Diploma in Human Resource Management

Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management

The Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management has been developed by London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) as a progression route for students aiming for a Higher Education qualification in the subject area, and/or for students aiming for a career in human resources and learning and development.

Programme Objectives

The Diploma in Human Resource Management aims to provide students with: 

  • The ability to apply underlying concepts and principles of Human Resource Management in an employment context
  • Knowledge of the main methods of enquiry in the academic study of Human Resource Management and learning and development
  • An understanding of the limits of their knowledge, and how this influences analyses and interpretations based on that knowledge.
Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management should be able to evaluate and apply, within the context of the organisation, the standard theories and concepts from the following generic management areas: 

  • Human Resources;
  • Learning and Development;
  • Management and Law
  • Project Management 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed
  • Apply theory to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems within the organisation
  • Demonstrate proficiency in designing learning and development programmes
  • Evaluate and critically analyse reward systems
  • Demonstrate understanding of talent planning and the key challenges facing resourcing
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse issues related to International HRM 
  • Consider the legal implications for HRM and employers
  • Demonstrate effective use of communication and information technology for business applications
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation
  • Effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms to specialist and non-specialist audiences, including use of a range of media which are widely used in business such as the preparation and presentation of business reports
  • Demonstrate cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making using appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills including identifying, formulating and solving business problems
  • Take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
  • Undertake further training, develop existing skills and acquire new competences that will enable them to assume significant responsibility within organisations

In addition, holders of the Diploma in Human Resource Management should have:

  • Acquired a range of personal and professional skills that can be used in a wide range of situations and contexts.
  • Gained the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making. 
Course Duration

Full Time: 8 Months
Students attend lessons 3 hours per day plus directed/independent study for a period of 8 months from Monday to Friday.

Part Time: 12 Months
Students attend 3-hr lessons 2 nights a week and scheduled weekends for a period of 12 months.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, Tutorials, Seminars, Workshops

Course Intakes

Full Time: Every 2 months / Modular
Part Time: Every 3 months / Modular

Entry Requirements

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement:

  • 19 years old or above

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement:

  • Completion of LSBF Diploma in Human Resource Management(or equivalent programme); or
  • Polytechnic Diploma holders in a relevant field of study (with exemptions); or
  • Polytechnic Diploma holders in a related field of study (with or without exemptions); or
  • Polytechnic Diploma holders in a non-related field of study (with Bridging); or
  • Other appropriate qualifications.

Minimum English Language Entry Requirement

  • Achieved a grade C6 or better in English language O level; or
  • Equivalent qualification e.g. IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 550; or
  • LSBF PCE Advanced; or
  • Completion of a Polytechnic Diploma (or equivalent) delivered and examined in English

All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their linguistic ability by gaining a minimum level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, prior to receiving an offer for the course.

Course Modules

Organisational Theory and Behaviour
This module is an introduction to the concepts and topics in organisational behaviour (OB) and theory. The course focuses on OB at three levels: individual, interpersonal, and collective. Students will learn the individual level, covering decision-making, motivation, and personality and then turn to the interpersonal level, covering power, influence, and negotiations. The module will include the collective level, covering groups and managing change.

Business Law
This module will provide students with the general knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of business law in Singapore. It covers major topics discussed in business law courses providing clear examples and simplified cases.  The module contains many practical points and common clauses when drafting a contract.

Project Management
The aim of the module is to introduce students to the important aspects of project management, project evaluation, project implementation and project review.  Project scheduling, project costs and risk strategies are also considered.  

Resource and Talent Planning
This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for resourcing and talent management within organisations.

Performance and Reward Management
This module provides students with knowledge and understanding of Performance and Reward Management which is considered to be an area of growing importance within HRM.  Organisations looking for ways to improve their performance, there is more focus on how to manage both the performance of their workforce and the ways in which that performance is rewarded. The module will enable students to develop a critical analysis and appraisal of the fundamental principles, key frameworks, strategies, systems and good practices of compensation and reward, and the contribution of compensation and benefits to the achievement of HR and business strategies.

Learning & Development
This module provides students with knowledge and understanding of Learning and Development.  It explores the concept of learning and development within organisations.   Students will develop a greater understanding of L&D within organisations, considering how this has become an on-going life long process.  It will include how L&D is used to develop employees through identification of training needs and work based learning.

International Human Resource Management
This module focus on human resource management and organisation and the Global challenge. It will provide students with a broad guide on how to manage the process of internationalisation. It will equip students with the main developments in HRM in a global context. The module will also provide students on practical examples from companies that have experienced the real challenges if International HRM 

Employment Law
This module will provide students with the general knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of employment law in Singapore. It covers major topics discussed in employment law courses providing clear examples and simplified cases.  

Attendance Requirements

STP holders: 90%
Non-STP holders: 75%

Assessment and Graduation

Assignment/Class test : 50%
Final Exam: 50%                                     

Student must achieve an overall passing grade of 40%.  If students fail to achieve an overall passing grade of 40%, students will be permitted one retake attempt in each failed assessment and failure of this retake will require students to re-module the failed module(s) again in full prior to additional retake attempt.

Course Fee

Local Student
Part / Full time: S$6,750 (inclusive of GST)

International Student
Full time: S$8,500 (inclusive of GST)

Teacher Student Ratio
1 : 80

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