Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Business & Finance; Healthcare
Location(s): Online; Billings, MT; Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Watford City, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
Evening or Online Healthcare Administration Bachelor’s Degree Program
Evening degree; Online degree; Bachelor of Science (BS)
The evening or online Healthcare Administration bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary focuses on the management of the business aspects of healthcare. Graduates of the Healthcare Administration bachelor of science program will be prepared to enter management in a wide range of career settings including hospitals, clinics, health insurance companies, government agencies, and nursing facilities.
In addition to online or evening classes, you can also earn your Healthcare Administration degree on-site at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota—in a traditional four-year program or via our innovative Year-Round Campus option.
Evening or Online Healthcare Administration Degree Program Highlights
The online Healthcare Administration bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary covers a wide range of topics specifically related to healthcare organizations, including:
- Accounting, marketing, finance, and management
- Legal, social, and economic environments
- Ethical obligations and responsibilities
When you earn your bachelor’s degree at the University of Mary, you can also look forward to the following benefits:
Affordable evening or online education
As one of the most affordable private universities in the United States, the University of Mary offers a competitive evening or online tuition rate of $480 per credit.
Financial assistance is available for evening and online degree programs. Talk with your personal admissions counselor to learn more about your financial aid options.
Time to completion
Earn your bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration in less time in our accelerated program.
Most classes start every 5 weeks, year-round.
At the University of Mary, you can work toward your healthcare administration degree in the format that works best for your schedule:
- Entirely online
- Evening courses, one night per week, offered in Alexandria, MN; Billings, MT; Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; and Watford City, ND
- A blended combination of online and evening courses
- At our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota
The healthcare administration bachelor's degree program at the University of Mary is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas.
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Experienced facultyOur faculty are scholar practitioners who bring professional experience and a real-world perspective to their classes.
Work toward your degree with a group of adult student peers, providing strong support, work teams, and long-lasting friendships.
Values-based educationGain the skills to be an ethical leader in the field of healthcare in a curriculum grounded in the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values of the university.
What I most appreciated about the University of Mary’s Healthcare Administration program was the flexibility of online courses and the option to attend five- or eight-week courses, rather than traditional 12-week courses. The online courses allowed me to continue working full-time and spend time with my family. I was also able to adjust my workload as needed. Some semesters I took 15 credits while other semesters I took three credits; at one point I took 12 weeks off for maternity leave."
Career Outlook for Healthcare Administration Majors
The evening or online Healthcare Administration degree program at the University of Mary is designed to prepare you for diverse healthcare business careers, including health services administration and healthcare management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health service management jobs are projected to increase 20 percent through 2026 (much faster than average). The average annual salary for a healthcare manager is $66,834, according to salarylist.com.
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.
- ACC 101 - Principles of Accounting I
- ACC 102 - Principles of Accounting II
- BUS 200 - Electronic Communication
- BUS 201 - Advanced Spreadsheets
- BUS 215 - Principles of Management
- BUS 230 - Technology and Strategy
- BUS 311 - Business Law I
- BUS 333 - Marketing
- BUS 350 - Introduction to Healthcare Administration
- BUS 351 - The American Healthcare System
- BUS 362 - Financial Management
- BUS 371 - Human Resources Management
- BUS 401 - Operations Management
- BUS 403 - Strategic Leadership and Management
- BUS 407 - Healthcare Law and Regulatory Environment
- BUS 408 - Financial Management in Healthcare
- CIS 101 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems
- COM 110 - Oral Communication
- ECN 203 - Microeconomics
- ECN 204 - Macroeconomics
- MAT 180 - Elementary Statistics
- ENG 121 - Composition II
- HPS 206 - Medical Terminology
- HUM 499 - Senior Competency Testing
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.
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?
If you are considering the online and evening Healthcare Administration bachelor’s degree program, you might also be interested in the following online and evening undergraduate programs offered at the University of Mary: