American Sentinel University Offers New Healthcare-focused Online Master of Business Intelligence and Computer Science Programs

American Sentinel University, an accredited career-focused online university, announced its redesigned online Master of Science Business Intelligence and Analytics (MSBIA) and Master of Computer Science and Healthcare Computing (MCSHC) degree programs will begin Oct. 6, 2014.

“As a leading provider of high-demand healthcare degrees, American Sentinel understands the constant need for a better educated healthcare industry. By enhancing our programs and courses, students are offered a new level of education,” says Blair Smith, Ph.D., dean, informatics-management-technology programs at American Sentinel University. “The learning outcomes mapped to these enhancements provide the healthcare industry with highly-prepared professionals who will play a significant role in patient safety, quality of care and managing modern medical technological shifts.”

New Focus on Healthcare Business Intelligence and Analytics
The MSBIA is a nationally accredited 36-credit hour online program designed to prepare students to understand and apply technologies that identify, extract and analyze business data. The program teaches students to quantify business operations and how to use data to understand and improve them.

The redesigned MSBIA program keeps up with current industry trends such as big data, cloud and mobile computing. The MSBIA program provides greater emphasis on clinical and healthcare business intelligence and the need for analytics in modern business practice.

“As one of the first universities in the nation to offer a graduate business intelligence degree, American Sentinel recognizes that BI is a key component in emerging and growing business trends,” says Smith. “We’ve updated this program to reflect the latest industry trends as business intelligence and analytics look to play an even bigger role in healthcare organizations.”

Developing Computer Science and Healthcare Computing
The MCSHC is a nationally accredited 36-credit hour online program designed for professionals interested in building on the skills necessary to design and develop real-world administrative information systems and methodologies.

The redesigned MCSHC program provides students with the knowledge to develop information systems, as well as recommend data management, analytic and information presentation requirements for healthcare decision-making and solution inquiry systems.

Students will be exposed to and proficient in the understanding of technology platforms used in e-health and telehealth applications, including an aptitude in health data evaluation.

The program is also suitable for students interested in general computer science as the content, assignments and projects are applicable to many industries and disciplines in addition to healthcare.

“Working professionals can benefit from our redesigned programs and gain advanced knowledge and experience that are essential to keeping their company or organization competitive and helping them increase their job security and upward mobility,” says Smith.

Enrollment Begins on Oct. 6, 2014
American Sentinel University will begin accepting enrollment applications for its Master of Science Business Intelligence and Analytics and Master of Computer Science and Healthcare Computing degree programs on Oct. 6, 2014. For more information, please visit, call 1.866.922.5694 or email the American Sentinel admissions team at

About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited associate, bachelor’s master’s, and doctorate-level online degree and certificate programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors, including healthcare, informatics, management, technology, and geospatial information systems. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For required student consumer information, please visit:

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