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Management Certificate in People Analytics

Diploma Description

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“People analytics” is the utilization of advanced analytics and a data-driven approach to workforce planning and strategy. With the abundance of data, more sophisticated computing algorithms, and analytical capabilities, the application of advanced analytics in talent management is now mainstream. Organizations are aggressively looking to leverage this power for human capital decisions for the enterprise.

There is a growing demand for HR professionals to analyze employee data, find patterns, and forecast trends to drive talent decision-making. People analytics is being applied extensively to enable more accurate HR decision-making in hiring the right talent, drawing insights into what drives employee motivation and performance at work, increasing retention, improving team formation, identifying potential leaders, and enhancing other processes.

The field of people analytics is relatively new and evolving. One of the challenges in its adoption has been a lack of HR practitioners with these analytical skills. We have identified four key discipline areas and skills needed to build the present and also future-ready capabilities. The Certificate in People Analytics will provide participants with knowledge in workforce analytics, data science, I/O psychology, and workplace automation. This certificate is conducted by a team of world-class academic faculty pioneers and corporate practitioners in the field of people analytics.

This certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete six courses: four required and two electives.

Must be completed within

3 years

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED COURSES

All Courses Required

Fundamentals of People Analytics

Beginning with fundamentals, identify human capital issues in the workplace and learn to apply metrics that can yield insights into the workforce.

2020 Fall
1 section

HCM Data Analysis Using Excel

Learn advanced Microsoft Excel concepts for applying analytics to human capital management (HCM) data.

2020 Fall
1 section

Data Visualization for HCM

Explore different principles and best practices for communicating data and creating visual stories for use in human capital management (HCM).

2020 Fall
1 section

Python for Human Capital Management

Gain the foundational knowledge to collect, manipulate, visualize, and analyze common HR data sources using the Python programming language.

2020 Fall
1 section

ELECTIVE COURSES

Complete 2

Design Thinking

Become part of HR’s growing role in shaping the workforce experience through the digital workplace design.

2020 Fall
1 section

Human Resource Information Systems

Learn about the role information technology plays in helping the HR function and the organization achieve a competitive advantage.

Database Management Using SQL

Learn to query and aggregate using SQL in order to perform analytics on multiple data sets quickly and efficiently.

2020 Fall
1 section

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required