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Health Care Operations Specialization Master of Health Administration

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Overview

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.

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

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

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Classes Start October 9th

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. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set 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
$526 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

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. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

MHA5012 Organizational Leadership and Governance
MHA5019 Project Management and Team Leadership
MHA5016 Introduction to Health Information Systems
MHA5022 Human Capital Management in Health Care
MHA5026 Facilities and Capital Asset Management

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.

Advisors

Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors–they know all about the details of your program.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

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.