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  • Welcome Message

    "Developing a New Generation of Human Resource Managers"

    The College of Business Administration at Abu Dhabi University is a source of premier business, management and economic education. With over 1,600 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate students, College of Business Administration is among the largest providers of quality business education in the UAE. Our aspiration is to become regionally recognized as a peer among the top accredited schools of business. We are committed to achieving excellence in the development, dissemination and application of business-related knowledge.

    The ongoing transformation of the UAE economy will continue to test business leaders in extraordinary ways. Such transformation demands individuals with superior analytical skills and with an intensive preparation for leadership in multi-cultural environments. We offer our students an educational experience that is designed to prepare them for the distinct challenges they will face as emerging business leaders. This educational experience is enabled and supported by an outstanding learning environment that is international, integrative, innovative and experiential.

    The true strength of our academic programs comes from the contributions of the College of Business Administration faculty. Our faculty members are recruited from the world's finest academic institutions. They have proven track records as teachers, researchers and practitioners. As teachers, they are engaging and strive to show connections between the theoretical and the practical. They are approachable, involved and available to students for support and guidance. As researchers, they specialize in applied research. They study critical issues in the business world and provide thoughtful analyses and concrete solutions, which can be used by business leaders to solve problems and advance their industries.

    Dean, College of Business Administration

  • Mission and Learning Outcomes

    Program Mission

    Today’'s business climate demands individuals who are equipped to manage human capital. The Master of Human Resources Management is a specialized program focusing on the effective management of a firm’s ‘people’ resource. This program offers its students unique opportunities for advanced education in the field of human resource management, as well as opportunities for leadership growth at personal and professional levels. It also aims to develop in the students the attributes of effective decision-making, financial awareness, strategic thinking and a global perspective.

    Program Objective

    • To prepare students for successful HRM careers in the UAE and internationally
    • To equip MHRM students with essential business knowledge, managerial skills, and professional values.
    • To create an environment supporting academic, professional, and personal growth and success of our MHRM students.

    WHY TAKE THE MASTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM?

    1. We are one of the few Business Colleges in the UAE offering a Masters in Human Resource Management designed to produce the highly professional human resource management professionals much sought after by the UAE business community.
    2. The knowledge, skills and attributes acquired on the program are crucial not only to human resource management professionals but also to every manager who wishes to run a successful operation.
    3. In College of Business Administration, we don't only teach... We care! Our faculty and advisors want you to grow and succeed. From extra help with a tough course, help in academic guidance or even a reference for a job.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this program, the graduates will be able to:

    • Evaluate local and international human resource management practices.
    • Use knowledge and skills in HRM and applied research to address operational issues related to HR.
    • Analyze the role of human resource management in supporting organizational strategy.
    • Understand ethical, legal, and social issues in human resource management.
  • Program Detail

    ADMISSION

    The Course Requirements for The Masters Program in MHRM include the following:
    Candidates for admission must have an undergraduate degree in a business subject or at least two years' experience in business.

    Regular admission:

    All students applying for admission need to have the following:

    1. A 3.0 CGPA (out of 4.0 point scale or its established equivalent), and
    2. Minimum English proficiency scores should be 213 computer-based TOEFL, 79-80 Internet-based TOEFL, 550 paper-based TOEFL held at Abu Dhabi University only or 6.0 in academic IELTS. (Exceptions to this include students who are native speakers of English who have completed their undergraduate education in an English medium institution in a country where English is the official language and students who were admitted and graduated from an English medium institution that can provide evidence of acquiring a TOEFL score of 500, or its standardized equivalent approved by the MHESSR, upon admission to the undergraduate program.

    Probationary Admission

    A student with CGPA of 2.5 or higher and a TOEFL score of 530, or its equivalent using a standardized test approved by the MHESR, may be probationary admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program provided the following:

    1. The student achieves a TOEFL score of 550 by the end of the first semester.
    2. The student takes a maximum of six (6) credit hours in the first semester during which they also take intensive English whereby he/she must achieve an average score of B in the credit courses taken.

    A student with CGPA of 2.5 -2.99 and a TOEFL score of 550, or its equivalent using a standardized test approved by the MHESR, may be probationary admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program provided the following:
    The student takes a maximum of nine (9) credit hours in the first semester whereby he/she must achieve an average score of B in the credit courses taken.

    Mature Admission

    CGPA of (2.0 – 2.5). The applicant has at least five years' experience in the administration/management field post the bachelor's degree

    DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

    • Students must successfully complete all the course requirements - 33 credit hours.
    • For graduation purposes, the students' cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or above.

    ACADEMIC LOAD

    • The total program load is 33 credit hours.
    • The maximum academic load is 12 credit hours per semester

    Study Plan

    The normal duration of study is two (2) years or four (4) semesters. The minimum duration of study is one and half (1 1/2) years or three (3) semesters. The maximum allowable duration of study to complete the requirements for the MHRM program is five (5) years.

  • Flexible Schedule

    PG Program Flexible Schedule in Fall & Spring semesters with 2 terms (6 Weeks each) during Weekdays & Weekends

    Term From - To Final Exam
    Week
    Weekdays Classes (Days-Times) Weekend Classes (Days-Times)
    SUN & TUE
    (18:30-22:00)
    MON & WED
    (18:30-22:00)
    THU (18:30-22:00)
    SAT (09:00-12:30)
    FRI & SAT
    (14:00-17:30)
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    B Oct 21-Dec 8 9-15 Dec tickicon tickicon tickicon tickicon
    Term A Term B
    10 Feb – 23 Mar
    Final Exam: 25 – 30 March)
    14 Apr – 25 May
    (Final Exam: 27May – 1st June)
  • FAQ

    • What are the Course Requirements?

      Our regular Course Requirements are as follows:

      1. Bachelor’s Degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research;
      2. Undergraduate CGPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
      3. English score of at least 550 in paper-based TOEFL (213 in CBT or 79 in IBT) or 6.0 in IELTS

      Promising applicants not meeting the above requirements might be granted conditional admission on a case-by-case basis subject to their meeting the following:

      1. Students with undergraduate CGPA between 2.0 and 2.99 can register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in the first semester, and must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 in that semester
      2. Students with TOEFL score between 530 and 549 can register for a maximum of 6 credit hours in the first semester along with intensive English and must achieve the TOEFL score of 550 and a GPA of at least 3.0 by the end of that semester
    • I’m working full-time. Will I be able to attend classes?

    • When can I join the program?

    • My undergraduate GPA is not on a 4-point scale. How can I know whether I am eligible for admission?

    • How much does it cost?

    • How many courses will I have to take?

    • How long will it take me to complete my degree?

    • Are there any scholarships or discounts?

    • My undergraduate degree is not in business. Can I still join?

  • Course Requirements

    These courses can be chosen from set of courses in the major apart from the above courses (9 credits) and from any other program at the University for which you meet the entry requirements (9 credits). Alternatively, you can choose a Minor (6 courses) in a specialization other than English.

    Requirements Credit Hours
    Core Courses 27 credit hours
    Elective Courses 6 credit hours
    Total 33 credit hours
  • Curriculum

    Pre Core Courses (4 Courses - 8 Credit Hours):

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ECO 482-PC Introduction to Economics - 2
    MGT 482-PC Introduction to Management - 2
    BUS 482-PC Quantitative Methods in Business - 2
    COM510-PC Business Communication - 0

    CORE COURSES (9 Courses - 27 Credit Hours):

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    HRM 515 Central Issues in Human Resource Management MGT500-PC* 3
    HRM 517 International Human Resource Management MGT514 + ECO530-PC* 3
    MGT523 Strategic Management Last Semester 3
    MGT514 Organizational Behaviour MGT500-PC* 3
    MGT524 Research Methods in Business BUS510-PC* 3
    HRM531 Corporate Performance Management HRM515 3
    HRM535 Labor Law and Social Legislation 3
    HRM532 Compensation and Contemporary Issues Last Semester 3
    HRM526 Job Evaluation and Performance Appraisal HRM515 + MGT524 3

    Note: *Only required if course work not taken prior to admission

    ELECTIVE COURSES (2 Courses - 6 Credit Hours):

    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    MGT520 Ethical Considerations for Modern Managers - 3
    MGT 521 International Business Management MGT500-PC* 3
    MGT 522 Leadership and Communication MGT500-PC* 3
    HRM522 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution for HR HMR515 3
    HRM523 Training and Development HRM515 3
    MGT525 Organizational Change HRM 515 3
  • Contact Us

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    Email Address: gowri.kumar@adu.ac.ae
    Office Extension: 02-501-5659

    Mr. Awah Divine
    AA campus Academic Advisor for COBA
    Email address: awah.divine@adu.ac.ae
    Office Extension: 03-7090-756

  • How to Apply

    Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"

    Although everyone is at a different point of the college-search process, this is a good time to learn more about the application procedure and timeline.

    For your convenience:

    • 1Apply in Person

      Admission information packages can be picked up from either one of our campuses Admission and Registration Offices.

    • 2Apply through Mail

      Application forms can be downloaded, completed, and brought to one of our campuses. Students can also mail the application form with the required documents and the Application Fee.

    • 3Apply Online

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    • 4Application Form

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