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Master of Human Capital Management

For junior human capital professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and improve their skills, or for mid-career switchers seeking to enter the profession.

Master of Human Capital Management


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.

This programme offers the following specialisations:

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for graduate programmes.

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.

This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.

Financial Assistance

The University offers course fee concession for some master's programmes. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

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.

Module Types
COMPULSORY
30 cu
SPECIALISATIONS
30 cu

Designed for experienced human capital practitioners and managers in other business functions*

*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.
  1. How many intakes 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.
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