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With a one week overseas study module, the  Human Capital Leadership programme from Singapore Management University brings the best of global business knowledge and a strong regional perspective.  Participants will be equipped to become amongst the most sought-after and valuable future leaders of human capital in Asia and beyond.

The Master of Human Capital Leadership (MHCL) programme is designed for individuals seeking to understand more on the "People-side of Business". Join us in our Master of Human Capital Leadership (MHCL) and see how we go beyond the basics of human resource management to provide you with capabilities to take on challenges that lie ahead.


  • Understand the foundations of business
  • Gain perspectives in leading across borders in Asia
  • Achieve mastery in strategic human resources management
  • Manage complex human capital challenges dealing with culture, structures, leadership, and talent
  • Address the global dynamics facing the future of work and leadership

Programme Features

  • Unique position as Strategic Human Capital Programme
  •  Anchored in business foundations and linked to strategy
  • Hot topic workshops related to Human Capital Leadership throughout the period of study
  • Experience one module internationally during our International segment

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Capital and Global Business Strategy
  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Strategic Management
  • Accounting
  • Human Capital Analytics and Research for Management Insights
  • Negotiations in an HR Context

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • October (for January Part-time intake)
    • February (for May Full-time intake)
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 15 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (in any field)
  • A good score in the SMU Admission Test / GMAT/ GRE
  • A good TOEFL/IELTS score is required if your degree was not taught in English

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Minimum relevant work experience (post-Bachelor's degree) of 3 years (part-time track) or 2 years (full-time track)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    30348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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