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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 aim of the Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management is to provide students with the opportunity to further develop learning and development, and Human Resource Management knowledge based on practical skills gained through successful completion of the LSBF Diploma in Human Resource Management. Holders of the Advanced Diploma will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the major theories in business and management, and of the way in which those theories have developed. 

The Advanced 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

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
  • Undertake further training, develop existing skills and acquire new competences that will enable them to assume significant responsibility within organisations
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, Tutorial, Seminars, Workshops, Case Studies and Exercises, Class Discussion, Group work project and presentations, Computer Exercise

Course Intakes

Full Time: Every 2 months / Modular
Intake falls in January, March,May, July, September , November 

Part Time: Every 3 months / Modular
Intake falls in January, April, July, October  

Entry Requirements

Minimum Age:

  • 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
Module Synopsis

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 Profile 

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.

Graduation and Awards
Students must complete and pass all required modules in this course to receive aAdvanced Diplomain Human Resources Management certification.

Teacher Student Ratio
1 : 80
Course Fee

Local Student: SGD$5750

International student: SGD$8500

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