MOOC People Analytics and Evidence-Based Management

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A Game-Changer for HR Management Practices

People are often described as an organization’s most important asset, while data was recently referred to as the oil of the 21st century. It’s therefore not surprising that people analytics is considered a game-changer for human resource management practices. Instead of relying mainly on intuition and gut-feeling, analytical approaches and evidence should drive decision-making in organizations.

In this free online course, you can learn what it takes to start with people analytics, how to address typical challenges, and how existing scientific evidence can help form management decisions. Experts from academia, business, and sports will share knowledge and experience from their people analytics journeys.

This MOOC, offered on openSAP, emerged from the PeopleAnalytics@Mannheim initiative of the Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership of the University of Mannheim (Prof. Dr. Torsten Biemann) and Mannheim Business School. The aim of the initiative and of this MOOC is to help human resource managers make better decisions by leveraging people analytics and an evidence-based approach towards HR management.

Course Information

This MOOC is a joint project of Mannheim Business School, University of Mannheim and SAP AG offered on Open SAP.

  • Course Characteristics

    • Starting from: March 19, 2019, 09:00 UTC.
    • Duration: 3 weeks (2-4 hours per week)
    • Final exam: April 9, 2019, 09:00 UTC – April 17, 2019, 09:00 UTC
    • Course language: English
  • Course Content

    • Week 1: Introduction to People Analytics
    • Week 2: People Analytics Use Cases
    • Week 3: Getting Started with People Analytics
    • Week 4: Final Exam
  • Target Audience

    • HR and people analytics managers
    • HR reporting, HR controlling
    • CHROs and CEOs who want more value from HR
    • Anyone interested in learning more about people analytics
  • Course Requirements

    • Basic knowledge of HR and people management
    • Interest in people analytics
  • Content Experts

    • Prof. Dr. Torsten Biemann
    • Chris Kaibel
    • Ralf Buechsenschuss
    • Steffen Riesenbeck
    • Marius Prohl
    • Stefan Heeke
    • Prof. Dr. Jan Mayer
    • Dr. Christian Schmeichel
    • Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
    • Prof. Dr. Friedemann Kainer

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Located in the heart of the German and European economy, Mannheim Business School (MBS), the umbrella organization for management education at the University of Mannheim, is considered to be one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany and is continuously ranked as Germany’s #1.