Become a leader in the future of healthcare.

You may already be working in the healthcare industry but are interested in taking your career to the next level. Or, maybe you already know you want to be a leader in your field. With an online bachelor’s degree in healthcare management, you can choose between two options: healthcare quality or healthcare informatics, to fit your career goals.

In addition to your online course work, you'll have the opportunity for real-world experience through practicums and internships designed to provide practical experience in healthcare organizations. This means you're on a career-ready path from day one.

What You'll Do

As an online healthcare management major at Southeast, you’ll become familiar with the American healthcare system while learning the foundations of management and economics relevant to the medical field. More specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of how to combine technology with management skills to lead a successful team.
  • Continue working, secure an internship or balance life’s other responsibilities by taking online courses.
  • Count upper level courses towards a master’s degree with the accelerated MBA program.

What Can You Do with a Healthcare Management Degree?

With a focus on quality, you'll be at the forefront of establishing and upholding healthcare standards and managing patient safety issues. If you choose the informatics option, you'll be focused on gathering and reporting medical information to providers, insurers, and accreditation agencies.

Career Opportunities

  • Health Service Manager
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Clinical Analyst
  • Health and Social Services Director
  • Medical Records Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Patient Safety Specialist

Online: Healthcare Management Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree

Outcomes & Careers 

  • $134k


    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Medical and Health Services Managers is $134,440.

  • $70k

    Technologists and Registrars

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars is $70,260.

  • $53k 

    Medical Records Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a Medical Records Specialist is approximately $53,690.

Healthcare Management Curriculum

Degree Map Healthcare Quality

The business administration degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

  • EV386 Environmental Health (3)
  • HA473 Internship in Healthcare (3)*
  • HA510 Healthcare Operations (3)
  • HA520 Healthcare Quality & Value (3)
  • HA582 Healthcare Budgeting & Reimbursement (3)
  • HL320 Community Health (3)
  • MG301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MG356 Found of Hum Resource Management (3)
  • MG362 Management Skills (3)
  • MI101 Intro to Computer Applications (3)
  • PY101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • PY271 Introduction to Behavioral Statistics (3)
  • SC301 Foundations of Health Communication (3)
  • UI412 American Healthcare Systems & Issues (3)
Choose 3 hours:
  • BA400 Ethical Leadership (3)
  • UI352 Medical Ethics (3)

Healthcare Informatics Option (9 hours):

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

Healthcare Quality Option (9 hours):

  • HA557 Healthcare Law and Regulatory Compliance (3)
  • HA586 Healthcare Strategy and Marketing (3)
Choose 3 hours:
  • HA555 Fundamentals of Medical Practice Management (3)
  • HA556 Topics in Healthcare Administration (3)
  • PY555 Health Psychology (3)

*Enroll in HA473 after completion of 75 hours, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and major GPA of 2.75. Must have completed 9 hours of major coursework.

  • 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 Precalculus A (3)
  • MA123 Mathematical Reasoning & Modeling (3)

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in a 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)
  • UI100 (1)
  • EN100 (3)
  • BS103 (3)
  • MA116 or MA123 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
Spring Semester (15)
  • MI001 (0)
  • MI101 (3)
  • PY101 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (15)
  • EC215 (3)
  • HL120 (3)
  • PY271 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
Spring Semester (14)
  • HL310 (3)
  • MG301 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Junior Year

Fall Semester (15)
  • BA400 or PL354 (3)*
  • MI375 (3)#
  • SV386 (3)
  • HA520 (3)
  • SC301 (3)
  • Elective (3)
Spring Semester (15)
  • HA557 (3)*
  • HA540 (3)#
  • HA582 (3)
  • MG332 (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Senior Year

Fall Semester (15)
  • HA586 (3)*
  • HA545 (3)#
  • HA555/HA566/PY555 (3)*
  • MG356 (3)
  • UI412 (3)
  • Elective (3)#
Spring Semester (15)
  • BA400 or PL354 (3)#
  • HA473 (3)
  • Elective (3)*
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

*Taken for Healthcare Quality

# Taken for Healthcare Informatics

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.

Associate Professor of Healthcare Management

"I believe that one of the most important skills I can teach my students is to critically evaluate and verify the information they receive, rather than accept everything at face value. In the end, one of the most important roles of education is to teach students not what to think, but how to think for themselves; not what kind of argument to support, but to weigh those arguments and make informed decisions. "

Natalia Gray, Ph.D.

Dr. Natallia Gray smiles while teaching a class.

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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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.

98% of Harrison College of Business and Computing graduates are employed or enrolled in grad school within a year.

Alumni are employed by

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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.

Accelerated Master’s Degree

Southeast offers an accelerated master’s degree for current students. You can get both undergraduate and graduate credit for some 500 level courses, meaning you can graduate with an MBA sooner.

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