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College of Business

Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

Type Postgraduate
Credit Hours 33 Hours
Duration 1 Year
Language English
Study mode Full Time / Part Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Evening or Weekend
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafra, Al Ain, Dubai

Overview

This MBA program, one of the largest in the UAE, offers you a transformative career experience and the opportunity to become an accomplished global leader in the field of Human Resources Management and succeed in the complex world of business.


In addition to the core MBA courses, you will choose concentrations from Human Resource Management in a Global Environment, Corporate Performance Management, Job Evaluation and Performance Appraisal, Training and Development and Employment Law and Relations. The development of leadership, communication, team-building and critical thinking skills, and the ability to critically evaluate business performance as well as an understanding of organization sustainability, are also the cornerstones of this program. 


In order to ensure your success in today’s multifaceted business environment, you will be immersed in a stimulating and diverse blend of case studies, exercises, group work, simulations and lectures. This blended teaching approach is designed to maximize the learning experience, giving you the knowledge and skills to manage, motivate, innovate and, most of all, lead in the challenging world of human resources management and business in general.


The MBA in Human Resources Management is comprised of eight core courses (24 credit hours) and three concentration courses. Our unique six term structure offers you ultimate flexibility in terms of start date and study schedule and means you can complete your MBA in one year. It also allows you to better manage your workload as you take only two courses per term delivered in the evenings and weekends. If professional or personal commitments dictate that you need to miss a term, it is easy to catch up.  Ours is the only MBA in the UAE that offers such flexibility.


If you already hold a general MBA degree, or have a professional interest in Human Resources Management, you have the option to take the concentration courses on their own and receive a certification from Abu Dhabi University.


Students should note that up to two concentration courses may only be offered in our Abu Dhabi campus only.

“Real-world application and implementation is what the program is all about.”

Dr. Dixon completed his PhD at Hong Kong City University and has 30 years of international experience in the petroleum, gas, continuous process, and related energy business in a training, management and consultancy capacity. He has worked across Europe, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Asia Pacific region. He joined ADU in 2006 when the university was still in its infancy.

"My background is in organizational development. The focus of my PhD research was ‘Organization Learning and the transfer of learning to the work place.’ The teaching philosophy I adopt is that of action learning – taking real problems and getting my students to manage their own learning through managing these problems. Real-world application and implementation is what the MBA in HRM program is all about.  

I consider myself an academic with a twist, utilizing a practical rather than scholarly approach to teaching. My extensive industry experience lends itself perfectly to this."

Dr. Christopher Dixon

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

Course Type
Total (Aed)
93,720
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,840
Required Credits
33

Al Ain

Course Type
Total (Aed)
93,720
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,840
Required Credits
33

Al Dhafra

Course Type
Total (Aed)
93,720
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,840
Required Credits
33

Dubai

Course Type
Total (Aed)
87,780
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,660
Required Credits
33

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 resources 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.


The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.

Entry requirements

Course outline

College
0 credit hours
Majors
24 credit hours
Major Electives
0 credit hours
Open Electives
0 credit hours
Concentration
9 credit hours
Dissertation/Project/Thesis
0 credit hours

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