What Are You Inspired to Do?


Health Care Administration

Inspiring leadership in the health care field.

You’re inspired to make a difference in your community, as well as use your leadership skills in ways that benefit others, particularly in the health care field. That’s why you’re interested in earning your bachelor’s degree in Marian’s health care administration program.

The Program
Marian’s health care administration program provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand all aspects of health care delivery, including medical staff relations, patient care services, human resources, finance, policy, as well as planning and development. The health care administration program prepares you for professional careers in a variety of settings, including ambulatory and rehabilitation centers, healthcare associations, health insurance organizations, hospitals and healthcare systems, medical group practices, nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities.

The Convenience
As part of the health care administration program, you will find personal, one-on-one support from faculty, and enhance your career-related skills. You’ll engage in hands-on learning experiences and gain skills that lead you to successful employment following graduation. In addition, you’ll engage in flexible, convenient courses that meet your needs as a working business professional.

The Marian Reputation
At Marian University, our business faculty will prepare you to achieve your goals through a classroom experience centered on a personal, applied approach. Through this applied approach, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to find career success in the health care field.

Health Care Administration

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 across Wisconsin 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 BBA in Health Care Administration (HCA) 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 HCA studies with another business major to further set you apart in the eyes of employers.

Designed to meet the academic and professional needs of Wisconsin working adults looking to advance their careers, the Health Care Administration program will deliver to you knowledge and hands-on preparation in management, marketing, accounting, economics, personnel, finance, and law.

The Core

The BBA 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, among others.

The Curriculum

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

As your neighbor, Marian is local, connected, and respected-employers know us and trust our graduates. We offer you convenient learning centers in Appleton, Fond du Lac, and West Allis Milwaukee, 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.

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 Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in 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 with concentration in Organizational Leadership and Quality

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

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 Elective, 3 cr.

MAT xxx Elective, 3 cr.

THE xxx Elective, 3 cr.

6 credits(must be from at least two areas):

ART xxx Elective, 3 cr.

ENG xxx Literature elective, 3 cr.

MUS xxx Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

PHI 2xx Elective, 3 cr.

THE 2xx Elective, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

BIO xxx 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 300 Finance: Theory and Applications, 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.

18 credits:

HCA 201 Introduction to Health Care Administration, 3 cr.

HCA 411 Legal Issues in Health Care Administration, 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.

NUR 220 Introduction to Medical Terminology, 2 cr.

46 credits:

University electives

First Computers

Fun Fact

The first computers at Marian were purchased in 1981 (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

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

CALL: 1-800-2-MARIAN (1-800-262-7426)
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