Healthcare Administration (BA)
Kim Nine, Director
Faculty: Mark Erath
Healthcare is a rapidly changing ﬁeld. The leadership and administration of programs and organizations in healthcare requires knowledge, skill, and a strong sense of caring for others. The major in Healthcare Administration prepares students to enter, or advance, into the management area in a variety of positions and organizations related to the healthcare ﬁeld. The major can also be a springboard for graduate work in many related ﬁelds. The MBU Healthcare Administration Program is the only endowed program of its type in the United States and Canada. The program has two named scholarships for Healthcare Administration majors. The program also coordinates the Public Health minor.
Bachelor of Arts to Master of Healthcare Administration (BA/ MHA)
The 4+1 BA/MHA option is for students in healthcare administration whose goal is to pursue a graduate degree. Students will be more marketable in the field, as advancement in many healthcare-related administrative positions requires a master’s degree.
Students, who are pursuing MBU’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree, following the guidelines for the 4+1 option, may apply up to 18 semester hours of their graduate coursework to the 120 semester hours undergraduate total hour requirement. The Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration will be conferred at the completion of all BA in HCA requirements; The MHA does not need to be earned prior to the BA being conferred.
Interested students are encouraged to communicate their interest in the 4+1 option to their faculty advisor and the MHA program director early in their academic career as careful academic planning is required. Students may apply to the MHA after earning junior status. 4+1 option students must meet all MHA admissions requirements except for the earned bachelor’s degree. 4+1 option students may be granted conditional admission into the MHA until the BA in HCA is conferred. MHA Admissions requirements are available in the MHA section of the Academic Catalog.
4+1 Option Course Substitutions:
Requirements for the Major in Healthcare Administration
Requirements for Major in Healthcare Administration with Public Health Emphasis
Students seeking a BA in Healthcare Administration with a Public Health emphasis must fulﬁll all of the requirements for the BA, plus the following