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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 business, 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

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

Classes Start July 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.

Admission Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee (waived w/promo SPRING)

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.

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 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
$354 per 1000-2000 level credit $410 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 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*
$2,400 per 12-week billing session, 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.

*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.

Healthcare Management Degree Online - Capella University

Ask our Alumni

Have questions about our programs and what actual alumni have done with their degree? Ask our alumni about their experiences, and see if Capella is a fit for you.


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.

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Learning, offers self-paced, online options for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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 health care management bachelor's 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.


Our distinguished faculty members hold 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.  


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


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.

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.

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. 

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our BS in Business 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 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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