Singapore University of Social Sciences

Managing Human Capital in Asia

Managing Human Capital in Asia (HCM505)

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


HCM505, Managing Human Capital in Asia, focuses on the managing and maximizing human capital in the Asian context. By focusing on actual HR practices in Asia, it offers a wealth of examples and research findings on the subject matter. The course will first examine the HR evolution in Asia, followed by an analysis of the macro-environment facing HCM in Asia, approaches to HCM in Asia, leadership and engagement, role of company culture, acquisition, change management, organization of HR in Asia, employer branding, Asian management systems, and the future of HCM in Asia.

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


  • HCM in the western world
  • Evolution of HCM in Asia
  • Political and economic influences
  • Social and cultural influences
  • Demographic and educational factors
  • Approaches to HCM in Asia (legal environment, managerial decision making, conflict management, negotiation, motivation systems, financial and non-financial incentives)
  • HCM in practice (workforce planning, recruitment & selection, performance management, HRD, career planning, remuneration, change management, employee representation, collective bargaining)
  • How is HR organized in Asia?
  • HCM in multinational and internationally operating companies
  • Joint ventures and enterprise merging
  • Understanding cross-cultural management
  • Leadership in Asia
  • Employer branding in Asia
  • Asian management systems
  • The future of HCM in Asia

Learning Outcome

  • appraise the international dimensions of HCM
  • analyze the mobility of people, jobs, and knowledge within Asia
  • discuss the practice of recruitment, selection, training and development in Asia
  • formulate motivation and reward strategies in the Asian context
  • evaluate cross-cultural differences
  • compare HR systems in Asia
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