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Health Care Administration Leadership, Accelerated Master’s Pathway option Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Make a Difference in Health Care

Be ready to improve patient care and help your organization run smoothly. Our online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, Leadership is designed to help you understand the big picture, influence change, manage performance, and optimize effectiveness. Learn about change management and how to lead high-performance teams in a variety of complex, dynamic health care environments. Plus, you’ll acquire knowledge that’s relevant in today’s complex health care field.

This specialization is offered in an Accelerated Master’s Pathway option, so you can set yourself up to continue your education. You’ll take master’s level courses in your bachelor’s of health care administration program that count toward a master’s degree, potentially saving you time and money in future.

At a Glance

  • 100% Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8–14 General Education Courses
  • 8 Core Courses
  • 5 Specialization Courses
  • 3 Master's Level Specialization Courses
  • 9–17 Elective Courses
  • 1 Capstone

Classes Start January 7th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

What You’ll Learn

Build Your Management Skills

Apply organizational skills and cultural competence to effectively develop and lead high-performance health care teams.

Lead with Integrity

Address legal, regulatory, and ethical issues to protect your patients and organization.

Make Data-Driven Decisions

Analyze data to make improvements based on established benchmarks as well as organizational goals and performance.

Strategic Problem Solving

Learn new ways to solve operational and health care issues through technology, leadership, risk management, and more.

Continuous Improvement Processes

Apply quality management and continuous improvement processes to improve outcomes.

Develop Deeper Understanding

Interpret organizational elements, performance, terminology, and delivery modalities within the health care field.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Access to VilaHealth

Practice communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in our simulated health care environment.

Professional Partnerships

Work with other health care professionals to gain leadership skills needed to partner across professions to achieve common goals.

Relevant, Professional Education

The curriculum is designed around industry standards to prepare you to address changes caused by health care reform.

Cost & Learning Formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100 percent competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$344 per 1000-2000 level credit $368 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$2,400 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 67 max transfer points
Accelerated Health Care Administration in Leadership Online Program - Capella University

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Capella is a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives Higher Education Network (ACHE). 

Our Learner Success Lab is exclusively available to you. It provides program-specific content and teaches you to use time-management tools and resources effectively—so you’re as efficient as possible throughout your entire program.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

The curriculum for our online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, Accelerated Master's Pathway gives you a foundation in health information management, financial management, leadership, and communications, all through the lens of health care.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
BHA4108 Managing Population Health
BHA4003 Present and Future State Developments within the US Health Care system
MHA5010 Strategic Health Care Planning
MHA5012 Organizational Leadership and Governance
NHS6004 Health Care Law and Policy Faculty & Support

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Relevant Blog Posts

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Learn how changes in health care regulations affect the industry, and how to stay ahead of the curve.

4 Notable Blogs for Health Care Professionals

Blogs are a great way to stay current on trends. Here are 4 blogs focused on health care.

Move Forward in Your Career

 Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration.

Related Job Titles to Explore

  • Medical and health services manager
  • Marketing manager/director
  • Business analyst
  • Quality manager
  • Operations manager
  • Medical records manager
  • Business office supervisor
  • Clinic/practice administrative manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Payer relations coordinator
  • Provider relations coordinator
  • Behavioral health program manager

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Hospital
  • Government/military health care facility
  • Residential care facility
  • Physician office
  • Dentist office
  • Home health agency
  • Ambulatory care facility
  • Nursing home
  • Integrated delivery system
  • Long-term care/Assisted living facility
  • Managed care organization
  • Insurance carrier

*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.

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