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Certification Programmes

Executive Certificate in Leadership and People Management      

This programme explores the important management facets such as personal effectiveness in senior roles, leading strategies development and implementation, managing change in a diverse, challenging and rapidly evolving business environment, communicating effectively and developing talents. It is a dedicated programme for leaders and high potential managers to enhance their ability to manage with competence and lead for personal and organisational success.

Mod 1: Leadership for Strategic Impact 3 – 5 Oct 20163   Fully Subscribed
    17 – 19 Apr 20174   Fully Subscribed
Mod 2: Talent Management for Business Leaders 14 – 16 Nov 20163   Fully Subscribed
    22 – 24 May 20174   Fully Subscribed
Mod 3: Becoming a Whole Leader 5 – 7 Dec 20163   Fully Subscribed
    28 – 30 Jun 20174   Fully Subscribed
Mod 4: Taking Risk out of Risk – for a Change! 16 – 18 Jan 20173   Fully Subscribed
    14 – 16 Aug 20174   Closed
Mod 5: Role of Effective Managers – Connecting the Dots! 20 – 22 Feb 20173   Closed
    24 – 26 Jul 20174   Fully Subscribed
Mod 6: Driving Performance Excellence 13 – 15 Mar 20173   Fully Subscribed
    18 – 20 Sep 20174 Fully Subscribed

(Superscript shows the intake no. e.g. YYYYstands for intake 4)


HR Graduate Certification      

This is a modular programme that is practice oriented and focused on equipping HR practitioners or business executives who have had formal training in OB/HR as a discipline in extending their knowledge in the following specific HR fields:

Mod 1: Talent Acquisition 1 – 2 Dec 20167   Fully Subscribed
    1 – 2 Jun 20178   Fully Subscribed
Mod 2: Learning & Development 9 – 10 Jan 20177   Fully Subscribed
    15 – 16 May 20178   Fully Subscribed
Mod 3: Talent Management & Succession Planning 20 – 21 Oct 20167   Fully Subscribed
    30 – 31 Mar 20178   Fully Subscribed
Mod 4: Rewards (Compensation & Benefits) 13 – 14 Feb 20177   Fully Subscribed
    17 – 18 Jul 20178   Fully Subscribed
Mod 5: Performance Evaluation & Management 17 – 18 Nov 20167   Fully Subscribed
    20 – 21 Apr 20178   Fully Subscribed
Mod 6: Strategic HR 9 – 10 Mar 20177   Fully Subscribed
    28 – 29 Aug 20178 Fully Subscribed

(Superscript shows the intake no. e.g. YYYYstands for intake 8)

Waiting List: From time to time, seats in current or upcoming intakes may be opened up. Please email your (i) full name, (ii) job designation, (iii) company name, (iv) contact no. and (v) intake (all modules) / selected module(s) & class dates, as well as all the following documents, to be registered on our waiting list.

1. NRIC for Singapore Citizen / PR or passport for foreigners (scanned copy)
2. Degree certificate (scanned copy)

3. Updated Curriculum Vitae (indicating HR work experience)   



Professionals Management Toolkit Series

Finance for Professionals – Numbers Talk: Helping Professionals understand what their numbers are Saying      

To be an all-round successful professional, basic financial knowledge is essential. Numbers talk. You can find out how your business/practice is doing, compared to those of your competitors or peers in the industry. You may also be able to secure the resources that you need to grow the business, if you know how to analyze issues with numbers, or justify decisions with numbers. Most importantly, professionals who know their numbers well will be taken seriously. The ability to understand numbers and to use financial information to your advantage, is very important and the key to business success.

Intake 2: 8 – 9 Jun 2017                          Closed                                                                                                                        


HR Analytics Certificate: Using Analytics to Improve People Decisions (Foundation Level)       

The application of talent analytics to enhance the value of companies is well recognised. However, the challenge faced by HR practitioners is i) knowing WHAT to analyse (to identify the kind of analyses that will help them make better people decisions) and ii) knowing HOW to analyse (to have the knowledge and be proficient in the use of analytical tools to undertake analytics). This intensive two-day programme aims to address the challenges outlined above, and equip the HR practitioners to be more competent and confident in making sense of data for enhanced people decisions.

Intake 3: 20 – 21 Jul 2017      Fully Subscribed 
Intake 4: 4 – 5 Sep 2017 Fully Subscribed 
Intake 5: 1 – 2 Mar 2018   Fully Subscribed                                                     


Waiting List: From time to time, seats in current or upcoming intakes may be opened up. Please email your (i) full name, (ii) job designation, (iii) company name, (iv) contact no. and (v) intake to be registered on our waiting list.


Certified HR Analytical Professional (Advanced Level)     

To fully leverage on the power of analytics for HR decision making, HR practitioners need to be equipped with the competency in order to undertake the work.  This 5-day programme, built on the HR Analytics Certificate: Using Analytics to Improve People Decisions (Foundation Level) programme, addresses this competency gap by enhancing the analytics skills of HR professionals at an advanced level.

Intake 1: 23 & 24 Oct, 1 to 3 Nov 2017                                                                                         


Middle Managers’ Role in Strategy Implementation – The Lynchpin of Success      

You can have the greatest strategy in the world but if you cannot implement it, it is not worth the paper it is written on. While senior leaders are the mastermind of strategy, middle managers are the lynchpin of success in strategy implementation. It is said that the “devil is in the details”. Hence, it is extremely important that middle managers are able to tailor an execution plan which effectively supports the strategy. This programme is designed with the aim to enhance middle managers’ capabilities in translating strategy into actions.

Intake 5: 17 Nov 2017 Open for Registration Now                                     


Advanced Communication Strategies – Using Strategic Persuasion To Get What You Want      

Think about the last time you tried to convince someone to support you, buy your new product or invest in your business idea. Were you successful? Did you get the outcome you wanted? Were you having difficulties?  Whether you are an executive, a manager, a salesperson, a director or an entrepreneur, having the ability to connect with people easily and quickly, communicate your thoughts clearly, as well as influence and persuade others will help you get further in your professional and personal life.  Join us in this programme and acquire advanced communication techniques that have benefitted politicians, celebrities and professionals around the world to win the hearts and minds of people.

Intake 7: 30 – 31 Oct 2017 1 Seat Left                                                  


Analytics for Better Decision Making (Foundation and Advanced Levels)      

To improve the quality of decisions made, business executives must know how to transform data into usable information to aid them in their decision making (from marketing to customer service to human resource etc). SMU’s foundation and advanced analytical programmes aim to produce a breed of business executives who are competent in “decoding data” and unravelling the insights contained within.

Foundation: Professional Certificate in Quantitative Analysis Dates to be Advised                                                                  
Advanced: Certified Analytical Professional Dates to be Advised  



Industry Programmes


SMU-SingHealth Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership (GDHM)      

The first and only programme of its kind in Singapore, the SMU–SingHealth GDHM aims to nurture highly competent and focused healthcare professionals into holistic and broadminded business leaders in the healthcare sector. The programme was conceptualised and co-designed by senior leaders from SMU and SingHealth.

Mod 1: Strategy & Global Healthcare Landscape 19 – 22 Jun 2017   Closed 
Mod 2: Leadership & People Management 10 – 13 Jul 2017   Closed 
Mod 3: Aligning Healthcare Strategy & Customer Value Delivery 31 Jul, 1 – 3 Aug 2017   Closed
Mod 4: Health Economics & Financial Management  21 – 24 Aug 2017 Open for registration
Mod 5: Operations Excellence & Quality Management 11 – 14 Sep 2017   Open for registration
Mod 6: Ethics, Risk, Crisis & Media Management 2 – 5 Oct 2017   Open for registration                                


BCA-SMU-SSG Advanced Management Programme on Productivity and Leadership Development      

The BCA-SMU-SSG Advanced Management Programme on Productivity and Leadership Development is a flagship programme tailored for the built environment industry. It aims to provide participants with a broader strategic vision of the construction business environment at a time when the industry is experiencing growing complexities and increased competitiveness. Drawing on the rich experience of industry leaders, this programme is part of BCA’s Built Environment Strategic Leadership Development initiative to develop a quality workforce which would anchor and advance the built environment industry.

Mod 1: Strategic Planning – Growth & Internationalisation 24 – 25 Mar 2017   Closed
Mod 2: Enterprise Risk Management & Crisis Management 31 Mar – 1 Apr 2017   Closed
Mod 3: Successful Business Management & Key Account Management  7 – 8 Apr 2017   Closed
Mod 4: Finance for Decision Making & Control 28 – 29 Apr 2017   Closed
Mod 5: Legal Issues  5 May 2017   Closed
Mod 6: Driving Change & Opportunities in Building Innovations & Productivity   6 May 2017   Closed
Mod 7: Managing Professional Work Relationships & Cross Cultural Management 12 – 13 May 2017   Closed



SMU-SSG NextGen Leadership Series      

Aspiring to steer traditional family businesses into contemporary enterprises, what can SME’s next generation leaders do differently from the company founders to grow the company and yet not detract from the strategic intent?  SMU-SSG’s NextGen Leadership programme is designed to enhance the next generation leaders’ capacity to lead and innovate as they drive their companies to the next phase of growth.  The series aims to equip participants in the following areas to win in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world of business.

Mod 1: Personal Effectiveness                        6 – 7 Apr 2017   Closed                                   
Mod 2: Team Efficacy 26 – 27 Apr 2017   Closed 
Mod 3: Business Excellence 18 – 19 May 2017   Closed 



SMU-IE Singapore Business Growth and International HRM Masterclasses 2016      

Especially designed for Singapore's growth enterprises, the suite of 3 Masterclasses aim to accelerate local business leaders and HR professionals' understanding of international human capital management to drive their organisations’ overseas growth. Case studies and leading industry practices will be shared. Highlights of what work in China and Indonesia in terms of good international HRM practices would also be discussed. Each Masterclass will be led by a subject matter expert with a panel of industry veterans to provide real world insights and applications.  Join us to find out how international business growth can be achieved through the right people decisions!

Masterclass 1: Global Trends that are Shaping the People Agenda 28 Jan 2016   Closed
Masterclass 2: International Mobility Management 29 Feb 2016   Closed
Masterclass 3: Global Rewards Strategy 19 Aug 2016   Closed                             




Last updated on 16 Aug 2017 .