in Maywood, Illinois. The MBA program will operate as a cohort, with students attending all of the required courses together.
“We’re certain the curriculum and design of this program will address the market’s demand for exceptional leaders,” said Pamela McCoy, director of the Health Care Management MBA. “Our solid, industry-specific curriculum, coupled with the cohort format, allows for greater focus, continuity, and the opportunity for effective networking.”
Other program benefits include:
- Courses taught by experienced, nationally-recognized faculty from Loyola’s Graduate School of Business, Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and School of Law.
- Students explore global health issues through Loyola’s study abroad programs.
- Faculty focus on real-world management issues, enabling students to immediately apply theory learned in the classroom to their current work environment.
- Integrity, respect, and social responsibility are essential attributes of the 21st-century health care leader. The new degree program’s governing theme, “Responsible Leadership,” reflects the program’s commitment to these attributes.
- Students develop solid analytic skills, a basic requirement for leading health care organizations.
- Specialized curriculum prepares students for an array of leadership roles in the private and public sectors, including:
- Hospitals, physician group practices, pharmaceutical companies, supply and equipment companies, insurance companies, and consulting firms
- Government agencies and non-government associations
- Graduates join an impressive network of successful Loyola alumni, many of whom have achieved leadership positions in Chicago and around the world.
- Loyola University Chicago’s part-time MBA program is ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report (2007).
For more information on the MBA in Health Care Management, visit the GSB’s Web site at http://gsb.luc.edu/.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education,U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.LUC.edu.