Health Care Administration


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Health Care Administration

Addressing the unique skill set required by administration positions in all areas of health care and health care services.

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.

Build off previous experiences by transfering up to 75 credits form an Iowa community college or up to 93 credits form a regionally accredited 4-year university. Veterans may also earn credit for military training via the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).


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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Working professionals can complete their degree in as little as 18-24 months!

Our flexible block schedule for working adults allows you to gain a well-rounded background in business with a concentration in health services issues, including: regulation, law, compliance, informatics, and financial issues.

There's no need to wait months to start taking classes. At Mount Mercy, we have nine start dates throughout the year, and class blocks are every five weeks. In-person classes not the right fit for you? Check out our online program!

Health care administration majors in this plan of study are required to complete an internship or practicum experience. 

Transfer up to 75 credits from an Iowa community college or up to 93 credits from a regionally accredited 4-year university. Veterans may also earn credit for military training via the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

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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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