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Human Resource Management

Credential: Bachelors Degree
Duration: 4 Years
Credit Hours: 120
Tuition Fee: AED 908 per credit hour (see detailed fee structure here)
Class Timings: Morning and Evening
Medium of Instruction: English
Program Mission

The Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to prepare them to be active and responsible leaders and managers to engage in the modern workforce and anywhere in the world. This program prepares graduates to work in various types of jobs in the business sector and other sectors of the state, as well as qualify them to complete postgraduate studies. The program focuses on developing the skills of the best use of human resources available at the organizational, corporate, state, decision-making and problem solving levels, promoting ethical values, social responsibility and achieving success in societies with different cultures.

Learning Outcomes

Students after graduation students will be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate business theories and practices to solve routine and unpredictable problems.
  2. Adapt to professional and responsible roles, independently and collectively, to achieve intended outcomes.
  3. Practice professional integrity and ethical standards in a socially responsible manner.
  4. Communicate effectively, using a variety of tools and methods, as individuals and in teams in professional work-related contexts.

Major Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of strategic human resource management function to manage a dynamic workforce.
  2. Analyze human resources management policies and practices related to labor, employment, safety, health legislation, and other related regulations.
  3. Apply advanced practices to achieve global competitive advantage.

Program Goals

The BBA program prepares its graduates to:

  • Possess a solid background in business theory and practice.
  • Succeed in entry-level business careers, progress in current positions, or pursue advanced learning.
  • Develop the necessary skills to function effectively in a global economy.
  • Communicate effectively in any setting.
  • Make ethical and professional decisions, and practice social responsibility.
  • Adopt information technology to develop business solutions.

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements – BBA- Human Resource Management
Component Courses Credit Hours
General Education 11 33
Core Courses 17 51
Specialization 11 33
Elective Courses 1 3
Total Required 40 120

Study Plan

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General Education Courses

Sr. Course Code Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
1 CIS 101 Computer Fundamentals 3
2 ENG 101 English I 3
3 ENG 102 English II 3
4 ENV 201 Environmental Science 3
5 HUM 101 Critical Thinking 3
6 MTH 101 College Mathematics 3
7 REL 201 Islamic Studies 3
RELA 201 Islamic Studies in Arabic
8 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
9 SSS 101 Study Skills 3
10 UAE 201 UAE Studies 3
UAEA 201 UAE Studies in Arabic
11 BUS 204 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
Total 33


Program Name: Bachelor of Business Administration Program Major: Human Resource Management
Course Number Course Name Credit Hour Prerequisite
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 101 English I 3
MTH 101 College Mathematics 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SSS 101 Study Skills 3
ACC 101 Accounting I 3
BUS 102 Business Statistics 3 MTH 101
CIS 101 Computer Fundamentals 3
ENG 102 English II 3 ENG 101
HUM 101 Critical Thinking 3
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3 ACC 101
BUS 201 Business Communication 3
BUS 202 Business Ethics 3
ECO 201 Microeconomics 3
RELA 201 Islamic Studies 3
REL 201 Islamic Studies (in English) 3
ECO 202 Macroeconomics 3
FIN 301 Financial Management 3 ACC 101
UAE 201 UAE Studies (in English) 3
HRM 201 Human Resource Management 3 BUS 101
ENV 201 Environmental Science 3
UAE/A 201 UAE Studies 3
BUS 204 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 BUS 101,ECO 201
BUS 301 Business Research Methods 3 CIS 101,BUS 102
BUS 302 Business Law 3 ECO 201
MGT 302 Management and Organizational


3 ECO 201
MGT 303 Management Information Systems 3 CIS 101,ECO 201
MGT 304 International Management 3 ECO 201
MKT 302 Principles of Marketing 3 ECO 201
BUS 401 Business Policy and Strategy 3
MGT 402 Operations Management 3 BUS 102
HRM 301 Staffing Organizations 3 HRM 201
HRM 302 Employee Training and Development 3 HRM 201
HRM 303 Career Management (Elective) 3 HRM 201
HRM 350 Performance Management

and Total Rewards

3 HRM 201
HRM 351  Occupational Safety and Health 3 HRM 201
HRM 352 Quality of Work Life (Elective) 3 HRM 201
HRM 402 Employment Law: Theory

and Regulations

3 HRM 201,BUS 302
HRM 403 Global Workforce Management 3 HRM 201,MGT 304
HRM 404 Applying Employment Law in the


3 HRM 402
HRM 410 Leadership and Organization


3 HRM 350
HRM 411 Special Topics in HRM I (Elective) 3 HRM 302
HRM 495 Internship (HRM) 3
HRM 499 Strategic HRM (Capstone) 3 HRM 301,HRM 302,HRM 350,HRM 351

Note: The student shall select one elective subject.

Course Description

BBA Core Courses
Accounting 1 • ACC 101 Prerequisite: None
The significance of accounting and the challenges it presents. Extensive coverage and review of major concepts followed by practical exercises.
Managerial Accounting • ACC 202  Prerequisite: ACC 101
The course will provide a study of the role of the management accountant in the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of accounting and financial data for business management purposes.
Introduction to Business • BUS 101  Prerequisite: None
This course provides first-year students with an understanding of business systems and guides them to the field of business organizations. It intends to familiarize students with the basic concepts of business and introduce them to the terms used in business processes, operations, and organizations. The course emphasizes the importance of today’s dynamic business environment, globalization, social responsibility, and forms of ownership, human dimension, essentials of marketing and financial management. 
Business Statistics • BUS 102  Prerequisite: MTH 101 
This course introduces students to statistical analysis and how it relates to business decision making. Students will learn how to apply statistical tools for the collection, presentation, description, analysis and interpretation of data in business contexts. Topics covered include variables, levels of measurements, basic survey design, descriptive measures, probability analysis, sampling and hypothesis testing, correlation, regression analysis, and time-series forecasting. The course includes theoretical and practical lectures.
Business Communication • BUS 201  Prerequisite: None 
The primary forms of communication used in business organizations today.  A variety of strategies along with some of the technologies, which support effective business communication.
Business Ethics• BUS 202 Prerequisite: None
Traditional ethical theories and how they apply to business. The course provides an understanding of how ethical issues in business arise and some strategies to control or resolve them.
Business Research Methods • BUS 301 Prerequisite: CIS 101, BUS 102
The course is designed to introduce the business research process where students learn to understand the managerial problems and formulate research questions and hypotheses. Students gain insight into choosing the right research design, construction of research instruments, sampling, both qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis and report presentation.
Business Law • BUS 302 Prerequisite: ECO 201
This course introduces the legal framework of business and application of laws in business world. Emphasis is placed on contracts, negotiable instruments, and how court systems operate. Students learn ways to apply ethical issues and laws covered to selected business decision-making situations.
Business Policy and Strategy • BUS 401 Prerequisite: None
The course offers the most recent theories and current practices in strategic management. The development and implementation of corporate strategies as well as functional strategies in various areas of business activity such as finance, sourcing, production, human resource management, marketing, and international business.
Microeconomics • ECO 201  Prerequisite: None
An introduction to the analysis of the principles and problems at the microeconomic level. This course elaborates on the theories of demand and supply along with the various types of elasticity. It discusses the costs of production and the profit maximization for an individual firm under varying degrees of competition, pricing, and the deployment of resources.
Macroeconomics • ECO 202  Prerequisite: None
Students will gain an understanding of the analysis of principles and problems at the macroeconomic level. The course examines the public and private sectors, national income, unemployment, inflation, income distribution, and fiscal and monetary policies as they relate to the economy.
Financial Management •FIN 301 Prerequisite: ACC 101
The course gives an understanding and perspective on the financial management functions in an organization. It provides the ability to use tools like financial statement analysis, financial planning and working capital management. It enhances long-term investment decisions through the use of valuation principles and equips students with the ability and confidence to tackle common financial problems in practice.
Principles of Marketing • MKT 302  Prerequisite: ECO 201
This course describes the relationship between the firm and its customers, market opportunities and customer value. It analyzes the marketing environment and ways to manage marketing information. It helps the students to explain product, product life cycle, and customer-driven marketing strategy, product decisions, pricing strategies, distribution channels and promotion mix.
Management and Organizational Behavior • MGT 302 Prerequisite: ECO 201
This course provides an overview of the major functions of management like planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. It also provides a balanced coverage of all the key elements comprising the discipline of Organizational Behavior in a style that students will find both informative and interesting. Students will learn about the relation between structure and culture; leadership, motivation, teamwork, and communication. 
Management Information Systems • MGT 303 Prerequisite: CIS 101, ECO 201
The course provides an overview of Management Information Systems (MIS) in business. It provides students with the concepts and importance of MIS in creating and managing successful, competitive firms in today’s environment. In addition, this course  exlpains the key concepts related to software, database systems, and systems development and  e-Business systems and discusses business problems using information systems and information technology, along with enterprise business systems. Finally, this course compares how organizations, management, and technology are brought together to form networked enterprises and decision support systems.
International Management • MGT 304 Prerequisite: ECO 201
The activities of globalizing companies, including resource development, overseas operations and management, international management styles, and global strategies.  There is strong emphasis on theoretical analysis, with particular focus given to in-depth case study analyses of international strategies.
Operations Management •MGT 402  Prerequisite: BUS 102
This course Introduces students to the dynamic field of Operations Management: converting inputs into outputs through established processes. This course focuses on the strategic decisions that operations managers have to make along with concepts of distribution, project management, quality assurance, and lean manufacturing. Students engage in several practical exercises to enhance skills related to operational planning and execution.


Specialization Courses
Human Resource Management• HRM 201 Prerequisite: BUS 101
This course focuses on the structures and processes of human resource management from the point of views of employers, employees, government, and other stakeholders. It adopts a strategic approach to HRM and provides the learners with the basic concepts and framework for understanding organization functions, process and strategies. A strong emphasis will be laid upon contemporary issues of HRM and their impact on the functioning of modern organizations in the global context.
Staffing Organizations • HRM 301 Prerequisite: HRM 201
This course provides an understanding of comprehensive staffing models focuses on learning, staffing policies and programs involving core and support staffing activities. It deals with recruitments, selection and employment decision making along with legal compliance planning, and job analysis, enabling students to understand and practice effective staffing system and retention management system.
Employee Training and Development • HRM 302 Prerequisite: HRM 201
This course focuses on proving an insight to students on fundamentals of training and employee development. It focuses on designing training, including needs assessment, training methods and special issues in training and employee development. It also focuses on career and career management by highlighting the future of training and development.
Career Management • HRM 303  (Elective) Prerequisite: HRM 201
This course focuses on the essential views of careers and career development. 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. It enables them to develop appropriate goals and strategies to obtain useful feedback regarding their efforts. The career path is explained by understanding the relationship between job analysis and description which helps in averting career plateauing and obsolescence. Topics in this course include career context and stages, models, applications, occupations, job analysis and description, job stress, and career strategic planning.
Employment Law: Theory and Regulations • HRM 402 Prerequisite: HRM 201, BUS 302
This course focuses on the laws that govern the employer-employee relationship in the workplace. Students will learn how the status of an employer or employee influences the rights and obligations of each other. Students will also analyze law, legislation, and legal systems that have evolved to combat social injustice in the workplace.
Performance Management and Total Rewards • HRM 350 Prerequisite: HRM 201
This course introduces a comprehensive approach to performance management and total rewards. Students learn performance management process step-by-step including the design, development, and implementing the process and linking it to total rewards and benefits. It includes the understanding of performance systems in UAE while focusing on the retirement and health plans.
Occupational Safety and Health • HRM 351 Prerequisite: HRM 201
This course provides practical information regarding technology, management, and regulatory compliance issues, covering crucial topics like organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluating occupational safety programs and procedures. Students will learn how to comply with safety-related laws, according to the UAE Civil Defense policies and procedures. Finally, students learn the risk factors that contribute to workplace violence, hazardous materials, construction, and transportation safety.
Quality of Work Life • HRM 352 (Elective) Prerequisite: HRM 201
This course focuses on the factors of work environment that are important to businesses. The expectation of management for high quality and productivity is directly related to work environment which is one of the dimensions of work life quality that affects the quality of human capital. This course emphasizes on the overall wellbeing of employees for holistic wellbeing of society and profitable business endeavors.
Global Workforce Management • HRM 403   Prerequisite: HRM 201,MGT 304
This course provides the concepts, tools, and techniques that are needed to effectively manage an internationally diverse workforce. It emphasizes on cross-cultural management, examining human behavior within the organizations from a global perspective.  It describes, compare and analyze HRM systems in various countries and focuses on the major HRM functions within the context of a global environment. The course provides an insight into HRM practices and challenges of cultural diversity in a global context.
Applying Employment Law in the Workplace• HRM 404 Prerequisite: HRM 402
This course focuses on the laws that govern the relationship between employers and employees in the UAE. Students will be introduced to employment and labor laws in the UAE. Students will also develop the skills to analyze law and legal systems in the workplace. It deals with updated laws and regulations in workplace with changing dimensions of workforce.
Leadership and Organization Development • HRM 410 Prerequisite: HRM 350
This course focuses on leadership approaches to the change process and different perspectives of organization development to enhance managerial effectiveness in formal organizations. It enables students to understand different leadership styles and learn a variety of organization development (OD) interventions for the development of effective leadership roles in a changing business environment.
Special Topics in Human Resource Management I • HRM 411  (Elective) Prerequisite: HRM 302
This course includes special topics in current developments within the field of human resource management, namely assessing and managing conflict, and negotiation. Students will explore assessing and managing conflict in the workplace. This course will also cover various methods for handling conflict and consider how students might apply them to both hypothetical and real-life conflicts.
Internship • HRM 495
This course offers students the chance to gain first-hand experience in an actual Human Resource Management workplace environment. It also provides students with the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to practical work situations. It introduces and exposes students to the differences between the routines of college life and life in the working world.
Strategic Human Resource Management • HRM 499 Prerequisite: HRM 301,HRM 302,HRM 350,HRM 351
This course being a capstone course is a comprehensive course for BBA-HRM. It provides students with a revision of knowledge and skill that they acquired during their study in the major. It enhances the application and decision making abilities of topics and issues that they mastered in their prerequisites. This course is a summation of the knowledge, skills and abilities of the HRM specialization, which prepares and transforms the students into successful managers. Students will explore concepts, approaches, tools, models, and techniques used to develop effective strategic plans, analyze situations and use effective decision-making competencies.

Career Opportunities

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

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(International Students) 

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Registration Fee (Regular Semester) AED 500 Per Semester, non-refundable
Registration Fee  (Summer) AED 300 Per Session, non-refundable
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BBA (FIN, HRM, MIS, MKT) AED 908 Per credit hour
Hospitality and Tourism Management AED 825 Per credit hour
B.Law and HRM (Arabic) AED 935 Per credit hour
Public Relations and Advertising AED 908 Per credit hour
Other Fees
Student Activity Fee (Regular Semester) AED 250 Per Semester
Student Activity Fee (Summer) AED 100 Per Session
Credit Transfer Fee AED 300
Late Registration Fee AED 200 Per Course
Computer Lab and Internet Fee (Pharmacy and Dental Surgery) AED 650 When registering in the Computer Course
Laboratory and Clinic Fee (Dental Surgery) AED 4,000

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4th – 5th years

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Training Fee AED 4,000 Year 5

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Laboratory and Clinic Fee (Pharmacy) AED 2,600 Every Semester
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Training Fees (Pharmacy) for Community Pharmacy Training AED 500 Student per Course (4th Year) There are 2 courses in 4th year
Training Fees (Pharmacy) for Training in Hospital AED 500 Student per Course (4th Year) There are 2 courses in 4th year
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Visa Processing Fee AED 2,000
Add/Drop Processing Fee AED 30 For each request form
Re-Test Fee  AED 300
Incomplete Exam Fee  AED 1,000
Graduation Fee AED 1,250
Transcript Fee AED 75
ID Replacement Fee AED 50
Diploma Replacement Fee AED 500
Change of Major Fee AED 500
Grade Appeal Fee AED 200
Intensive English Program ⬧ Consists of 3 Levels
Level 1 AED 5,500 Duration is one semester (180 study hours)
Level 2 AED 4,400 Duration is one semester (135 study hours)
Level 3 AED 3,850 Duration is one semester (90 study hours)
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