Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


  • Understand the basic principles and applications of contemporary analytics methods  – the difference between and advantages of descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive data
  • Identify central people questions and problems that can be addressed using available data 
  • Select, build and apply a suitable analytics method for a given question / problem 
  • Define the data requirements for a given analytics method
  • Understand the contextuality of the given problem and thus the data required /what is meaningful data
  • Define and understand the central ethical questions that need to be considered 
  • Evaluate the business benefits of a given people analytics solution 


Credits: 3

Schedule: 28.02.2023 - 13.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anastasia Koulouri

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course provides an overview of people data analytics toolbox (specifics TBC) including topics from all types of analytics: descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive. The details and key issues associated with collecting, interpreting, and making conclusions based on people data are discussed, reflected and also hands on worked at. The main legal and ethical issues that need to be considered with different types of people data form a backbone for all analysis discussed during the course.  

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


    Individual assignments


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures and workshops

    Individual assignments

    This course requires attendance and active participation to the lectures.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    10 Reduced Inequality


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    Students are admitted to the course in the following priority order: 1) People Management and Organizational Development students, 2) other students.