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Health Care Management Specialization Master of Business Administration

School of Business and Technology

Your Next Career Move Starts Here

Health care management is one of the most relevant fields in America and shows no signs of slowing in its constant changing. A master's degree can help you stand out from the crowd with this advanced credential and stay on top of the most up-to-date information. Capella’s online MBA in Health Care Management degree program can sharpen your business edge and equip you to play a critical role in an industry that hinges on agile, effective, and innovative leadership. 

What to Expect

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 11 Core Courses
  • 4 Elective Courses
  • Capstone

Classes Start February 5th

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

Apply Your Foundational Knowledge

Apply foundational knowledge and an understanding of business systems, processes, and technology within and across core disciplines.

Incorporate the Big Picture

Successfully integrate information across varying disciplines and from differing perspectives within your organization.  

Think Critically & Analytically

Apply critical thinking and analytics to business challenges and provide evidence-based solutions and opportunities.

Be Seen as a Thought Leader

Apply innovative, strategic, and sustainable approaches to business practice and planning.

Lead in Different Environments

Learn to lead and collaborate in virtual, global, and culturally diverse environments.

Act Ethically & with Integrity

Integrate principles of ethics and integrity into your business decisions at your organization.

Communicate Effectively at Work

Learn ways to communicate clearly and effectively in a business environment to ensure what you need is being heard and understood.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Earn Certificates as You Learn

Apply for a Graduate Certificate in Business Management, a benefit that can provide relevant skills and abilities to advance your career.

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
$780 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 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*
$2,500 per quarter, 24 total program points, 0 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.

MBA in Healthcare Management Online Degree - 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. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

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 MBA in Health Care Management lets you engage in a curriculum that emphasizes strategy, financial management and ethics: medical device product development, financial management, clinical research methodologies, and more. 

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
MBA6271 Strategic Management of Health Care Systems
MBA6273 Health Care Financial Management
MBA6275 Health Care Policy Analysis and Decision Making
MBA6277 Ethical and Legal Considerations in Health Care

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.

Career Center

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

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.

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Which Online MBA Program Is Right for You?

If you’re considering an online MBA, Capella offers 12 specializations to help move your career forward.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our MBA in Health Care Management degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Department or division director
  • Director of nursing
  • Health care consultant
  • Health care financial manager
  • Nurse manager
  • Nutrition service manager
  • Medical device sales representative
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Community care facility for the elderly
  • Federal government health care facility
  • Home health care service
  • Serving health care industry
  • Insurance company
  • Medical device company
  • Medical or diagnostic laboratory
  • Nursing and residential care facility
  • Outpatient care center
  • Pharmaceutical company
  • Physician office
  • Private hospital

*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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Ready for the Next Step?

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