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Health Care Management Specialization Bachelor of Science in Business

School of Business and Technology

Begin Your Journey as a Health Care Leader

If you’re passionate about health care, Capella offers a Bachelor of Science in Business, Health Care Management that can help you gain the skills to lead in the field. Dive into quality assurance, risk management, and health care operations to hone the skills that will help you make a positive impact. Then use that foundation to implement care quality in your decision-making process and build a deeper knowledge of health care policy.

At a Glance

  • 100% Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 8-15 General education courses
  • 9 Core courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 7-13 Elective courses
  • Capstone
  • 180 Total quarter credits (135 max transfer credits)

Classes Start December 2nd

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 Fall19)

FlexPath lets you finish the degree you started, with a bachelor’s in business in 12 months for $10,000.*

*Assumes accelerated pace. Price varies by your pace and transfer credits. Other fees apply.

Health Care Management program highlights

Two Flexible Online Learning Formats

To meet the needs of your busy life, we offer two competency-based online learning formats—GuidedPath and FlexPath

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Reduce Your Tuition by $8,000

Enroll in a qualified program, apply for an $8K scholarship, and meet the eligibility requirements.

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Generous Transfer Credits

Transfer credits may apply to up to 75% of our total program requirements, with additional opportunities for Capella evaluation of prior learning.

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Get Ahead With Sophia Learning

Sophia Learning, Capella’s learning partner, offers low-cost, self-paced general-education courses designed to be completed in 60 days for $329 per course.

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83% of bachelor in business alumni say their Capella degree has positioned them to achieve their professional ambitions.

Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2018

Build a Strong Foundation

In our bachelor’s in health care management, you’ll develop your business acumen, helping prepare you for the rest of your health care career.

Cost & learning formats

A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. 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
$18,495$39,306* MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed, and move on to the next course whenever 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*
$10,000$25,000* ACCELERATED PACE–TYPICAL PACE
$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points

*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.

$8K toward your bachelor's

Apply for an $8K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

Low-cost gen-ed courses

Our external partner, Sophia Learning, offers a low-cost way to earn gen-ed credits.

Transfer credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.

"The best part of FlexPath for me was that I could incorporate so much of my career, experience, and knowledge in my assessments, and I also was able to bring my learning to enhance my career.”

Amy Peterson
BS Business Administration
*Actual Capella student who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella.

Health Care Management Sample Courses

In our health care management specialization, you’ll build a solid foundation and master the skills you need to take charge in a variety of health care environments.

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BUS3012
Fundamentals of Leadership

This course is an introduction to principles of leadership behavior and their application in business and community settings. Learners develop and demonstrate awareness of the characteristics, styles, and practices necessary for effective leadership. Learners who have received credit for BUS3010 may not take BUS3012.

3 quarter credits
BUS3026
Foundations and Future of Health Care Delivery Management

This course offers an indepth study of national and global healthcare from a business management perspective. Learners examine the history and evolution of both the U.S. and global healthcare delivery systems. Learners also apply critical thinking skills to analyze a variety of management challenges related to population health indicators, political, economic, and consumer driven forces. Finally, learners explore the high level of change and innovation in the healthcare system by applying change management concepts and skills related to emerging and future trends in healthcare delivery.

6 quarter credits
BUS3050
Fundamentals of Organizational Communication

This course helps learners develop and demonstrate competence in their understanding and application of the fundamentals of organizational communication; the interrelationship of organizational communication, symbols, culture, and performance; effective communication practices in relationships internal and external to the enterprise; and ways these factors contribute to successful organizational performance. Learners also analyze ways organizational communication factors are interrelated and function in an enterprise.

6 quarter credits
BUS4127 *
Evidence-Based Health Care Management

Learners in this course develop and apply an understanding of the origin, concept, and practice of evidence-based management relative to the health care field. Learners analyze the credibility and validity of evidence sources and identify potential evidence sources to use in health care management decision making. Learners also synthesize information from variety of evidence-based sources to support leadership decisions from an operational and strategic perspective. Prerequisite(s): BUS3026.

6 quarter credits
BUS4128 *
Cultural Competence in Health Care

In this course, learners gain and apply knowledge of the business management skills used to effectively assess, create, and lead culturally competent health care organizations. Learners explore management responsibilities for creating and maintaining a workplace environment of cultural diversity and inclusion, as well as the challenges associated with this responsibility and the resources available to meet those challenges. Learners also examine how cultural health disparities and the social determinants of health affect the ability of health care organizations to provide culturally competent health care programs and services.  Prerequisite(s): BUS3026.

6 quarter credits

What You'll Learn

In our BS in Business, Health Care Management specialization you’ll gain the knowledge to:

  • Deliver improved patient care
  • Discover business solutions
  • Guide others towards achieving the organizational mission
  • Understand day-to-day functions
  • Communicate professionally

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 courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.

Enrollment counselors

These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.

Advisors

Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.

Tutoring

Need help with a particular topic? Struggling with a concept? We offer subject matter experts and one-on-one support for academic skills and specific subjects.

Accredited & recognized

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

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Bachelor’s in Health Care Management Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career paths to explore with our online Bachelor’s in Health Care Management.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Business analyst
  • Practice manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Health administrator
  • Clinic manager
  • Office manager

Employment settings to explore

  • Hospital
  • Nursing care facility
  • Office of physician
  • Health insurance company
  • Land-based or online college or university

*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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