Health Administration Major

The HAD major is designed to provide an opportunity to all business majors to explore the possibility of a career in healthcare.  The program will create generations of value driven healthcare leaders prepared to address America’s healthcare challenges. Students will gain an understanding of the complexities of the healthcare system in the US and gain exposure to international healthcare system. 

Goal 1: Functional healthcare skills

Objective 1.1: Students will learn the concepts and tools necessary to prepare for leadership roles within healthcare organizations.

Goal 2: Critical Thinking skills

Objective 2.1: Students will learn the skills to make decisions regarding the delivery of healthcare

Goal 3: Communication Skills

Objective 3.1: Students will learn to communicate with the stakeholders in healthcare including patients, providers, payers, and policy makers

Goal 4: Jesuit Traditions

Objective 4.1: Students will understand the role of Ignatian values in making decisions which affect the health and lives of the communities they serve.

Goal 5: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Objective 5.1: Students will engage respectfully, in a local and global context, with diverse human beliefs, abilities, experiences, identities, or cultures.  Future healthcare administrators have an obligation to the communities they serve.

The traditional undergraduate programs includes a minimum of 120 credits distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas1:

  1. Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
  2. Ethics Intensive
  3. Writing Intensive, and
  4. Diversity

Overlay requirements are part of the 120 credit requirements

General Education Signature Courses

See this page about Signature courses

General Education Variable Courses

See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses

General Education Overlays

See this page about Overlays.

General Education Integrative Learning Component

See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses:

ECN 102Introductory Economics Macro3
Any Course in ECN, PSY, SOC or a Writing-Intensive ENG course3
Any Course in ECN, PSY, SOC or a Writing-Intensive ENG course3
Total Hours9

Business Foundation 

Ten courses, including:

ACC 101Concepts of Financial Acct3
ACC 102Managerial Accounting3
DSS 100Excel Competency1
DSS 200Intro to Information Systems3
DSS 210Business Statistics3
DSS 220Business Analytics3
FIN 200Intro to Finance3
or FIN 225 Fund of Quantitative Finance
MGT 110Essent'ls of Organzational Beh3
or MGT 120 Essentials of Management
MGT 360Legal Environment of Business3
MKT 201Principles of Marketing3
BUS 495Business Strategy 13
or ACC 423 Accounting Control Systems
Total Hours31

Accounting Majors can choose between ACC 423 and BUS BUS 495

Major Requirements 

HAD 201Intro to Healthcare Admin3
HAD 302Financial Mgmt of Health Orgs3
HAD 320Healthcare Law and Ethics3
HAD 340Research Methods in HAD3
HAD 400Healthcare Policy3
HAD Elective3
Total Hours18