The healthcare industry is complex and exciting. New technology is forcing many to adapt and innovate and healthcare operations no exception. Clinics and hospitals are digitizing their files, utilizing new surgical technology, providing a new level of care to rural communities, streamlining their patient experiences and keeping up with ever-changing regulations.

No matter the change, the heart of the profession remains the same: help patients get the best method of care. The role of healthcare management and operations is central to this aim. Using specialized knowledge, healthcare administration professionals manage a variety of facilities including hospitals, clinics,  long-term care facilities.

Healthcare leadership majors choose one or more specialized concentrations based on where they want to focus their career. Our concentrations include: 

  •         Healthcare Administration
  •         Healthcare Financial Management
  •         Long-Term Care Administration

With a career in healthcare leadership, you’ll combine your passion for helping people with your desire to see businesses grow. A healthcare entity, after all, is still a business and this role is vital to its success.

Claire Holland '21 on Majoring in Healthcare Leadership

From the fantastic professors, to the alumni that return as guest speakers in the classes, a unique passion for healthcare is embedded throughout. Volunteering and required internships are also a strength of the program, as students gain real-world experience before graduation.



Graduate School Acceptance Rate


Pass Rate

for NAB Core Exam (National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards)


Professional Job Placement

Six Months Postgraduation

Healthcare Leadership graduates are employed by a variety of companies, including:

Shane Seifert '18

My studies in healthcare leadership and long-term care administration and my internship at Sanford complement my career goals by giving me real-world experience in healthcare right in our community.

A Recognized Leader

Concordia's healthcare program is recognized as one of the top 10 schools in the nation to earn a bachelor’s in long-term care administration.


Dr. Shelly K. Gompf

Assistant Professor of Healthcare; Director, Healthcare Leadership Healthcare Leadership