Examine the importance of patient safety and quality management for the fast-moving healthcare industry: You’ll do that here.

A healthcare management: quality and safety degree can prepare you for a career in healthcare marketing, human resources, finance, or administration.

What You’ll Do

As a healthcare management: quality and safety major at Southeast you’ll be prepared for a career in the fast-growing field of healthcare. Our graduates work in healthcare marketing, human resources, finance, and administration.

  • 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.

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.

  • $113k+

    Healthcare Quality Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Healthcare Quality Manager is $113,730.

  • $104k+

    Healthcare Administrator

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Healthcare Administrator is $104,280.

  • $93k 

    Healthcare Department Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Healthcare Department Manager is approximately $93,680.

What You'll Study

As a healthcare management quality and patient safety major, you’ll learn how to provide patient safety tactics in 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: Quality & Patient Safety Option – 57 hours required – No minor required

Required Courses:

  • EC585 Healthcare Economics (3)
  • HA300 Introduction to Healthcare Management (3)
  • HA473 Internship in Healthcare (3)
  • HA510 Healthcare Operations (3)
  • HA550 Healthcare Risk Management (3)
  • HL320 Community Health (3)
  • MG356 Found of Hum Resource Management (3)
  • MG362 Management Skills (3)
  • MI101 Introduction to Computer Applications (3)
  • PY101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • PY 271 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)

Quality & Patient Safety Option:

Required Courses:

  • HA520 Intro to Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HA525 Advanced Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HA530 Intro to Patient Safety (3)
  • HA535 Advanced Patient Safety (3)

Additional Requirements:

  • BS103 Human Biology (3)
  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • HL120 Health Perspectives (3)
  • MA116 Pre-Calculus A or MA123 Mathematical Reasoning & Modeling (3)
  • MI001 Microsoft Excel Certification (0)

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

 

Junior Year  

Fall Semester (15 Hours)  

  • HA520 (3)  
  • BA400 or UI352 (3)  
  • SC301 (3)  
  • UI386 (3)  
  • Elective (3)  

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • EC585 (3)  
  • HA525 (3)  
  • MG362 (3)  
  • Elective (3)  
  • Elective (3)  

Senior Year  

Fall Semester (15 Hours)  

  • HA510 (3)  
  • HA530 (3)  
  • HA550 (3)  
  • MG356 (3)  
  • UI412 (3)  

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • HA473 (3)  
  • HA535 (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.

Accreditations

  • AACSB Accredited logo
  • Nibs Accredited logo

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.

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