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.


Program Information

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
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.

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
920.923.7650
admission@marianuniversity.edu

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

At Marian, we’ve been educating health care professionals for over 100 years. 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, 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.

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

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: CAPSIM Business 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.

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Did You Know?

The first graduate (master’s degree) program was started in 1987. The PhD program was started in 2004 (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

Marian University
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Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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