MSc Data Analytics and Human Resource Management

Data Analytics and Human Resource Management

MSc

Summary

Study level
Award
Part time
1 year+
Location
Online
Faculty of Business

Course Overview

We’ll help you prove you’ve got what it takes for the next step in your career with our MSc in Data Analytics and Human Resource Management. This course empowers you to use in-depth data analysis to make more effective HR decisions for your organisation.

This course provides you with an in-depth understanding of today’s debates in the field of human resource management, particularly the principles and concepts at play in statistics and data analytics and the practical application of these concepts in human resources and people management.

Ultimately, this innovative degree will give you a combination of data analysis and HR management skills, designed to help you become a strategic decision-maker and accelerate you to a senior position. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to apply what you learn to your day-to-day role, allowing you to demonstrate immediate value to your current or future employer.

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Course details and modules

By giving you the skills and knowledge you need to demonstrate strategic planning and decision-making capabilities, we’re preparing you for the next step in your career as an HR professional. You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with your international classmates on the course, building your global business network.

Clare Gillon

The staff and the support along the way has been amazing. Any questions or enquiries are answered. I cannot thank the admissions team enough for their part in advising and supporting me through this MA. It is a big step to make and having the support through the whole process really helped.

Clare Gillon
MA Strategic Marketing - Online

Modules

  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • HRM in Context
  • Managing the Human Resource
  • Reward Management
  • Research Project

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. These assessment methods are designed to put your new knowledge into practice and keep track of how well you’re progressing in your studies. These include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

Study options

This course is available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere worldwide. 

Sathesh Paramasivam

In this programme you study partially on your own and then get further instruction in the classroom sessions. I like that it’s independent but you still have guidance and can ask questions if you need clarification. The online learning aspect of the course has been excellent.

Sathesh Paramasivam
MSc Data Analytics & Marketing - Berlin campus

Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. 
 
Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy.
 
Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Arden's MSc Data Analytics and Human Resource Management degree, you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.

Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers, so we recommend that you have a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE maths to succeed.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this data analytics and project management degree.

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Mohammed Rehman

Studying with us here at Arden teaches you how to handle and interpret complex data sets, and you’ll be developing skills that are essential in national and international businesses. If you are currently working in a management function or looking to specialise in data, our range of data analytics courses will develop your ability to analyse and interpret data in order to make business decisions. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.

Mohammed Rehman
Head of School Computing 

Career prospects

Data-led decision making has never been more relevant to the business environment. By studying a blend of HR and data analytics at postgraduate level, your CV will appeal to employers across a wide range of industries. So whether you want to progress upwards in your current organisation, or take on a new challenge altogether, you’ll have the skills you need to direct the future of your career. 

What can this course do for me?

Today’s business environment has an increasing demand for data analytics skills. By completing this course you’ll gain a competitive advantage that sets you apart from other HR professionals. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of human resource management and the role of data analytics in HR
  • Demonstrate the ability to gather, handle and visualise data insights within a business context 
  • Demonstrate the ability to use data insights to make strategic HR decisions
  • Use problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions to HR challenges
  • Complete projects or tasks that have directly improved your organisation

What can I do after Arden University?

After completing this course, you may decide to progress with your current employer or start a fresh challenge with a new organisation – the versatility of the skills you’ll gain means your options are open. Just a few of the roles you could progress to include:

  • Senior Manager
  • Data Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Pay and Reward Specialist
  • Global HR Practitioner
  • HR Analyst

Industry skills

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Study an industry-certified course alongside your degree 

If you're looking to gain some additional skills as you study, you can take an industry-certified online course while you’re studying your Arden degree, at no extra cost. 

You can choose to become certified on Salesforce Trailhead, gain certification through Cisco’s Networking Academy, or take courses on Amazon’s cloud-based learning platform, AWS Educate. All of these courses complement our degree modules and are highly valued by employers worldwide.

Career development resources

Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway. 
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:

  • CV360, which analyses your CV and provides instant feedback for improvement
  • Interview360, helping you practise your interview technique in a stress-free environment and tackle some of the most common interview questions - as many times as you need to
  • Aptitude tests to help your improve your critical thinking, numeric, and logical reasoning skills
  • 100s of interactive courses focused on giving you the skills and confidence you need to excel in your professional life. 
  • My Jobs, where you can search employment vacancies, browse employer profiles by location and, or connect with other employees on LinkedIn.