Health Care Management MBA - Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Stand at the forefront of a critical field

Looking to make a positive impact and stand out in health care management? Capella has a degree that can help you lead the way. In our online Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management degree you’ll hone specialized skills in one of today’s most dynamic fields. You’ll explore industry issues, operations, and advancements that prepare you to play a critical role in business and leadership and make a positive impact in health care.

88% of MBA alumni say they would recommend Capella to others.
Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2018

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available*
  • 7 Core courses
  • 3 Specialization courses
  • Capstone
  • 45 Total credits (12 max transfer)

Classes Start February 8th

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 FALL20).

With FlexPath, you can earn your MBA in 12 months for $11,000.*

*Based on the fastest 10% 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 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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Influence others with data

Learn to shape organizational decisions with analytics and data storytelling, critical skills that are woven throughout your program.

Personalized leadership coaching

You’ll receive personalized leadership coaching and complete a leadership assessment to develop an individualized plan that helps you focus on skills that support your ability to thrive and inspire.

Gain health care leadership skills

Throughout your program you’ll expand your ability to see the big picture, strategize and find solutions, and lead teams.

Reduce your tuition by $3,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $3K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.

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Showcase your problem-solving skills

Build an ePortfolio based on the real-world solutions that you develop in your coursework.

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.

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
$805 per credit, 45 total quarter credits, 12 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.

  • Enroll in one or two courses at a time and complete as many as you want in 12 weeks
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$2,750 per 12-week billing session, 23 total program points, 6 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. 

$3K toward your master's

Apply for a $3K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.

Transfer credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.

Employer & association discounts

If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.

"I chose FlexPath because of the ability to work at my own pace, which was important because I was also working full time, so I wanted the ability to work ahead if I could or step back for a little bit if I needed.”

Hannah Mohlenbrock
MBA Health Care Management
*Actual Capella student who agreed to appear in our promotional materials.

Health Care Management sample courses

Are you looking to build your skills in strategy, leadership, and operations management? Would you like to dive deeper into subjects such as clinical research methodologies or medical device product development? If so, consider our MBA in Health Care Management.

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MBA Leadership

This course covers contemporary models of leadership and examines behaviors and skills of effective leaders. Learners assess their own leadership strengths and how to lead effectively in their work settings. Learners also analyze ways in which leaders use their skills to support innovation, change, and collaboration within organizations. For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Must be taken during the first quarter by learners who have been admitted to the MBA degree program. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.

4 quarter credits
MBA5006 *
Business Strategy

Learners in this course examine ways in which companies formulate and implement strategy to effectively compete in the marketplace. Learners apply strategic models and analysis to address competitive challenges. For MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in MBA5002.

4 quarter credits
Decision-Making in the Health Care System

In this course, learners examine the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system, stakeholders, laws, and regulations. Learners develop an understanding of how health care delivery systems are organized and financed and identify the economic, legal, and political factors that influence the management of health care organizations.

4 quarter credits
HCM5312 *
Analyzing the Health Care Environment

Learners apply regulatory analyses to examine the organization’s position within the external environment and develop plans to strengthen the organization’s strategy. Learners use evidence-based decision making to support analyses. Prerequisite(s): MBA5006, HCM5310.

4 quarter credits
HCM5314 *
Driving Health Care Results

In this course, learners analyze ways in which health care leaders support the effective access and delivery of quality patient care in a customer-focused and cost efficient manner. Learners address the impact of organizational culture, structure, operations, services, and financing on outcomes to optimize results in a health care organization. Prerequisite(s): HCM5310, MBA5006.

4 quarter credits

What you’ll learn

Earning your MBA can help prepare you to lead in a dynamic, evolving field as you explore these and other critical areas of focus.

  • Strategic decision-making
  • Industry issue analysis
  • Operations funding
  • Ethics and integrity

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

Financial aid counselors

Our financial aid team knows how to run the numbers and help save on tuition.


Powerful databases and resources relevant to your field and dedicated, experienced librarians to help you do the research.

Career center

For this team, it’s more than resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

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

Health Care Management career insights

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MBA Health Care Management professional paths

Here are just some of the career paths to explore with our online MBA Health Care Management.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Clinical manager
  • Chief executive officer
  • Health director
  • Program director
  • Administrative director
  • Medical director
  • Practice manager
  • Account manager
  • Executive director

Employment settings to explore

  • Hospital
  • Insurance carrier
  • Physician's office
  • Outpatient care center
  • Home health care service
  • Outpatient care center
  • Pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing
  • College or university
  • Community or technical college

*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.

Three career paths to explore with an MBA in Health Care Management

While the health care field offers a variety of career paths and focus areas, some of the more common paths include:

Put your business acumen and management skills to good use by leading at some of the highest levels within the complex and dynamic health care field.

Job titles to explore may include working as a clinical manager, practice manager, program director, health director, or chief executive officer in physician’s offices, hospitals, and insurance carriers.

Become an expert in one of the fastest growing manufacturing industries by overseeing ongoing activities related to medical and other health-related products. 

Job titles to explore may include working as an account manager, administrative director, or executive director for pharmaceutical or medical manufacturing organizations.

Help influence faculty and undergraduate and graduate students in the field of health care, and motivate others to make an impact at an organizational level. 

Job titles to explore may include working as an administrative director, program director, or executive director for colleges and universities. 

Multiple factors, including prior experience, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.

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