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BUS 147 — People Analytics: How to Build a Talent Advantage

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Apr 17—Jun 12
Time: 5:00—6:45 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 19
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $635
Instructor(s): Amit Mohindra
Limit: 30
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
Please Note: No class on April 24
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
5:00—6:45 pm (PT)
Apr 17—Jun 12
8 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 19
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Amit Mohindra
Please Note: No class on April 24
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
People analytics is a new and growing HR function that blends data science and organizational psychology to deliver a competitive advantage through people. People analytics quantifies this intangible value so that decisions about people—as individuals and in teams and organizations—can be data-driven. The right decisions on where to source talent, whom to hire and promote, which benefits to offer, which aspects of engagement to focus on, which skills to build or buy, and where to invest scarce HR budget resources can significantly impact business value and competitiveness. This non-technical course is designed for aspiring or early-career people analytics practitioners, newly minted people analytics leaders, and HR practitioners trying to increase their comfort and capability in making data-driven decisions. It will teach the required technical skills, complemented by guest speakers from leading companies who will share their journeys, offer guidance, and answer your questions.

During the course, students will purchase case studies and Harvard Business Review readings. They can expect to spend an additional $30–$50 on these materials.

CEO, People Analytics Success

Amit Mohindra’s company helps organizations and individuals accelerate their success in people analytics through advisory, coaching, and education services. He founded and scaled people analytics teams at Apple, McKesson, and Wayfair and was an HR executive at Goldman Sachs, Lucent Technologies, and IBM. He began his career investigating labor market outcomes for women as a World Bank research economist. He invests in and advises people analytics startups. Mohindra received an EdD in organizational change and leadership from USC, an AM in economics from Brown with a focus on labor and development, and a BS and an AB degree in electrical engineering and economics from Lafayette College.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Jonathan Ferrar and David Green, Excellence in People Analytics: How to Use Workforce Data to Create Business Value 1st Edition (ISBN 978-0749498290)