The practice of HR is changing, requiring all HR professionals to be more proficient in the use of data to drive business and talent strategies and decisions. The MS in Human Capital Analytics and Technology (STEM) program is one of the first master's degrees of its kind in the US and is designed to address the growing demand for highly skilled, people-centric leaders who are proficient in both qualitative and quantitative analysis and decision-making. NYU SPS students learn the methods, technologies and tools to use data to address real HR issues such as employee engagement and strategic workforce planning. Students will develop analytical thinking, business acumen, consulting skills, and the confidence they will need to work effectively with business leaders and communicate with a broad spectrum of stakeholders. Graduates of the program are able to apply these skills in diverse HR roles such as human capital analytics, talent management, HR business partner, total rewards in public corporations, consulting firms, higher education settings and non-profits.
Simply put, human capital analytics and technology is the use of talent data, tools, techniques and new technologies to improve talent and business outcomes. It helps organizations optimize the employee experience, improve productivity and develop actionable talent acquisition and retention strategies.