In today's knowledge-driven society, the main assets of any organization are its human resource capital. The skills and competencies of employees play a central role in the success of any organization in the global competitive environment. The Master in Human Resource Management (HRM) offered by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Dubai provides graduates with an opportunity to develop expert knowledge and skills in the field of human resources. The program provides insights into the way businesses operate, including organizational change, training and development, new employment relationships and strategic staffing. 

This accredited HR management graduate program prepares professionals in the specialized HRM discipline, making graduates well-acquainted with contemporary HRM practices and the strategic importance of people management. The program also emphasizes on human resource management as a strategic function of the organization. Graduates of this masters degree in Human Resources will have the capacity to critically engage and expand awareness of ethical issues in HRM, and particular questions of social responsibility and professional practice. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this course, please see study plan.

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.

General Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution with a minimum AGPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 Scale or its equivalent. Applicants from non-management backgrounds will need to first enroll and complete the non-credit foundation course Management Appreciation Program (MAP).  For full admission requirements and transfer from other institutions, please see Postgraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 2000 per Credit Hour (36 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.

Target audience
The Master in Human Resource Management is developed for all those who wish to become future leaders and professional human resource managers in private, government and social/community sector organizations. The program is designed for both in-career personnel as well as fresh university graduates who are keen to acquire critical knowledge and skills in areas related to human resource management for enhancing their career prospects.
Program Goals
To provide learners with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities to operate as HRM professionals within the context of MENA organizational and socio-cultural environment.
To evaluate the challenges and opportunities for human resource management in a rapidly changing world that relates to the unique business environment of the MENA region.
To develop people management strategies which support the organization strategic objectives and achieve high performance organizations.
Program Outcomes
Develop understanding of HRM strategic HRM functions and their and their contribution to organizations operating within the socio-economic environment of MENA region
Formulate strategies for effective management of people by undertaking thorough business analyses and their implications to HRM functions for organizations operating in MENA region
Critically appraise opportunities to implement activities that foster constructive organizational change
Exhibit technical, analytical and decision making capabilities by producing Human Resource plans and policies appropriate for organizations operating in the MENA region
Demonstrate problem-solving skills through the use of appropriate, function-driven metrics, statistics, or other analytics
Display a range of effective communication skills appropriate for various workplace settings through oral presentations, research and technical report writing
Demonstrate autonomy and responsibility through independent work as well as part of a team in a range of contexts
Demonstrate role in context by undertaking and successfully completing projects in HRM functional areas that require planning, organizing, delegating and controlling team activities from a diverse membership
Demonstrate role in context by consistently and sensitively managing ethical issues

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Master graduates include

  • Human Resource managers
  • Personnel manager
  • Human Resources consultants
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Employee Relations Specialists
  • Training Manager
  • Career & Succession Planning Specialist
  • Learning & Development managers
  • Change Managers and Coordinators