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College of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 120 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Day & Evenings
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain


Throughout the world businesses are seeking professionals with the skills to manage one of their most valuable resources - people. This program allows you to study human resources management (HRM) in depth, developing analytical, problem-solving and other transferable skills demanded by employers. You will also gain a mature understanding of the modern economy and the role human resource management plays within it.  

You will be guided to reach excellence in human resource management concepts, standards and processes and study appropriate HRM principles and challenges to inform planning, decision making and people management. You will be exposed to the links between HRM and other business functions and how they affect business success. 

By the end of the program you will be able to apply HR functions in organizations, evaluate HR practices in both local and international companies and analyze human behaviour and how this shapes the business world. 

Common across all specializations in the Bachelor of Business Administration programs are courses that will provide you with a solid foundation to communicate effectively, carry out research, understand legal, social, professional and ethical responsibilities in a business environment, apply analytical and critical thinking to business issues, use information technology effectively and understand the dynamics of a complex global business environment.


Our program undergoes a rigorous process of continual improvement to ensure it stays relevant and in line with developments within the world of business.

Agreements with top ranked business schools in Europe, USA and Australia provide opportunities for student exchanges and other collaborations.

“Challenging my students is what I do best.”

"I love the diversity within the ADU campuses. The experience of working in such a cross-cultural environment is both challenging (in a positive way) and rewarding. I’m based in the Al Ain campus and I find that the open-door policy adopted by faculty adds to this wonderful atmosphere.

Challenging my students is what I do best. I encourage them to keep an open mind and question whatever I tell them. Human Resource Management is all about people – and there are so many variables when dealing with people. This is why I instill in my students the importance of questioning their own perceptions."

Dr. Sophia Belghiti-Mahut

Tuition fees structure & calculation

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Al Ain

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Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program are well placed to take up careers in human resource management and other management roles that demand an understanding of the human element of business.

You will be able to use this flexible degree to succeed in a large and diverse range of public and private organizations such as banks, government entities, oil companies, education institutions, utility companies, property developers, insurance companies, airlines, hospitals, financial institutions, investment companies, construction companies, engineering companies, energy companies and international consulting firms.

Organizations include Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Abu Dhabi Education Council, Ministry of Finance, Mubadala, KPMG, ADNOC group, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions & Benefits Fund, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, Al Hilal Bank, Deloitte, Department of Economic Development, Etihad Airways, Ministry of Health, Mubadala, Nuclear Energy Corporation, SEHA, State Audit Institution, TDIC and Union National Bank to name a few.

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
Ministry of Education Schools- General Track
Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track
Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12
Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
Achieving the minimum average of 45% on completing grade 12
British System (IGCSE & GCE)
Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.

Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
Canadian & American High School Diplomas
Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average C+ grade or 2.5/ 4.0
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Course outline

General Education
39 credit hours
45 credit hours
18 credit hours
Major Electives
6 credit hours
Open Electives
12 credit hours