Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Business & Finance; Healthcare
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Healthcare Administration Bachelor’s Degree Program

Four year degree; Bachelor of Science (BS)

In the Healthcare Administration bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary, you will learn about the business side of healthcare, gaining management skills that will prepare you for career options in diverse healthcare settings including clinics, health insurance organizations, hospitals, nursing facilities, and government agencies.

As a main campus student, you have the option of earning your healthcare administration degree in less time with our groundbreaking Year-Round Campus program, which enables you to complete your bachelor’s degree in just 2.6 years. In addition to being offered as a four-year Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Mary’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota, you can also complete your undergraduate degree in healthcare administration via evening or online classes.

Healthcare Administration Degree Program Highlights

The Healthcare Administration bachelor’s degree program provides a strong background in accounting, marketing, finance, and management of healthcare organizations, as well as the unique legal, economic, and ethical challenges facing healthcare companies. These are just a few of the benefits of earning your healthcare administration degree at the University of Mary:


  1. Affordable education

    Earn your bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration at one of the most affordable private universities in the nation.

  2. Financial assistance

    99 percent of our main campus students receive some form of scholarship or financial aid.


  1. Accreditation

    The Healthcare Administration program at the University of Mary is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

  2. Scholar practitioners

    Work closely with world-class faculty who bring professional management and healthcare administration experience to their classrooms.

  3. Values-based education

    Study in a collaborative learning environment grounded in Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values.


  1. Experiential learning

    Gain real-world management and business leadership experience you can apply to your career.

  2. Emerging Leaders Academy

    Receive one-on-one mentorship by a business leader in the community in the Emerging Leaders Academy at the University of Mary.

Career Outlook for Healthcare Administration Majors

Employment of health service managers is projected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, more than twice the national average for all occupations. The median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $96,540 in May 2016.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition

All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major. Courses marked with an * should be completed prior to application to the major. They also require a grade of C or higher.

*ACC 101, *102; *CIS 101 or pass the equivalency exam, MGT 200, 201,*215, 230, 311, 333, 350, 351, 362, 371, 380, 401, 403, 407, 408; 446 or 452; HPS 206 *ECN 203, 204;

*ENG 121, *COM 110,

*MAT 180

Students must also complete ALU 499, Senior Competencies Assessment, an exam to be taken during their last semester of study.

ACC 101, 102; BUS 362; HPS 206; MGT 350, 351, 407, 408

Note: This is only for majors in healthcare related professions.

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Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


Program Advisor: Dr. Karel Sovak

For more information about the Healthcare Administration bachelor’s degree program, please contact Dr. Karel Sovak at [email protected] or University of Mary Admissions at 800-288-6279.

If you are thinking about pursuing a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at the University of Mary: