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MHA in Health Care Operations
Master of Health Administration

Health care providers need administrative experts who use their skills to drive better outcomes in a diverse, dynamic industry. You can play a vital role with the Capella online MHA, Health Care Operations specialization. This program is designed to help you grow as a leader by mastering advanced skills in management, care coordination, business management, and other key aspects in the field.

This program can help you develop the skills to support the transformation of the health care industry, from bedside to business strategy, for better patient and organizational outcomes.

Real-world experience

Our competency-based education approach allows you to immediately apply coursework learning to the work you do everyday.

Employer partnerships

Capella University partners with more than 400 health care employers, including leading hospital systems and insurance providers.

Interprofessional learning

Share your learning and insights with nursing and public health students in related degree programs as part of Capella's interprofessional course structure.

Classes start July 11

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 7 Core courses
  • 4 Specialization courses
  • 1 Capstone
  • 48 Total quarter credits
  • 12 Maximum transfer credits

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MHA degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MHA in Health Care Operations.

Job titles to explore

  • Chief executive officer
  • Clinic manager
  • Program director
  • Health director
  • Administrative director
  • Chief operations officer
  • Business analyst
  • Vice president of operations

Employment settings to explore

  • Ambulatory health care service
  • Dental office
  • Federal government health care facility
  • Nursing or residential care facility
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratory
  • Outpatient care center
  • Wellness and health promotion organization
  • Health plan
  • Health care consulting firm
  • Health system
  • Hospital
  • Insurance company

*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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