Healthcare Administration

The healthcare administration major prepares students for professional administration positions in all areas of healthcare and healthcare services. Positions in healthcare facilities may include physicians' offices and practices, chiropractic clinics, hospital administration, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities. The demand for healthcare professionals and administrators is expected to grow for the foreseeable future. The coursework required for this major provides the students with a well-rounded background in business with a concentration in health services issues including regulation, law, compliance, informatics, and financial issues. Healthcare administration majors are required to complete an internship or practicum experience. A long-term care internship is available for those students pursuing a long-term care license.

See the Graduate section of this Catalog for more information on Graduate programs offered at Mount Mercy.

Core Requirements for all Business Majors

BA 203Principles Of Law3
BA 250Technology & Communication In Business3
BA 270Business Statistics3
BA 379Financial Management3
BA 435Senior Seminar in Business3
or BA 436 Business Strategy Seminar
BC 265Principles Of Accounting I3
BC 266Principles Of Accounting II3
BN 204Principles Of Management3
BK 208Principles Of Marketing3
EC 251Macroeconomics Principles3
EC 252Microeconomic Principles3
Select one of the following: 3
Finite Mathematics
Basic Mathematical Modeling
Pre-Calculus
Mathematics Modeling
Business Calculus
Calculus I (Required for Actuarial Science Majors)
Total Hours36

Healthcare Administration Major (Core business requirements plus 27 additional semester hours):

BN 304Human Resource Management3
BA 305Employment Law and Labor Relations3
HS 200Organization of Health Care Services3
HS 201Quality Patient/Resident Care3
HS 320Healthcare Law, Regulations and Compliance3
HS 415Health Care Informatics3
HS 430Financial Issues in Healthcare Organizations3
Internship3
Internship in Health Services
Select one of the following:
Politics and Public Policy
Politics Public Administration
Politics and Economic Policy in the United States
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Medical Sociology
Aging In America
Family Child Welfare
Basic Helping Skills
Total Hours24

Academic Requirements for the Healthcare Administration Major

All healthcare administration majors must achieve a minimum grade of C- in all major courses. This applies to equivalent courses transferred from other institutions.