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*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.
Enroll in a qualified program, apply for a $3K scholarship, and meet the eligibility requirements.
Our curriculum offers credible, relevant learning that’s designed around the National Center for Health Care Leadership Competency Model™ (NCHL).
Our learner success lab helps you expand your real-world skills in health administration and learn to use your time and resources effectively.
Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey 2017-2018
Share your learning and insights with nursing and public health
students completing related degree programs as part of Capella’s
interprofessional course structure.
Our distinguished MHA faculty are industry leaders, bringing real-world relevance into the courseroom to enrich your education, and career.
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.
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A more structured learning format with an active peer community and
faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the
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
*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.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.
Our online MHA, Health Administration helps you gain expertise in this field with courses that introduce the essentials of health administration.
Strategic Health Care Planning
In this course, learners examine strategic orientation, planning, and
decision making in health care organizations and environments.
Learners analyze the political, legal, regulatory, organizational,
demographical, and multicultural implications of strategic planning
decisions and how those decisions impact communities and populations,
define best practices for health care organization staff development,
and balance the prioritization of organizational and regulatory needs
with feasible costeffective solutions. Learners also develop a
long-term strategic health care plan that includes information on
human resource requirements, technology needs, and financial
|4 quarter credits|
Health Care Consumerism and Marketing
Learners in this course examine and demonstrate their knowledge of
consumerism and marketing concepts and processes used to optimize
interactions with stakeholders and meet community needs. Learners
differentiate between consumer and business markets; analyze the
influence of social networking in consumer satisfaction and market
share acquisition; synthesize health care market research, analysis,
and assessment; study marketing communication processes; and design a
marketing plan targeting identified health consumer needs.
Prerequisite(s): MHA5006, MHA5010, NHS6004, NHS6008.
|4 quarter credits|
Health Care Finance and Reimbursement
Learners in this course gain knowledge of and apply financial
management concepts, principles, and processes used in health care
organizations. Learners examine accounting, financial statements and
ratios, budgeting, capitalization, cost allocation, reimbursement
methodologies and processes, and the impact of varying reimbursement
structures on health care practice and service delivery. Learners also
design, prepare, and manage health care budgets; analyze short- and
long-term health care investment decisions; and articulate the ways
effective health care finance and accounting processes are used to
present operational and strategic financial information to
|4 quarter credits|
Introduction to Health Information Systems
Learners in this course develop the knowledge and skills needed to
effectively use health information systems and technology in health
care organizations and environments. Learners differentiate between
administrative, clinical, management, and decision-support information
technology tools; design and evaluate short-and long-term IT
management projects; and analyze the budgetary and financial concerns
associated with implementing IT management projects. Learners also
demonstrate best practices and industry standards of health
information systems management into professional practice, with an
emphasis on effective staff management and organizational performance.
Prerequisite(s): NHS5004, NHS6008.
|4 quarter credits|
The right education can change everything. Discover your path to
gaining real-world skills as a supervisor, manager, or director in
various health care settings.
Review the similarities and differences in an MHA and MBA with a
health care focus.
What is interprofessional education, and why is it especially
important in the health care field?
Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and personally. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to consider with an MHA, General Health Administration.
*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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