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.
With your Master's 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.
Common jobs with an online Master's 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.
Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements.
Basic requirements for all programs:
- Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
- Acknowledgement agreement
- All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
- Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
- Minimum GPA as defined by your program
Minimum level of education required:
- Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution