Executive Master in Strategic Human Resource Management

This programme aims to provide students with the knowledge to be proficient in human resource (HR) management concepts, skills and activities in order to help develop HR systems that will support their organisation’s strategic objectives.


  • Provide students with the knowledge to obtain proficiency in human resource management concepts, skills and activities in order to help to develop human resource systems that will support an organisation’s strategic objectives.
  • Give students an in-depth emphasis on the business context of HR management and leadership, focusing on the organisational and strategic issues influencing HR decisions.
  • Enable students to advance into positions of greater HR managerial responsibility, to advance their careers and to develop core
    competencies in human resource management.


The requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in relevant field OR
  • Open Entry Qualifications recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia : at least 30 years old and possess SPM or
  • Other qualifications recognised by the University Senate; or
  • Other qualifications at the discretion of the University Management.


Modes of Study Part Time and Blended Learning
Duration 1 year
No. of Semesters 3 (1 semester is 3 mths)
No. of Subjects 10 subjects
Teaching Practicum Yes
Frequency of Tutorials Once a month (Weekend)


  • Be able to independently develop and understand how to implement legally sustainable and ethical HR planning, recruitment, selection and retention processes; training programmes; performance management and appraisal systems, feedback and disciplinary measures; implement compensation, benefit and reward systems; and personnel policies and labour-management practices.
  • Recognise opportunities and understand how to implement activities that foster constructive organisational change through commitment, motivation, teamwork, wellness, safety and values.
  • Critically analyse and form action plans to address HR operational issues and implement sound solutions.
  • Contrast international HR practices across various cultures and recognise necessary adjustment for cross cultural differences.


1. Strategic Human Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection
2. Human Resource Training and Development
3. Compensation Management
4. Performance Management
5. Foundation of Knowledge Management
6. Organisational Learning
8. Occupational Safety and Health
9. Industrial Relations Practices
10. Leadership and Organisational Change
11. International Human Resource Management