The healthcare industry is complex and exciting. New technology is forcing many to adapt and innovate and healthcare operations is 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, and 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.

Degree Requirements and Courses

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

Recommended supporting courses:

Business majors must choose at least one concentration (12-23 credits)

BUSN 316 may be used as a substitute for BUSN 315 only in the following concentrations: healthcare administration, healthcare financial management, healthcare leadership, or long-term care administration.

It is recommended that students take MATH 121 OR MATH 203 prior to economics and accounting courses. The agribusiness, economics, finance, and management information systems concentrations require MATH 121 - Calculus I.


Agribusiness Concentration

Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AGEC) courses are offered at NDSU. Concentration requires 14-18 credits.


Requires 12-13 credits.

Finance Concentration

Requires 12-13 credits.

Healthcare Administration Concentration

Requires 15-16 credits.

Healthcare Financial Management Concentration (with certificate)

Requires 22 credits.

Healthcare Leadership Concentration (with certificate)

Requires 22 credits.

Long-Term Care Administration Concentration (with certificate)

Requires 25-27 credits.

Management Concentration

Requires 12-13 credits.

Management Information Systems Concentration

Requires 20 credits.

Marketing Concentration

Requires 12-13 credits.

Entrepreneurial Mindset Undergraduate Academic Certificate

This certificate program will allow all interested students to explore the exciting field of an entrepreneurial approach to identifying and solving problems, to navigating uncertainty, and to decision-making. This approach can benefit anyone in any discipline or career path. Although it is housed in the Offutt School of Business, there are no business prerequisites for any of the courses.

The requirements for an Entrepreneurial Mindset Undergraduate Academic Certificate are 9 credits: 

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.


Shelly K. Gompf

Assistant Professor of Healthcare; Director, Healthcare Administration Business (Offutt School of Business – Academics)