The Bachelor in Business and Human Resource Management (HRM) degree prepares graduates for a career in the specialized area of Human Resource as a generic professional field and provides them with a solid grounding in the functions of human resources management. The program develops competence and intellect to succeed in an increasingly competitive business environment.

A strong foundation in the principles of business and their evolution is developed in early courses of Years 1 and 2 of the program. The curriculum lays the foundation to acquire and appreciate the principles of business and human resource management. The accredited HR degree program from HBMSU will provide learners with a fundamental understanding of traditional business functions and the processes that link them to the advanced issues in the human resource management stream. Advanced courses such as Employment Law, Recruitment and Selection, Compensation, Training & Development, Labor and Relations, Pension & Benefits Plans, Applied HR Business Policies, Human Resource Planning, Occupational Health and Safety, and International HR Management provide a more detailed examination of the functional areas of human resources management.

The HR graduate degree programs at HBMSU provide in-depth contextualization of Human Resource Management topics in the cultural and economic environments of the Middle East and North Africa region. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this program, please see study plan.

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

General Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a secondary school certificate or its equivalent as provided by the Ministry of Education with a minimum overall average of 70% from either literary or scientific section. For full admission requirements and conditional admissions, please see Undergraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 792 per Credit Hour (129 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.

Target audience
This program is designed for those who wish to be future leaders and professional human resource managers in private, government and social/community sector organizations. The program is beneficial for both in-career personnel as well as fresh high school graduates who are keen to acquire knowledge, skill, and training in areas related to human resource management.
Program Goals
Understand business concepts in key discipline areas such as management, accounting and finance, operations, quality management, and marketing
Demonstrate HRM discipline-specific competencies as applied to local and global environments
Communicate ideas clearly and logically in oral and written formats
Critically evaluate ethical dilemmas that arise in business and develop appropriate solutions
Appreciate the challenges and opportunities of leading and working in diverse teams and environments
Critically evaluate business problems using appropriate analysis tools and technology
Demonstrate autonomy and responsibility through independent work and taking responsibility for own future learning and professional development
Program Outcomes
Evaluate the contribution of human resources management to organizational effectiveness and to other key functions within the organization
Devise HR strategies and policies related to staffing, compensation and benefits, employee performance management, and learning and development that are integrated with organizational goals
Develop ethical human resource plans that are responsive to both current and future labor market conditions and strategies to evaluate their effectiveness
Develop an understanding of the use of quantitative and/or qualitative analysis tools to solve HR issues
Exhibit critical thinking skills and decision-making capabilities by producing Human Resource plans and policies appropriate for organizations operating in the MENA region
Integrate a range of effective communication skills using oral presentations, research and technical report writing
Perform work effectively either independently or as part of a team in a range of HR contexts
Undertake and successfully complete projects in HRM functional areas that require planning and organizing team activities from a diverse membership
Take responsibility for own future learning needs and professional development in new situations
Contribute to the ethical standards in the work environment

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Bachelor graduates include

  • Training Manger
  • Personnel Manager
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Employee Relation Specialists
  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Career and Succession Planning Specialist