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Health Care Administration


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Health Care Administration

Addressing the unique skill set required to manage in health care.

Business with a concentration in health services

Combining core leadership principles with Mount Mercy University’s established business curriculum provides health care administration graduates with leadership skills for a variety of professional health care settings.

Students live in a hybrid academic world, learning the unique needs to be successful in the business of healthcare. This approach enables students to graduate with the best possible education in a diverse, in-demand and ever-growing field of study.


Learn from the best in the business.

As mentors, teachers, and advisers, Mount Mercy’s faculty play a key role in how students develop crucial leadership skills. Many of our faculty members work in the field they teach, bringing up-to-date lessons and experiences to students in the classroom.

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A degree from Mount Mercy provided me with an education designed to promote problem solving and risk management, both key elements in any health care provider’s operations.

Michael Proudfit ‘15
Internal Auditor, Mercy Medical Center

Careers in Health Care Administration

Experience is essential.

Future health care leaders are prepared through courses and hands-on learning focused on the many facets of health care. Mount Mercy’s proximity to two well-respected hospitals and a growing medical district provides students with easy access to job shadowing and internships.

Our students have gained essential health care billing, scheduling, project management, and research experience through internships with:

  • University of Iowa Health Care
  • Mercy Iowa City
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • UnityPoint Healt
  • Waypoint
  • VA Health System
  • Jones Regional Medical Center

Graduates from our health care administration program will be well suited to enter the workforce with one of eastern Iowa’s top healthcare employers, including:

  • UnityPoint Health, St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Mercy Iowa City
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Physician’s Clinic of Iowa



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