HR Business Acumen Programme

HR Business Acumen Programme


Increasingly, HR leaders are expected to contribute to leading and shaping the organisation’s business strategy and sustainable management agenda with senior business leaders and stakeholders. Progressing to leadership positions within the organisation requires a broader understanding and perspective of the entire business and industry trends, in order to provide strategic insights and contribute to effective strategic decision making. 

The HCLI-INSEAD HR Business Acumen Programme (HRBAP) provides a platform for HR leaders to gain insights on industry trends, and navigate through the dynamic and complex environment businesses operate in. It is designed to deepen HR Leaders’ understanding of business strategy, financial acumen, and stakeholder management. The programme enables HR leaders to deliver credible and persuasive points of view on business strategy and the implications on organisation strategy and human capital management. In addition, the programme contents are aligned with advanced HR competencies.

Key Benefits

Organised by the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) in partnership with INSEAD, the business school for the world, HRBAP assembles an esteemed group of thought leaders, world-renown professors, and HR industry leaders to share their experience, insights, and discuss emerging trends influencing and shaping business strategy and human capital management to:

  • Develop senior HR leaders in their HR-business acumen competencies
  • Equip HR leaders with strategic frameworks and an understanding of fundamental business knowledge
  • Enhance HR leaders' ability to understand and work with multiple stakeholders to drive business transformation

Joint HCLI-INSEAD certifications will be awarded for each completed module. Participants who complete all 3 modules will be awarded a programme certificate.

Programme Experience

The programme comprises three modules that can be taken individually, with HCLI-INSEAD certifications awarded for each completed module.

Module 1: Business Strategy for HR Leaders
Module 2: Financial Acumen for HR Leaders
Module 3: Stakeholder Management for HR Leaders

Each module combines a number of learning elements to create a balanced blend of learning, interactions and application in the learning journey for participants. The platform allows participants to learn at their own pace during each week, by viewing the content, completing assignments and engaging in discussions.

For more information on the experience, download the detailed programme brochure or contact us.

Who Should Attend

HRBAP welcomes senior HR leaders who are based in Asia with local/regional responsibilities. 

Participants are likely to have accumulated more than 8 years of HR work experience, are appointed heads of departments and/or are direct reports to the CHRO. 


Programme Details
M1: 5 Feb – 29 Mar 2021 | M2: 7 May - 25 Jun 2021 | M3: Nov – Dec 2021
6 weeks of content / Module
Asynchronous, with live practitioner sessions
SGD 4,800 per Module
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