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Capella University's online MHA Health Care Operations program helps you learn to align an organization with patient needs. Designed to be completed within 18 months, this program prepares you to pursue director-level and leadership positions in a wide range of health care settings.

The curriculum is aligned with the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Competency Model™ and focuses on concepts, principles and processes associated with effective health care operations, including human capital management, health care consumerism and marketing, and facilities and capital asset management.

As you pursue Capella's MHA, you can earn a Health Care Administration Certificate simultaneously, within your first year—giving you a respected credential that you can obtain on the way to your master's degree.

Capella is a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your MHA in Health Care Operations from Capella, you'll optimize human resource, facilities, and capital assets to achieve the goals and objectives of a health care organization's strategic plan. You'll also employ data-based decision-making into strategic planning and implementation to help align the direction of an organization with the needs of health care consumers and other stakeholders. Discover specifically what you'll learn—and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

Health care will generate more than 4 million new jobs between 2010 and 2020—making health care management one of the fastest growing and in-demand career fields. Prepare to take the lead with an MHA from Capella University.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Healthcare Employment Projections, 2012

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online MHA in Health Care Operations include chief executive officer, clinic manager, department or division director, facility manager, health care consultant, hospital administrator, medical records manager, nurse manager, nursing director, operations manager or program manager. Potential workplaces include: ambulatory health care service, community care facility for the elderly, dental office, health clinic, home health care service, hospital, insurance company, medical and diagnostic laboratory or outpatient care center.

To learn more, call 866.739.7380, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.