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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.
Learn how to use your academic resources like the writing center, teaching assistants, and more to your fullest advantage.
Use evidence-based best practices in change leadership while working one-on-one with a coach to develop your own leadership style.
Our curriculum is credible and relevant, designed around the National Center for Health Care Leadership Competency Model™ (NCHL).
Share your learning and insights with nursing and public health students completing related degree programs as part of Capella’s interprofessional course structure.
In our exclusive virtual health care simulation tool Vila Health™ you’ll practice real-world scenarios in a safe learning environment.
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.
Our team knows how to run the numbers and help find ways to save on costs.
Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.
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.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own
speed, moving onto the next course when 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.
Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment process.
Discover how the collaborative, practice-based learning in your MHA, Health Care Leadership program can help you apply change leadership, coaching, team collaboration, and professional development in your career.
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|
Organizational Leadership and Governance
Learners in this course examine and articulate the fundamental
concepts and principles of health care organization management and
leadership, including governance, cost-effective decision making, and
managing and leading stakeholders and staff. Learners identify best
practices for mobilizing, managing, and improving employee,
organization, stakeholder, and community commitment and for creating
employee-centered organizations that foster professional and
organizational accountability. Learners also analyze an organizational
leadership structure and governance plan and examine how to apply team
leadership skills to initiate change.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in MHA5010.
|4 quarter credits|
Data Analysis for Health Care Decisions
Learners in this course gain and apply an understanding of how data drives decision making at every level of health care administration, including in value-based reimbursement as well as operations and outcomes. Learners identify ways to use data analysis tools and techniques in the pursuit of value, quality, and safety. Throughout the course, learners use readings, media presentations, and real-world examples to analyze a particular foundational statistical concept and related practical application.
|4 quarter credits|
Health Administration Change Leadership
Learners in this course examine evidence-based approaches to change
leadership, process management, and organizational design in complex,
dynamic health care environments. Learners apply analytical and
innovative thinking to complex problems related to guiding change by
using knowledge of theory and past trends to develop effective
solutions. Learners reflect on their own ability to manage change and
identify stretch goals for their future development in change
|4 quarter credits|
Team Development and Personal Leadership in Health Care Settings
In this course, learners receive personalized coaching and apply
coaching techniques in a real-world setting. Learners demonstrate
their knowledge of talent development, team leadership,
professionalism, and interpersonal understanding. Learners also
evaluate their own leadership skills through introspective
investigation, reflection, and coaching, and then use these skills to
construct their own personal leadership plan.
|4 quarter credits|
Staying educated and informed about new industry trends should be top priority for health care professionals.
Learn what interprofessional education is and why it's important in the health care field.
Improving employee satisfaction and motivation can help health care organizations meet the Triple Aim goals.
Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and personally. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to consider with a Master of Health Administration, Health Care Leadership degree.
*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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