Graduate Diploma and Master of Human Capital Management
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 Graduate Diploma and Master of Human Capital Management

 Graduate Studies

Next Available Intake

 July 2019

Application Closing Date

31 March 2019


Tuition Fee

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Programme Overview

The SUSS graduate programmes in human capital management cater to the needs of a rapidly changing business world, and are designed to equip learners with the critical skills of tomorrow. Our cutting-edge curricula cover fundamental topics in human capital management as well as the most pressing contemporary issues facing human capital professionals. 

Our three human capital management programmes are geared towards different learner profiles. Our flagship programme, the Master in Human Capital Management is intended to meet the needs of existing human resource professionals and managers wishing to take on greater and more strategic responsibility, as well as senior managers and business leaders who wish to enhance their ability to leverage human capital. 

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Human Capital Management are more suitable for junior human capital professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and improve their skills, or for mid-career switchers seeking to enter the profession. 

Importantly, our human capital management programmes are also modular and stackable, meaning that courses and programmes can be stacked to larger qualifications. 
Unique features of the programme:
  • Developed with inputs from the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute, the Singapore National Employers Federation, as well as leading practitioners and academics.
  • Prepare you for the future by emphasising the seismic changes affecting the profession and the wider business environment.​
  • Allow flexibility to study at your own pace and to specialise in key topics and areas that are right for you and your career.
  • Adopt a strategic approach, enabling you to contribute more effectively and add value in your organisation.
  • Classes are conducted on Saturdays, giving you time for self-study and a balanced lifestyle.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early.​

Applicants to the Masters and Graduate Diploma programmes should be Singapore citizens, permanent residents or residents in Singapore. In addition, you will need to meet these minimum requirements:
  • An undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution
  • Good communication skills (written and spoken English)
  • At least two years of work experience
  • 21 years and above​ 
Applicants must complete and submit an online application to Singapore University of Social Sciences by the specified deadline.

Shortlisted candidates without any education or experience in human capital / human resource management will be asked to complete and pass a bridging course before entering either the Masters or Graduate Diploma programmes.

Shortlisted candidates may also be required to undergo one or more interviews and/or take such written admission or other evaluation tests as may be prescribed by Singapore University of Social Sciences.

The offer of admission is dependent on the number of places available in individual programmes.

The decision of the Admissions Committee of Singapore University of Social Sciences is final and binding. Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to refuse admission and is not obliged to offer an explanation for the non-admission of unsuccessful candidates.
Our graduate programmes in human capital management are structured sequentially. The three courses that constitute the Graduate Certificate in Human Capital Management​ are supplemented with three further courses to give the Graduate Diploma in Human Capital Management. Similarly, the six courses of the Graduate Diploma are enhanced by a further six courses to form the Master in Human Capital Management. 

The first three courses cover key human capital management areas such as talent acquisition, retention, performance, and development, as well as providing a foundation in employment law, policy, and ethics. The second three courses adopt an increasingly strategic approach, covering reward strategy and business partnering, as well as more fundamental topics such as leadership and change management. 

The final six courses constitute the Master’s specialisation. Students can choose to specialise in one of the following three areas: advanced human capital management, human capital and business leadership, or human capital analytics. This allows you the flexibility to chart your own path, and gives you the chance to deep-dive into critical human capital issues, such the changing workforce, diversity management, technological disruption, data analytics, and business excellence. 

All Masters students will also have the opportunity to conduct a supervised human capital research project of their choosing, which can be taken in lieu of two electives within the chosen specialisation stream.
​​Click below​ to view the prog​ramme curriculum for each specialisation:
  • Master of Human Capital Management – Designed for experienced human capital practitioners and managers in other business functions*
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Capital Management - Designed for more junior human capital practitioners or for professionals in other areas considering a move into the HR / human capital function*
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Capital Management – Designed for those wishing to train or retrain in basic human capital areas, or are looking to explore new career areas and options*

*All our graduate programmes require a Bachelor's degree and at least two year's work experience in a relevant area.
Graduates from the Human Capital Management Programmes will have acquired the advanced knowledge and skills to function effectively as leaders and advisors in human capital management. They will have the competence in people management to take on challenging roles/positions in business and government organisations. These also include broad-based competencies such as critical thinking, business partnership, policy analysis, as well as programme evaluation.
The University offers course fee concession for some graduate programmes. Please click here​ for more details.​
  1. How many intake(s) are there in a year for Master of Human Capital Management (MHCM) and the Graduate Diploma in Human Capital Management (GDHCM)?
    Both programmes have one intake per year; every July. 

  2. What are the minimum and maximum durations of MHCM?
    The MHCM programme has a minimum duration of 18 months and a maximum duration of four years.

    The GDHCM programme has a minimum duration of one year and a maximum duration of two years.

  3. How many courses do students take in each semester?
    Students are recommended to complete four courses per semester (two per term).
  4. When are the lessons scheduled?
    Lessons are scheduled on six consecutive Saturdays, with one course taking place in the morning and another in the afternoon. The morning session runs from 8.30am to 12.30pm, while the afternoon session runs from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

  5. When do I need to choose my Master's specialisation?
    Applicants are required to specify their preferred specialisation when applying to the programme.​