Bachelor in Health Care Administration Carroll University
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 their 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.
Pre-Physical Therapy Students Benefit from a Health Care Administration Degree
Students that are considering applying to graduate school to earn their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree will benefit from a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration. You can choose from a wide variety of pre-selected undergraduate majors, health care administration included, and in most sequences, complete your DPT at Carroll in just six years. Carroll’s DPT program has a three-year board exam pass rate (2012-2014) of 99.3 percent and a job placement rate of 97.7 percent within six months of graduation (2013-2015).
The undergraduate major introduces you to healthcare terminology and communication, as well as the business side of how healthcare organizations operate. These areas provide a comprehensive perspective of how health care systems work and how decisions are made. Chances are, you may be asked questions about health insurance or be involved in making decisions about your specialty once you are providing direct patient care. You may also be thinking about owning your own practice someday. The health care administration major will give you the tools you’ll need to be knowledgeable and successful in any of these situations.
Carroll also offers a health care administration minor that complements many areas of study.
- Health Care Administration Minor
- Demonstrate Global Awareness
To meet this goal, students will describe similarities and differences among cultures; demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural values and issues, and assess how global markets impact business decision-making.
- Analyze Critically
To meet this goal, students will demonstrate knowledge of the decision-making process; evaluate the information for credibility and appropriateness; create and use appropriate quantitative analyses to inform decision making, and understand and describe the consequences that result from specific business decisions.
- Plan Strategically
To meet this goal, students will formulate an organizational vision, mission, goals, and values; develop a business strategy; and critically evaluate and adjust business strategies.
- Communicate Effectively
To meet this goal, students will effectively communicate orally; effectively communicate through writing reports, memos, and papers; and effectively communicate at the interpersonal level by working in teams on varying projects.
Our majors pursue careers in:
- Health care administration
- Policy development and analysis
- Health delivery systems
- Sales and Marketing
- Public Relations
- Data Analytics
- Healthcare accounting and finance
Types of employers for health care administration graduates:
- Health care facilities
- Health maintenance organizations
- Insurance companies
- Nursing homes
- Social service and community agencies
Our graduates are employed at organizations such as:
- Shawano Medical Center
- Rogers Memorial Hospital
- Waseca County Hospital
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Required Courses (46 Credits)
- ACC 205 - Financial Accounting 4 Hour(s)
- BUS 101 - Introduction to Business 4 Hour(s)
- CMP 112 - Computational Thinking I 4 Hour(s)
- CMP 114 - Computational Thinking II - Statistical Analysis Emphasis 4 Hour(s)
- COM 290 - Intro to Health Communication 4 Hour(s)
- HCA 100 - Health Care Terminology 2 Hour(s)
- HCA 150 - Introduction to Health Care 4 Hour(s)
- HCA 200 - Health Care Economics and Policy 4 Hour(s)
- HCA 300 - Health Care Management 4 Hour(s)
- HCA 350 - Health Care Law and Ethics 4 Hour(s)
- HCA 400 - Health Care Financial Management 4 Hour(s)
- HCA 450 - Health Care Information Management 4 Hour(s)
Note: CMP 112 and CMP 114 satisfy the Bachelor of Science requirement. Students can also take BUS 114 in place of CMP 114. BUS 114 will satisfy the CMP 114 requirement for the major and CMP 112 and BUS 114 satisfy the Bachelor of Science requirement.
Bachelor of Science Requirements
The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:
- CMP 112 - Computational Thinking I 4 Hour(s)
- CMP 114 - Computational Thinking II - Statistical Analysis Emphasis 4 Hour(s) or
- MAT 140 - Calculus and Its Applications 4 Hour(s) or higher
- CSC 110 - Problem-Solving through Programming 4 Hour(s) or higher
- ENG 170 - Writing Seminar 4 Hour(s)
- Degree requirements cannot be waived.
Note: Each major may have specific course sequencing requirements. For specific requirements, see “Required Support Courses” within each major.
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
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
The University participates in three types of financial aid programs for its International students: scholarships, grants, and employment.
Carroll University offers completive scholarships for international undergraduate students. 100 percent of Carroll University students receive scholarship assistance, which helps them find a balance between studies, work, and extra-curricular activities. Scholarships play a key role in maintaining Carroll's accessibility for all students. On average our international scholarship covers 45-55% of the cost of attendance for full-time undergraduate students.
Grants are awarded based upon a student’s demonstrated financial need in addition to the guaranteed International scholarship. Like scholarships, grants are considered gift aid that does not need to be repaid.
University employment opportunities allow students to work part-time on campus, earn an hourly wage and receive a monthly paycheck while attending Carroll. Students may work from approximately five to fourteen hours each week. The number of hours a student may work depends upon the student’s financial aid award. International students get awarded an average of $2,000-$2,500 in university employment grants every year.
English Language Requirements
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