Human Resource Management (Arabic/English)

Credential: Bachelors Degree
Duration: 4 years
Credit Hours: 123
Tuition Fee: AED 935 per credit hour (See detailed fee structure here)
Class Timings:Evening and Weekend
Medium of Instruction: Arabic with 8 courses in English


First Year / Semester 1
Serial # Course Code Course Number Course Name Prerequisite CH
1 ACS 101 Communication Skills in Arabic None 3
2 MGT 101 Introduction to Business Administration None 3
3 ENGA 101 English I None 3
4 MTHA 101 Principles of Mathematics None 3
5 CISA 101 Introduction to Information Technology None 3
Total 15
First Year / Semester 2
Serial # Course Code Course Number Course Name Prerequisite CH
1 UAEA 201 UAE Studies None 3
2 SSSA 101 Study Skills None 3
3 ENGA 102 English II ENGA101 3
4 SCI 101 Science and Life None 3
5 MGT 201 Organizational Behavior Management MGT101 3
Total 15
Second Year / Semester 3
Serial # Course Code Course Number Course Name Prerequisite CH
1 ECOA 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
2 STATE 102 Business Statistics MTHA101, CISA101 3
3 HRMA 201 Human Resource Management MGT101 3
4 ACCE 101 Principles of Accounting None 3
5 MGT 202 Business Ethics MGT101 3
Total 15
Second Year / Semester 4
Serial # Course Code Course Number Course Name Prerequisite CH
1 RES 201 Business Research Methods CISA101, STATE102, ECOA201 3
2 ACCA 202 Intermediate Financial Accounting ACCE101 3
3 ECOA 202 Principles of Macroeconomics ECOA201 3
4 FINA 301 Financial Management ECOA201 3
5 MKTA 302 Principles of Marketing ECOA201 3
Total 15
Third Year / Semester 5
Serial # Course Code Course Number Course Name Prerequisite CH
1 ISLA> 201 Islamic Studies None 3
2 MGT 301 Administrative Communications ACS101, CISA101 3
3 LAW 302 Commercial Law None 3
4 ENVA 201 Environmental Science None 3
5 SYSE 303 Management Information Systems CISA101 3
Total 15
Third Year / Semester 6
Serial # Course Code Course Number Course Name Prerequisite CH
1 HRMA 301 Planning in Human Resource Management HRMA201 3
2 HRMA 302 Job Analysis and Design HRMA201 3
3 MGTA 304 International Management ECOA201 3
4 MGT 401 Policy and Business Strategy MGT201 3
5 MGTA 402 Operations Management STATE102, ECOA 201, SYSE303 3
Total 15
Fourth Year / Semester 7
Serial # Course Code Course Number Course Name Prerequisite CH
1 HRMA 310 Recruitment and Selection Management HRMA201 3
2 HRMA 311 Human Resource Training and Development HRMA201 3
3 HRME 312 Career Planning ENGA101, ENGA102, HRMA201 3
4 HRMA 350 Performance, Incentives and Compensations Management HRMA201 3
5 HRMA 351 Occupational Health and Safety Management HRMA201 3


Human Relations (Elective)
Negotiation and Conflicts Resolution Strategy (Elective)
HRMA201 3
Total 18
Fourth Year / Semester 8
Serial # Course Code Course Number Course Name Prerequisite CH
1 HRMA 400 Free Course None 3
2 LAW 401 Labor Law HRMA201, LAW302 3
3 HRME 402 International Human Resource Management ENGA101, ENGA102, HRMA201, MGTA304 3
4 HRME 410 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management ENGA101, ENGA102, HRMA201 3
5 HRMA 494 Field Training The student must have completed 90 credit hours of the program requirements. 0
6 HRMA 499 Graduation Project HRMA 302, 350, 351 3
Total 15


The student shall select only one elective subject.


General Education Courses
 Introduction to Information Technology CISA 101:
This course is an introduction to computer sciences. It focuses on understanding how computers work and the relation between their operation and their hardware and software. This course illustrates how software is used in word processing, creating spreadsheets, and designing databases and presentations. The course starts by familiarizing students with the definition of a computer, outlining the most important hardware used for input, output, processing and storage and discussing the relation between IT and the community, the problems related to the use of computers, precautions observed when using them and the attention paid to information confidentiality and security. Besides, the course offers students exposure to the privacy concerns related to using the computer, viruses and relevant means of protection, security of software and data, and the ethics and morals of using the computer. Finally, the course presents the commonly-used programs and their application by featuring the most recent software.
English I ENGA 101:
This course is designed to develop oral and written communication skills. It assists students with building new skills and refining previous English skills. The course presents a variety of grammatical structures in a functional manner that would help promote the learner´s communicative competence, improves fluency, and expands familiarity with common vocabulary. It also provides learners with basic English skills such as listening, reading and writing while also encouraging speaking in the classroom context.
English II ENGA 102:  Prerequisite: ENGA 101
This course prepares and familiarizes students with the principles of clear, concise writing in a technical environment for specific discourse communities. Technical writing conventions such as headings, illustrations, style, and tone in the writing of a variety of letters, emails and reports will be considered. This course is for students studying in the Arabic programs.
Mathematics MTHA 101:
This course familiarizes students with real figures, solution of‎simultaneous inequalities, algebra, linear factors and equations, their systems, graphs of equations and mathematical functions needed by students in their university study.
Environmental Science ENVA 201:
This course addresses the concept of environment, the ecological system, the problem of resources exhaustion and maintenance, reasons for starvation catastrophes in the world, food production, environmental contamination, its reasons, components, distribution and the forms and risks of contamination. In addition, the course focuses on the significance and protection of wild and marine plantations and animals. Finally, the course sheds light on the importance of energy and metallic minerals in the ecological system as well as all forms of desertification.
Science and Life SCI 101:
This course covers a variety of issues such as the cell, nutrition, environment, contamination, extinction, energy and the development of science. These modules assist the students in increasing their knowledge base on the concept of science, human life and its contemporary requirements including the environment, contamination and the optimal utilization of energy.
Islamic Studies ISLA 201:
This course discusses the linguistic and technical meanings of culture as well as the concept of Islamic culture and its relation to the comparative terms such as religion, science, thought and civilization. The course also discusses the relation between the Islamic culture and other cultures as well as the role of Islamic culture in realizing development. The course outlines the basic sources of Islamic culture (Quran and Prophetic Traditions) and its additional secondary sources (Prophet’s Biography, Unanimous Agreement of Muslim Scholars, Analogy and Customary Traditions). The course sheds light on the peculiar features of the Islamic culture such as divinely-oriented attitude, comprehensiveness, moderation and balance, humanitarianism and positive realism as well as its main fields (faith, acts of worship and morality). This course manifests the most important contemporary trends such as the various forms of cultural invasion (proselytism, orientalism and westernization) and the approach adopted by the Islamic culture towards secularism and globalization.
Communication Skills in Arabic ACS 101:  
This course teaches the basic skills of the Arabic language needed by students such as reading, writing, talking and listening. Students are trained on selected texts from the Holy Quran, Noble Prophetic Traditions and Arabic literature including poetry and prose. The course aims at developing the students’ knowledge abilities of communication skills related to talking, writing, listening and reading and promoting them to reach a level where they shall be able to understand, talk, write and read in Arabic. This target is realized by combining the lexical and rhetorical levels. The set of selected texts shall include a variety of terminologies, some simplified grammatical and morphological issues, some common linguistic, grammatical and morphological mistakes and styles.
 Study Skills SSSA 101:
This course targets educational professionals and parents on how to study, pass exams and the difficulties students face in the university.
 UAE StudiesUAEA 201:
This course studies the humanitarian communities in general and pays a special attention to the general features and main components of the UAE community including UAE geographic location, population, demographic growth, gender and general composition of its people. The course also discusses the economic and geographical aspects of the population, family issues, family and tribal systems, and the nature of rule in the tribal community. The course addresses the nature of services provided to the community during the pre and post-oil stages and studies the role of cultural, educational, and media organizations as well as their services provided to the UAE community.
Specialization Courses
Principles of Accounting ACCE 101:
 The significance of accounting and the challenges it presents. Extensive coverage and review of major concepts followed by practical exercises.
Intermediate Financial Accounting ACCA 202: Prerequisite: ACCE 101
This course presents the definition and framework of financial accounting and the concepts of cash money, debtors, notes receivable, long-term investments, accounts payable, equities and changes and analysis of the financial position.
Introduction to Business Administration MGT 101:
This course provides an overview of the main administrative functions with a special emphasis on planning, organization, leadership and control.
Business Statistics STATE 102: Prerequisite: MTHA 101
 Business Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, and summarizing data to provide information, stated in numerical form, for the purpose of making objective business decisions. Topics include methods of sampling, classifying, analyzing, and presenting numerical data; frequency distribution, averages, dispersion, times series analysis, correlation, and forecasting for business purposes.
Management Communications MGT 301: Prerequisite: ACS 101
This course focuses on developing the student’s skills in preparing and writing a variety of letters and reports while adopting sound scientific approaches. This course explains the concept, nature, components, types, elements, models and features of effective communication in addition to the significance of introducing the most recent technologies in the communication process.
Business Ethics MGT 202: Prerequisite MGT 101
This course discusses the importance of ethics in businesses and the responsibility of both the individual and the organization. In addition, it illustrates the significance of developing a strategy for dealing with ethical issues in terms of rights and duties between the company and its staff, suppliers and clients. The course also stresses that the organization should only deal with the institutions which adhere to ethical standards in businesses. This course also reviews the various traditional theories in ethics, how they are applied to businesses and the problems encountered in this respect. It presents applied examples and cases and how to deal with them in the various commercial sectors.
 Business Research Methods  RES 201: Prerequisite: ECOA 201
This course covers scientific research and its theory in business administration and information systems. It also discusses the proposed strategy, process and problem of the scientific research by collecting, analyzing and coding data and developing a research report for the private and public sectors.
 Commercial LawLAW 302: Prerequisite: ECOA 201
This course focuses on the general principles, evolution and development of Trade Law, Law of Securities, the various commercial contracts in accordance with the Trade Law of the United Arab Emirates, public and governmental legislations and the judiciary system in the State. In addition, this course studies local and international cases from a legal perspective.
Policy and Business StrategyMGT 401: Prerequisite: MGT 201
This course defines the organization and presents its most important features and objectives as well as the development of its modern theories and concepts. In addition, this course explains the strategic concept of managing the business policies related to planning and organization in the commercial organizations as well as scheduling and calculating production requirements, project management, total quality assurance, planning of productive capacity and modern production systems.
Principles of MicroeconomicsECOA 201: Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the behavior of the individual and the organization, their available options and market balance. In addition, it discusses supply and demand, benefit, costs of production and competition. It also explains the microeconomic theory, trade markets, costs of production, prices and auxiliary tools such as statistics and tables.
Principles of Macroeconomics ECOA 202: Prerequisite: ECOA 201
This course primarily presents the proper analytic tools for understanding the macroeconomic theory and analyzing the national economy and its relation with the international economy. In addition, it focuses on analyzing economic growth, unemployment, inflation, national income, balance of commodities and services, balance in capital markets, surplus, deficit and ‎balance of payments.
Financial Management FINA 301: Prerequisite: ECOA 201
The course focuses on the basic concepts in the field of financial management and explains the main functions of the Financial Controller, his position in the organizational structure, his responsibilities and activities through the cash flow list, budget, current value of money, revenue, risk, management of current assets and capital budget.
Management and Organizational Behavior MGT 201: Prerequisite: MGT 101
This course introduces various approaches and means which familiarize students on how to effectively manage staff and lead people. The course focuses on the managers’ attention to the human aspect as well as the technical and technological aspects.
Management Information Systems SYSE 303: Prerequisite: CISA 101; ECOA201
 The course provides an overview of Management Information Systems (MIS) in business. It provides students with a framework for the uses information technology in business. Topics include MIS concepts, software, databases, information systems (IS), the strategic use of IS, the development of IS, and social and ethical issues associated with MIS.
International Management MGTA 304: Prerequisite: ECOA 201
This course focuses on the concept of managing international business and trade and analyzing the environments of international commercial business, international financial policy, import and export, specialized functional strategies (international human resources, international finance, international trade activities, international marketing and research and development) and the general tendency of managing international business.
Operations Management MGTA 402: Prerequisite: STATE 102, ECOA 201
This course addressesthe strategic concept of operation management, business policies of planning and organizing in trade organizations, scheduling and calculating production requirements, project management, total quality assurance, planning productive capacities and modern production systems.
Principles of Marketing MKTA 302: Prerequisite: ECOA 201
This course focuses onthe strategic relation between the organization and its clients, means of maintaining customers’ satisfaction by studying their behavior, needs as individuals and organizations as well as studying the environmental factors which affect the marketing decision such as pricing, promotion, distribution, product planning and development, detection of the available opportunities in the market and the development of marketing strategies and programs.
Human Resource Management HRMA 201: Prerequisite MGT 101
This course handles the concept and significance of Human Resource Management in the organization, the means of strategic planning of human resources, job analysis, means of attracting and selecting staff, training, motivating and rewarding human resources, performance appraisal, career planning, empowering staff, maintaining employees’ safety and security and the significance of observing local and international labor laws.
Planning in Human Resource Management HRMA 301: Prerequisite: HRMA 201
This course points out the significance of planning in Human Resource Management, means of the strategic planning of manpower, preparing, implementing and evaluating the strategic plans in the organization. In addition, this course focuses on the means of maintaining balance between supply and demand in manpower, securing the competencies needed by the organization, planning, designing and developing programs in the Recruitment Department, as well as selecting, hiring and managing surplus human resources.
Job Analysis and Design HRMA 302: Prerequisite: HRMA 201
This course addresses the means and approaches followed in analyzing and designing jobs in public and private organizations and the sources of the required information in the analysis process of the Human Resource Management. In addition, this course focuses onthe significance of authenticity in collecting information on jobs through surveys, interviews and secondary sources of information as well as their relatedness to the accurate job description and the process of attraction, selection, recruitment, design and evaluation of performance, salaries, compensations, staff’s training needs, restructure and classification of jobs.
Recruitment and Selection Management HRMA 310: Prerequisite HRMA 201
This course focuses on the significance ofstrategic recruitment in Human Resource Management, the various means and approaches of attracting excellent, competent and qualified personnel and their recruitment in the suitable positions. In addition, this course outlines the significance of the accurate job description prior to recruitment in order to develop clear standards for selecting the best candidates to occupy vacancies in the organization.
Human Resource Training and DevelopmentHRMA 311: Prerequisite: HRMA 201
This course focuses onthe basic concepts of training, its means, planning and the implementation and evaluation of its programs in addition to its significance in supporting the aggregate performance of the organization as well as the individual and collective performance therein. In addition, this course sheds light on the significance of the strategic planning of the training programs in the organizations, development of the skills of their staff at all levels and the integration of the training programs with the other functions of human resources.
Career Planning HRME 312: Prerequisite HRMA 201
This course focuses on the essential views of careers and career planning. The model of career management presents the active problem-solving approach to work life and how people can collect information, gain insights into themselves and their environment, and develop appropriate goals and strategies to obtain useful feedback regarding their efforts. Topics in this course include career context and stages, models, applications, occupations, job stress, and career strategic planning.
Performance, Incentives and Compensations Management HRMA 350:  Prerequisite: None
This course addressesthe basic concepts of evaluating staff performance, standards of performance and its measures. Besides, this course outlines the basics of designing the system of evaluating staff performance in a manner which is integrated with the organization’s performance as well as individual and collective performance. On another plane, this course points out the basic concepts, theories, approaches and steps of managing incentives within the framework of Human Resource Management in the United Arab Emiratesas well as the means of designing the various reward systems and their impact on the aggregate performance of the organization and the individual.
Occupational Health and Safety Management HRMA 351: Prerequisite: HRMA 201
This course focuses on the significance ofoccupational safety programs at the workplace, precautionary measures, safety and security laws in the United Arab Emirates and the role of civil defense in maintaining a business environment characterized by safety, health and security. In addition, this course focuses on the importance of the role of employees, their awareness and understanding of the risk factors, hazardous materials and the safety of the means of transport.
Human Relations (Elective) HRMA 352: Prerequisite: HRMA201
This course addressesthe importance of creating positive human relations at the workplace and their impact on corroborating the relation between the management and staff and supporting professional and vocational loyalty. In addition, the course points out the means and approaches of developing effective communication skills, self-confidence when dealing with others and creating a positive culture at the workplace. It also addresses the role of leadership and work teams and their impact on human relations and developing the creativity and innovation of the organization’s staff.
Labor LawLAW 401: Prerequisite: HRMA 201; LAW 302
This course focuses onthe laws which organize the relation between the employers and employees in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, this course addresses the Labor Lawin the United Arab Emirates and that it is mandatory for the organizations operating in this country to act in accordance with its provisions. In addition, this course focuses onthe employment, training and Emiratization laws as well as the laws organizing the privacy of employees and their legal rights.
International Human Resource Management HRME 402: Prerequisite: HRMA 201, MGTA 304
 This course provides the concepts, tools, and techniques that are needed to effectively manage an internationally diverse workforce. It also focuses on the roles and activities of the HR department in managing a global workforce. Students explore ways to manage the cultural and ethnic differences that occur as a result of international global diversity.
 Negotiation and Conflicts Resolution Strategy (Elective)HRMA 403: Prerequisite: HRMA 201
This course addressesthe concept and significance of the negotiation strategy and dispute settlement in the organization in terms of their types, reasons, stages and skills in order to reach solutions which satisfy the disputant parties. In addition, it points out the steps and methods of negotiations as well as other important issues related to negotiation. Besides, this course sets forth crisis management, its effective models, the scientific approach of dealing with crises, the basic tools and guidelines of crisis management and relevant applied examples.
Contemporary Issues in Human Resource ManagementHRME 410: Prerequisite: HRMA 201
This course includes special topics in current developments within the field of human resource management, namely Empowerment and job insecurity. The first topic focuses on how to organize with shared power and bottom-up leadership to foster vision, trust, accountability, and responsibility. The second topic focuses on the current research on flexibility, job insecurity, and more intense work and the impact of these developments on individuals, their families and workplaces, and the long term health of the economy.
Field Training HRMA 494: Prerequisite: 90 hours
This course addressesstudents’ training in the public and private organizations in the field of Human Resource Management as well as the academic and practical supervision during training. The student shall present reports on the nature of duties he / she performed during the training period, and the acquired skills as well as the challenges faced during the training period. The academic supervisor shall discuss these reports.
Graduation Project HRMA 499: Prerequisite: HRMA 302, 303, 350, 351
This course includes the main graduation research in the business administration program, major: Human Resource Management. It focuses on the basic concepts, theories, approaches and steps of designing the strategies of Human Resource Management as well as the means of developing the various strategies and formulating the vision, mission, values and strategic objectives. In addition, the course also stresses on the commercial and cultural business ethics, values and the study of relevant cases and applications.
  • Explain the strategic role of human resources in the organization.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and using technology.
  • Apply effectively the different activities in managing human resources in the organization.
  • Analyze and diagnose problems and issues related to human resources accurately.
  • Formulate appropriate decisions that are effective, logical and ethical.

Human Resource Management graduates can expect to find employment in many of the positions listed below:

  • Compensation Manager
  • Employee Communications
  • Human Capital Manager
  • Benefits Manager
  • Employee Orientation
  • Strategic HR Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Recruiting and Retention Manager
  • Safety Program Manager
  • Staffing Specialist
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • HR Data Manager
  • Contract Specialist
  • Job Analyst
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Employee Welfare Manager
  • Government HR Manager