Singapore University of Social Sciences

Aligning Human Capital with Business Strategy

Aligning Human Capital with Business Strategy (HCM503)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


HCM503, Aligning Human Capital with Business Strategy, deals with the need to design and implement HCM policies and practices that are aligned with an organization’s business strategy. In addition, the whole can be more than the sum of the parts if there is consistency among HCM policies and practices. The module explains why strategic HCM is vital and examines the design, alignment and execution of human capital strategies. It also considers progress review, contingent plans, and the people side of implementation.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Strategy and the HR professional
  • HR’s role as a strategic business partner
  • Essential competencies of effective HR professionals
  • SWOT analysis I: Looking outside for opportunities and threats
  • SWOT analysis II: Looking inside for strengths and weaknesses
  • Types of strategy and how they fit with the organization’s business
  • Understanding strategic moves
  • From strategy to implementation
  • How to align HR strategy with business needs
  • Creating action plans and how to stay on course
  • The people side of implementation
  • Understanding strategy as work in progress
  • Developing and leveraging a strategic mindset

Learning Outcome

  • discuss the intersection of HCM, business policy, and competitive strategy
  • formulate a strategic view of HR and position HR as a strategic partner
  • appraise organizational values, strategy and people
  • create human capital strategies in line with business needs
  • evaluate human capital strategies
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