Healthcare Analytics Management program

mUndergrad 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.

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