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.

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.

Core Modules

  • HCM531 Managing Talent I: Acquisition and Retention
  • HCM533 Managing Talent II: Performance and Development
  • HCM535 Employment Law, Policy, and Ethics
  • HCM537 Total Rewards Strategy
  • HCM539 Human Capital Strategy and Business Partnering
  • HCM541 Leadership and Change Management


  • Advanced Human Capital Management Specialisation
  • Human Capital Analytics Specialisation
  • Human Capital and Business Leadership Specialisation
Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.

For SUSS graduate programmes that are conducted in the English Language, you must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR)* if your undergraduate degree is not awarded by an English-medium university, or your undergraduate degree is awarded by an English-medium university but the language of instruction was not English.

* at least an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 85 (internet-based), or a PTE Academic score of 58, or C1 Advanced score of 180 [score must be obtained within the last 2 years at point of application].

Applicants with an undergraduate degree that was conducted in English but awarded by a non-English medium university must produce an official letter from the university to certify as such in order to seek waiver of the ELPR requirement.

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.

Dates & Fees

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Contact Details

Singapore University of Social Sciences
463 Clementi Road
Singapore 599494

Tel: +65 6248 9777