Singapore University of Social Sciences

Strategic Human Resource Management

Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM487)

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


HRM487 Strategic Human Resource Management is an integrative, applied course that places HRM at the heart of business and corporate strategy, equipping students with the holistic knowledge required to successfully drive change as future HRM leaders. Students will learn fundamental concepts in strategic management in order to develop the business acumen required in the workforce. Students will also have the opportunity to apply HR knowledge and concepts to develop solutions to enhance organisational performance and people management. Through case study discussions, students can understand how HR strategies and policies are to vertically and horizontally aligned within an organisation to achieve its objectives. They will be expected to integrate knowledge derived from both the taught HRM courses and their work attachment with new insights into key issues in strategic HRM, formulating plans for strategy implementation and evaluation. Assessment will include an individual written report and a group-based assignment that replicate key events in the strategic planning process.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: -


  • Industry five forces
  • Business Strategies and business model
  • Strategy assessment
  • Competitive advantage
  • Resource-based view of a firm
  • Strategic discipline
  • Sustainability
  • Digital transformation
  • Business innovation
  • Strategic talent management
  • Strategic performance management
  • Strategic leadership development

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the organisation’s business objectives and identify HRM strategies to support its growth, profitability, and sustainability.
  • Appraise the link between business strategy and human resource management.
  • Analyse the impact of sustainability trends and their significance for the practice of strategic HRM and organisational performance.
  • Evaluate business strategies and their performance and impact undertaken by an organisation.
  • Assess the interaction between business strategy and strategic HRM on organisational performance.
  • Propose and design HRM strategies that align with organisational objectives in consideration of growth, profitability and sustainability.
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