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Health Care Management Specialization Bachelor of Science in Business

School of Business and Technology

The Right Approach for a Healthy Career 

With our online Bachelor’s in Health Care Management degree, you can become a leader in the health care field. You'll gain a deeper knowledge of health care policy along with the business skills you need to take charge in health care environments.
 

You’ll learn to consider quality of health care systems in your decision-making practices. Quality assurance and risk management are also covered in this program, along with state and federal policies that govern health care quality. Get ready to lead the future of health care.

What to Expect

  • 100% Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8–15 General Education Courses 
  • 10 Core Courses 
  • 8 Specialization Courses 
  • 7–13 Elective Courses 
  • 1 Capstone

Classes Start October 9th

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.

Admissions Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Know Just What to Say

Use professional and effective communication to build organizational relationships.

Keep Others On Track

Guide others toward achieving the organizational mission, goals, and objectives.

Improve Patient Care

Integrate the political, economic, and consumer-driven forces to effectively deliver quality health care services.

See the Larger Picture

Understand the day-to-day functions within a health organization or department.

Demonstrate Your Professionalism

Communicate effectively, plan strategically and participate collaboratively and respectfully.

Find The Best Solutions

Use business management techniques, along with financial models and principles, to solve problems.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Kick-Start Your Next Degree

Our combined degree option enables you to earn credits toward a bachelor’s and an MBA or other eligible master’s options at the same time.

Target Your Studies

Gain specialized skills with concentrations, including: accounting, business intelligence, finance, health care management, management leadership, marketing, and project management.

Full Access to WSJ

We’ve teamed with The Wall Street Journal to give business students full digital access to timely, relevant business news.

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% competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set 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, whenever your schedule allows.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time simultaneously) per 12-week billing session
  • Based on a program point system; 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay one flat-rate tuition fee per session*
$2,300 per quarter, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points

Get the Details

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

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about learning outcomes and gainful employment with a Bachelor of Science in Business.

*Books, supplies, and other fees may apply.

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. 

$30 Million in Scholarships Available

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

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Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Pathways, is a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

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Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Learn about Transfer Credits »

Student Success Story

“I think a lot of people are scared to go back, or they think, ‘I’ve got to put my family or my work on hold,’ but you really don’t. I tell them it’s something that you can do and you can fit it in.”

Linda Collar 

BS in Health Care Management

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

Our online Bachelor’s in Health Care Management Degree focuses on health care functions and business best practices, including everything from health care accounting and communications to quality assurance and risk management.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Description
BUS4121 Ethics in Healthcare Management
BUS4122 Health Care Economics
BUS4123 Quality Assurance Risk Management
BUS4124 Health Care Marketing and Strategic Planning
BUS4125 Legal Aspects of Health Care Management

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.

Faculty

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

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.  

Advisors

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

Tutoring

Get personalized coursework help from a subject matter expert and one-on-one support for academic skills and specific subjects.

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

5 Careers in the Fast-Growing Field of Health Care Management

Discover which specialized management skills are in demand in the workplace.

Read the blog post »

Tomorrow’s Health Care Leaders Will Depend on Data, Capella Chair Says

Dr. Ben Spedding, Capella’s Faculty Chair for Public Health and Health Leadership, discusses changes in the field.

Read the blog post »

How Health Care Reform is Changing the Health Care Industry

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

Read the blog post »

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online Bachelor’s in Health Care Management degree

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Clinical director/manager
  • Facility manager
  • Health and social service manager
  • Health care consultant
  • Health care financial manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Managed care manager
  • Medical records manager
  • Medical group practice manager
  • Medical device/pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Operations manager

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Government/military health care facility
  • Health care consulting firm
  • Health departments
  • Home health care service
  • Hospital
  • Insurance companies
  • Long-term care facility
  • Medical device company
  • Outpatient care center
  • Pharmaceutical company
  • Physician office
  • Residential care facility

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide.  Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

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