Health Care Administration

Health care organizations fill a variety of roles that extend far beyond providing direct care to patients. Health care administrators lead, manage and work in many areas of health care organizations, ensuring that business operates smoothly so patients can receive the care they need. It’s a growing field that allows you to combine a passion for helping others while giving you the flexibility to work in a diversity of fields, from finance to marketing to human resources and more.

Our program teaches you about the health care industry and provides you with the business and management skills needed to effectively lead or work in any type of health care organization. The course-load you’ll take will allow you plenty of room to add on a minor, explore other areas of study or consider a double major.

About the Health Care Administration program

Health care is a unique and rapidly changing industry requiring compassionate and effective leaders and decision makers. The courses you’ll take in Carroll University’s health care administration major will expose you to the topics, trends and challenges that are impacting health care today. When you enter the workforce as a recent graduate, you’ll bring a comprehensive understanding of these complicated policies and practices that will give you a competitive edge.

Your experiences in class will be interactive and based on real-world, problem-solving practices, providing an exceptional backdrop to engage in case-study based discussions with your peers. Many classes focus on student-led learning where you’ll work in groups to study health care terminology, policy and ethics, even working your way toward creating a strategic plan for a hospital and writing some of your own test questions.

Although internships are not required to earn this degree, students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in areas that fit your interests and career goals. Many of our students participating in internships have received job offers prior to graduation.

Programs that complement the major include public health, communication, marketing, management and leadership, accounting, finance and Spanish.

Our graduates work for hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare insurance companies, medical equipment sales and other organizations in all areas including leadership, billing, quality management, patient advocacy, marketing and information technology among others.

Learn more about the Health Care Administration program

Minor

Carroll also offers a health care administration minor that complements many areas of study.

Internships

We help you build real world experience, explore careers and network with professionals through internship opportunities. Recent placements include the following companies:

  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Central DuPage Hospital
  • Tudar Oaks Senior Living Community
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • QuadMed

Careers

College is a big investment in a bright future. Learn more about the industries and careers our majors pursue, and the workplaces and experiences of the alumni from our program. See where yours may take you.

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Meet the Faculty

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Dr. Steven Bialek

Dean of the School of Business




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Dr. Dennis Debrecht

MBA Program Director and Associate Professor of Business and Economics




Sarah Esveldt

Sarah Esveldt

Senior Lecturer in Business Administration




Dr. Gregory Kuhlemeyer

Dr. Gregory Kuhlemeyer

Professor of Business




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Jeffrey Kunz

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Director of Accounting Internships




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Michael Levas

Associate Professor of Business Administration




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Dr. Chanchu Lin

Assistant Professor of Business Administration




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Dr. Gary Olsen

Associate Professor of Accounting and Business




Dr. Carol Tallarico

Dr. Carol Tallarico

Professor of Business Administration




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Dr. Mary Ann Wisniewski

Professor of Business Administration




Dr. Shaoqiong Zhao

Dr. Shaoqiong Zhao

Assistant Professor of Business Administration




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