Understand the data and how it can help patients: You’ll do that here.

A healthcare management: informatics degree prepares you for a management position in the fast-growing world of healthcare. Our graduates work in data management and reporting.

What You’ll Do

As a healthcare management informatics major at Southeast, you’ll gain real-world experiences in the field of healthcare.

  • Interact with qualified, award winning faculty in a small class environment.
  • Study in Robert A. Dempster Hall, an efficient and beautiful business building with a look and feel of a corporate environment.
  • Participate in practicums and internships designed to provide real world experience in healthcare organizations.
  • Learn in demand disciplines at the intersection of technology and healthcare.

Outcomes & Careers 

  • 98% 

    Successful Outcomes Rate 

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Management report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $100k+

    Health Informatics Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Health Informatics Manager is $101,210.

  • $44k+

    Health Information Technician

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Health Information Technician is $44,090.

  • $44k 

    Medical Records Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Medical Records Specialist is approximately $44,090.

What You'll Study

As a healthcare management informatics major, you’ll learn how to work in the technology of today’s ever changing healthcare world. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours. 

Healthcare Management: Informatics Option – 54 hours required – No minor required

Required Courses: 

  • HA473 Internship in Healthcare (3)
  • HA510 Healthcare Performance Improvement (3)
  • HA520 Healthcare Quality and Value (3)
  • HA582 Healthcare Budgeting and Reimbursement (3)
  • HL320 Community Health (3)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MG356 Foundation of Human Resource Management (3)
  • MG362 Management Skills (3)
  • MI101 Introduction to Computer Applications (3)
  • PY101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • PY271 Introduction to Behavioral Statistics (3)
  • SC301 Foundations of Health Communication (3)
  • UI386 Environmental Health (3)
  • UI412 American Healthcare Systems (3)

Choose 3 Hours:

  • BA400 Ethical Leadership (3)
  • UI352 Medical Ethics (3)


Required Courses:

  • HA540 Healthcare Informatics (3)
  • HA545 Healthcare Database Systems (3)
  • MI375 Management Information Systems (3)

Additional Requirements: 12-13 hours

  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • HL120 Health Perspectives (3)
  • MI001 Microsoft Excel Certification (0)

Choose 3-4 hours:

  • BS103 Human Biology (3)
  • BS113 Anatomy & Physiology (4)

Choose 3 hours:

  • MA116 Pre-Calculus A (3)
  • MA123 Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling (3)

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year  

Fall Semester (16 Hours)  

  • UI100 (1)  
  • EN100 (3)  
  • BS103 (3) 
  • MA116 or MA123 (3) 
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3)  

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • MI001 (0)  
  • MI101 (3)  
  • PY101 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Sophomore Year  

Fall Semester (15 Hours)  

  • EC215 (3)  
  • HL120 (3)  
  • PY271 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • General Education (3)  

Spring Semester (14 Hours)  

  • HA300 (3)  
  • HL320 (3)  
  • General Education (3)  
  • Elective (3)  
  • Elective (2)  

Junior Year  

Fall Semester (15 Hours)  

  • HA520 (3)  
  • MI375 (3)  
  • SC301 (3)  
  • UI386 (3)  
  • Elective (3)  

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • HA540 (3)
  • HA582 (3)  
  • MG362 (3)  
  • Elective (3)  
  • Elective (3)  

Senior Year  

Fall Semester (15 Hours)  

  • HA510 (3)  
  • HA545 (3)  
  • MG356 (3)  
  • UI412 (3)  
  • Elective (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • HA473 (3)  
  • BA400 or UI352 (3)  
  • Elective (3)  
  • Elective (3)  
  • Elective (3)  
A minimum 2.25 GPA in the major and overall are required to graduate with a BS degree.

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Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.


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Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, informatics option 

"I started dual credit classes during my junior and senior years of high school through Southeast. The atmosphere of the college was great! The staff I worked with made me feel at home, and they were also by my side when I had questions or was unsure of what to do next. The amount of options that are available at Southeast for degrees, classes and furthering your education has been beyond wonderful."

Kathleen Ellison, '20

Kathleen Ellison smiles for the camera. 

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Department of Management
Office Phone
(573) 651-2121
Office Location
Dempster Hall, 260
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 5850
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701