Addressing the unique skillset required to manage in health care means students live in a hybrid academic world, learning the unique needs to be successful in the business of health care. 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.
Experience is essential. Future health care leaders are prepared with hands-on experience through a series of courses and experiential learning opportunities focused around the many facets of health care. Mount Mercy’s close proximity to two well-respected hospitals and a growing medical district provides students with easy access to job shadow and internship opportunities.
For those who wish to take their education to the next level, Mount Mercy offers a Master of Business Administration and Master of Strategic Leadership. Thoughtfully developed programs offer graduates the opportunity to further their education in business and health care sectors, leading to a well-rounded healthcare administration education.
Graduates from our healthcare administration program will be well suited to enter the workforce with one of eastern Iowa’s top healthcare employers, including:
Our alumni say Mount Mercy is the top school for healthcare administration in Iowa:
“A degree in healthcare administration from Mount Mercy University provided me with an education designed to promote problem solving and risk management, both key elements in any healthcare provider’s operations. One of the most beneficial aspects of this degree was the opportunity to learn from experienced industry veterans. They provided a framework for applying learned concepts into real world examples that can be critiqued and reviewed.“
— Michael Proudfit ‘15 (Internal Auditor, Mercy Medical Center)