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Grow your expertise in a dynamic field with an online Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management from Capella. Learn how to navigate the business side of health care, and harness the power of critical thinking to drive organizational success. This program develops advanced skills in leadership, operations, marketing, finance, data analytics, and strategy. It can prepare you to pursue mid-level or senior positions in health care organizations, or organizations that serve the health care industry. Choose GuidedPath or FlexPath learning format to fit your busy life.
Use the code MSFALL to waive the $50 application fee.
*Based on the fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.
This course covers contemporary models of leadership and examines behaviors and skills of effective leaders. Learners assess their own leadership strengths and how to lead effectively in their work settings. Learners also analyze ways in which leaders use their skills to support innovation, change, and collaboration within organizations. For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Must be taken during the first quarter by learners who have been admitted to the MBA degree program. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or credit for prior learning.
|4 quarter credits|
Learners in this course examine ways in which companies formulate and implement strategy to effectively compete in the marketplace. Learners apply strategic models and analysis to address competitive challenges. For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in MBA5002.
|4 quarter credits|
Decision-Making in the Health Care System
In this course, learners examine the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system, stakeholders, laws, and regulations. Learners develop an understanding of how health care delivery systems are organized and financed and identify the economic, legal, and political factors that influence the management of health care organizations.
|4 quarter credits|
Analyzing the Health Care Environment
Learners apply regulatory analyses to examine the organization’s position within the external environment and develop plans to strengthen the organization’s strategy. Learners use evidence-based decision making to support analyses. Prerequisite(s): MBA5006, HCM5310.
|4 quarter credits|
Driving Health Care Results
In this course, learners analyze ways in which health care leaders support the effective access and delivery of quality patient care in a customer-focused and cost efficient manner. Learners address the impact of organizational culture, structure, operations, services, and financing on outcomes to optimize results in a health care organization. Prerequisite(s): HCM5310, MBA5006.
|4 quarter credits|
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In our FlexPath Trial Course, you will explore online self-paced learning, experience the courseroom and view a sample assessment.
The MBA in Health Care Management is focused on the application of business and management skills needed for success in the complex and dynamic health care industry. In this program, you’ll learn how evidence-based decision making supports quality management, operations, and financial management practices. The curriculum is designed to give you a thorough understanding of health care systems, government influence, law, ethics, policy, and organizational strategy.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
Review the Capella career exploration guide to learn more about this program and career paths to explore.
Program eligible for Experiential Learning
Use your experience: bring your real-world projects into the courseroom to complete assignments and demonstrate what you're learning.
The total cost of your degree will depend on your learning format, academic performance and other factors. See FlexPath and GuidedPath cost information below.
A self-paced learning format that helps put you in control. Take courses at your own speed and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.
$2,900 per 12-week billing session, $175 resource kit fee, 23 total program points, 6 max transfer points
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$830 per credit, $175 resource kit fee, 45 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits
*This is only an estimate, effective July 10, 2023, and is subject to change. Your price will vary depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees are not included in this estimate. GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and completed courses at the speed of a median FlexPath student, as quickly as the fastest 25% of FlexPath students, or as quickly as the fastest 75% of students. New or recently revised program estimates are based on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance is not available for FlexPath.
Capella is committed to transparency in its tuition and pricing. In addition to tuition, you will be responsible for additional costs, which may include an application fee, travel expenses, and practicum costs. A resource kit fee of $50-$200, charged quarterly or per billing session, covers the cost of required books, software, and other course materials. Click here to review program-specific fee amounts in our University Catalog.
Find out more about financing and payment options to help you complete your program. Federal aid also is available to help manage the costs of higher education. Learn more about financing your education.
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Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2022–2023
Applicants to the MBA in Health Care Management program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
FlexPath admission requirements
Applicants for our FlexPath Self-Paced Learning option must also meet the following criteria:
Step Into FlexPath is an option for those who don’t qualify for FlexPath. Start a program in our structured, online format, and then transition into FlexPath upon successful completion of one course at 2.8 GPA or higher.
International student requirements
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.
Our programs are designed to meet the unique needs of a master’s student. We’ve structured the experience in manageable pieces to help you earn your degree with support from faculty, staff and online resources.
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Learn about the convergence of patient care and business—and why the health industry needs both.
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Learn how to navigate the business side of health care and harness the power of critical thinking to drive organizational success.
Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MBA in Health Care Management.
Job titles to explore
Potential employment settings to explore
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.