Master's and/or advanced certificates: People Analytics and Leadership is a set of 10 courses arranged into three advanced graduate certificates in people leadership that you may take individually, or take in sequence, plus a capstone course to earn the Master of Science in People Analytics and Leadership. The three certificates: Strategic People Leadership, Strategic Talent Development & Coaching, and People Analytics. 

Key Program Features

  • Customize your program. Earn an advanced certificate to increase your competency base or a full M.S. degree to accelerate your career growth.
  • Enhance your ability to lead your organization in attracting, retaining, and developing its human capital in an increasingly turbulent environment.
  • Learn to sustain productive work environments while balancing your employer’s strategic and economic priorities through an emphasis on people metrics and analytics. Learn to unlock the power of data to uncover insights and guide decisions. 
  • The 9-credit certificate programs provide you with the tools and resources necessary to specialize in talent development, people metrics and analytics, and/or strategic business partner leadership.
  • Complete the master’s degree to be well positioned to compete for senior human resource management positions.


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Combination of online and in-person (evening) classes


Flexible design — certificate(s) or degree


Complete a certificate in 12 months or full degree in 24 months part-time


Peer learning; apply concepts to create value 

Program is Ideal for

  • Human resource and people leadership professionals who wish to advance in their career by earning a graduate degree
  • Human resource and people leadership professionals who wish to expand or deepen their competencies by earning one or more advanced certificates 
  • Career changers with a strong desire to enter the challenging and rewarding field of people leadership and human resources management

Curriculum Examples

  • Attracting and Retaining Top Talent
  • Predictive People Analytics
  • Coaching and Critical Conversations
  • Leading Transformational Change
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • People Strategy Alignment

Value of your Degree

  • The Society for Human Resource Management reports that human resources is one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts above-average job growth through 2029 for people managers and human resource specialists.
  • “A new spectrum of People-Management functions will dominate by 2025. This new spectrum of future People-Management includes both classical HR tasks such as talent management, employee qualification, and culture management as well as newly emerging tasks such as people-related data & technology management.” — The Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management
  • “Principles and concepts learned during any graduate program expose the HR professional to viewpoints he or she may not have been exposed to previously. In the long run, this may mean additional competitive advantage for the organization in terms of applying evidence and knowledge acquired in graduate school to better manage the business enterprise.”  — Nancy Woolever, director of academic initiatives for the Society for Human Resource Management, in Workforce magazine

Why Nazareth?

"People leadership plays a key strategic role in understanding how recruitment, culture, employee engagement and development, among many other things, are connected to the organization's strategy, and ultimately, the 'bottom line' metrics that organizational leaders often use to measure success. People analytics — also called HR analytics, talent analytics, or workforce analytics — is a smart, strategic approach to managing human resources. This flexible program prepares professionals with the latest strategies and skills to develop talent, use data to discover and apply insights, and to lead strategically." 

— Al Cabral, program director

What to Expect

  • Courses offered evenings and online throughout the calendar year.
  • Flexible, self-paced program. Complete the 10-course degree part-time in as little as two years, or complete an advanced certificate in 12 months.
  • Learn from professors and peers, encompassing a diverse student population representing a range of organizations and sectors of the economy.
  • Apply concepts to practical applications that create value for you and for the organization.
  • A unique attribute of the program that enhances your career and professional opportunities is the partnership between the School of Business and Leadership and the Center for Life's Work. As a student in this graduate program, you will have a dedicated career coach to assist you with your career planning and job search.

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