NEW YORK, NY, January 10, 2019 – Human capital management is rapidly becoming a critical business function that applies technology, analytics, and human-centered design to transform the workplace experience. People management professionals deliver organizational impact (financial results, brand image, sustainable practices, etc.) through sophisticated and measurable workforce planning and management solutions.
To meet the growing needs of organizations that require evidence-based workforce management and skills optimization, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Division of Programs in Business (DPB) is introducing the NEW MS in Human Capital Analytics and Technology (HCAT). The inaugural cohort of the program will begin studies in September 2019, and applications are currently being accepted.
The 30-credit degree is designed to prepare well-rounded business and analytics professionals with deep expertise in people and organization management. A comprehensive, well balanced seven-course core curriculum delivers the most current skills in data analysis and automation along with the foundations of behavioral and organization sciences, applied research, and essential management skills. Six electives, including an internship option and a required experiential learning capstone, allow for the study and the application of a broad range of applied topics including intelligent automation, the digital workplace, and storytelling with data, as well as current and future trends in human capital analytics and technology.
The program is offered online, with two short residencies in NYC at the beginning and end of the course of study, making it ideal for busy working professionals. Flexible schedules allow students to complete the degree within one year of full-time study or within one-and-a-half to three years of part-time study.
“This program is truly cutting edge, and offers professionals interested in human capital management the tools to harness the power of data to build better businesses and to develop and utilize talent in new and innovative ways,” asserted Martin Ihrig, associate dean of the NYUSPS Division of Programs in Business. “We have designed it to reflect the needs of industry now and in the years to come.”
“A strong workforce can be one of the biggest differentiators in the success of any enterprise, and future focused HR professionals are turning more and more to data analytics to help build, manage, improve, and motivate their people to achieve positive business outcomes,” said Anna Tavis, a clinical associate professor and academic director of the NYUSPS Human Capital Management Program. “This degree provides the knowledge and skill sets required to not only remain relevant, but to make a tangible difference in a changing HR environment.”
About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for industry focused education and applied research that is related to key knowledge-based fields where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Economic and Urban Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime; Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Management; Humanities; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages; Management and Systems; Marketing; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Business; and Translation.
More than 80 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates nearly 5,400 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by over 18,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses, Certificates, and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by nearly 25,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.