BS in Health Care Administration
At Mount Mercy University, a bachelor’s degree in health care administration will give you a solid foundation on which to build an administrative career in the health care industry.
Health care administration is one of the fastest-growing professions, with high demand for well-trained individuals who have a strong understanding of the complexities within the health care system, such as legal, economic, and social constraints.
The MMU Health Care Administration degree will teach you to apply business principles to the health care environment and prepare you for a leadership role in a complex industry.
Whether you work in a large hospital, midsize clinic, or small medical facility, your role as a health care administrator will involve working diligently with medical staff to make critical decisions that lead to a positive impact on medical processes and patient care.
You can view your classes any time during a given week, and weekly deadlines help you stay on track.
Classes are offered online in accelerated 5- and 10-week courses. We offer nine start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.
And speaking of graduating faster, we help you get a head start on grad school, if that’s in your life plan. You can take up to 12 credits that will count toward both your undergraduate degree and a future graduate degree.
You’ll complete your coursework entirely within Mount Mercy’s application-based online portal while enjoying opportunities to connect with your instructors and classmates through:
Course content is delivered through a variety of formats:
When you graduate, you will be better able to:
“One of the most beneficial aspects of this degree was the opportunity to learn from experienced industry veterans. They provided a framework for applying learned concepts into real world examples.”
— Michael Proudfit ’15, Internal Auditor, Mercy Medical Center
Graduates from our health care administration program are well-suited to enter the workforce anywhere. Many of our grads work for Eastern Iowa’s top health care employers such as:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of medical and health services manager jobs is projected to grow by 20 percent through 2026.
In addition to your general education classes and electives, your health care administration degree will include courses such as these:
If you wish to take your education up a level, consider earning a Mount Mercy online MBA, which pairs excellently with our Bachelor of Health Care Administration degree. A Mount Mercy Master of Business Administration helps you become well-rounded and highly sought-after in the health care field.
Mount Mercy encourages you to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.
We want to to make sure your prior academic work counts. You can transfer up to 93 credits from accredited schools and up to 63 semester hours from some two-year and technical institutions, subject to the Mount Mercy credit transfer policy. Some credit from unaccredited institutions may be transferred on a case-by-case basis. Keep in mind, though, that the final 30 credits of your degree must be taken at Mount Mercy.
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