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Become a leader in the future of healthcare.
Advance Your Career
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 degree in healthcare management, you can choose between
two options: quality and patient safety or informatics.
Pursue Your Passion
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.
Whichever option you choose, you'll be making an impact in the healthcare industry,
patients' lives, and our society. And with this online program, you can get started
anywhere on your timeline.
Quality and Patient Safety Option
The numbers tell the story…
business programs worldwide
per credit hour
- Options in Informatics and Quality & Patient Safety
- Accelerated master's program option
- 4-, 8-, and 16-week courses to meet your learning preferences
- Award-winning advising and coaching team
- Year-round classes to reduce time to degree
We let our graduates do the talking...
"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
Our Alumni Go Places.
With options in patient care and information systems, you can target your business
degree to the healthcare industry.
Below are just a few examples of the companies who hire graduates from the Harrison
College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State.
- Anders CPAs + Advisors /AT&T
- Bunge North America
- Dell Secureworks
- DHL Supply Chain
- Edward Jones
- Ernst & Young
- Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
- JPMorgan Chase
- Major Brands
- MGM Resorts International
- Northwestern Mutual
- TG Missouri
- The Bank of Missouri
- Thompson Financial Advisors
- Tyson Foods Inc.
- U.S. Bank
- Vizient, Inc.
The Bachelor of Science in healthcare management program emphasizes leadership, communication,
medical ethics, policy, and is ideal for those who may already be working in the healthcare
industry but would like to advance their career in a managerial role. Students in
this program have the opportunity to choose between two options: quality and patient
safety or informatics. Students can also save time and money by utilizing upper level
courses toward the accelerated Master of Science in healthcare management. This program
allows undergraduate students to take up to 12 hours of classes in their senior year
to count for both undergraduate credit and graduate credit.
View full requirements
- Admission to the University meets requirements for entry into the healthcare management
Quality and Patient Safety coursesInformatics courses
- SC 301. Foundations of Health Communication
Study of how messages from interpersonal, organizational, cultural, and media sources
affect health beliefs and behaviors. (3)
- HA 530. Introduction to Patient Safety
Introduction to relevant theory and practice in the area of patient safety, including
the role of management, physicians, nurses, clinicians, and support staff in patient
safety initiatives. (3)
- HA 540. Healthcare Informatics
Introduction to information technology as it is applied to healthcare and health related
View all faculty
- "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 weight those arguments and make informed decisions."
—Dr. Natalia Gray