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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 and apply for a $3K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.
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 deadlines.
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.
*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 implications
|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 organizational stakeholders.
|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.
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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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