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People Analytics: Transforming HR Strategy with Data Science

8 weeks (Online)

USD2,000 (Online)

22 Jun-24 Aug 2023 (Online)
6 Sep-1 Nov 2023 (Online)

Two business leaders discuss business challenges in class.

Achieve positive change across organisations, individuals and society

Today’s human resource leaders and people managers are being called upon to make decisions that enhance both people and business outcomes. Most HR leaders do not have access to employee data and the analytical tools that help to derive insights, to optimise and align decisions with strategic corporate objectives. This programme will enable you to develop a cutting-edge People Analytics function in your organisation. It will also equip you with practical and analytical techniques, and data-driven insights that will guide you to future proof your business.

Throughout this eight-week online programme, you will learn practical approaches to set up your people analytics team and leverage data that already exists within your organisation, to solve strategic challenges at the workplace.

This programme is being delivered in collaboration with Emeritus.

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Your learning journey

Module 1: Strategic Positioning
How do you set up a people analytics function?

Module 2: Achieving operational excellence with data
How do you organise and leverage what already exists within your organisation?

Module 3: Root cause analysis and project tactics
How do you ensure you solve the right problem within the appropriate timeframe?

Module 4: Designing successful experiments
How can you best achieve scientific rigour and quality within complex and dynamic organisational settings?

Module 5: Psychometrics
What role do latent traits have in governing workplace behaviour and how can psychological data augment people analytics efforts?

Module 6: Organisational data science
How do you go from description to prediction and what do people analytics projects involve in practice?

Module 7: Organisational data science
How can you safely and consistently integrate data into your communication and decision-making strategies?

Module 8: Transforming the workplace
What is your vision for the future of work? How can people analytics help you to achieve positive change in individuals, organisations and society?

Download the Open Programmes brochure for more information on the modules and faculty.


  • Learn to develop a cutting-edge people analytics function in your organisation, and return to your organisation with a tangible action plan
  • Become equipped with practical and analytical techniques and data-driven insights to help future-proof your organisation
  • Learn how to generate actionable insights
  • Learn how to use data to solve your business challenges
  • On completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a digital certificate of completion by Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education.
Icon: Executive Education Certificates of Achievement.

This programme counts towards the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement. On completing the GMCA you will be eligible to become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School’s global network of graduates and business-focused University of Cambridge alumni, faculty and staff.

In this online learning experience, you will learn the fundamentals of People Analytics, and transform how your business works with its most precious resource – its people.
Vesselin Popov, Executive Director, The Psychometrics Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School

Faculty & speakers

Learn from our world-class faculty who bring fresh insights from their leading-edge research into all of our Executive Education programmes.

Access profiles of the programme’s faculty:

Download the Open Programmes brochure for more information on the modules and faculty.

Programme format

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Our fully online programmes run over the course of multiple weeks, allowing you the greatest level of flexibility as to where and when you study. The learning is carefully structured in weekly components through a mix of curated videos, live webinars with Cambridge faculty plus Q&A sessions with Live Chat, assignments and discussions. Individual support is available through course Leaders and a dedicated Programme Support Team.

Our online programmes are delivered in collaboration with either Eruditus Executive Education or the Emeritus Institute of Management.

Who should attend?

  • Mid-level to senior HR professionals from any industry looking to set up or restructure the people analytics function to leverage data and solve problems
  • People/data analytics professionals seeking to expand strategic knowledge of people analytics and integrate untapped data sources to make business-relevant predictions
  • Consultants in HR and analytics who need the technical skills to provide more innovative and impactful solutions to their clients
  • Project managers who need to optimise and better align their teams and initiatives to corporate strategy
  • Directors and functional heads looking to use people analytics to transform their workplace and make better staffing decisions
  • Employee representatives who want to acquire a more sophisticated understanding of how big data and artificial intelligence are transforming many aspects of the workplace.

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Why Cambridge Judge Business School?

Cambridge Judge faculty

All of our programmes are designed and led by an Academic Programme Director, who is a member of Cambridge Judge Business School faculty. They will also deliver substantial portions of that programme.

Leading-edge research

The research conducted by Cambridge Judge Business School’s 20 research centres, across a diverse range of disciplines, flows directly into all of our programmes, bringing new insights to our programme content.

Small group learning

With small class sizes, we continue the Cambridge way of learning that emphasises high levels of interaction with both our world-class faculty and peers.

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USD2,000 (Online)

Please note prices pre-registration are subject to change.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this programme and how it could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the Open Programmes team:

[email protected]

Additional information

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (updated January 2023)

Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (updated January 2023)

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