The challenges the healthcare industry faces are more complex than ever. if you are passionate about making a difference in the business of healthcare and healthcare delivery, an MBA in Health Administration is the perfect fit for you.

With an MBA in Health Administration, you'll understand business and healthcare principles comprehensively. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics including healthcare management, healthcare finance, healthcare policy, healthcare ethics, and healthcare informatics. You'll learn how to navigate the complex healthcare landscape, address challenges facing healthcare organizations, and implement strategies to enhance operational efficiency and patient outcomes. 

What You'll Do  

The hallmarks of our MBA program are three-fold: 

  • High Quality - Our MBA is rated a top three program in Missouri and our AACSB accreditation puts us among the top 5% of business programs worldwide. 
  • Affordability - We’re living proof that high quality doesn’t have to mean high cost. Compare our tuition with our competitors. 
  • Faculty Mentors - Our faculty are business professionals in their own right but they're passionate about sharing their experience and expertise to benefit your education. 

What Can You Do with an MBA in Health Administration?

An MBA in Health Administration prepares you for leadership roles in healthcare, including hospital administration, healthcare consulting, finance management, policy analysis, or entrepreneurship. With this degree, you'll drive improvements in patient care delivery and organizational efficiency, significantly impacting the healthcare industry.

Some employment opportunities include:

  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Health Information Manager
  • Healthcare Policy Advocate
  • Hospital Operations Manager

Outcomes & Careers

  • 98%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Harrison College of Business and Computing report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation. 

  • $130k


    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a business executive is $129,920.

  • $119k

    Health Services Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a medical and health services manager is $118,800. 

  • $74k

    Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an occupational health and safety specialist is $74,480. 

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What You’ll Study

Degree Map

Southeast’s MBA program will guide you through all aspects of business and supply you with the knowledge to succeed in today’s business environment. Because there are just as many interests as there are types of business professions, our MBA has several options to provide you with specialized curriculum to match your goals.

Core Courses

  • BA600 Organizational Behavior in Practice (3) 
  • BA620 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (3) 
  • BA630 Integrated Decision Information Systems (3) 
  • BA650 Strategic Decision Making (3) 
  • BA651 Strategic Marketing (3) 
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Analysis & Financial Applications (3) 
  • BA668 The Financial Environment (3) 

Choose 12 hours from: 

  • BA657 Applied Research Project (3)* 
  • EC585 Healthcare Economics (3) 
  • HA510 Healthcare Operations (3) 
  • HA520 Introduction to Healthcare Quality (3) 
  • HA540 Healthcare Informatics (3) 
  • HA545 Healthcare Database Systems (3) 
  • HA555 Fundamentals of Medical Practice Management (3)
  • HA556 Topics in Healthcare Administration (3)
  • HA582 Healthcare Budgeting and Reimbursement (3) 
  • HA586 Healthcare Strategy and Marketing (3) 
  • HA658 Graduate Internship in Healthcare (3)
  • HA681 Health Administration Policy (3) 

Choose one with advice of program coordinator:

  • GR698 Master's Final Comprehensive Examination (0)
  • GR699 Master's Oral Examination (0)

*Applied Research Project must be in health administration area. 

 All undergraduate requirements for admission must be satisfied before enrolling in the MBA required core or MBA elective courses. Students without an undergraduate degree in business may need to complete the following required foundation course work**: 

  • Principles of Accounting I or Graduate Business Accounting Essentials 
  • Microeconomics or Graduate Business Microeconomics Essentials 
  • Financial Management or Graduate Business Finance Essentials 
  • Management Information Systems or Graduate Business Information Systems Essentials 
  • Business Statistics I or Introduction to Behavioral Statistics or Graduate Business Statistics Essentials 

Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all of the above classes. 

**Proficiency in these areas may be demonstrated through any of the following alternatives: 

  • A CLEP or DANTES exam if available. Credit will not be given for these courses with a passing grade on the exam, but a passing score will indicate proof of course knowledge. 
  • Applied knowledge of a given domain in the work environment. The extent to which relevant work experience demonstrates proficiency will be determined by the program director. Applicants who would like their work experience to be considered must submit a resume with their application. 

MBA Admissions Requirements

The Masters of Business Administration programs at SEMO have additional admission criteria beyond what is required for general admission and we're here to help you every step of the way.


Southeast’s business programs are among the top 5% in the world.

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Harrison College of Business & Computing

This program is housed in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The College prepares students for the global marketplace. Alumni work for some of the world’s largest corporations to some of today’s most innovative startups. The focus is on creating and innovating, data and trends, supported by faculty mentors who themselves are leaders in business and computing.

Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantship (GA) is designed to provide support during full-time graduate study. It’s an opportunity for the graduate students to serve in a professional role while establishing a professional relationship with faculty and administrators. In addition to a per year stipend, GAs gain valuable experience. There are two kinds of assistantships: teaching and administrative.

Get Credit for Your Experience

Southeast believes in giving you credit for what you already know. Prior Learning Assessment looks at your work experience, certifications, military experience and more to see if it equals college credits, meaning you could be closer to your degree than you think.

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Career Services

The Office of Career Services is dedicated to assisting students and alumni in cultivating the lifelong skills needed to successfully navigate their educational and career journeys.

98% of Harrison College of Business & Computing graduates are employed or furthering their education within six months of graduating.

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Graduate Coordinators

Graduate coordinators serve as the contact for graduate programs. The coordinators are most often faculty within the college which houses the program, helping you to get questions answered and first-hand knowledge of the degree requirements and placement opportunities.

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