Health care administration

Health Care Administration

Inspired to make a difference in health care.

You’re inspired to make a difference in your community and use your leadership skills in ways that benefit others, particularly in the health care field. Decisions made by health care administrators can help improve hundreds, even thousands, of lives every day. That’s why Marian’s health care administration program prepares graduates with the skills to serve their communities, so you can make the most of every decision you make.

The Program
Through the health care administration program, you’ll engage in courses that integrate real business challenges, as well as a curriculum focused on your specific field of interest. The 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, as well as planning and development. Students enhance their health care administration studies with a second business major to increase their expertise and marketability in the healthcare professions.

The Possibilities
As part of the health care administration program, you will not only gain a valuable foundation of knowledge, but also engage in internship experiences in various specialized areas of employment. Students have participated in internship experiences in a variety of settings, including Beaver Dam Community Hospital, Oscar Johnson VA Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital and Swedish American Hospital.

The Results
Marian's health care administration program prepares you for professional careers in a variety of areas, including ambulatory and rehabilitation centers, healthcare associations, health insurance organizations, hospitals and healthcare systems, medical group practices, nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. Through quality internship experiences, your hands-on experience will enhance your résumé and establish relationships with numerous organizations, which often lead to professional employment opportunities.

The Marian Difference
With an applied approach, Marian's health care administration program enhances your knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the health care field, provides one-on-one personal support from faculty and prepares you to be successful following graduation.

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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

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements, including PHI 231; MAT 130 or MAT 201. TEC 102 is highly recommended.

Business programs core
34 credits:
ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.
ACC 306 Managerial Accounting, 3 cr.
BUA 203 Career Preparation, 1 cr.
BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.
BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.
BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.
ECO 201 Macroeconomics, 3 cr.
ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.
FIN 301 Managerial Finance, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
TEC 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
ENG 222 Business Communications, 3 cr.
COM 101 Fundamentals of Communication, 3 cr.
COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.
COM 324 Interpersonal Communication, 3 cr.

3-4 credits from the following:
BUA 210 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.
MAT 122 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 4 cr.

Health care administration courses
18-24 credits:
Major in a functional area of business: accounting, business administration, finance, human resources, information technology, management, marketing or sport and recreation management.

17 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.
MGT 408 Leadership in Ethical Organizations, 3 cr.
NUR 220 Introduction to Medical Terminology, 2 cr.

0-3 credits:
HCA 397 Health Care Internship (in functional major), 0-3 cr.
HCA 497 Health Care Internship (in functional major), 0-3 cr.

1-7 credits:
University electives

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


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