Apr 13, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lean Healthcare Systems Certificate

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The three-course graduate certificate in Lean Healthcare Systems is a convenient advanced program for healthcare professionals (providers, nurses and administrators in hospitals, emergency departments, operating rooms, clinics, clinical laboratories, radiology laboratories, pharmacies and supply chain) desiring to acquire powerful and practical knowledge of streamlining operations, eliminating waste and increasing value to patients, providers and the enterprise using Lean management. The Certificate delivers modern and comprehensive practical education. No prior knowledge of Lean is required. The program is managed by the faculty of the Healthcare Systems Engineering program. The students who complete the Certificate program with the GPA of “B” or higher can apply for re-admission into the Master’s degree program in Healthcare Systems Engineering and have all certificate courses credited towards the Master’s program.

Admission Requirements

  • Application to Graduate Admission and a $50 application fee. To apply on-line, visit http://graduate.lmu.edu.
  • B.S. or B.A. from an accredited university program
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Two years’ work experience in healthcare environment
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers (one current) or former professors.
  • Promising applicants who do not satisfy these requirements may be considered for conditional admission and, when so admitted, must demonstrate satisfactory performance during their first year in the program.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of the following three courses (9 semester hours):

Plus one Elective to be chosen from:

The overall minimum GPA required for award of the Certificate is 2.7; the minimum grade in the 535 course is B, and the minimum grade in the 600-level courses is C.


The Certificate can be completed in 10 months, as follows. The online HSEG 535 Lean Healthcare  course is offered in Summer Session II. HSEG 635 Advanced Lean Management of Healthcare  and HSEG 605 Healthcare Systems Engineering  is offered in class in the Fall semester (one evening per week). The Project course, HSEG 696 Project in Healthcare , is offered in the Spring semester. The student completes the Project mostly on his/her own time, or at work, with only a few meetings with the advisor.

Registering into the courses is the student’s responsibility. A student is expected to make reasonable progress toward the degrees to remain in good standing at the University.

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