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

Program overview

Do you want to take a leading role in managing an organization’s biggest assets? The Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management will prepare you to contribute both strategically and operationally to the development of a workforce in any professional setting.

Human capital is a critical resource in any organization. Human resource professionals design and implement a number of fundamental business processes that enable and develop the long-term, competitive capacities (known as human capital) of an organization’s human resources. During this program you will study strategic staffing, compensation and benefits, employee and labour relations, and integrated human resource development systems, to help you develop the critical knowledge and core skills to become an effective HR professional.

What CUD has to offer you

In the context of domestic workplace laws, combined with the forces of globalization, unlocking an organization’s human capital is as challenging as it is strategic. With a BBA in Human Resource Management from CUD, you will develop the competencies, abilities, and critical skills to take decisions that optimize human capital in the workplace. You will develop both practical and theoretical knowledge to help you understand, develop and implement systems and processes in one of the most diverse and crucial professional disciplines of the twenty-first century. A variety of meaningful HRM careers are awaiting competent practitioners in every HRM function in organizations in the UAE and beyond.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Alignment

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Alignment

The BBA in Human Resource Management program is aligned with the professional body of HRM practitioner knowledge, as guided by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM, USA). By following the curriculum and actively participating in the HRM program at CUD, students have the opportunity to sit for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) accreditation upon graduation, and jump-start their careers in the profession. The SHRM alignment also reflects the HRM program’s alignment with CUD’s strategic goals: to prepare our students for the practical realities of the workplace and to deliver value-adding services to our regional community.

Graduate careers

Human capital 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, manufacturing or trade organizations, consulting practices, family businesses, and domestic SMEs, in professional roles such as:

  • Human Capital Manager
  • Human Capital Consultant
  • Human Resource Business Partner
  • Human Resource Development Professional
  • Compensation and Benefits Professional
  • Employee Relations Professional
  • Organizational Development Professional
  • Staffing Professional (Recruitment & Selection)
  • Trainer or Training Manager
  • Emiratization Professional

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

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