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College of Business

Master of Human Resources Management

Type Postgraduate
Credit Hours 30 Hours
Duration 2 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time / Part Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Evenings
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain


The performance of any organization is highly dependent on strong human resources management. Ever-increasing global competition for the best people means that keeping pace with the advances in people management in areas such as recruitment, selection, retention, and training and development is crucial to the success of any business. 

Whether you are an experienced HR professional looking to advance in this exciting, challenging and influential HR arena, or a manager who wishes to get the best from his/her people, this program will give you the knowledge, understanding and key skills required by today's HR professionals to enable them to contribute effectively to dynamic organizations.

This advanced degree will develop your knowledge of key topics, theories and practices in HRM including compensation and benefits, employee performance management, strategic management, organizational behaviour, and employment law and relations. You will have the opportunity to select a concentration from Training & Development, Organizational Leadership, International Human Resources Management, and Strategic Human Resources Management.

Our unique six term structure offers you ultimate flexibility in terms of start date and study schedule and means you can complete your master’s degree 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 such program in the UAE that offers such flexibility.

The program is fully aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) professional certification meaning you will automatically qualify for the certification upon graduating. SHRM is the USA’s leading HR professional association.

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

“If I get a MBA from ADU I can work anywhere in the world.”  

The College of Business is both AACSB and EQUIS accredited which means their programs are recognized globally. I know that if I get an MBA from Abu Dhabi University I can work anywhere in the world and this is important to me.

You’ll hear a lot of people talking about the up-to-date program content and the expert way in which the faculty deliver the courses and this is all so true. But for me the ease of admission to the University also stands out. The enrollment and payment processes were so straightforward and that first impression is important.  

Of course the quality of the faculty can make or break your experience. The professors have such a great sense of humor and attitude and this energizes you, especially when you’re tired after a full day at work.

Mariam Marzouq Al Falahi from the UAE

Tuition Fees structure & calculation

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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 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.

Organizations include Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi National Hotels, Abu Dhabi Airports, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Ministry of Finance, Mubadala, KPMG, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, ADNOC group, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Aldar Properties, Borouj, Deloitte, Dolphin Energy, Emirates Airline, Emirates Identity Authority, Etisalat, Ernst and Young and Zakum Development Company to name but a few.

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Course outline

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