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.


Program Information

Professional Standards in business

Business programs at Marian University are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) whose mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs.

Accreditation Standards

Marian adheres to the following principles of business education promoted by IACBE:

Principle 1: Outcomes Assessment. The academic business unit has developed and fully implemented an outcomes assessment process consistent with their mission and broad-based goals.

Principle 2: Strategic Planning. The academic business unit has developed and implemented a strategic planning process that enables continuous improvement and guides it into the future consistent with its mission.

Principle 3: Curriculum. Programs offered are consistent with current, acceptable business practices and the expectations of professionals in the academic and business communities.

Principle 4: Faculty. Appropriate program coverage is provided by highly-qualified faculty with adequate time to devote to teaching, service, and scholarly activity.

Principle 5: Scholarly and Professional Activities. Faculty members are involved in scholarly and professional activities that enhance the depth and scope of their knowledge.

Principle 6: Resources. Financial resources available are sufficient to support a high-quality learning environment.

Principle 7: Internal and External Relationships. The academic business unit has effective working relationships with other functional units within the institution, meaningful linkages to business practitioners and organizations, effective relationships with external organizations, and is accountable to the public.

Principle 8: International Business Education. The academic business unit ensures that students possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand and deal effectively with critical issues in a dynamic global business environment

Principle 9: Educational Innovation. The academic business unit maintains environment that encourages and recognizes innovation and creativity in the education of business students.

Professional Conduct (Standard for Students)

Faculty and Staff in the School of Business expect the highest standards of honest, ethical professional conduct from each of our students. Primary components of professional behavior expected include:

  • respect for others
  • full engagement
  • responsibility and integrity, and
  • commitment to quality.

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
www.iacbe.org

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission .

Mission

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.
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.

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

Business programs core
34 credits as follows:
31 credits:

ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.
BUA 203 Career Preparation, 1 cr.
BUA 210 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.
BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.
BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.
BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 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.

Health care administration courses
26-29 credits as follows:
20 credits:

BIO 220 Introduction to Medical Terminology, 2 cr.
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.
MGT 408 Leadership in Ethical Organizations, 3 cr.
MGT 330 Supply Chain Management, 3 cr.

0-3 credits:
HCA 397 Health Care Internship, 0 cr.
HCA 497 Health Care Internship, 1-3 cr.

6 credits from the following:
BUA 404 Special Topics, 1-3 crs.
BUA 405 Readings in Contemporary Business Issues, 3 cr.
MGT 311 Human Resource Management, 3 cr.
MGT 304 International Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
or
MGT 321 Organizational Behavior and Communication, 3 cr.
MGT 422 Process and Quality, 3 cr.
TEC 310 Database Management, 3 cr.
TEC 403 Advanced Computer Applications for Business, 3 cr.

8-14 credits:
University electives

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

For more information, please contact:

Office of Admission
920.923.7650
admission@marianuniversity.edu

Office of the Dean, School of Business
920.923.8759
jreed@marianuniversity.edu

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    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

    Criteria for Undergraduate Business Students

    A student who meets Marian University admission standards and who declares a business major must comply with the following standards at each class level:

    Freshman Criteria (for students with at least 30 credits completed)

    Students should have completed the following with a minimum grade of C:

    • ENG 101 or ENG 105

    Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00

    Sophomore Criteria (for students with at least 60 credits completed)

    Students should have completed the following with a minimum grade of C:

    • ENG 151 or ENG 106
    • MAT 111 or MAT 130 or MAT 132
    • BUA 210
    • Science lab(s)

    Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00

    Junior and Senior Criterion (for students with at least 80 credits completed)

    Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00

    Failure to Meet Criteria

    Any business student failing to meet these criteria is placed on probation. During the first semester of probation, students may continue taking business courses. If the student has failed to meet the criteria after one semester on probation, that student may only retake deficient classes and general education requirements.

    Graduation Requirements

    A business student is not allowed to graduate with a D+ or lower grade in any business course. If such a grade is recorded, the course must be retaken and a grade of C- or above must be achieved. All business students are required to take a comprehensive exit examination during the semester prior to graduation. Students pursuing more than one major in the business program must complete at least 15 credits of unique courses to count in each major. Students pursuing a minor must complete at least 9 credits of courses unique to the minor.

    Internship Experience

    The internship provides practical work experience related to the student's career objective. All internships involve planned and supervised on-the-job training with interaction among the student, a faculty advisor, and a supervisor from the site of the internship. The student may complete the internship on a part- or full-time basis. Before the student begins their internship, they must consult with the internship coordinator in their respective discipline to review requirements and expectations.

    Prior to the start of the internship, the site must be approved and a learning contract and supervisor agreement must be completed. Students are eligible to register for a 0-3 credit internship upon achieving junior status. Specific internship requirements such as number of hours, paperwork, and other assignments may differ depending on major. Students must consult with the program director and internship coordinator for these details and cannot register for the internship until authorized by the internship coordinator. Business students are required to complete a minimum of one internship experience regardless of the number of declared majors.

    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.

    HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

    Assessment

    Outcome: Knowledge Acquisition – Business
    Measure: Peregrine CPC Comp Exam

    Results:

    Marian Baseline Target = 50 %-ile (51.9% correct)
    Comparison (IACBE schools) = 50%-ile (51.9% correct)
    Marian Stretch Goal = 80%-ile (62.5% correct)
    Marian Average achieved = 78%-ile (59.9% correct)
    Marian Highest Achieved = 98%-ile (79% correct)

    Conclusions:

    On average, Marian students performed higher than the IACBE comparison average.
    Almost half of Marian students performed in the top 20 percent nationally (45%).
    In general, students have good knowledge of business concepts as measured by the CPC-Comp.

    Outcome: Integrated Knowledge of Business
    Measure: CAPSIMBusiness Simulation

    Results:

    Standard: Balanced Scorecard – Standard = at/above National average (50th %-ile)
    Stretch Goal: Balanced Scorecard - Standard = at/above 80th %-ile
    Marian Achieved = All teams above average except 1. (Range: 16th to 96th %-ile)
    Marian Stretch Goal Achieved: 44% of teams at or above 80%

    Conclusions:

    94% of Marian teams achieved results at or above the national average compared with others teams.
    44% of Marian teams achieved the stretch goal performing at or above the 80th percentile.
    In general, students do well in the simulation, demonstrating integrated knowledge of business.

    Internships

    Recent graduates have held internships in places such as:

    • Agnesian HealthCare
    • Aurora Health Care
    • Beaver Dam Community Hospital
    • Iron Mountain VA Hospital
    • MEPS-Milwaukee

    School of Business video

    Inspiring future leaders, Marian’s business programs prepare students for all facets of the business world.

    Alumni Spotlight: Meet Kira Schnell-Harrison, class of ’08. Kira graduated from Marian University with a Marketing degree and is now employed as a Retail Account Specialist with Simmons Bedding Company. See Kira's story here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF8p4D_-Nw4

    Internships are one of the many opportunities to gain hands-on experience while receiving an education at Marian University. Senior Kate Kostac, is just one shining example of a student who had a great experience while completing their internship. Kate served as the Human Resources Intern at the Fond du Lac Family YMCA. Watch her video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThRlFJOFuRY&feature=youtu.be

    When given the opportunity to complete an internship as part of her program, Brooke took on the opportunity!! Hear about her experiences as a human resources intern at Agnesian. Watch her video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj2yIlHT30U&index=2&list=PLa9LcWENF5FqeW1Jh4vajm0jGLAE5ZS8E

    Learn more about Business programs at Marian! http://youtu.be/IzxF3cIHxx8

    Peter Sensenbrenner
    Adjunct Instructor, Health Care Administration
    psensenbrenner15@marianuniversity.edu
    920.923.8965

    1970

    Fun Fact

    Marian became co-educational in 1970 (Source: Marian University Archives).

    Campus Info

    Marian University
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    Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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