Executive Master in Strategic Human Resource Management

The Executive Master in Strategic Human Resource Management is an international 10-months Executive Program that places an in-depth emphasis on the business context of HR management and leadership, focusing on the organizational and strategic issues influencing HR decisions.


The Program begins on February 2014 and ends on November 2014 with the graduation ceremony.

The Master includes a total of 36 days of face-to-face teaching, including 6 Saturdays , designed around 8 modules of 3-6 days.
In order to measure their knowledge and learning outcomes against companies’ everyday practice and issues, participants are
also called to engage in 4 individual project assignments, for approximately 40 days of work in distance learning.

The modular approach, coupled with in-depth individual and team-based work, will allow individuals for a full immersion in class
discussion while maintaining continuous contact with their organizations.

Module 1. People Strategy

• Business strategy and governance

• Strategic decision making

• Roles of HR function

• Strategic capabilities

• Workforce differentiation

• The role of HR in mergers and acquisitions

Module 2. Finance

• Financial statement analysis

• Performance indicators

• Business strategy and financial measures

• Discounted cash flow analysis of strategic initiatives

• The economic profile of finacing decisions. Capital structure issues

• The rationale for Mergers and Acquisitions

• Corporate finance in practice

Module 3. HR Performance

• HR scorecard

• HR metrics

• HR information systems, knowledge management and learning

Module 4. HR Global and European Context

• International HRM

• Globalization and labor market institutions

• Comparative industrial relations

• Migration and welfare systems

• Ageing, productivity and retirement

• Global HR Management

Decentralization and centralization

 Managing HR in global value chains

Module 5. Talent Acquisition and Development

• Employer branding and strategic staffing

• Career management and talent development

• Expatriation

• Diversity and intercultural management

Module 6. Organizational Design and Change

• People strategy and organization

• Restructuring and downsizing

• Organizational design for innovation

• Organizational change and internal communication

Module 7. Performance Management and Compensation

• Performance management

• Total Compensation

• Executive Compensation

Module 8. HR Leadership

• HR Leadership

• HR Competences:

> Creative and strategic thinking

> Communication and networking

> Conflict and stress management

> Coaching

• Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics

Teaching methods

The teaching methods include:

• Class sessions

• Case study discussions

• Simulations and role-playing exercises

• Professional and business guest speakers

• Individual assignments on specific HR issues

The course also relies on a Web Platform which allows participants to download course materials, as well as to participate in forum discussion.

START DATE February 2014


Tuition FEE :

The fee is € 33.500 to be paid in four instalments:

1st Instalment € 9,500 on Registration

2nd Instalment € 8,500 by 31st March 2012

3rd Instalment € 7,500 by 30th June 2012

4th Instalment € 8,000 by 30th September 2012

The tuition fee includes teaching and tutoring, business lunches and breaks, all materials, access to Bocconi University Library and the use of all School’s support facilities. Travel expenses and accommodation in Milan are not included. Participants could benefit from SDA Bocconi privileged agreements with Hotels for accommodation.


The School assists candidates with their funds search by placing at their disposal the documentation required for financial
support applications.

In particular, Bocconi grants opportunities for low-interest loans available to admitted students, thanks to agreements with
some partner banks.