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.

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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


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.
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

Office of the Dean, School of Business

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.

Academic Advisor

Angela Blamey

Angela Blamey Title: Internship Coordinator; Academic Advisor

Phone: 920.923.8522

Highest Degree: M.S.

Strengths: Empathy, Consistency, Responsibility, Harmony, Discipline

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Part-Time Faculty

Peter Sensenbrenner

Peter Sensenbrenner Title: Adjunct Instructor, Health Care Administration


Phone: 920.923.8965

Highest Degree: M.H.A.


Fun Fact

79% of adult students at Marian self-report that classes convenient in their working schedule (Source: Noel-Levitz Adult Student Priorities Survey, April 2014).

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