Online Human Resource Analytics and Management Programs

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12-20 Month Duration

Career Focused


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Make Data-Driven Decisions in Human Resources

Learn to apply technology to HR processes with American University’s online human resource analytics and management programs. You’ll advance your skills in talent acquisition, performance management, and employee engagement while learning to enhance business decision-making through metrics and critical evaluation. Pursue a graduate certificate or a full master’s degree to gain the credential you need to meet your career goals. With knowledge gained from AU’s online HR programs, you’ll be ready to rise to any challenge with confidence.

Explore AU’s Online HR Programs

With online programs from AU, you will have the flexibility to earn a degree with any type of schedule. You will learn new skills and expand your knowledge under the guidance of our experienced faculty, all while gaining valuable experience in the field of your choice.

This program addresses the critical challenges today’s HR professionals face and helps you learn to increase organizational effectiveness using the latest in HR technologies. Build the skills to make more data-driven decisions and engage employees at a higher rate while studying an SHRM-approved curriculum.

Gain the new skills and management techniques you need to successfully carry out HR functions in today’s digital environment. Complete this certificate as a standalone credential, or apply your credits to the full master’s degree.

Enhance Your Organization’s Productivity

The curriculum in AU’s online HR analytics and management programs will equip you with the real-world skills you need to be a leader in field of human resources. Learn more about what makes these programs unique:

SHRM-Approved Master’s

Our master’s program is approved and recognized by the The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Career-Focused Curriculum

AU worked with an advisory panel to develop the programs’ curriculum, ensuring they meet industry standards.

Professional Development

AU partners with SHRM to offer non-credit professional development courses on human resources topics.

Doctor Robert Stokes
“This program is unique with its focus on increasing organization performance through a focus on effectiveness, efficiency, and impact in all human resource functions.”
– Dr. Robert D. Stokes, Program Director

Pursue Career Advancement in HR

Leaders in HR can improve the work lives of employees as well as the overall functioning of their organization. The high impact of these professionals leads to steady growth in the field, with job openings for HR managers projected to increase faster than average at a rate of 5% between 2022 and 2032 – amounting to approximately 15,500 openings per year over the decade.1 Management analysts, including those who work in HR, expect even higher job growth at a rate of 10%.2 Job opportunities for HR professionals include:

Alumni Employers

As passionate change-makers, our alumni are employed in various settings all over the country. You can find some of them working at these organizations:

  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Holman Logistics
  • The Vanguard Group
  • Koch Industries
  • WireWheel

Where Passion Becomes Purpose

American University delivers a collaborative, immersive, and personalized online learning experience from the heart of Washington, D.C., to anywhere in the world. As an online student, you’ll take rigorous courses led by the same outstanding faculty members who teach on campus. We are committed to helping you reach your professional and educational goals by maintaining the high quality of instruction that AU programs have been known for since 1893, all while you benefit from the convenience and flexibility of online learning.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Human Resources Managers.” Apr. 17, 2024. Retrieved Apr. 23, 2024 from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Management Analysts.” Apr. 17, 2024. Retrieved Apr. 23, 2024 from