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Human Resources Careers with an MS in HR Analytics and Management

21st Century Human Resources Career Path

American University’s MS in Human Resources Analytics and Management prepares you to lead future companies through their current HR challenges in a range of executive and consulting roles. In its 2016 Global Human Capital Trends Survey,1 Deloitte University Press identified technology as a major driver of change in the HR field, and also saw that 24% of high-performing HR organizations used design thinking as part of their development strategy. Further findings revealed,

  • 72% of respondents recognized Digital HR as an important tool
  • 61% have trouble moving their organization towards self-directed learning
  • Just 9% felt fully ready for Digital HR

Armed with specific coursework and experiential projects in HR technologies, design thinking, company culture, and analytics, you’re exceptionally positioned to solve these challenges. You’ll stand out as a star candidate for your dream position in one of the over 1 million positions available to HR professionals with a master’s degree in Human Resources.2

Human Resources Careers

The market is strong and growing at an above-average rate, especially for those who exhibit proven skills in emergent technologies, data analytics and human resources. This skill set is in urgent demand, and 91 percent of American University graduate degree holders find jobs or go on to further studies. When you weigh these facts against the excellent job market, graduates may consider pursuing positions and median human resources salary listed for the positions below.

  • Human Resource Managers3
    Job Growth: 9%    Median $: 104,440
  • HR Management Analyst4
    Job Growth: 14%    Median $: 81,320
  • Top Executives5
    Job Growth: 6%    Median $: 102,690
  • Compensation and Benefit Managers6
    Job Growth: 6%    Median $: 111,430
  • Training and Development Managers7
    Job Growth: 7%    Median $: 102,640

Career Assistance

All students will have access to the SPExS Adult Career Coaching Center (ACCC). The ACCC provides support specifically targeted for an adult-learner audience. Available services include:

  • Career guidance and academic advising
  • Resume review
  • Job search, application and interview techniques
  • Official Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) tool assessment and interpretation
  • Professional workshops and networking events

References

1 https://dupress.deloitte.com/dup-us-en/multimedia/infographics/2016-human-capital-trends.html.

2 http://www.bls.gov/data.

3 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Human Resources Managers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm (visited November 29, 2016).

4 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Management Analysts, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm (visited November 29, 2016).

5 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Top Executives, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm (visited November 29, 2016).

6 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Compensation and Benefits Managers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/compensation-and-benefits-managers.htm (visited November 30, 2016).

7 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Training and Development Managers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm (visited November 30, 2016).

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Align your education to the immediate and future needs of the HR industry with the Master of Science in Human Resource Analytics and Management from American University. Learn more now, or call 855-725-7614.