Make an impact in your healthcare career.

You're already working in healthcare but are ready to advance your career. With an online master's degree in healthcare management, you'll have the opportunity to maximize your career development, enhance your company's policies and processes, positively impact patient care, and improve the work environment of your staff. With three fully online emphasis options, you can earn a degree tailored to your career goals and needs. 

All of the programs within the Harrison College of Business and Computing hold the accreditation of the AACSB, an honor held by only 5% of business programs worldwide. Accreditation by the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) recognizes us for "deep" internationalization of all facets of our business program, meaning you can enter the field of international business with confidence. 

What to Expect

Students earning an M.S. in Healthcare Management will learn business and management skills vital to succeeding in the business sector of healthcare. More specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • Customize your degree with emphasis options in administration, informatics, quality and patient safety, and general. 
  • Complete an internship for credit giving you hands-on experience. 
  • Work with and learn from faculty with industry experience. 

I have a passion for health and healthcare, and it is a great feeling to be able to communicate to the public about the products and services they are able to access so close to home. I knew I’d found my calling. I’m so thrilled to be able to be using my education.

Julie Suedmeyer-Buller, '05, Health Management

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.

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.

Healthcare Management Curriculum

The time it takes to earn a degree will vary based on factors such as dual enrollment, remediation, and summer enrollment. Students meet with an academic advisor each semester and use Degree Works to monitor their progress.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (overall or in last 60 credit hours)
  • GRE of 147 in both Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning or GMAT of 500 or proof of active healthcare practitioner’s license.

The department can review students on a case-by-case basis for probationary admission.

Prerequisite Courses

  • MG301 Principles of Management
  • PY271 Introduction to Behavioral Statistics or QM257 Business Statistics I or PY571 Introductory Behavioral Statistics or BA601 Graduate Business Statistics Essentials
  • MI375 Management Information Systems or BA605 Graduate Information Systems Essentials (required only for the Informatics option)

Healthcare Management: 30 hours

Core Requirements:

  • BA600 Organizational Behavior in Practice (3)
  • BA656 Applied Human Resource Management (3)
  • HA620 Research Methods in Healthcare (3)
  • HA681 Health Administration Policy (3)

Choose 3 hours:

  • HA657 Applied Research Project in Healthcare (3)
  • HA658 Internship in Healthcare (3)

Choose One of the Following Options:

  • EC585 Healthcare Economics (3)
  • HA550 Healthcare Risk Management (3)
  • HA510 Healthcare Operations (3)
  • HA582 Healthcare Budgeting and Reimbursement (3)
  • HA585 Marketing for Health Services Organizations (3)
  • HA5xx-6xx – choose 3 hours
  • BA630 Integrated Decision Information Systems (3)
  • HA520 Introduction to Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HA540 Healthcare Informatics (3)
  • HA545 Healthcare Database Systems (3)
  • HA5xx-6xx – choose 3 hours
  • HA520 Introduction to Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HA525 Advanced Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HA530 Introduction to Patient Safety (3)
  • HA535 Advanced Patient Safety (3)
  • HA5xx-6xx – choose 3 hours
  • Choose 5 courses from options above. At least 3 options
    must be represented.

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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.

Online: Healthcare Management Degree Map

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What Can You Do with an MBA in Healthcare Administration?

Earning your MBA in Healthcare Administration opens the door to better employment opportunities, especially in management and leadership roles. Plus those with an MBA increase their lifetime earning potential by 50%. 

You’ll be prepared to take on roles such as: 

  • Hospital Administrator 
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager 
  • Policy Analyst or Researcher 
  • Health Services Managers and Administrators 

Healthcare Management by the Numbers

  • 98%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

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

  • Top 5%

    Business Programs Worldwide

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

  • $100K

    Outpatient Care Center Services Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual salary for health services managers for outpatient care centers is $100,690.

  • $104K

    Medical and Health Services Managers

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual salary for medical and health service managers is $104,280.

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