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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.

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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Our students and alumni share how Simpson helped them define achievement on their own terms

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Megan Ginsberg '12

Megan Ginsberg '12

Community Relations Assistant For The Minnesota Timberwolves

I’d certainly recommend Simpson, especially if you are going to be an athlete. My coach wasn’t just interested in my athletic ability, he was interested in my long term success as well and that was awesome.

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Chad Buchanan '95

Chad Buchanan '95

General Manager, Indiana Pacers

I think the one thing Simpson helped prepared me for is that you can’t sit in a classroom and hide, you have to interact with people and learn how to deal with different personalities.

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