Advance Your Healthcare Career with a Tailored MBA

Our cutting-edge online MBA in healthcare administration equips working professionals with the leadership skills and business acumen to drive innovation and organizational excellence across the healthcare ecosystem. Gain comprehensive expertise in healthcare operations, finance, informatics, law and ethics through a convenient, flexibly-paced online curriculum. Southeast's MBA empowers you to achieve your goals and prepare for top managerial and executive roles in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, biotechnology firms, government agencies and more.

What Makes SEMO's Online MBA Unique:

  • No Business Degree Required – We understand that working professionals don’t have the luxury of spending a year getting an undergraduate business degree. We’ve developed a set of courses to set you up for success in the program.
  • No GMAT/GRE Required  We understand standardized tests don't tell the full story.
  • Flexible Start Dates  With 5 different start dates each year and courses offered in 8-week terms, you can begin your MBA when it's convenient for you.

Your Benefits

  • Completely Online Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of online coursework.
  • High Quality Our MBA is the #2 online program within Missouri public institutions 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 who are passionate about sharing their experience and expertise to benefit your education and career advancement.


We believe in offering tailored educational experiences that meet the diverse needs of our students. That's why we've updated our accredited MBA programs to cater to specific career paths, ensuring that every student can find their ideal fit for success. Not sure which MBA pathway is right for you? Explore our other MBA options with limited or no pre-requisites to discover the perfect fit for your ambitions. With our flexible course offerings, personalized support, and innovative curriculum, SEMO ensures that every student can pursue their unique path to success.

Online: Health Administration Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree

Healthcare Administration by the Numbers

  • Top 5%

    Business Programs Worldwide

    Southeast’s AACSB Accreditation puts us in the top 5% of business programs worldwide.

  • $258K

    Chief Executives

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual salary for medical and health service managers is $258,900.

  • $134K

    Medical and Health Services Managers

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual salary for medical and health service managers is $134,440.

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We value your experience and potential. Our admissions criteria are designed to welcome students with a range of backgrounds and experiences. Whether you have years of managerial work experience, a healthcare provider license, or recognized professional certifications, we have a place for you.

Individuals admitted to the MBA program must have an undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited business program or have satisfactorily completed the equivalent course work from an accredited institution. 

Students without a foundation knowledge base in business and economics, yet meeting other admission requirements, may receive provisional admission to the MBA program. Regular admission status may be granted upon completion of prerequisite coursework. 

In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies, there are departmental criteria. Applicants are eligible for admission if they qualify under one of the following scenarios: 

  • Bachelor’s degree* with GPA of ≥ 3.0 
  • Graduate degree* 
  • Bachelor’s degree* with a GPA of 2.5 to 2.99
    • Regular Admission with documentation** of one of the following:
      • 5 years of managerial work experience. 
      • an active healthcare provider license. 
      • recognized professional certification. 
    • Probationary Admission otherwise. Students admitted with probationary status will need to complete the first 9 graduate credit hours with grades of B or better. 
  • Individuals with a bachelor’s degree* GPA under 2.5 may be considered for Probationary Admission with additional documentation** demonstrating the applicant’s preparation for graduate school. 

*Degrees earned from a U.S.A. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent.

**Decisions about admission based upon the evaluation of a detailed resume, a healthcare provider license, professional certification, or additional documentation would be made at the discretion of the Director – Graduate Business Studies. The healthcare provider license should be something like nursing, pharmacist, etc. that has recognized standards and requires continuing education. Examples of professional certifications include PMI Project Management, Six Sigma Green Belt, SHRM Certified Professional, Charter Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Planner, Certified Scrum Master, etc. 

Online MBA in Health Administration Curriculum

Degree Map

Our updated curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including healthcare management, finance, policy, ethics, and informatics. Through rigorous coursework, you'll learn to navigate the intricate healthcare landscape, tackle the challenges confronting healthcare organizations, and devise strategies to improve operational efficiency and patient outcomes.

  • 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:

  • BA601-605 Business Essentials prerequisite courses – up to 3 hours may count in elective area 
  • EC585 Healthcare Economics (3) 
  • HA510 Healthcare Performance Improvement (3) 
  • HA520 Healthcare Quality & Value (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 & Marketing (3) 
  • HA593 Independent Study in Healthcare (1-6) 
  • HA657 Applied Research Project (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 Final Oral Examination (0)

*Applied Research Project must be in health administration area

Save Time and Tuition

  • No Business Degree? No Problem! You don't need an undergraduate business degree to join our MBA program. Our Business Essentials Course is here to bridge the gap, providing you with the foundational knowledge needed to thrive.
  • Flexible Credit Application: Apply up to 3 credit hours from our Online Business Essentials Courses directly to the required 33 credit hours for the MBA. It's about recognizing your efforts and integrating them into your path to success.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

We think you should get credit for the real-world experience you have earned. SEMO offers a variety of opportunities for PLA. This accelerates your degree completion and cuts costs. In addition to traditional credit by examination or military-related credit, our academic departments and programs provide opportunities to earn credits based on your existing experience.

Online Learning at Southeast

When it comes to your success, we do whatever it takes. Online learning at Southeast takes the same reputable college courses taught by Southeast faculty and makes them available anytime, anywhere.

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