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Healthcare Administration

Harness your business expertise to improve lives.

There are many ways to serve in the evolving healthcare field without putting on a lab coat or scrubs. As a healthcare administration major at Alma, you’ll: 

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the financial and legal mechanisms in place across the U.S. healthcare industry.
  • Examine case studies demonstrating effective leadership in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.
  • Get hands-on experience in a local healthcare facility.

At A Glance

  • 12:1
    Student-to-faculty ratio
  • 18
    Average class size

Possible Careers

Clinical Operations Manager
Elizabeth King, MBA, PMP, 2014 | Intermountain Healthcare
Talent Acquisition Partner
Madeleine Wingeier, 2019 | Ciox Health
Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
Cameron Schimdt, 2013 | Ford Motor Company

Harness your business expertise to improve lives.

There are many ways to serve in the evolving healthcare field without putting on a lab coat or scrubs. As a healthcare administration major at Alma, you’ll: 

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the financial and legal mechanisms in place across the U.S. healthcare industry.
  • Examine case studies demonstrating effective leadership in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.
  • Get hands-on experience in a local healthcare facility.

Get to Know Healthcare Administration

Meet the Faculty

Thanks to our low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll forge close relationships with our instructors. Learn about your professors.

Community Engagement

The Center for College and Community Engagement (3CE) offers opportunities to engage and grow in partnership with the local community. Find out how you can get involved.

Explore the Curriculum

Learn more about the fundamental courses that will offer a roadmap for your academic growth and expertise development.

Promote high-quality patient care.

Healthcare delivery is changing rapidly. The industry needs qualified leaders who can oversee and organize the operations of medical facilities. 

As a healthcare administration major, you’ll take courses in healthcare finance, human resource management, health law and strategic planning. Your classes will teach you how to build a solid foundation in the principles of business administration. You’ll learn how to distribute resources, implement policies and manage patient information.  

Engage beyond the classroom, too. We encourage all our students to participate in an internship to gain on-the-job experience before leaving college. Complete a senior project where you’ll research and identify solutions to a relevant real-world challenge. 

What You Need to Know

The field of healthcare administration is growing quickly. By 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in medical and health services management will have increased by 28%. This is much faster than the national average of five percent. 

Our alumni have taken on administrative positions in medical facilities and pursued work in public policy. Others have gone on to graduate school, securing places in prestigious business schools such as the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Northwestern University. 

Have any questions?

Contact us today for more information on this program and more.

Professor of Business Administration

Elizabeth Cameron
(989) 463-7226
cameron@alma.edu

Admissions

Admissions Office
800-321-ALMA
admissions@alma.edu