American University School of Professional & Extended Studies Launches Three New Online Master's Degree Programs

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To meet growing analytical needs and help fill the skills gap many organizations are facing today, the School of Professional & Extended Studies at American University is launching three new programs to include an MS in Measurement & Evaluation, an MS in Healthcare Management and an MS in Sports Analytics & Management.

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“We developed these unique new degree programs to meet growing analytical needs and help address the critical skills gap many organizations are facing,” said Bobbe Baggio, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Online Learning.

The School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) at American University is introducing three new online master’s degree programs. “We developed these unique new degree programs to meet growing analytical needs and help address the critical skills gap many organizations are facing,” said Bobbe Baggio, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Online Learning. In the development of these new programs, American University consulted councils of active practitioners in related fields to provide insight and guidance on the challenges organizations are tackling today and the technical, leadership and communications skills needed to overcome those challenges.

The new degrees are an MS in Measurement & Evaluation, an MS in Healthcare Management and an MS in Sports Analytics & Management. Each program is a 24-month, 36-credit program that can be completed entirely online, giving working professionals the flexibility to achieve a graduate degree while continuing to meet personal and professional commitments. No GRE is required.

MS in Measurement & Evaluation
This program will be available for study beginning August 29, 2016. Students in this program will gain a universal framework for collecting, analyzing and using data to determine project effectiveness and efficiency. They will graduate with the leadership and practical assessment skills needed to evaluate projects in the corporate, nonprofit and governmental spheres.

MS in Healthcare Management
With classes beginning in January 2017, this degree gives students advanced knowledge and training in healthcare administration and operations. This program connects analytical and leadership skills, preparing graduates to meet the challenges of the complex and rapidly evolving healthcare industry. Graduates will be ready to pursue careers in traditional and nontraditional health settings and industries, including healthcare provider organizations, consulting firms, government agencies, law firms, insurance companies, pharmaceutical research, information technology, medical software, healthcare informatics and analytics and more.

MS in Sports Analytics & Management
This unique program prepares students with the analytical skills to measure the impact that technology is having in sports. Graduates will be equipped with skills and industry expertise to pursue roles in new and emerging areas of sports including performance data analytics, interactive spectatorship, mobile technology, fantasy sports, e-sports gaming and virtual reality. With this unique skillset, students will graduate prepared to pursue employment opportunities with sports leagues, sports representation, sports governance agencies, as well as organizations that are key stakeholders in the sports market. Enrollment for this degree is open now, with studies starting in January 2017.

Online graduate certificate options are also available for all three programs.

To learn more about American University’s online programs, contact an admissions advisor at 855-725-7614.

About American University:
American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.

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