Singapore University of Social Sciences

International Human Capital Management and Cultural Intelligence

International Human Capital Management and Cultural Intelligence (HCM555)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


HCM555 International Human Capital Management and Cultural Intelligence, provides an overview of international business and the implications for human capital management (domestic versus international). It examines national, institutional, cultural and organisational contexts of international human capital management and organisational behaviour. These provide important impetus, opportunities and challenges to organisations when managing diversity, employee relations, recruitment and selection, performance management, and total rewards in the global setting. This course also briefly examines global leadership, motivation, decision-making, and cultural synergy.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • National and cultural contexts
  • International organisation structure and strategy
  • Global mobility of people, jobs, and knowledge
  • International staffing
  • International training, development and careers
  • International performance management
  • International compensation and reward management
  • Transfer of HCM practices in MNCs
  • Motivating and leading across cultures
  • Working with multicultural groups and teams
  • Developing cultural intelligence in a global world
  • Managing in developing countries/economies

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise how different contexts affect international human capital management.
  • Examine the issues and decisions in international human capital management.
  • Discuss issues related to cross-cultural differences and cultural synergy.
  • Plan and manage talents worldwide and within countries.
  • Design policies and practices that leverage across boundaries and/or adapt to local conditions.
  • Evaluate policies and approaches for cross-cultural synergy.
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