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MBA in Health Care Management, FlexPath Option

School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration

Only learners enrolled in the FlexPath MBA degree program or the FlexPath MS in Information Systems and Technology Management degree program may take FlexPath MBA courses. MBA learners may not take courses associated with any other program within the School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration or any other school at Capella University while they are enrolled in the FlexPath MBA degree program.

The MBA Health Care Management specialization focuses on the application of business and management knowledge, skills, and abilities learners need within the complex and dynamic health care industry. Learners gain a thorough understanding of the health care system; government influence; and law, ethics, policy, and organizational strategy. Learners use evidence-based decision making that drives quality management, operations, and financial management practices based on organizational strategy and goals. Upon successful completion of this specialization, learners will have developed the knowledge and skills needed to pursue middle- or senior-level positions within health care organizations or organizations that serve the health care industry. Learners who pursue this specialization through the FlexPath option earn an MBA through self-paced demonstrations of competencies.

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Eleven Required Courses

 

 

At least 22.5 program points

Core courses: 

MBA-FPX5002
MBA Leadership

This course covers contemporary models of leadership and examines behaviors and skills of effective leaders. Learners assess their own leadership strengths and how to lead effectively in their work settings. Learners also analyze ways in which leaders use their skills to support innovation, change, and collaboration within organizations. For FlexPath option MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Must be taken during the first quarter by learners who have been admitted to the MBA degree program. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or credit for prior learning.

2 program points
MBA-FPX5006 *
Business Strategy

Learners in this course examine ways in which companies formulate and implement strategy to effectively compete in the marketplace. Learners apply strategic models and analysis to address competitive challenges. For FlexPath option MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in MBA-FPX5002.

2 program points
MBA-FPX5008
Applied Business Analytics

This course introduces learners to business analytics and its role in evidence-based decision making. Learners examine data and analytics techniques that create relevant, actionable, and meaningful information.  For FlexPath option MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only.

2 program points
MBA-FPX5010
Accounting Methods for Leaders

Learners in this course gain an understanding of how methods of financial and managerial accounting are used to analyze business performance and make evidence-based business decisions. Learners examine tax, ethical, and legal implications of accounting methods.  For FlexPath option MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only.

2 program points
MBA-FPX5012 *
Marketing Management

This course covers marketing theories, models, and practices used by businesses. Learners examine the expanded roles of analytics, technology, and social media in marketing strategy and implementation. Learners also use business analytics skills to address marketing problems and apply marketing methods to business challenges.  For FlexPath option MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only.  Prerequisite(s): MBA-FPX5008.

2 program points
MBA-FPX5014 *
Applied Managerial Finance

Learners in this course explore financial concepts and techniques required to evaluate, report, and maximize firm performance and value. Learners analyze environmental and market factors, goals, and constraints; and apply regulatory and ethical principles and business analytics skills to drive data-based decision making. For FlexPath option MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Prerequisite(s): MBA-FPX5008, MBA-FPX5010.

2 program points
MBA-FPX5016 *
Operations Management for Leaders

In this course, learners examine theories and models of business operations and their role in developing and delivering a superior product or service to the marketplace. Learners also apply business analytics skills and use data to evaluate strategic and tactical impact to business functions across the organization. For FlexPath option MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only. Prerequisite(s): MBA-FPX5008.

2 program points

Specialization courses: 

HCM-FPX5310
Decision-Making in the Health Care System

In this course, learners examine the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system, stakeholders, laws, and regulations. Learners develop an understanding of how health care delivery systems are organized and financed and identify the economic, legal, and political factors that influence the management of health care organizations.

2 program points
HCM-FPX5312 *
Analyzing the Health Care Environment

Learners apply environmental and regulatory analyses to examine the organization’s position within the external environment and develop plans to strengthen the organization’s strategy. Learners use evidence-based decision making to support analyses. Prerequisite(s): MBA-FPX5006, HCM-FPX5310.

2 program points
HCM-FPX5314 *
Driving Health Care Results

In this course, learners analyze ways in which health care leaders support the effective access and delivery of quality patient care in a customer-focused and cost efficient manner. Learners address the impact of organizational culture, structure, operations, services, and financing on outcomes to optimize results in a health care organization.  Prerequisite(s): MBAFPX5014, HCM-FPX5312.

2 program points

Taken during the learner’s final quarter: 

MBA-FPX5910 *
MBA Capstone Experience

In this course, learners integrate the knowledge and skills gained during the MBA program in an application-based business project. Learners demonstrate their overall ability to identify and recommend evidence-based solutions to business challenges and opportunities. For FlexPath option MBA degree and certificate program learners and non-degree learners only.  Prerequisite(s): All required and elective coursework. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or credit for prior learning.

2.5 program points

 

 

Total

 

 

At least 22.5 program points

* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.

Learners who do not complete all program requirements within quarter credit/program point minimums will be required to accrue such additional quarter credits/program points as are associated with any additional or repeat coursework necessary for successful completion of program requirements.

GuidedPath courses and FlexPath courses fulfill the program requirements and prerequisites for each delivery model.