Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

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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

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 21 6 27
Faculty Requirements (Core) (CR.H) 60 6 66
Concentration (Major) (MJ) 27 3 30
Total 108 15 123

Core Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
ACT 112 Principles of Accounting I None 3
ACT 212 Principles of Accounting II ACT-112 3
MGT 202 Principles of Management None 3
MGT 210 Business Report Writing LNG-172 3
BUS 231 Legal Environment of Business MGT 202, LNG 172 3
ECO 222 Principles of Macroeconomics None 3
ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics None 3
FIN 201 Managerial Finance ACT-112 3
HRM 210 Human Resource Management MGT-202 3
MGT 311 Business Research Methods QBA-341 3
MGT 320 Organizational Behavior HRM-210 3
MGT 361 Operations Management QBA-341, MGT-202 3
MGT 405 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility Complete 90 Cr.H 3
MGT 470 Strategic Management HRM-210, ECO-222, ECO-221, FIN-201, MKT-201, MGT-361, +90 Cr.H 3
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing LNG-171 3
QBA 241 Quantitative Business Analysis None 3
QBA 341 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making QBA-241 3
SWS 351 Management Information Systems GED-101E 3
INB 360 International Business MGT-202 3
MGT 250 Entrepreneurship MGT-202 & GED-140 3

Core Electives

*Students must complete 6 Cr.H (2 Courses)
Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Cr.H
FIN 325 Financial Markets and Institutions ECO-222 3
BUS 205 Social & Digital Media None 3
MGT 310 Tourism Management MGT-202 3
SPT 112 Introduction to Sport Management None 3

Major Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
HRM 320 UAE Labor Law and Relations MGT-202 3
HRM 330 Staffing HRM 210, HRM-320 3
HRM 370 Compensation Management HRM-210, QBA-241 3
HRM 410 Human Resource Development HRM-370 3
HRM 470 Strategic Human Resource Management HRM-410, HRM-370, HRM-265 3
BUS 400 Internship 90 credit + CGPA min 2.0 3
HRM 440 International Human Resource Management HRM-210 3
HRM 460 Leadership HRM-410 3
HRM 265 Performance Appraisal HRM-210 3

Major Electives

*Students must complete 3 Cr.H (1 Course)
Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
HRM 275 Conflict Resolution MGT-202 & HRM-210 3
HRM 420 Special Topics In HRM HRM-210 3
HRM 430 Change Management HRM-210& MGT-320 3