Message from the Program Director

The USC Master of Science in Health Systems Management Engineering uniquely blends management, clinical and engineering disciplines into a single degree. We asked hospital executives who they want to hire - which is the rigor we have in our long established schools at USC.

We have many decades of online teaching and a vast number of alumni in the healthcare industry. I’ve worked for over 20 years solely with hospitals of 5 beds and 500 beds, with private and government hospitals, in research and in healthcare business development. It seemed to me that we must combine healthcare systems knowledge, improvement tools and hands-on industry experiences to produce the best qualified graduates. This degree does just that.

- David Belson, Program Director


Auroop Roy

Auroop Roy, MS HSME
Vice President, Cope Health Solutions

"The HSME Degree from USC has been the single greatest catalyst to my career in healthcare. The dual focus of engineering and health administration has given me a unique perspective and complement of tools necessary to support the transformation of the healthcare delivery system towards one that is grounded in the triple aim."

Youngjae Kim

Youngjae Kim, MS HSME
Director, Performance Improvement, Center of Excellence, Providence St. Joseph Health

"At USC, I learned how to optimize complex processes, systems and organizations in health care to best serve others in need. This program solidified my interest in working at the intersection of healthcare and industrial engineering, and has provided continuous opportunities to collaborate with world class faculty. USC equipped me with skill sets to be recognized by top organizations, and flourish as a leader in healthcare administration."

Beril Behruz

Beril Behruz, MS HSME
Health Systems Management Engineer / COO
Millennium Group, Medical device and biologics distributor

"My MS HSME degree was a great curriculum, a great program overall. It helped me focus on the Health Care Industry applications, I can say it opened up my horizon as to what the issues are and how can an IE/SE point of view can make a difference. The fusion between IE classes that focus on Health Care related issues and Policy Planning classes that shines a light into so many different constraints/opportunities really helped me understand how the industry suffers in so many aspects whereas in a private business, say like manufacturing, the plant operations are not that heavily regulated, thus can improve more rapidly and efficiently."

Fabricio Bermeo

Fabricio Bermeo, MS HSME
Managerial Consultant at Kaiser Permanente

"The experience and education that I received through the Master of Health Systems Management Engineering at USC helped me become a more conscientious leader. From my experience, the approaches, tools, and techniques learned in the program makes it possible for one to be dropped into virtually any healthcare environment and be able to serve and provide value within a relatively short period of time."

Published on December 20th, 2021

Last updated on December 20th, 2021