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You will have your choice of several majors in the Upper Iowa University School of Business, including programs to accelerate MBA completion.

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).


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