UNSW’s new Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) specialisation addresses the analytics skills gap in human resource departments.

Analysts are modern-day pioneers, with the ability to utilise valuable insights and business knowledge to ignite the shift from reactive to proactive organisational strategies. For these agents of change, opportunities only keep growing as our world becomes increasingly data-driven. 

The 100 per cent online Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) from UNSW offers a unique opportunity for aspiring and seasoned business professionals to learn how to use data and HR information systems to drive organisational growth. With the aim of equipping students with essential analytical skills and techniques, students of this new specialisation will be able to identify, understand and apply data to enrich workplace environments across a myriad of industries.

Whether already in the analytics field or aspiring to be, the Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) has launched at the ideal time, setting students up for promising career opportunities in the growing field of human resources analytics, with average salaries from $90,000.

Strengthen HR strategy through analytics

In today's highly competitive business landscape, organisations are facing immense pressure to enhance their operational efficiency and drive sustainable growth. With the new Human Resource Analytics specialisation within UNSW’s Master of Analytics, students will gain a deep understanding of how to leverage employee insights to make data-driven decisions that support organisational success. 

This specialisation will also equip participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively communicate and present these insights to key stakeholders, enhancing their credibility as people leaders.

Applied skills in high demand

Estimated to be the most in-demand skill by 2030*, data literacy is a crucial skill for many modern workforces. Human resource departments are no exception. The ability to understand and analyse data has become increasingly essential to align tasks to strategic business goals. 

With the Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics), students will develop practical skills in areas such as HR Analytics, data visualisation and communication, predictive analytics and more. These skills are highly sought-after by organisations, making students valuable assets in the job market.

Learn from one of Australia’s best universities

Not only a leading university in Australia, UNSW is also consistently recognised as a world leader in education. Currently ranked equal 19th in the 2024 QS World University Rankings, UNSW prides themselves on providing accessible and contemporary programs to shape future generations of leaders. 

With strong industry connections combined with programs developed and delivered by industries best ensure graduates gain career-relevant skills. These factors culminate in a unique and cutting-edge learning experience, resulting in UNSW being voted as having the most employable students four years in a row in the AFR Top100 Future Leader Awards. 

Dr Andrew Dhaenens is the Key Academic for Human Resource Management Programs at UNSW Online and sees a huge opportunity for the new Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) to boost analytical careers and strengthen organisations. 

"The Human Resource Analytics specialisation is designed to empower HR professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape. It equips them with the data analytical competencies required to make data-driven decisions, enhance business processes, and refine communication strategies” says Dhaenens. 

Applications are now open, with the first student intake commencing in Hexamester 1, 2024 (8 January 2024). For more information about the new HR Analytics specialisation,  visit the UNSW Study Online website.