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Health Care Management Specialization Master of Business Administration

School of Business and Technology

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.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available*
  • 7 Core Courses
  • 3 Specialization Courses
  • Capstone
  • 45 Total Credits (12 Max Transfer)

Classes Start April 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 SPRING)

With FlexPath, you can earn your MBA in 12 months and under $11,000*

*Based on 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 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.

Find the right path for you »

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, apply for a $3K scholarship, and meet the eligibility requirements.

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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

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
$796 per credit, 45 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) 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*
$2,650 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.

Reduce Your Tuition with $3K

Enroll in your master's degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $3K.

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.

Course Number Course Title
MBA5002 MBA Leadership
MBA5006 Business Strategy
HCM5310 Decision-Making in the Health Care System
HCM5312 Analyzing the Health Care Environment
HCM5314 Driving Health Care Results

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

See more of what you’ll learn »

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 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.

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.


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

Master of Health Administration vs. MBA in Health Care Management

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Medical Technology Startup Careers with an MBA in Health Care Management

Gain business and health care knowledge and skills in one degree.

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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

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Hospital
  • Insurance carrier
  • Physician's office
  • Outpatient care center
  • Home health care service
  • 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.

Other Programs to Explore

Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals.

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.