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Study the Business Aspects of Organizations

Successful managers in all walks of life share certain characteristics. Strategic thinking, effective communication and applying creative solutions to complex business problems are among these characteristics.

The BA in Business Management program at St. Scholastica develops these skills and also teaches students specialized business skills, such as human resources management, business strategy and effective decision-making. Begin or advance your educational journey towards this rewarding career.

On-campus Undergraduate Program

  • Face-to-face classes on our Duluth campus
  • Prepare for managerial careers in a wide range of organizations

Bachelor’s Degree Online Program

  • 100% online format
  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as two years

Interested in healthcare administration?

The Healthcare Administration concentration offering is perfect for adult practitioners who do not yet have a four-year degree. It focuses on the operational aspects of a healthcare administrator with competencies in accounting, communication, compliance, financial management, health care law, information technology and risk management.

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Healthcare Administration Concentration

St. Scholastica has prepared students to be leaders and problem-solvers in the healthcare field for 100 years. This program combines the school’s expertise in health sciences and management to prepare future healthcare administrators to help improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery.

Graduates of this program will receive a bachelor of arts in management degree with a healthcare administration concentration.

Key Benefits
  • 100% online option. Move your career forward without leaving your career. On-campus courses also are available.
  • Designed for working adults. Balancing work, family and school can be a challenge, so we’ve designed this program with that in mind.
  • Become a leader. The healthcare industry is growing rapidly and needs excellent managers with the specialized skills the medical field requires.

In this program, students will master core business skills and develop specialized skills that are unique to healthcare management. Graduates will be skilled in the following areas:

  • Healthcare information systems and technology
  • Management and interpersonal communications
  • Process development
  • Risk management and legal issues
  • Human resources
Career Outlook

Healthcare administrators plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare. This includes a variety of roles, from large hospitals, physicians’ offices, rural clinics and nursing and residential care facilities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28% growth rate in healthcare administration by 2032.

Who is this program designed for?
  • Working managers who want to move into a leadership role
  • Small business owners and other entrepreneurs
  • Those who need a bachelor’s degree to advance their career


Students may have opportunities for applied internships with various area organizations. Recent placements include: Upper Lakes Foods Inc., Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Townsquare Media Group, Target, Best Buy, 3M and Amsoil Corp.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for qualified managers is expected to increase in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Those skilled in the ethical application of business management theories to solve real-world business problems are always in demand.

What Can I Do with this Degree?

Business management graduates are prepared for management positions in large corporations and small businesses, have the skills to run their own business and have the educational foundation necessary for graduate studies.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Application Deadlines

On-campus Undergraduate Programs

Students applying for the fall semester have two application timelines to choose from – Early Action (Nov. 15) and Regular Decision (Feb. 1). Both options are completely free and deposits are fully refundable until June 1. We will accept applications for fall semester through the end of August.

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs

Most of our hybrid and 100% online programs operate on a rolling admission basis – allowing you to apply anytime. Once your application and other necessary documents are received, we will forward them to the appropriate department for review.


New Student
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for entrance into the college

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Returning Students

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.

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