HR Analytics Graduate Certificate

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Develop HR analytics expertise and marketable skills that are in high demand.

Many of today’s leading organizations use human resource (HR) analytics to achieve a competitive advantage. By effectively acquiring, managing, analyzing and reporting HR data, organizations improve decisions related to hiring, managing, developing and retaining workers. In fact, Deloitte Human Capital recently found that 85% of companies regard HR analytics as “important” or “very important” and 70% are in the process of using HR analytics to inform decision making—but only 42% think they’re prepared to do so. 

Portland State University’s HR Analytics Graduate Certificate equips you to bring employers up to speed and fill a critical talent gap. Offered fully online to meet the needs of working professionals, our HR analytics certificate provides you with highly marketable expertise in HR analytics tools and applications, taking you from HR analytics literacy to fluency and mastery.

Whether you’re a long-time human resources professional or are breaking into the field, our fully online HR Analytics Graduate Certificate gives you extremely valuable skills that increase your job status, professional impact and earning potential.

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HR Analytics Graduate Certificate: Why PSU?

  • Applied, results-oriented education. You’ll develop practical HR analytics skills that have an immediate impact. The program covers the most current tools and techniques in HR analytics, including descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, data visualization and storytelling with data.
  • Flexibility and convenience. As a fully online program, the HR Analytics Graduate Certificate can fit easily into a full-time professional schedule. You’ll do coursework where and when it fits into your calendar, with a user-friendly digital platform that supports interaction between students and faculty.
  • Experienced faculty. PSU’s HR analytics courses are taught by industry pros, highly-published academics and award-winning instructors who’ve worked as executives or consultants for organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. They teach from first-hand experience, providing career insights and guidance that goes beyond the textbook for hands-on, cutting-edge impact.
  • Rigorous academics. You’ll earn the HR Analytics Graduate Certificate from our nationally-ranked School of Business that’s highly respected by employers. We’ve earned recognition from US News & World Report, and we hold elite dual accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which puts us among the top 5% of business schools.

HR Analytics Graduate Certificate Highlights

  • Confers skills that are in very high demand
  • Online format maximizes flexibility and convenience for working professionals
  • Offered by PSU’s nationally ranked business school
  • Accessible for experienced HR professionals and those new to the industry
  • Curriculum designed by premier academic scholars and industry pros
  • SHRM professional development credit is available for each completed course

What Can I Do With the HR Analytics Graduate Certificate?

PSU’s graduate certificate in HR analytics qualifies you for supervisory and leadership roles in human resource management. Job titles vary widely among organizations, but some possible job titles include:

  • HR analyst
  • HR consultant
  • HR information system manager
  • HR information technology manager
  • Senior business analyst
  • Executive recruiter
  • Director of workforce analytics
  • Director of employee engagement
  • Workforce intelligence specialist
  • HR success manager
  • Chief HR officer

HR Analytics Graduate Certificate Curriculum

The HR Analytics Graduate Certificate program consists of six courses and can be completed in three terms (nine months). You’ll learn to use data analytics software and tools, implement data-informed strategic HR initiatives, improve workforce acquisition, management, development and retention, improve human capital efficiencies, and identify prevailing legal and ethical issues when working with people data.

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