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.
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.