Health Services Administration Major

Why study Health Services Administration?

Seeking a career in the administration of health services requires knowledge in policy, management and the health industries. A UIU School of Business major in health services administration provides the skills to:

  • Understand the health care system
  • Manage diverse populations
  • Apply business specifics to the health care industry
  • Lead an industry facing continual change

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 23% from 2012 – 2022 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Emphasis Areas

  • Dental Hygiene
  • General Leadership


The UIU program provides an integrated curriculum in business and health care including:

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Ethics
  • Managed Care
  • Community and Public Health

Career opportunities

Obtaining a health services administration degree at UIU prepares you to:

  • Manage health services personnel
  • Interact with state and federal departments
  • Understand the implications of federal and state regulations on the industry
  • Work with the diverse populations in health care

Employment is available in many fields, including:

  • Private practice
  • Insurance companies
  • Public health agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term and hospice care facilities

Job outlook (2012-22)

  • Medical and Health Services Managers*
  • Job outlook: 23% 
  • Wages: The median annual salary for a financial manager was $88,580 in 2012, or $42.59 per hour.
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*Taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Health Services Administration is offered at the following Upper Iowa University locations: 

HSA courses are offered through the:

  • Online Program

Selected courses (not HSA) may be offered at:

  • Residential Fayette campus
  • Select education centers
  • Select international centers