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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.

100% Flexible

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.

Informatics Option

Quality and Patient Safety Option

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Program information

  • 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
  • Garmin
  • Google
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • Major Brands
  • Metlife
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Microsoft
  • Mondi
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Qualtrics
  • pwc
  • TDAmeritrade
  • TG Missouri
  • The Bank of Missouri
  • Thompson Financial Advisors
  • TricorBraun
  • 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.

  • Admission to the University meets requirements for entry into the healthcare management program.
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  • 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 organizations. (3)
Quality and Patient Safety courses

Informatics courses
  • "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
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