Micro Bachelor's Degree in Strategic Human Resource Management

Level 6 is equivalent to Bachelor's level

This program aims to develop learners’ understanding of competing and contrasting perspectives of strategic HRM. The program develops learners’ understanding of how HRM strategies and practices contribute to organisational and employee performance and the problems and complexities of operationalising an HRM strategy within different organisations.

Level 6 is equivalent to Bachelor’s level and could transfer 20 credits and full tuition fees to Bachelor programs of Paris-U.

Programs in details

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand the role and importance of human resource management in achieving organizational effectiveness.

  • 1.1 Illustrate critical concepts and models governing Strategic Human Resource Management.
  • 1.2 Evaluate the role and importance of Strategic Human Resource Management in organizations.
  • 1.3 Analyse the frameworks of Strategic Human Resource Management.

2. Understand the formulation and implementation of human resource strategies.

  • 2.1 Analyse the strategic human resource process.
  • 2.2 Assess the approaches of Strategic Human Resource Management.
  • 2.3 Analyse the development and implementation of human resource strategies.

3. Be able to critically analyze the use and application of a range of HR strategies designed to improve employee and organizational performance.

  • 3.1 Evaluate appropriate human resource strategies for an organization.
  • 3.2 Assess human resource strategies and their application in an organization.

4. Be able to evaluate various critical perspectives within Strategic Human Resource Management critically.

  • 4.1 Review current literature and perspectives on Strategic Human Resource Management.
  • 4.2 Evaluate contemporary issues affecting Strategic Human Resource Management.


The SHRM Framework

Course Coverage:
  • Definitions and models of strategic HR management (e.g. contingency model, best practice model, Harvard Framework, Ulrich’s model, control-based, resources-based, etc.), fundamentals and characteristics of strategic HR management, types of  strategies, approaches to strategy, criteria for successful strategy
  • Legal requirements, human capital management, improving organisational performance through strategic HR management, alignment of HR and corporate strategy.

Development and implementation of HR strategies

Course Coverage:
  • Setting strategic direction, long-term vs short-term, Audits, designing the management system, planning total workforce/demand forecasting, generating required human resources, developing people and performance, reward management systems, assessing organisational, competence, performance/development strategies.
  • Strategic HR role of frontline management, conducting a strategic review, setting out the strategic  HR plan, Implementing HR strategies

Types of HR strategies and their application

Course Coverage:

  • Organisational, development, transformation, culture management, knowledge management, developing  trust and reward); talent management, succession planning; Resourcing strategies (HR planning, flexibility, retention and talent management, etc.);  Learning and development strategies (learning  culture, learning, organisation, organisational learning  strategies, individual learning); performance management (definition and purpose, scope, process  and approaches) 
  • Reward strategy (purpose, characteristics, structure, developing the strategy, effective strategies, impact on management) 
  • Employee relations strategy (issues, background, HR approach, policies, partnership agreements, employee voice strategies

Contemporary issues and perspectives on SHRM

Course Coverage:

  • Internationalism and challenges for strategic HR  management, diversity management and equal  opportunities, downsizing and its strategic implications, globalisation, culture/ equality and diversity, work-life balance
  • Bratton, J., Grint, K. and Nelson, D. L. (2005) Organizational Leadership. New York:  Thomson South Western. 
  • Colquitt J, LePine, J. and Wesson, M. (2010) Organizational Behaviour. Boston: McGraw Hill. 
  • Farnham, D. (2010) Human Resource Management in Context, Strategy, Insights &  Solutions. London: CIPD 
  • Gill, R. (2006) Theory and Practice of Leadership. London: Sage.  
  • Gilmore, S. and Williams, S. (2012) Human Resource Management. 2nd Edition. Oxford:  Oxford University Press 
  • Gold. J., Thorpe, R. and Mumford, A. (2010) Leadership and Management Development, 5th Edition. CIPD 
  • Kouzes, J. M. and Posner, B. Z. (2008) The Leadership Challenge. 4th Edition. New York:  Jossey-Bass. London: CIPD. 
  • Mabey, C. and Finch-Lees, T. (2008) Management and Leadership Development. London:  Sage.  
  • Northouse, P. G. (2009) Introduction to Leadership, Concepts and Practice. London: Sage 
  • Robbins, S. and Judge, T. (2009) Organizational Behaviour. New Jersey: Person Prentice  Hall 
  • Storey, J. (2004) Leadership in Organisations; Current Issues and Key Trends. London:  Rutledge. Times/Prentice Hall.

Entry requirements

To enroll in the Micro Bachelor program, the learner must possess the following:

  • Graduated from vocational schools or College or having completed 2nd year of Bachelor’s or
  • Relevant NQF / QCF / RQF Level 5 Diploma, or equivalents; or
  • HNDs/ NVQs/ Foundation degrees/ Diploma of higher education (DipHE) or
  • At least two years of working experience.
  • And learners must be over 18 years old.

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) reserves the highest decision-making power for admission whether to accept or not accept after a specific review of each candidate’s profile to ensure they can comprehend and gain benefits when participating. For the fake university or diploma mills, Paris-U shall not be accepted.

English language requirements

Proof of English proficiency must be provided if a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country.

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent

Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent

After graduating from the Micro Bachelor program, students receive all certified documents from Université Libérale de Paris. 

Certified Documents:

  • e-Certificate from Université Libérale de Paris. 
  • Hard copy certificate from Université Libérale de Paris. 
  • Accreditation of Prior Experimental Learning for Qualification (APELQ) certified from Paris-U for credit and tuition fee transfer.
  • Accreditation & Recognition certified letter from Paris-U.

Because the program is accredited and recognized, students can easily use certified in the working environment and have many opportunities for career advancement. In addition, if you want to study for a university degree, students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the program Paris-U.

Micro Bachelor’s Degree from Paris-U is certified at the bachelor level and is equivalent to:

  • Level 6 Certificate of Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) of UK
  • Level 9 Certificate of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  • Level 6 Certificate of Credit and Qualifications Framework (CQFW)
  • Level 6 Certificate of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Level 7 & 8 Certificates of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
  • Level 6 Certificate of ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)
  • Level 7 & 8 Certificate of the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF)

Students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the Paris-U academic programs if they want to study for an academic degree.

Credits transfer:

Learners can accumulate 20 credits from the Micro Bachelor program when participating in the Bachelor of Business Administration with Hons – final year. Please see the credit transfer policy HERE.

Tuition fee transfer:

When participating in the BBA with Hons program, students who have graduated with 1 Micro Bachelor Degree will receive a discount equivalent with short courses tuition fee. Please see the tuition fee transfer HERE.

[APEL.Q] – Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) for Award of Academic Qualifications (Q) is the award of academic qualifications to individual learners through the evaluation and assessment of prior experiential learning towards fully accredited programmes offered by Paris-U. A degree with [APEL.Q] pathway is granted based on the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired through formal, informal, or non-formal learning.

As a crucial component of Liberal Education, Paris-U is the first university in the world to fully implement the APEL.Q approach to acknowledge experience and knowledge. Assist students in becoming rapidly recognised and entering the labour market.

Short Courses Certified programs are wholly approved and recognised, according to the same rigorous standards as academic degree programs. Learners might include this qualification in their portfolios when submitting for the APEL.Q examination.

Please note that the APEL.Q process will lead to only an MBA degree from Paris-U, not a dual degree. For more information, read more HERE.

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Certified program is not-for-profit, so the tuition fees are fully supported by Paris-U and its partners. Université Libérale de Paris reserves the right not to accept more students if the number exceeds the quotas.

Apply Policy:

  • To participate in Paris-U’s Short courses program, students need to meet the entry criteria corresponding to each level. Please see the “Entry” tab for more details.
  • Paris-U will only accept applicants if their entry qualifications are from diploma mill universities or schools/universities that are accredited.
  • For Level 6 short courses programs, if an entry diploma is unavailable, students must demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of work experience in the relevant field.
  • English is not a mandatory entry requirement for short course programs, but candidates must ensure that English is used in reading documents, listening to lectures, and doing assignments. Candidates should note that English is mandatory when switching to an academic program at Paris-U.

Apply Process:

  1.  Choose the program that suits your requirements. Note that applicants with a Master’s degree will not be able to participate in the Micro Master program.
  2. Email your application to support@paris-u.fr with all the required documents.
  3. Our admission department will reach out to you and guide you through further processes if the registration documents need to be supplemented.
  4. Université Libérale de Paris will issue the Letter of Acceptant (LOA). You will then proceed to the next steps and pay the tuition fees according to the instructions.
  5. Université Libérale de Paris will issue a student confirmation letter, login account to the e-learning system and related documents.
  6. You have become an official Paris-U student; enjoy your learning journey!

The Short Courses Certified program is a fully online program. You can study anytime, anywhere. The final exam will be uploaded to the system and marked by the academic panel of Paris-U. Students must submit assignments on time. Otherwise, the student is considered not to continue the program.

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Tuition fees

Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and are subject to change without notice.

Level 6 short courses tuition feee & e-certificate
Hard copy certificate & APEL.Q documents
Transfer to Paris-U degrees
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Université Libérale de Paris

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