MSHRM Academics

Temple University Singapore EMBA Academics

The Masters of Human Resource Management (MSHRM) degree provides in-depth knowledge of contemporary HR management using a broad array of HR strategies, challenges and practices. The courses emphasize an educational experience that develops practical expertise through case analyses and presentations, interaction with business practitioners and team projects. The program offers excellent professional growth, as well as a solid foundation for those pursuing professional certification through the Society of Human Resource Management.

MSHRM Academic Courses

  • Strategic Challenges in Human Resource Management  (HRM 5125)
  • Organizational Communication And Information Management (HRM 5111)
  • Ethics And Social Responsibility In The Organizations (HRM 5118)
  • Leading High Performing Teams (HRM 5112)
  • Leading Business Transformation With Big Data (HRM 5115)
  • Best Practices in Human Resource Management (HRM 5190)
  • Building Human Capital For High Performance Organizations (HRM 5114)
  • Human Resource Management in a Dynamic Environment (HRM 5117)
  • Strategic Reward Systems (HRM 5116)
  • Power; Influence And Negotiation (HRM 5113)


Strategic Challenges in Human Resource Management (HRM 5125)
This course presents a strategic analysis of effective HR function design, organization, and management. The class addresses key responsibilities of HR executives charged with managing the human side of the enterprise. It uses cases, exercises, and current events to explore strategies by which HR professionals can add value to the business and act as strategic partners to line management. The course is designed for both HRM majors and non-majors.

Organizational Communication And Information Management (HRM 5111)
This course focuses on interpersonal communication competencies of managers and understanding the nature and scope of strategic organizational communication—with a focus on both internal corporate information management (IM) as well as external IM–via the internet and through media outlets.

Ethics And Social Responsibility In The Organizations (HRM 5118)
This course looks at the ethical and social responsibility aspects of managerial decision making. Management’s responsibilities to its various stakeholders including consumers, employees, investors/owners, and society are stressed. The course presents an overview in-depth analysis of the various ethics and social responsibility issues and challenges in organizations and provides strategies to deal with these issues and challenges.

Leading High Performing Teams (HRM 5112 )
Considers ways to develop and sustain productivity in individuals and work groups. Examines effective strategies for group formation, goal setting, delegation, and handling group dynamics. Special challenges such as dealing with work force diversity.

Leading Business Transformation With Big Data (HRM 5115)
This course focuses on solving human resource problems and capitalizing on HR opportunities to contribute to organizational success. It utilizes state of the art HR practice and technology. Students complete project assignments using a human resource information system and company database designed for this course. It is designed for HRA concentrators and those in general management with the responsibility for managing human resources.

Best Practices in Human Resource Management (HRM 5190)
The Best Practices In Human Resource Management course is designed to provide greater depth for key HR concepts introduced in previous courses. We vary the topic each year based on current trends and student interest.

Building Human Capital for High Performance Organizations (HRM 5114)
This course approaches employee training and development as a means to enhance organizational effectiveness and innovation. It examines ways to transform a company’s most valuable asset, its “human capital,” and build effective organizational cultures that will sustain high performance during periods of environmental turbulence.

Human Resource Management in a Dynamic Environment (HRM 5117)
HR strategy plays a crucial role in ensuring an organization proactively adapts to and manages changes in its external environment. This course focuses on developing competencies associated with key HR practices that involve adapting and aligning with changes in the competitive landscape, workplace, labour market, and regulatory environment. Specific areas of investigation focus on employment law compliance, labour-management relations, managing HR in the global context and managing the outsourcing process.

Strategic Reward Systems (HRM 5116)
This is an analysis of the strategic design of organizational reward systems, and how they contribute to organizational success. The emphasis will be on design of reward systems to complement current trends in organizational design and strategy. The role of both financial as well as non-financial reward will be addressed.

Power, Influence and Negotiation in Organizations (HRM 5113)
This course examines the process and outcomes of using power, influence and negotiation in interpersonal relations, in groups and organizations, and cross-culturally in international business. It also explores negotiation styles for effective leadership, resolving conflicts, and achieving personal and organizational goals. Ethical and practical issues related to power and influence, are discussed.

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