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Health Services Leadership

Major and Minor

What will I learn?

Simpson's program was developed with the input and guidance from healthcare industry leaders -- the very people who will be hiring our graduates. Our students excel because of the state-of-the-art curriculum, a focus on hands-on learning and abundant opportunities to build relationships with current regional and industry professionals.

This course examines foundational management and leadership theories and their practical applications within health industry organizations. Areas of targeted study include distinctions and overlap between leadership and management, organization design and structure, process management, work teams, organizational communication, motivation, conflict management, employee recruitment and retention, performance evaluation, compensation, planning and organizational change, governance, cultural competence and diversity. These topics are studied in a wide range of health industry organizations and settings.

We promise you: With a Health Services Leadership degree, you will be in demand

Why are we so confident?

Six of the top 10 fastest growing careers in America are healthcare related. And there is currently a shortage of qualified individuals to fill key positions in this growing field.

A degree in Health Services Leadership (HSL) prepares you for careers in a variety of organizations that intersect with healthcare. HSL students have interned for, and graduates are employed by, organizations such as: Iowa Hospital Association, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, UnityPoint - Des Moines, Greater Regional Medical Center, The Village - a Wesley Life community, Adair County Memorial Hospital, Iowa Home Care, Decatur County Hospital, Audubon County Memorial Hospital, Iowa Healthcare Association, CareView Communications, Compass Memorial Healthcare, Van Diest Medical Center, Lakeview Surgery Center, Knoxville Hospital and Clinics, University Park Nursing and Rehabilitation, Candeo, Alina Health, The Iowa Clinic, ChildServe, LCS, and more.

Sports Science and Healthcare Professionals Day - Nov. 15

This visit day allows you to explore the fields of health and exercise science, biology and health services leadership. Learn where these majors can take you as a healthcare professional.

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There is a place for you in Health Services Leadership

If you're interested in the healthcare field, or can imagine yourself running an organization, or simply want to work in a career where you help people, check out a health services leadership major. In the meantime, see what more the Department of Business Administration and Economics has to offer.


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Checking In with Nick Janssen '20

Checking In with Nick Janssen '20

Nick Janssen ’20 used two internships while at Simpson College to launch his auditing career at a Big Four accounting firm

I really clicked with the great accounting professors at Simpson. They all had auditing experience, so they were very instrumental in the selection of this line of work. 

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Internship with the Ripken Experience Benefits the Double Major

Internship with the Ripken Experience Benefits the Double Major

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Mike Miller '11

Mike Miller '11

Head Of Finance In Liberia For Mary's Meals

All the classes I took at Simpson contributed to having this type of job.

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