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 and gain management skills that will prepare you for career options in diverse healthcare settings, including: clinics, health insurance organizations, hospitals, nursing facilities, and government agencies. Our values-based education allows you to study healthcare administration in a collaborative learning environment grounded in Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values.

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 insights into the unique legal, economic and ethical challenges facing healthcare companies. Here are just a few of the benefits of earning your healthcare administration degree at the University of Mary:

  1. Affordable Education

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

  2. Quality

    Our Healthcare Administration program is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

  3. Flexible

    Students can complete the healthcare administration bachelor’s degree program with classes online, in the evening, or at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota. Most classes start every five weeks year round.

I would definitely recommend the Healthcare Administration degree to anyone seeking a management position in healthcare. Healthcare leadership roles are a significant part of the healthcare system. Healthcare is becoming more diversified which requires more education and more direction from those in leadership roles. In my courses through the University of Mary, I have learned the importance of personal development, the benefits of lifelong learning, and how to practice self-awareness and self-management."

Theresa Vogel
Theresa Vogel, Class of 2019

Why Earn Your Healthcare Administration Degree? 

Job prospects for health services managers over the next decade are expected to be favorable—in fact, the role is projected to grow at more than twice the national average for all occupations.

Job Outlook

Due to the aging baby-boomer population, there will be an increased demand for healthcare services—not only to take care of that population, but also to replace their roles as they retire. Employment is projected to grow in offices of health practitioners and medical group practices.

Industry Growth & Pay

In 2016, there were 352,200 medical and health services manager positions nationally. As of May 2017, the median pay for medical and health services managers was $98,350 per year (or $47.29 per hour). With forecasted industry growth of 20% between 2016 and 2026, this profession will add nearly 72,100 more jobs over the next decade.*

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers


Curriculum that Utilizes Your Interests and Experience

You’ll work closely with world-class faculty who bring professional management and healthcare administration experience to their classrooms. And, through experiential learning, you’ll gain real-world management and business leadership experience you can apply directly to your career.

All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major. This applies to courses taken at the University of Mary as well as transfer courses.

Required Courses

Non-Traditional/Distance Ed Students

Students who earn their healthcare administration major in nontraditional (online/distance sites) modalities are not required to complete BUS 380, BUS 446, or BUS 452.

Course Requirements (Minor)

The Healthcare Administration minor is only for majors in healthcare related professions and includes ACC 101, ACC 102, BUS 362, HPS 206, MGT 350, MGT 351, MGT 407 and MGT 408.

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.


Jennifer J. Fennewald
Healthcare Administration Program Director
Office: Benedictine Center 603A
Phone: (701) 355-8326
Email: [email protected]

To see the full listing of our business faculty please click here.

What can you do with a Healthcare Administration degree?

Students who complete a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration can pursue careers focused on the business operations of a medical facility. Administrators manage the business side of the facility and perform administrative duties by working with human resources, accounting, facility management, and program development. Healthcare administrators often work for hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and insurance companies.

What is the average starting salary for someone with a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration?

The median national salary for a professional with a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration is $84,000 - $91,000.

How long does it take to earn a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration?

All classes are offered online or in the evenings, allowing students to complete their degree in as few as 18 months. Our admissions representatives are happy to visit with you to discuss your transfer credit options.

How do I apply?

It’s easy to apply, visit to apply online or email [email protected] with any questions.