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    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Designed for Working Professionals
    Designed for Working Professionals
    250+ Hours of Learning
    250+ Hours of Learning
    3 Case Studies Driven by IIMK Faculty
    3 Case Studies Driven by IIMK Faculty
    14+ of Live Sessions
    14+ of Live Sessions
    Program Completion Certificate from IIM Kohzikode
    Program Completion Certificate from IIM Kohzikode
    Dedicated Student Success Mentor
    Dedicated Student Success Mentor
    Doubt resolution sessions
    Doubt resolution sessions
    Practical Hands-on Capstone Project
    Practical Hands-on Capstone Project
    No Cost EMI Options available
    No Cost EMI Options available
    Hands-on HR Analytics Modules
    Hands-on HR Analytics Modules

    “Our aim is simple: We strive to create high-impact, hands-on experiences that prepare students for meaningful and productive careers.”

    - Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder, upGrad



    Best-in-class content on HR management and HR analytics by leading IIMK faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects.

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    Top Skills You Will Learn

    HR Management, HR Dashboarding, Workforce Planning and Talenview more

    Job Opportunities

    HR Data Analyst, HR Specialist, HR Business Analyst, People view more

    Who Is This Program For?

    - Managers/ HR Professionals who wish to focus on deriving kview more

    Minimum Eligibility

    - If you have a Bachelor's Degree - Minimum 2 years wview more

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    IIM Kozhikode

    Professional Certificate Programme in HR Management and Analytics
    Complete all the modules of the HR Certification Course successfully and receive a Professional Certificate in HR Management and Analytics from IIM Kozhikode. Join a vibrant community of HR professionals and learn from one of India’s top management schools.
    Professional Certificate Programme in HR Management and Analytics
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    • 5th - NIRF India Rankings 2022: Management
    • 2nd - Atal Innovation Rankings (ARIIA) 2021, Institutes of National Importance, Central University & CFIs (Non-Technical) category
    • Globally Accredited by EQUIS and AMBA

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    Best-in-class content on HR management and HR analytics by leading IIMK faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects. 

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    Hours of Learning
    Industry Case Studies
    Live Sessions
    Capstone Project

    Introduction to HR Analytics

    3 Weeks
    • Fundamentals of HR
    • Strategic Role of HR
    • People Analytics - Basics
    • Basics of Statistics
    • Framework for Problem Solving - Define Problem, Collect Data, Build the model, Evaluate and Critique the model, Present Results and Benefits, Deploy Model
    • Critical stages of Talent life cycle
    • Case Study - HR Decision Making: Issue Identification and Problem Solving

    HR Practices and Benchmarking

    2 Weeks
    • Understanding Important HR Metrics tracked across the Overall Employee Journey
    • HR Valuations
    • Benchmarking
    • Dashboarding of KPIs (Tableau, Excel )
    • Performance and goal setting
    • Providing Performance Feedback

    Workforce Planning and Talent Sourcing Analytics

    2 Weeks
    • Workforce planning and its use
    • Steps to workforce planning- supply, demand, gap and solution analysis (Markov chain, scatter plot, trend analysis)
    • Job analysis - steps to come out with JD
    • Types of job evaluation - concepts and metrices
    • Types of job redesign - concepts and metrices

    Talent Acquisition & development Analytics

    2 Weeks
    • Key factors in selection that determining quality of hire
    • Predicting Performance
    • Measures to track - predictive analysis
    • Acquisition effectiveness
    • Employee training and development analytics

    Induction and Culture Fit - Value Congruence

    2 Weeks
    • Understanding Organizational Culture; Types of cultures
    • Socialization process; stages of on-boarding
    • Create an Onboarding predictive model
    • Value congruence

    Talent Engagement Analytics

    2 Weeks
    • Importance of employee engagement
    • Major drivers of employee engagement
    • Employee engagement surveys
    • Variations in employee engagement across days
    • Employee engagement levels in teams

    Collaboration Analytics - Building Effective Teams

    1 Week
    • What is Collaboration; importance of collaboration
    • Analyzing collaboration
    • Organizational network analysis
    • Intervening in organizational networks

    Talent Analytics - Performance, Potential and Rewards

    1 Week
    • Jobs, roles and competencies
    • Performance vs potential - key decision dilemmas
    • Rewards - key considerations

    Talent Retention Analytics

    1 Week
    • Why do employees leave organizations?
    • Different talent retention approaches/strategies
    • Measures to track

    Employee Wellness - Health and Safety

    1 Week
    • What is employee wellness; why care about employee wellness
    • Employee wellness program best practices
    • Using predictive analytics to optimize employee wellness

    Capstone Project

    Learn with the help of a hands-on Capstone Project
    • Engage in collaborative learning by working with your peeps
    • Benefit by getting guidance from industry mentors
    • Get personalised feedback on your submissions

    Benefits with upGrad

    Strong hand-holding with dedicated support to help you master HR Management & Analytics

    Job Opportunities

    Job Opportunities
    upGrad Opportunities
    • upGrad Elevate: Virtual hiring drive giving you the opportunity to interview with upGrad's 300+ hiring partners
    • Job Opportunities Portal: Gain exclusive access to upGrad's Job Opportunities portal which has 100+ openings from upGrad's hiring partners at any given time
    • Be the first to know vacancies to gain an edge in the application process
    • Connect with companies that are the best match for you

    Career Assistance

    Career Assistance
    High Performance Coaching (1:1)
    • Get a dedicated career coach after the program to help track your career goals, coach you on your profile, and support you during your career transition journey
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    • Obtain specific, AI powered inputs on your resume and Linkedin structure along with content on real time basis
    Interview Preparation
    • Get access to Industry Experts and discuss any queries before your interview
    • Career bootcamps to refresh your technical concepts and improve your soft skills
    Personalized Industry sessions
    • Sessions by an industry expert for a small group of 10-12 learners with similar profiles to discuss real life applications of concepts and personalised coaching

    Learning Support

    Learning Support
    Industry Expert Guidance
    • Interactive Live Sessions with leading industry experts covering curriculum + advanced topics
    • Personalised Industry Session in small groups (of 10-12) with industry experts to augment program curriculum with customized industry based learning
    Student Support
    • Student Support is available 7 days a week, 24*7
    • You can write to us via Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.

    Practical Learning and Networking

    Practical Learning and Networking
    Networking & Learning Experience
    • Live Discussion forum for peer to peer doubt resolution monitored by technical experts
    • Peer to peer networking opportunities with a alumni pool of 10000+
    • Peer collaboration for Industry driven projects
    • Weekly real-time doubt clearing sessions

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Course Curriculum

    What is the Professional Certificate Programme in HR Management and Analytics with upGrad?

    This Program is an engaging yet rigorous 5-month online program designed specifically for mid-level to senior managers, masters graduates, and working professionals to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate their careers. The certification is awarded by IIM Kozhikode.

    What should I expect from the Professional Certificate Programme in HR Management and Analytics?

    Expect to develop the capability of understanding Human Resource data and drawing insights with latest trends and key outcomes that a HR Manager needs to focus on. Get in-depth knowledge of key fundamental HR concepts and develop the capability on decision making and building HR strategies by using analytical tools. Learn how to implement analytics across the lifecycle of an employee from Talent Acquisition, Engagement, Collaboration, Retention etc. Equip learners with the most relevant knowledge using quantitative and qualitative tools required for an HR Manager.

    What should I NOT expect from the Professional Certificate Programme in HR Management and Analytics?

    The program is NOT going to be easy. It will be requiring at least 6-8 hours of time commitment per week, applying new concepts and executing industry relevant projects.

    Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

    HR Management, HR Dashboarding, Workforce Planning and Talent Sourcing, Talent Acquisition & Development Analytics, Compensation Management, Employee Retention and Performance Management, Team Collaboration, HR Practices and Benchmarking.

    What type of learning experience should I expect?

    The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning.

    Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

    Post successful completion of the program, a Certification of completion for Professional Certificate Programme in HR Management and Analytics would be granted from IIM Kozhikode.

    Time Commitment

    What is the time commitment expected for the program?

    At least 6-8 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program.


    How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

    Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day.

    Refund Policy/Financials

    What is the program fee for the Professional Certificate Programme in HR Management and Analytics?

    The program is priced at ₹1,25,000 inclusive of taxes.

    Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

    Refund Policy: (Programmes without prep-session component)

    • Student must pay an applicable block amount for the enrolment to the program. This will be adjustable against the total course fee payable by the student.
    • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. You can request your Admissions Counselor to help you in applying and withdrawing for a refund by sending them an email with reasons listed.
    • There shall be no refund applicable once the programme has started. This is applicable even for those students who could not complete their payment, and could not be enrolled in the batch opted for. However, the student can avail pre-deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
    • Once the student pays block amount, "any" refund shall be subject to deduction of ₹10,000 processing charges.
    • In case of a refund, student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
    • Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days after being duly approved by the Academic Committee. 


    Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement) 

    • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. 

    • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 

    • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of initial batch the student enrolled for. 

    • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. 

    • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).


    Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement) 

    • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. 

    • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of initial batch the student enrolled for. 

    • The student will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts 

    • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. 

    • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 

    • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort. 

    • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.

    • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad. 

    No Cost Credit Card EMI FAQ's

    0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

    1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC).

    2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
    Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

    3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
    No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

    4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

    5. Are there any fees or down payment?
    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

    6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
    Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

    7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

    8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
    Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
    HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
    ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

    9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

    10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
    Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

    11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
    Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

    Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
    Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
    [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
    EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
    Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

    Selection Criteria

    How do I know if the program is right for me?

    If you like finding meaningful insights from data and if you get excited by the prospect of informing business decisions through analysis and have an analytical bend of mind, then this program is meant for you. As long as you are able to clear the selection test (or are exempt) this program is meant for you.

    What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

    The process is as follows:


    STEP-1: Complete your Application

    Fill out your application and submit the required details. The Admissions Committee will then review your application including your work experience and educational background.


    STEP-2: Get Shortlisted & Receive Offer Letter

    Upon qualifying, an offer letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the Professional Certificate Programme in HR Management and Analytics.


    STEP-3: Block your Seat & Begin Learning

    Make a quick block payment with assistance from our loan partners where required, receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad journey.

    Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

    upGrad, IIM Kozhikode, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time in conceptualising and creating this program to make sure that the learners can receive the best possible learning experience in HR Management and Analytics. Hence, we want to make sure that the participants of this program also show a very high level of commitment and passion.


    A learner applying for the program should have at least Bachelor's degree with minimum 2 years of experience or have done Masters degree.

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