Health care administration

Health Care Administration

Inspiring leadership in the health care field.

Few industries are as complex or growing as quickly as that of health care. Now, more than ever, health care centers, hospitals, clinics and organizations need leaders with a broad and deep understanding of every facet of business that affects the services they provide and, ultimately, a healthy bottom line. Marian's health care administration program will enable you to develop knowledge and skills in a wide range of areas related to health care administration, while at the same time integrating your health care administration studies with another business major to further set you apart in the eyes of employers.

The Program
The business core curriculum will position you to explore a variety of essential areas related to business, from statistics, accounting and microeconomics to business law, strategy and policy, business ethics and many more. Additionally, the business core will enable you to develop and sharpen crucial skills in communication, critical thinking, leadership and writing. The health care administration curriculum includes an intricate blend of classroom knowledge and hands-on learning opportunities through class projects and internships with local health centers, agencies and organizations. It's been crafted with significant input from executives at some of the state's most respected companies and organizations, and covers areas including economic aspects of health care, health care management and policy, medical terminology and more.

The Convenience
Designed to meet the academic and professional needs of working adults looking to advance their careers, the health care administration program will deliver to you the kind of powerful preparation and convenience that is hard to match. We offer you convenient learning centers in Appleton, Fond du Lac, Plymouth and West Allis, as well as convenient evening courses from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Some courses are available online; you can start your program in the fall, spring or summer; and you'll be able to proceed through the program at your own pace by taking one or more courses per 7-week term.

The Marian Reputation
At Marian, we’ve been educating health care professionals for over 100 years. As a student pursuing your Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the health care administration program, you’ll find the relevancy and quality that comes from a faculty comprised of leading business and health care experts. And you’ll find the kind of inspired results that come from our strong connections with major employers who helped craft our programs based on what they’re looking for in graduates.

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Program Information

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Marian University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Care Administration, Management, Marketing, Sport & Recreation Management.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with major in Information Technology.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with majors in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • Master of Science (MS) with concentration in Organizational Leadership.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215, USA
(913) 631-3009(913) 631-3009


The Health Care Administration program provides an understanding of the business side of health care including medical staff relations, patient care services, finance, policy, planning and development. It enables the entry-level professional to function effectively in the administration of expanding and increasingly complex health care systems in a time of change.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will possess an integrated knowledge of business functions & systems.
  • Students will possess effective written communications skills.
  • Students will possess effective oral communications skills.
  • Students will be able to effectively apply critical thinking skills to business problems.
  • Students will possess an integrated knowledge of Health Care functions & systems.

Liberal Arts Core
30 credits as follows:

3 credits:
ENG 230 Professional Composition and Research Writing, 3 cr.

12 credits:
HIS 114 World History Since 1900, 3 cr.
HIS 2xx History Elective, 3 cr.
MAT xxx Math Elective, 3 cr.
THE 101 Introduction to Christian Theology, 3 cr.

6 credits from the following (must be from at least two areas):
ART xxx Art Elective, 3 cr.
ENG xxx Literature Elective, 3 cr.
MUS xxx Music Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits:
PHI 132 The Examined Life, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
BIO xxx Biological, Ecological or Environmental Science Elective, 3 cr.
PHS xxx Physical Science, Chemistry, Meteorology, or Physics Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
PSY xxx Psychology Elective, 3 cr.
SOC xxx Sociology Elective, 3 cr.

Business Administration Core
37 credits:
ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.
BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.
BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.
BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.
BUS 495 Synthesis Portfolio, 1 cr.
COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.
ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.
FIN 301 Fundamentals of Managerial Finance 3 cr.
MAT 123 Introduction to Statistics and Probability, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
PHI 231 Business Ethics, 3 cr.
TEC 200 Fundamentals in Information Technology, 3 cr.

Health Care Administration Courses
18 credits:
HCA 201 Introduction to Health Care Administration, 3 cr.
HCA 415 Health Care Information Systems, 3 cr.
HCA 421 Financial and Economic Aspects of Health Care, 3 cr.
HCA 431 Health Care Management and Policy, 3 cr.
HCA 450 Seminar in Health Care Administration, 1 cr.
MGT 408 Leadership in Ethical Organizations, 3 cr.
BIO 220 Introduction to Medical Terminology, 2 cr.

15-18 credits:
Second major - complete a functional major in a business field (e.g. Business Administration, General Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, or Operations and Supply Chain Management).

17-20 credits:
University electives

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

For more information, please contact:

Office of Admission

Office of the Dean, School of Business

An AGS student who meets Marian University admission standards and who declares a business major must comply with the following standards:

  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00
  • A grade of "D+" or lower in any business course will result in the course being retaken until a grade of "C-" or better is achieved

Jeri Kukurich

Jeri Kukurich Title: Site Coordinator, Academic Advisor – Appleton
Achiever, Learner, Developer, Input, Responsibility, Futuristic, Relator

Elizabeth (Betsy) Ryan

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Title: Site Coordinator, Academic Advisor – West Allis
Degree: M.S.
Ideation, Input, Empathy, Restorative, Connectedness


Did You Know?

Nine companies within Wisconsin partnered with Marian University and provided input to our Business programs (Source: School of Business and Public Safety, 2013-2014).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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