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: quality and patient safety or 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 to Expect

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Healthcare Management Curriculum

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.

EC 585 Healthcare Economics (3)

HA 300 Introduction to Healthcare Management (3)

HA 473 Internship in Healthcare (3)*

HA 510 Healthcare Operations (3)

HA 550 Healthcare Risk Management (3)

HL 320 Community Health (3)

MG 356 Found of Hum Resource Management (3)

MG 362 Management Skills (3)

MI 101 Introduction to Computer Applications (3)

PY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

PY 271 Research Design & Analysis I (3)

SC 301 Foundations of Health Communication (3)

UI 386 Environmental Health (3)

UI 412 American Healthcare Systems (3)

Choose 3 hours:

BA 400 Ethical Leadership (3)

UI 352 Medical Ethics (3)

Informatics Option:

  • HA 520 Intro to Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HA 540 Healthcare Informatics (3)
  • HA 545 Healthcare Database Systems (3)
  • MI 375 Management Information Systems (3)

Quality and Patient Safety Option:

  • HA 520 Intro to Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HA 525 Advanced Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HA 530 Intro to Patient Safety (3)
  • HA 535 Advanced Patient Safety (3)

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

  • BS 103 Human Biology (3)
  • EC 215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • HL 120 Health Perspectives (3)
  • MA 116 Pre-Calculus A (3) ORMA 123 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


  • Full Term: Aug. - Dec. (3 hours)
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  • Full Term: Aug. - Dec. (3 hours)
  • 1st 8 Week: Aug. - Oct. (3 hours)
  • 2nd 8 Week: Oct. - Dec. (3 hours)
  • Total: 15 hours


  • Wintersession: Dec. - Jan. (3 hours)
  • Full Term: Jan. - May. (3 hours)
  • Full Term: Jan. - May. (3 hours)
  • 1st 8 Week: Jan. - Mar. (3 hours)
  • 2nd 8 Week: Mar. - May. (3 hours)
  • Total: 15 hours


  • 1st 4 Week: June (3 hours)
  • 8 Week: June-July (3 hours)
  • 2nd 4 Week: July (3 hours)
  • Total: 9 hours

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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.

Online: Healthcare Management Degree Map

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What Can You Do with a Healthcare Management Degree?

With a focus on quality and patient safety, 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.

Program graduates can earn jobs as a:

  • Health service manager
  • Health informatics specialist
  • Clinical analyst
  • Health and social services director
  • Medical records manager
  • Office manager
  • Patient safety specialist

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.

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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  • Saint Francis Medical Center logo
  • Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital logo
  • Children’s Hospital, St. Louis logo
  • SSM System, St. Louis logo
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