Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Health Systems Management

Featuring valuable internship placements in a variety of health care settings, McNeese's health systems management degree program gives students the hands-on experience they need to thrive as healthcare management and administrative professionals in the healthcare field.

Program Highlights

Health Systems Management Bachelor's Degree Program Highlights

The bachelor’s degree in health systems management at McNeese incorporates in-depth instruction and extensive hands-on experience to prepare students to plan, direct, implement and organize how healthcare is delivered in a variety of health-related fields and settings. In this degree program, students study human resource management, case management, healthcare law, integrated care and health systems to develop the communication, management and research skills critical to successful health care management.

Flexible learning options

With 100% of classwork offered online, McNeese’s bachelor’s degree in health systems management offers students the freedom and flexibility to study from home and at their own pace. With online options, many students are able to complete their degrees in as little as three years.

At a Glance

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)

Availability: online

Health Systems Management is offered 100% Online.
Program overview

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Here are just a few of the reasons students have made McNeese’s health systems management bachelor's degree program their first choice:

Research-Based Learning:

Throughout their course of study, students are deeply involved in learning how to research, analyze and present materials to improve healthcare processes, including improving patient flow through facilities, decreasing lab work turnaround time, mitigating risks for patients and providers and ensuring facilities meet government and system credentials to remain certified. This emphasis on research helps students become acquainted with specific healthcare terminology, rules and regulations, while also giving them the ability to develop their skills in the examination and synthesis of data.

Expert Faculty:

Program faculty are actively involved in the wider health systems management community, keeping their knowledge of current technology and best practices up-to-date and enabling them to pass this knowledge onto their students. Recently, faculty have attended and presented at conferences such as the American Nurses Association’s Quality and Innovation Conference, the Global Nurse Education Conference and the Nuts and Bolts for Nurse Educators Conference.

Internship Experience:

Students in the health systems management major complete a 320 hour internship to gain hands-on experience. Students work with a mentor within a healthcare organization as well as other professionals in related disciplines such as marketing, administration and human resources to identify organizational needs and goals and work towards meeting them. Students have worked in quality improvement, data analysis and project and event development. Internship locations have included Leading Healthcare of Louisiana in Lafayette, Lake Charles Memorial Health System, Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home, West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, The Children’s Clinic of SWLA and Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana Housing & Direct Care Inc.

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Careers and Opportunities

What Can You Do with a Health Systems Management Degree?

Health systems management students can pursue careers in a number of different healthcare settings after graduation including hospitals, residential car facilities, outpatient care facilities, rehabilitation facilities and more. Many students from McNeese also go on to successfully pursue graduate degrees in health systems management or other related fields:

Graduate Schools or Programs

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Master of Science in Health Systems Management
  • Master of Science in Human Resources

Job Titles

  • Assistant Healthcare Facility Administrator
  • Client Care Manager
  • Health Administrative Coordinator
  • Health Information Management Quality Reviewer
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Systems Manager
  • Medical Practice Manager
  • Medical Scribe
  • Population Performance Manager
  • Residency Coordinator

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Christal Williams