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The Global HR Leaders Program (HRLP) from the National University of Singapore Business School is a comprehensive leadership program for Global HR Leaders that is focused on the Future of Work and the associated opportunities for HR Leaders to strengthen and enable their organizations for the digital era. This 6-month program is an immersive experience that focuses on leading-edge human resources transformation that is creating a paradigm shift enabling industries to leapfrog challenges. The NUS Business School faculty alongside leading industry experts will provide rich insights so that you can craft ambitious solutions and shape the future of HR within your organization and industry.

You will learn best practices, evolving strategic frameworks, and digital and technological advancements driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution. You will also learn performance management for a dynamic environment that is trending younger, evolving organizational goals for a rapidly growing and scaling workplace, and the tools to develop and implement diversity and inclusion initiatives that are necessary to enable the best places to work in the future.

You will achieve all this as you take on increasing responsibilities within your organization and move towards the C-suite, while building an enviable network of peers, colleagues, industry leaders and faculty from NUS who are global thought leaders, and define the HR of tomorrow.


Since Singapore gained independence over 50 years ago, NUS Business School has grown to be a leading business school. We consistently rank among the top business schools in Asia and have earned a reputation that precedes itself for enabling participants to leverage the best of global knowledge and uniquely Asian insights. NUS Business School is internationally renowned for its academic rigour, enterprising research and teaching excellence.

This specific focus has allowed participants to gain global success through Asian businesses and also have international business truly succeed in Asia. NUS Business School has seen over 47,000 senior executives and managers participate in various programs since 1981. A distinguished 139-strong faculty from 25 countries are global thought leaders renowned for their expertise and experience.

The School is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), endorsements that the School has met the highest standards for business education. To know more about NUS Business School Executive Education, please click here.




Upon the completion of NUS Global HRLP, apart from becoming a part of the HRLP community, participants will also become an integral part of the global NUS Business School Executive Education network. You will also become member of NUS Executive Circle.

Participants will also receive the benefits listed below*:

  • The NUS Global HR Leaders Program certificate from the NUS Business School.
  • Ability to join the NUS Business School Executive Education LinkedIn group and the NUS Global HRLP LinkedIn group.
  • Invitation to all NUS Business School Executive Education events that occur globally.
  • Receive NUS Business School Executive Education newsletters and electronic publications.
  • Eligibility for a 10% discount on select future executive education programs.


NUS Business School Executive Education offers its NUS Executive Circle access to highly distinguished executives and select executive program participants. Members of the Executive Circle receive invitations to exclusive Business School networking events and meet outstanding business executives in their respective fields of expertise adding to the prestige and enrichment opportunities. They also receive a stream of Business School newsletters and digests with cutting-edge business thought leadership.

*All benefits subject to change



World University Rankings (Asia)
(QS, 2022)


Best Global Universities in Asia
(U.S. News, 2023)


Global MBA Rankings (Asia)
(QS, 2023)


Asia-Pacific Business Schools
(FT, 2018)


Through this program you will:

  • Develop actionable insights into your leadership qualities and focus areas to maximize your leadership potential
  • Gain a deep understanding of strategic concepts to employ a more proactive role in shaping organizational strategy including short-term productivity and long-term business agendas.
  • Learn to actively collaborate with C-suite professionals and position yourself for a leadership role proactively within the organization and industry.
  • Learn how to identify, implement, and maximize your organization’s competitive advantage through HR strategy, change management, and talent and organizational performance.
  • Gain expertise and critical skills necessary to enable digital transformation and navigate the impact of disruptive technologies to help your organization thrive in a dynamic business environment.
  • Learn how to manage, lead, and excel with new-age HR systems and the latest tools and processes.
  • Deploy and use people analytics to shape the people resources and its impact on your organization and better understand the nuances of the changing workplace.
  • Drive change by analyzing and optimizing the performance of your organization.


HRLP is designed for progressive, high-calibre, dynamic HR professionals with experience in various aspects of human resource management. The program is a transformational experience designed for those who want to upgrade their skills through leading-edge tools and practices in the field. The program is suitable for those who appreciate the growing complexities in the field of HR and want to enhance the skills needed to succeed in a fast-evolving business environment.

Applications are welcome from professionals with:

  • Experience, demonstrated career progression, and success across levels, such as:
    • Leadership positions such as HR Operations Head, Chief HR Officer, Group HR Manager, VP – Talent Management,
    • Operational positions such as HR VP/Director, VP/Director of Talent Management, VP/Director of Learning and Development, talent, people management, compensation, engagement, performance, and HR operations,
    • Professionals in HR- and people-focused businesses including strategists, organizational orchestrators, and compliance regulators who are steeped in the complexities of human resources.
    • High-achieving professionals in roles such as People Analytics Manager, Talent Acquisition Lead, HR Manager, HR Generalist, HR Advisor, HR Consultant with experience in human resource policies, practices, operations, growth and other areas of HR.
    • Professionals and executives with a responsibility of evolving their organisation’s HR strategy and practise to meet future needs.
    • Consultants focused on organizational effectiveness and future of work.
  • A strong drive to succeed and aspirations for reaching beyond the obvious career milestones.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt, learn and apply new knowledge in varied situations.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.



The NUS Business School has some of the best faculty in Asia Pacific. The internationally renowned faculty are celebrated for not only their expertise in academic research, but also their experience in teaching senior-level executives and consulting for businesses as well as governments across the world.


Andrew Delios

Andrew Delios
Vice Dean, MSc Programs,
Professor, Strategy and Policy Department

Professor Andrew Delios is the Vice Dean for MSc Programs and Professor in the Department of Strategy & Policy, NUS Business School. He completed his PhD in 1998 at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University. He became a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 2013.

Andrew is an author or co-author of more than 100 published journal articles, case studies and book chapters, as well as an author of six books, including China 88: The Real China and How to Deal with It. He served as an Associate Editor and General Editor of the UK-based Journal of Management Studies for seven years. He has also been the editor-in-chief for the Asia Pacific Journal of Management and an area editor at the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. From 2011-2013, Andrew served as the President of the Asia Academy of Management. He is currently Vice-President Programs, while he also serves a three-year appointment on the AIB Board. AIB is the leading academic body for scholars of International Business.

Andrew has worked and lived in Asia for 25 years, including three years in Hong Kong and two in Japan. He has also worked in Australia, Canada, China, Finland, India, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam. At NUS, he has taught in numerous programs, including the PhD and Executive MBA programs in Singapore, Thailand, India and the Philippines

Andrew Delios

Adjunct Associate Professor Management and Organisation,
NUS Business School

Michael Jenkins teaches in the NUS Executive MBA programme and is Chief Executive Officer of management consulting firm Expert Humans. Michael has successfully led Leadership Development as CEO of Roffey Park Institute (UK/Singapore); Managing Director of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) – Asia Pacific; Director, INSEAD Executive Education (Asia) and CEO of the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI).

Throughout his career, he has played a hands-on role in directing research and has been a key contributor and thought leader in the topic areas of organisational resilience, compassionate leadership, and developing more humane and productive workplaces. Michael has also worked closely with UK public health organisations to promote better mental health at work and is active in promoting sustainable business leadership. He works closely with HR Institutes and Think-Tanks such as CIPD (UK and Asia), AHRI (Australia), IHRP and SHRI (Singapore).

The UK’s HR Magazine named Michael as one of the UK’s Most Influential Thinkers in Human Resources in 2013 and again in 2016. He recently joined the UK-based FutureWork Forum (which explores the working world of tomorrow) as a Partner. Recent articles (2020/21) include: Finding Simplicity in Chaos: Beyond VUCA; The Chair-CEO relationship–Time to Dial Things Up; CHROs during COVID and beyond: A Resource for CEOs Hidden in Plain Sight and Should the CHRO become part of a Chair-CEO-CHRO Super Trio?

Program academic team may include*:

  • Lei Guo
    Dr. GUO LEI
    Senior Fellow,
    NUS Business School
  • Yoshi MITSUI
    Yoshi MITSUI
    NUS Affiliate Faculty,
    NUS Business School
  • Shaily Gupta
    Shaily Gupta
    Executive Coach & Advisor, Human Resource Practice, Engee Advisors,
    Head of HR APAC for TP ICAP

*Program faculty is subject to change



HRLP is designed to give you a competitive advantage in dynamically evolving organizations that are scaling up fast and transforming at a never before pace. The NUS Business School will enable you to leverage global knowledge with deep insights to help propel you and your organization to succeed globally.

You will be privy to valuable insights from the distinguished faculty as well as industry thought leaders who lead the program. With distinguished international faculty, our blend of cutting-edge learning in a truly international forum is what differentiates the NUS Executive Education experience.

High-touch integrated curriculum

High-touch integrated curriculum

Be immersed in a 6-month learning journey that includes interactive sessions with faculty and practitioners.


Learn at your own pace with guided online sessions and peer interactions.

World-renowned faculty

Gain insights from internationally renowned global industry experts and some of the best faculty in the Asia Pacific.

Real-world applications

Benefit from a teaching approach that includes real-world case studies, video lectures, virtual fireside chats, and research-driven insights.

Practitioner insights

Engage in dialogue with thought-leaders in HR and business from around the world.

Peer learning

Grow your network and enhance your learning experience through experiences shared with a diverse peer group of accomplished professionals.


The testimonials here capture the personal experience of participants in the recent cohort

Learning from the faculty was very rewarding. The program helped me connect with like-minded global HR leaders and exchange personal experiences which helped me to understand real-world problems and solutions.

– Pauline Loo, Senior Vice President Human Resources
Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation

NUS HRLP was an amazing learning experience and I would recommend it to all HR professionals and leaders.

– Sachin Rastogi, Director – Distribution HR
PNB MetLife India Insurance Co. Ltd

NUS HRLP was an exciting journey that helped me pick up the thread of HR strategy.

– Manish Bhardwaj, HR Head
Imaging Endpoints

NUS HRLP is a comprehensive leadership program for global HR leaders that is focused on the future opportunities for HR leaders and can help strengthen and enable their organizations for the digital era.

– Priyanka Basu, Ethics and Compliance Manager
PwC India



HRLP is uniquely designed to immerse promising HR professionals in an enriching 6-month learning journey. It takes you through a mix of relevant modules that combine theory and real-world case studies, along with video lectures, virtual fireside chats, and research findings. Prepare for a learning journey that promises to encourage reflection, stimulate discussion, and foster an exchange of thoughtful perspectives. The program provides flexibility to incorporate your demanding responsibilities so that you can learn in a guided manner and with peer interactions, but still at your own pace.

At HRLP, you will push your strategic thinking skills, plan new mechanisms for improving talent performance, and roadmap the steps to drive change at your organization. Through the program you will strengthen your leadership toolkit needed to manage as well as lead a high-performing and rapidly growing organization. Starting with an assessment of your current people leadership capabilities and areas to focus on, the key topics that are covered in the program include:

6 Months

HR Leadership Redefined

  • HR Leadership in Work of the Future

Strategy in Digital Age

  • Business Strategy and Business Models
  • Strategy in the Digital Organization – Talent and Technology
  • Strategy in a Diverse and Inclusive Organization (DEI)

HR Systems and Processes – Adapted for the Digital Age

  • Future of HR and Building People Strategy from Business Strategy
  • Agile HR and HR Transformation
  • Building HR Systems with Employee Experience at the Core

Leading and Inspiring Younger Colleagues

  • Inspirational Values, Culture and Communications – How to Enable Organizations
  • Mentorship and Reverse Mentorship Models – Inspiring the Workforce

HR Leadership Processes and Communications

  • Leadership Communication and Influence in connected world
  • Leading in Times of Uncertainty / Managing change
  • Executive Presence and Influence in the C-Suite

People Analytics: methods and Metrics

  • Tools, techniques, and data sets for people analytics – Setting the Objectives
  • Understanding measures, metrics, and KPIs.
  • Understanding data-driven decision-making.

Business Models and Digital Transformation

  • Accelerating Digital Transformation
  • How to drive cultural change to enhance innovation

Remote Work, Productivity, Wellness and Happiness

  • Leading in Hybrid Working
  • Driving Employee Happiness and Well-being

Leading Teams and People (CXO Perspectives)

  • Managing Growth through people analytics
  • Crisis Management



HRLP follows a rolling admission (first-come, first-served) process and participant applications are evaluated as soon as they are received. The step-by-step process is outlined below.

Online Application

You can apply to the program online, by submitting a short application form.


Keep a resume in Word or PDF format ready to be submitted (via upload) through the upload tab in the online application form.


We require details of two professional references who are ready to discuss your candidacy with us in great detail.


The program fee for the NUS Global HRLP is . It covers the teaching fee, usage of the learning platform, and all online learning materials. It does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned above.


Round Deadline Date Application Fee
Upcoming Round USD 100

Please Note:

  • Considering the limited seats in the program and first come – first served admission process, you can secure your spot in the next cohort of participants.
  • Application fee is refunded only in the case an applicant is not offered admission to the program.


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