Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

  •   Bachelor Degree Program
  •   4 Years (8 Semesters)
  •   123 Credit Hours
  •   Fall, Spring and Summer

Human capital is a critical resource in any organization. Ever-changing industrial and commercial workplace laws combined with the globalization of industry mean that human resource management has become an important strategic business function. Human resource professionals oversee a number of fundamental business processes, from resource planning and recruitment, to developing people and managing change.

The BBA in Human Resource Management will prepare you to contribute both strategically and operationally to an organization’s development of its workforce. During the program you will study strategic staffing, compensation and benefits, employee and labour relations, integrated human resource development systems, and decision support processes, to help you develop the critical knowledge and core skills to become an effective HR professional.


With a BBA in Human Resource Management from CUD, you will be equipped to apply various concepts and techniques to optimize human talent in the workplace. You will develop both practical and theoretical skills to help you understand, develop and manage the most valuable assets of an organization and to succeed in one of the most diverse and crucial professional disciplines of the twenty-first century.

CIMA Accreditation

The BBA in Human Resource Management at CUD provides the foundations for entry to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Professional Qualification.

CUD is accredited by CIMA, the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants, and as a graduate of the BBA in Human Resource Management you are able to obtain exemptions from five of the exams that lead to the CIMA Professional Qualification, and the global professional designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Furthermore, you can start your professional accreditation while still studying for your BBA through the special early entry opportunity, which will allow you to sit your first CIMA exam at the end of your second year. As a CUD student, you can register with CIMA at any point during your studies and get access to a wide range of preparatory resources.

For further information, see the CUD exemptions information on the CIMA website.

Career opportunities

Human resource management is a crucial business function that exists across all professional organizations. As a graduate of the program, you will be able to pursue career opportunities in global corporations, government and international agencies, international trade, and international public institutions in the following areas:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Consultancy
  • Human Resource Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Labour Relations
  • Organizational Development
  • Recruitment
  • Training and Professional Development

Program Structure

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Free Elective
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 18 12 - 30
School (Business Core) (CR) 51 - - 51
Department (Major) (MJ) 24 9 - 33
Free Elective (FE) - - 9 9
Total 93 30 123

University Requirements

University Requirements are 30 credits out of which 18 credits Compulsory Courses. Every student is required to take the mandatory credit hours that cover Islamic culture, and English communication skills. These requirements are:

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite
1) Languages, statistics and Islamic Culture
LNG 171 English I 3  
LNG 172 English II 3 LNG 171
LNG 173 Professional Communication Skills 3 LNG 172
MTH 196 Mathematics for Business 3  
GED 198E Islamic Culture 3  
GED 101E Applications of Computer Software 3  
2) Humanities: Students should selecttwo courses from the following pool:(6 credits)
GED 110E Modern Art Appreciation 3  
GED 111 Music Appreciation and Communication 3  
GED 196E Communication Skills in Arabic 1 3  
GED 252E Critical Thinking 3 LNG 172
GED 205E Psychology in Every Day Life 3 LNG 172
GED 272E Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 LNG-172
GED 298E Special Topics in Western Culture 3 LNG-172, GED-198E
GED 324E Ethical Reasoning for Today's World 3 LNG 172
GED 140E Social Entrepreneurship 3  
3) Science & TechnologyStudents should selectone course from the following pool:(3 credits)
BIO 101 Human Biology 3  
SHS 103 Chemistry 3  
SWS 361 Introduction to GIS 3  
GED 125E Ecosystems and Human Health - I 3  
ENV 301 Introduction to Environmental Science 3  
GED 132E Science and Technology in Society 3  
GED 195E Descriptive Geometry 3  
4) Social & Culture: Students should take one course(3 credits)
GED 199E UAE Society 3  

Business Core Requirements

All students in Bachelor of Business Administration programs must complete the following 51 credits (17 courses) of business core courses.

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite
ACT 112 Principles of Accounting I 3  
ACT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3 ACT 112
BUS 210 Business Reporting 3 LNG 172
BUS 231 Legal environment of Business 3  
ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
ECO 222 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
FIN 201 Managerial Finance 3 ACT-112
HRM 310 Human Resource Management 3 MGT 202
MGT 202 Principles of Management 3  
MGT 320 Organizational Behavior 3 HRM-310
MGT 361 Operations Management 3 QBA 341, MGT 202
MGT 405 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility 3 MGT-202
MGT 470 Strategic Management 3 MGT 320, ECO-222, ECO-221, FIN-201, MKT-201, MGT-361
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing 3 LNG-171
QBA 241 Quantitative Business Analysis 3 MTH-196
QBA 341 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making 3 QBA 241
SWS 351 Management of Information Systems 3 GED 101E

1. Compulsory Courses (24 credits)

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite
HRM 320 UAE Labor Law and Relations 3 MGT 202
HRM 330 Staffing 3 HRM 310, HRM-320
HRM 370 Compensation Management 3 HRM 310, QBA-241
HRM 410 Human Resource Development 3 HRM 370
HRM 470 Strategic Human Resource Management 3 HRM 410, HRM-370
HRM 400 HRM Internship 3 90 credit + CGPA min 2.0
HRM 440 International Human Resource Management 3 HRM 370
HRM 450 HRM Capstone 3 Final Semester

2. Elective Courses (9 credits) to be chosen from a list of courses

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite
Select three courses
HRM 230 Human Resources Information Systems 3 HRM 310
HRM 240 Managing Health, Safety and Diversity 3 HRM 310
HRM 265 Performance Appraisal and Compensation 3 HRM 310
HRM 275 Conflict Resolution 3 MGT 202, HRM-310
HRM 375 Seminar in Human Resource Management 3 HRM 410