Healthcare Analytics Management program

Undergrad minor

Are you interested in a career in healthcare?

Joining the healthcare industry is exciting. You can influence people's well-being and make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of their families. It is also a field that is growing much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This strong demand includes healthcare business professionals.

UWL’s Healthcare Analytics Management program will prepare you to succeed in the business side of the healthcare industry. Regardless of your major, this academic minor will strengthen your healthcare skillset by teaching you how to collect data that is critical for healthcare decision making.

Healthcare data analyst jobs

A healthcare data analyst is a professional who specializes in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data related to healthcare operations, patient outcomes, medical treatments, and other relevant aspects of the healthcare industry. The average healthcare data analyst salary in the United States is $72,096 (2023), and the salary range typically falls between $57,226 and $81,259, according to A background in healthcare analytics management often leads to managerial and leadership positions in the organization.

What distinguishes UWL's program?

Leaders in healthcare guided program development

The program was developed under the guidance of an Executive Advisory Board, including senior leadership from Mayo Clinic Health System and Gundersen Health System.

Hands-on experience is emphasized

Experience in the healthcare setting significantly increases job opportunities for graduates, so the program places a significant emphasis on helping you gain real-life experience through internships and live case projects. In addition to gaining practical skills, you will also gain foundational knowledge about the U.S. healthcare system and healthcare business management practices, including leadership and teamwork.

Industry partners

Industry partners will support your career by providing internships, jobs, live case projects and more. Some program partners are:

  • Mary Ellen McCartney – VP of Human Resources at Gundersen Health System
  • Eric Erickson – VP of Primary Care at Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare
  • Chris Plaisance – CIO of Black River Memorial Hospital
  • Jeff Kessler – President and Director at Allergy Associates of La Crosse
  • Joe Kachelski – President and CEO at Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network
Open to any major

This minor is housed within the Management Department, but it is open to students with any major. Courses within the minor are from across UWL. They include 21 credits of healthcare and analytics courses (six credits from the student’s major can be double counted).

Gain mastery of analytics tools

You will work with real healthcare data, and use the analytical tools (such as Excel, R-studio, SQL) and methods (such as data visualization, data cleaning, descriptive and inferential analysis, and machine learning) to identify healthcare problems and guide effective decision making.

Join a career with growing demand

Healthcare is a large industry with strong demand. In the U.S. about 18 % of the gross domestic product is spent on healthcare, according to

A facility where modern and historic meet

UWL's College of Business Administration is located in the recently-renovated Wittich Hall. Changes to the facility preserve the history of UWL's second oldest building, while providing modern places to connect and study. The facility was renovated with student input. Student spaces include computer labs, study spaces, sales competition rooms and more.

AACSB accredited

UWL's College of Business Administration is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This is the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, deliver relevant and challenging curriculum and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

Sample courses

ECO 230 Data Analysis for Business Applications Building on the foundation in statistics acquired in STAT 145, students will continue to develop and will apply skills in data analysis to aid in business decision making. These skills include data collection, data summarization, data visualization, statistical inference, and communication of data in business contexts. Students will learn and apply best practices for research design and analysis to address authentic business cases. Students will build these skills in collaboration with each other and through engagement with business and community leaders. The course also discusses effective survey design and current privacy and ethical issues in collecting and using data. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or ENG 112; STAT 145; CBA major, CASSH economics major, or healthcare analytics management minor. Offered Fall, Spring.

IS 300 Data Management for Business Problem Solving and Decision Making This course provides an understanding of data management used to help solve business problems and make sound business decisions. In addition to the conceptual and academic foundations of data management, the course also explores the application of software tools to manage, manipulate, analyze, and visualize data. Prerequisite: IS 220 or healthcare analytics management minor. Offered Fall, Spring.

MGT 350 Healthcare Management Through this course students develop the foundational knowledge and skills to manage healthcare organizations. Specifically, this course provides an overview of the healthcare system in the United States as well as an introduction to the management of people and processes within healthcare organizations. Prerequisite: admission to CBA or declared HAM minor with junior standing. Offered Fall.

MGT 402 Healthcare Analytics Management This course is primarily concerned with the study of how data and analytics can impact the overall performance of healthcare organizations. The course answers a fundamental question: How do some healthcare firms leverage data analytics and the accompanying technology to perform better than others? Students will explore multifunctional problems that confront top management and gain exposure to the current use of analytics in consumer driven healthcare, risk management, quality and safety, financial performance and reimbursement, health outcomes analysis, and healthcare value and costs. Prerequisite: grade of "C" or better in STAT 145 or STAT 245; ECO 230; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; declared major. Offered Spring.