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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 and regulatory law, and integrated care and health systems to develop the communication, management, and research skills critical to successful health care management.

Flexible learning options

With between 50-99% 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: hybrid, in person, online

Program overview

Explore More for Health Systems Management Majors

From small class sizes to personalized advising, here are a few more reasons student 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 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 in the clinical setting up-to-date and enabling them to pass this knowledge onto their students. Recently, faculty have attended and presented at conferences such as 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 in the healthcare environment. Students work with a mentor within the 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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Health Systems Management Bachelor's Degree Program Concentrations

Healthcare Management

Medical and health services managers, sometimes called healthcare administrators, are responsible for the planning, coordinating and directing of services within the facility in which they work. In the healthcare management concentration, your studies will focus on how to implementing your management skills to keep your facility going as a business while also sharing your knowledge with fellow care providers.

Healthcare Management Curriculum
Healthcare Quality Improvement

Quality improvement is the process of reviewing and evaluating patient care plans and outcomes to produce better patient care options. As a student pursuing this concentration, you will learn how to identify ways to improve provider efficiency and reduce the risk of injury to others.

Healthcare Quality Improvement Curriculum
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, such as hospitals, residential car facilities, outpatient care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and more. Many students from McNeese also go one to successfully pursue graduate degrees in health systems management, or 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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Program Contact

Dr. Amy Bufford
337-475-5835
abufford@mcneese.edu