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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

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8-15 General Education Courses
  • 10 Core Courses
  • 8 Specialization Courses
  • 7-13 Elective Courses
  • Capstone
  • 180 Total Credits (135 Max Transfer)

Classes Start March 4th

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)

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

*Based on fastest 10 percent 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 may 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 a $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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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.

7 in 10 Capella bachelor’s alumni agree that earning a degree has had a positive impact on their career.

Source: Gallup research study, 2016

Cost & Learning Formats

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) 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, 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.

Reduce Your Tuition with $8K

Enroll in your bachelor's degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $8K.

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Need to fill in some gaps? Our learning partner, Sophia, has a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Transfer Credits

Depending on the program and school, you may be able to apply transfer credits to your Capella education.

"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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Fundamentals of Leadership

This course is an introduction to principles and theories 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
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
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

Course Number Course Title
BUS3012 Fundamentals of Leadership
BUS3025 Introduction to Health Care, Wellness, and Disease
BUS3050 Fundamental of Organizational Communication
BSU4127 Evidence-Based Health Care Management
BUS4128 Cultural Competence in Health Care

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

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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 help you gain 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.

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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*

  • Clinical director/manager
  • Facility manager
  • Health and social services manager
  • Health care consultant
  • Health care financial manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Managed care manager
  • Medical records manager
  • Medical device pharmaceuticals sales representative
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Operations manager

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Government/military
  • 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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Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.