Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) (Online)


As little as 2 years


12 courses

Study intakes

January, March, May, July, September, October

Study mode

100% Online

Program code


Completion time dependent on individual study path, RPL, leave and course availability. Please speak to a Student Advisor for more information.

What you will study

The Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) program encompasses 12 online courses - eight core analytics courses, two human resource analytics courses, plus two elective courses.

There is also the option to study human resource analytics electives as part of the Graduate Certificate in Analytics and Graduate Diploma in Analytics, which combined – and with the addition of the electives – create the master's program.

To find out more about each course download the program guide.

Head to our Master of Analytics page to learn more about the program.

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Career pathways 

Looking for a career that can combine your love of analytics with working with people?  The online Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) will provide you with technical and sought-after skills to build an effective and data-informed human resource strategy. 

Download your program guide to find out more about how the Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) can prepare you for a successful and diverse career.

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A Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) from UNSW will prepare you for many lucrative and rewarding careers. You may pursue roles such as:


  • Principles of Programming
  • Managing People, Analytics and Change
  • Introductory Data Analysis
  • Analytics and Business
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Data and Ethics
  • Data Visualisation and Communication
  • Database Management

The UNSW Online experience

We are here to support you, every step of the way, to graduate from one of the world’s leading universities. Our online learning environment has been designed to seamlessly fit into your already busy schedule and you’ll be able to access course resources on any device, at any time.

Our academics are some of the best in the world and, even though you’re studying online, you can expect your learning experience to be the same high standard as that of our on-campus students.

Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor, who is committed to assisting you from enrolment through to graduation. They are on-hand for all non-academic queries by phone or email.

You will also have access to Career Success – a curated, self-paced module that provides a framework for thinking about, and taking action to implement, an effective career plan. Through Career Success, you will have access to tools like Career AI (powered by VMock) and CaseCoach, and guides on crafting the perfect LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letter.

  • Human Resource Analytics
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Organisational Development  
  • Leadership Development  
  • Employee Wellbeing and Engagement  
  • Sustainability and Human Resources  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion   
  • Human Resource Policies and Practice  
  • Managing Yourself and Others  
  • Attracting, Evaluating and Retaining Talent  
  • Managing Pay and Performance  
  • Change Management  
  • Career Navigator  
  • Strategic Consulting Project

Entry requirements

General admission requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Analytics you must have:

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average of 65% or higher as per the UNSW Admissions entry calculator. OR
  • Completed the Graduate Diploma in Analytics or Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Analytics with a minimum WAM of 65.


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Entry via nested qualification

Articulation pathways exist from the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource AnalyticsGraduate Certificate in Analytics or Graduate Diploma in Analytics programs if the student completes these programs with a minimum WAM of 65.


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Looking to pursue broader opportunities in Human Resource Management? Perhaps the Master of Human Resource Management is for you.

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Frequently asked questions
What is Human Resource Analytics?

Human Resource Analytics, also referred to as HR Analytics, People Analytics or Workforce Analytics, is the process of using data to make informed human resource decisions to optimise workplaces. From looking at employee retention rates to the length of onboarding a new employee, HR Analytics can help build an effective human resource strategy that positively impacts people, performance and culture within an organisation.

If you have a background in Human Resource Management roles, this program enhances your practical analytics skills, enabling you to confidently find, analyse and report on data-driven insights to help overcome organisational challenges.

If you have a background in IT, data science, computing or analytics roles, you will develop your human resource management skills to enhance your credibility as a people leader and inform business decisions.

What jobs can I get with the online Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) specialisation?

The online Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) will provide you with critical skills in HR information systems to identify and apply solutions that enrich employee experience and optimise business performance. Job roles can include:

  • Human Resource Analyst
  • Human Resource Business Partner
  • Human Resource Systems Analyst
  • Human Resource Analytics Manager
  • Human Resource Data Analyst
  • Insights Analytics Senior Analyst
  • People Analytics Manager
  • People Experience (PX) Systems and Insights Manager
  • Remuneration and Analytics Manager
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Senior Customer Analyst
  • Senior Human Resource Manager
  • Strategic People Analytics Consultant
  • Talent Analytics Manager
  • Workplace Systems and Data Officer
Is human resource analytics a good career option?

Human resource analytics is a great career option for those who enjoy working with people, facts and figures. Those with skills in HR analytics are also in demand as organisations see real value in leveraging data to enhance both organisational performance and employee experience.

According to Labour Market Insights, the median full-time earnings for HR managers in Australia is $2,445 per week (significantly higher than the all-jobs median of $1,593). As of February 2023, lists the expected average salary range for HR Managers between $115,000 and $135,000.

What is the maximum Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) and how do I know if I am eligible?

Your previous studies can be acknowledged as credit towards your online postgraduate studies provided that they meet relevant course requirements. If you are eligible for admission and you have undertaken previous studies at another institution, you may be eligible to apply for RPL.

Students can apply for RPL during the program application process and must ensure all relevant supporting documents are submitted for assessment if requested by Admissions, including course outlines from the same year you completed the relevant course/s as content may change over time. Courses successfully completed within the past ten years can be used for credit transfer within a program as provided within the program rules and the University rules on credit.

If you have completed similar courses in previous undergraduate study, Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics specialisation) students can claim up to 4 courses (24 units of credit) of unspecified RPL advanced standing, meaning that they can acquire the master's program by studying a further 8 courses.

Find out more about RPL and credit transfer at UNSW. Speak with a Student Enrolment Advisor to learn more about additional requirements and to receive guidance around the RPL process.

What is the difference between the Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) and the Master of Human Resource Management (Human Resource Analytics)?

The Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) provides you with practical and technical analytical skills to fast-track your rewarding and dynamic career in analytics. The program draws on advanced practice in human resource management and data analytics to ensure it is relevant to modern organisational structures. The program prepares you for data analytics opportunities across a myriad of industries.

In contrast, the Master of Human Resource Management (Human Resource Analytics) establishes students as future-focused leaders in human resources management. With in-demand skills in human resource analytics, students of this program will gain technical analytical skills and contemporary human resource frameworks to optimise HR strategies. As a graduate of the Master of Human Resource Management (Human Resource Analytics), you will be prepared for a variety of human resource positions.

If you are unsure which program is right for you, speak with a Student Enrolment Advisor.

Can I study the online Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) specialisation at UNSW without a bachelor's degree?

If you are looking to upskill in human resource analytics and do not have a recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification), you can enter the Master of Analytics (Human Resource) via an articulation pathway from the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Analytics or the Graduate Certificate in Analytics. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate with a minimum WAM of 65, students will be eligible to articulate to the Graduate Diploma of Analytics, the Master of Human Resource Management (Human Resource Analytics) or the Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) with full credit for the courses completed as part of the Graduate Certificate.

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Analytics who do not have an undergraduate degree are required to have a minimum of 3 years relevant* or professional experience in analytics, clerical, or administrative work in a commercial, not-for-profit, or public service organisation or other analytics-related positions.

*Relevant experience includes being responsible for tasks that are non-routine, unstructured or semi-structured, engaging in problem-solving activities. It can include experience in managing a small team, being a team leader, managing a project or being responsible for the management and allocation of resources. Alternatively, engaging in a professional role over a period of time is relevant experience.
How long does it take to complete the online Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) specialisation at UNSW?

Study anywhere at any time and graduate with a Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics) in as little as two years without taking time out of the workforce. The immersive educational experience has been crafted to align with the motivations and experiences of the busy working professional.

You can shape your studies to fit in with your career and lifestyle, studying one course at a time, increasing your employability and instantly adding value to your career and organisation.

What type of commitment is required each week?

UNSW Online advises a minimum of 15-20 hours of study per week for the Master of Analytics (Human Resource Analytics). The study mode is 100% online, so there are no on-campus requirements.

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