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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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students after graduation students will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate business theories and practices to solve routine and unpredictable problems.
  • Adapt to professional and responsible roles, independently and collectively, to achieve intended outcomes.
  • Practice professional integrity and ethical standards in a socially responsible manner.
  • Communicate effectively, using a variety of tools and methods, as individuals and in teams in professional work-related contexts.
  • Show responsibility and independence in managing events.
  • Create programs related to hospitality and tourism individually and in cooperation with qualified professional practitioners.
  • Finding scientific solutions to the institution’s challenges.

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
Semester 1
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
Semester 2
ACC 101 Accounting I
BUS 102 Business Statistics 3 MTH 101
CIS 101 Computer Fundamentals 3
ENG 102 English II 3 ENG 101
HUM 101 Critical Thinking 3
Semester 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
Semester 4
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
Semester 5
BUS 301 Business Research Methods 3 CIS 101,BUS 102
BUS 302 Business Law 3 ECO 201
Management and OrganizationalBehavior 3 ECO 201
MGT 303 Management Information Systems 3 CIS 101,ECO 201
MGT 304 International Management 3 ECO 201
Semester 6
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
Semester 7
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: Theoryand Regulations 3 HRM 201,BUS 302
HRM 403 Global Workforce Management 3 HRM 201,MGT 304
Semester 8
HRM 404 Applying Employment Law in theWorkplace 3 HRM 402
HRM 410 Leadership and OrganizationDevelopment 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

General Courses
Computer Fundamentals  • CIS 101 Prerequisite: None
This course provides students with exposure to basic personal computer operating skills and commonly used software. It includes introducing a word processor and its practical use, worksheets, databases, presentations, network and Internet programs.
English 1 • ENG 101  Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to teach undergraduate students how to read academic texts with understanding, and how to use them in a variety of disciplines. The prescribed literary rhetoric classes teach students critical reading, re-expression, summarizing and quoting, writing, synthesis, analysis and research, and the course volume includes a clear balance between articles published in periodicals and works written by well-known scholars in the fields of science, social sciences and humanities.
English 2 • ENG 102 Prerequisite :ENG 101
This course provides a basic introduction to fiction, non-fiction literature, poetry, as well as theater, which helps the student to develop his creative skills in these areas. Each literary style is independent and includes integrated works as examples with helpful advice on how to benefit from the range of technologies used. The method used here is simple and not rigid, but it is practical and positive.
 Environmental science • ENV 201 Prerequisite: None 
A multidisciplinary course that emphasizes the importance of the history of interest in the environment, the interaction of species (whether with each other or with their environment), air, water, soil, biological resources, population dynamics, toxicology, energy sources, land use management, and other related topics. The basic principles of science are also incorporated into the subject classes.
Critical Thinking • HUM 101   Prerequisite: None 
This course examines the process of critical thinking and helps students to think more clearly, insightfully, and effectively. Relevant examples drawn from students’ experiences and contemporary situations help students develop their ability to solve problems, analyze issues, and make informed decisions in their academic, professional, and personal lives. This course includes objective readings, codified writing assignments, and ongoing discussions aimed at helping students develop language skills while at the same time enhancing complex thinking skills.
College Mathematics • MTH 101 Prerequisite: None
This course provides a sound and intuitive understanding of the basic concepts students need while pursuing their careers in business, economics, as well as the social and life sciences. It also includes a brief review of functions, graphs, algebra, equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and nonlinear equations, diagrams of conic sections, in addition to calculating the calculus with one variable, which includes: limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives as well as finite and non-integrals Some applications are limited.
Islamic Studies • REL 201 Prerequisite: None
The Islamic Studies course introduces Islam in a way that enables students to relate it to their lives and to society at large. The pillars of faith and Islam are taught to explain what Islam represents as a code of life. Explaining the culture of Islam in detail in a comparative manner with other cultures. The course begins with the fundamentals of Islam and its main teachings through a modern view that connects it to the contemporary world and its challenges. It also shows the great role of Islamic civilization on humanity. The teaching of this course aims to provide solutions to existing problems in the light of Islam.
Introduction to Sociology • SOC101 Prerequisite: None
This course is an introduction to the study of people and their interactions with each other and with their environment as well as with various social groups. The course allows students to develop their awareness of the relationships between individuals’ beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, as well as their society and culture. Students also learn how to apply social concepts to current issues affecting individuals, modern society, and the international community.
Study Skills • SSS 101 Prerequisite: None
This course provides the student with the learning skills necessary to succeed in university studies, and it also gives the student skills that he can use in his personal and professional life. Students also learn many techniques that can be used in the areas of communication, research practices, teamwork, computers, creativity, critical thinking, presentation skills, and knowledge in general.
UAE Studies • UAE 201  Prerequisite: None
This course presents how the UAE society was founded with a focus on historical, social, economic, political, and cultural aspects.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship • BUS 204 Prerequisite: BUS 101, ECO 201
In this course, students are exposed to the main theories and research on entrepreneurship and innovation, and then experiment with applying them to a broader and contemporary context. This includes public and corporate services, emerging technologies and economies, sustainability and development, value creation and leveraging entrepreneurship and innovation. Readings, case studies, and discussions help organize the course material with a clear and fundamental link between entrepreneurship and innovation. At the end of the course, students develop a comprehensive work project.


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

Program Tuition Fee

Application⬧Admission⬧Registration Fees ( Undergraduate Programs )
Admission Fee  AED 1,500 One-time fee submitted with application, non-refundable
Admission Fee 

(International Students) 

AED 3,000 One-time fee submitted with application, non-refundable
Registration Fee (Regular Semester) AED 500 Per Semester, non-refundable
Registration Fee  (Summer) AED 300 Per Session, non-refundable
Tuition Fees
Dental Surgery AED 2,000 Per credit hour
Pharmacy AED 1,500 Per credit hour
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
Add and drop processing fee AED 30
Re-test Fee (test1 , test2, midterm exam)(Undergraduate) AED 300
Supplementary Exam Fee (final exam)(Undergraduate) AED 1000
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

AED 6,000

1st – 3rd years 

Every Semester

4th – 5th years

Productive Lab Fee (Dental Surgery) AED 3,000 4th – 5th years
Training Fee AED 4,000 Year 5

Summer I and Summer II

Laboratory and Clinic Fee (Pharmacy) AED 2,600 Every Semester
Tutorial Fees (Pharmacy) AED 550 Student per Course (3rd and 4th Year). There are 3 courses in 3rd year and 1 course in 4th year
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
Training Fees (Pharmacy) for Pharmaceutical Technology (Julphar) AED 1,500 Student per Course (4th Year) There is 1 courses in 4th year
Visa Deposit AED 5,000 Refundable at the time of visa cancellation and after completing one year of study at CUCA
Visa Processing Fee AED 2,000
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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