Human Resource Analytics

Apply data analytics to support strategic decision-making about work force and talent, and better manage people-related issues


Program Details


Online, Corvallis

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Human Resource Analytics

When Google was doing it five years ago, it was called “people analytics,” and just a few of the top companies were using data-driven business acumen and analytics to make decisions about their work force.

Now, according to McKinsey, “a growing number of businesses are applying analytics to processes such as recruiting and retention, uncovering surprising sources of talent and counterintuitive insights about what drives employee performance.”

Human resource analytics involves the application of analytic processes within a human resource department for the purpose of improving employee performance. You can master this in-demand skill set with our new HR analytics coursework.

The human resource analytics area of study trains you to use a data-driven approach to managing people-related issues, such as recruiting, performance evaluation, hiring and promotion, compensation, and employee retention.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an HR Manager’s average salary in 2018 was $113,300 in an expanding job market. Like all management positions impacted by data insights, HR professionals with analytics skills are in high demand.

Human resource analytics is an option in the business analytics major offered in Corvallis and online through Ecampus.

Associated Program:

The option in human resource analytics is available to students enrolled in the business analytics program.

Business analytics is a rapidly growing and highly in-demand skill. You'll graduate not only with strong technical skills and proficiency in various data analytics tools, but also the ability to identify opportunities for data-driven solutions. You'll also understand the financial and operational implications of data-driven solutions you've discovered.


degrees and areas of focus

85% Job placement rate

of classes have fewer than 50 students


companies recruit our students each year

Human Resource Analytics Opportunities

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Sydney, Australia: University of Technology Sydney

Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Economics & Business

Santiago, Chile: Universidad de Chile, Facultad Economia y Negocios

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Student organizations and clubs

Associated Clubs

Alpha Kappa Psi

Business Information Systems

HR/Management Association

Marketing Club

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Carol Brenne Sampson Information Technology Scholarship

Robert E Shirley Scholarship

Chevron International Experience Scholarship

Deloitte Scholarship

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Possible Careers

HR Analyst

HR Director

HR Information Systems

OSU Center of Business Analytics

The Center of Business Analytics in the College of Business at Oregon State University serves as a platform connecting business organizations, professionals, students, and faculty to educate and to exchange ideas on gaining competitive advantages from data.

Working with its corporate sponsors, the Center of Business Analytics accomplishes its goals through corporate sponsored projects, community training, symposia, and sponsored faculty research, focusing on applying analytics technology such as data/text mining, data visualization/exploration, predictive modeling, and optimization to identify opportunities and to provide solutions.

We develop and deliver executive training events to facilitate the growth of expertise in using analytical methods to translate organizational data into business opportunities. The center also integrates the expertise and experience of faculty and students from different disciplines to create data-driven solutions to issues confronted by organizations.

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Meet Regan Mott

It started out like any other day at Beaverton High School for Regan Mott. She was sitting in the cafeteria, visiting with friends. Mott was waiting to hear back about a scholarship she had applied for to attend Oregon State University.

Mott has been coming to Oregon State her whole life, attending sporting events with her family. It’s where her parents met, and the college was her top choice, too. Before heading back to class, Mott refreshed her email one more time ... “When I saw that I got an email from the College of Business, I started freaking out,” Mott recalls. “I was too afraid to open it.”

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I enjoy challenges, and I love to learn. That desire to learn and solve tough problems has guided me my entire career.

Kate Johnson '98
Act-On Software CEO

Where our graduates work

Graduates from the college's business analytics program have become computer analysts, business process analysts, quality control managers, IT project managers, consultants, teachers, systems' analysts, chief information officers and more.

  • Adecco
  • Cambia
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Compucom
  • Daimler
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • Huron Health Care
  • Intel
  • Nike
  • Odom
  • Portland General Electric
  • Providence Health Services
  • Puppet Labs
  • Salesforce
  • Schnitzer
  • The Standard
  • Umpqua Bank

Here's why you should be a College of Business student

A success plan for life

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Our first-year students live in one of our business-themed residence halls. This learning-focused, student-first, open-door culture makes the big Oregon State campus feel like the supportive place it is – and feel a lot smaller and easier to navigate than you might think.

We’re the only college at OSU that has a dedicated Career Success Center for our students. We help you find an internship, write a resume and find a job.

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Oregon State is ranked in the top five for online education with U.S. News & World Report. The College of Business overall, as well as our accounting program, is accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for degree programs in business and accounting.

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