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Why Study Human Resource Management at AUE?

  • Students are best prepared for a career in human resources when the subject is taught within a business context.
  • The program the College of Business Administration offers meets the rigorous Standards of the Commission for Academic Accreditation.
  • The Human Resource specialization is integrated throughout all Management and Development Strategy programs.

Why Study Human Resource Management?

  • It is among the five top professions in demand.
  • The job opening percentage is 50% and above.
  • Distinct competitive advantage over other areas of study.
  • It will remain in continuous demand.

Every organization employs Human Resources Managers to ensure that proper human capital is attracted and retained. The program offered by COBA allows students to effectively manage the human resources functions at any organization.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Attested high school (grade 12) certificate or its equivalent with minimum average of 60% | for scientific and literary streams. Other streams will require a minimum score average of 70% equivalency and a letter will be required for certificate earned outside UAE.
  • English Proficiency
    PBT 500 | iBT 61 | IELTS ACA. 5.0 | PEARSON 44 | IESOL B1/B2 | CAMBRIDGE 154
  • Letter of Interest & Interview

ACCREDITATION

The American University in the Emirates is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education | caa.ae

FEE STRUCTURE - 2016/17

  • Tuition (One Semester)

    Approx. 21,000 AED
    One academic year is two semesters
  • Admission (One Time)

    3,000 AED

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GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

11 COURSES | 33 CREDIT HOURS

This course is designed to assist Arabic Speaking students to use language skills correctly with the focus on how to write research papers and business letters. In order to achieve this goal different and integrated types of skills are implemented to assist in the development of the students comprehension of what he/she listens to or reads in addition to writing papers, reporting, writing recommendations, seminars and symposiums. The course also provides the basic skills of good and coherent writing such as, spelling, digitals, correct paragraph structure and writing essays.

This course provides students with advanced English-language skills to pursue successfully their Undergraduate Catalog 2016 / 2017 36 studies in various academic specializations. It helps students to develop, improve, and upgrade their listening, speaking, reading, writing, and structure skills. This course also acquaints students with technical writing, research papers, and essays. The prerequisite of this course is passing successfully the Toefl or it’s equivalent.

This course will begin with a review of selected arithmetic topics: fractions, decimals, and percentages, followed by a brief review of signed number operations. The course will cover topics of Basic Algebra such as variable expressions, linear equations, inequalities and applications, and graphing points and lines

This course presents the use of computers in everyday life. The students will learn to organize electronic filing systems as well as to communicate ideas effectively using a variety of software tools. The course discusses some of the ethical and moral issues raised by the use of Internet and email. Towards the end of the course, the students in groups will work to select a topic, search for the information, analyze and organize it incorporating a software tool they learned and present it publicly.

This course designed to help students to do well at their studies at university through the development of effective study skills and strategies. Studying at university is very different from previous study students may have done, and therefore the course aims to apply new studying and learning strategies, and identify, develop, and enhance the study and learning skills of students. These skills include time management, taking notes, planning assignments, exam preparation and revision, preparing a presentation, memory techniques, and methods for using course materials including syllabi and textbooks, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, etc. Students will have the opportunity to develop a focused project specific to their interests and study needs.

This course will offer students the knowledge to enable them understand the Islamic culture. The course offers a review of the history of Islam and how it is currently the fastest growing religion in the world

This course introduces students to the broad, complex and influential field of the social sciences. The course tends to focus on the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, and sometimes history and geography. This course will also enable students to sharpen their critical analysis skills as they evaluate changes in important social issues and institutions.

An introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of psychology, including theories and methods, biological factors influencing behavior, learning, memory, thinking, intelligence, language, human development and personality

This course is designed to introduce, first, the concepts, measurements, and theories of broad-based sustainable development as well as the relationships between economic development, human development, and environment. Students will also be familiar with several theories of development. Then, the characteristics and the quality of life in GCC will be investigated and compared to those in other countries. The focus would be on the causes, problems and challenges associated with the development of GCC countries such as population structure and localization policies, the feasibility of GCC States integration, the impact of oil and non-oil production on development. The students will work on a project in groups by gathering information from public libraries and by interviewing public officials. The students will be given the latitude of choosing a topic to write about. The prerequisite is MAT 100.

Courses in the Natural Sciences introduce students to the basic concepts of Sciences and the scientific method and enhance awareness of scientific developments and their impact on society and the environment. This area provides students with an understanding of scientific terms, concepts and theories, and the ability to formulate empirically testable hypotheses derived from the study of physical processes and living things.

This course is designed to introduce, first, the concepts, measurements, and theories of broad-based sustainable development as well as the relationships between economic development, human development, and environment. Students will also be familiar with several theories of development. Then, the characteristics and the quality of life in GCC will be investigated and compared to those in other countries. The focus would be on the causes, problems and challenges associated with the development of GCC countries such as population structure and localization policies, the feasibility of GCC States integration, the impact of oil and non-oil production on development. The students will work on a project in groups by gathering information from public libraries and by interviewing public officials. The students will be given the latitude of choosing a topic to write about. The prerequisite is ASC 110.

CORE COURSES

16 COURSES | 48 CREDIT HOURS

This course marks students’ first journey into the discipline of management. The focus of this course is to expose students to the fundamentals of the four functions of management of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Within each function students are introduced to a multitude of managerial areas of focus including decision-making, organizational structure, power and politics, leadership, teams, motivation, and communication. Students are also equipped with the soft skills crucial for management students via group work, debates, projects, and presentations.

This principle level course introduces students with the fundamentals of accounting terms, rules, concepts, procedures, and systems. Topics covered include the art of recording, classifying and analyzing the data into useful information for both the internal and external users. Students are introduced to the double entry accounting concepts, general journals and the accounting cycle.

This course introduces management accounting concepts and how accounting information is used for making internal management decisions related to operational planning and control. Emphasis is placed upon accounting as a tool for planning, managing, and control.

This course is designed to introduce students to basic microeconomics concepts relating to individual decision-making. The course exposes students to the meaning, nature, and methods of studying Microeconomics. The concepts of supply, demand, and elasticity are used to analyze the  behaviors of consumers and firms in different types of markets. Main topics covered include: consumer behavior, firm production costs, Pure Competition, Monopolistic Competition, Monopoly, and  Oligopoly.

The course discusses the information systems planning, and organizing and the application of information technology advancements. This course has a managerial perspective that describes how IS supports business goals and functions are applicable to management, what information resources are available to the manager, and how the manager is involved in the information development process.

This course aims to acquire a sound education in those statistical concepts and its applications in the fields of business and economics. This course requires fundamental understanding of basic statistics like frequency distribution, averages, measures of variability, probability, confidence intervals. The course also recommends a prior understanding of software application and MS Excel. Course covers statistical concepts and methods like hypothesis testing, variance Tests, chi-Square analysis and ANOVA with an emphasis on business application.

This course will familiarize the student with the scope, terminology, topics, and procedures of marketing in a modern firm. It introduces the principles of marketing. The four basic ingredients of the marketing mix - product, price, place, and promotion are discussed. Other topics include marketing channels, market research, consumer behavior, societal marketing, and new product planning are also discussed.

This course examines the financial strategic and operational decisions in organizations. It aims to provide the decision maker with the financial theory, concepts, and tools necessary to make better financial managerial decisions as well as enable the student to make sound decisions regarding financial analyses and judgments performed by others.

This course is concerned with the study of the behaviour of the economy as a whole. It analyses how the overall level of output, employment and prices are determined and how these in turn are affected by fiscal and monetary policies. issues to be covered include GDP determination, the use of fiscal and monetary policies in stabilizing the economy and the role of government policy in promoting long-term economic growth.

Organizational behavior studies the influence that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations' its chief goal is to apply that knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness. This course introduces students to the core concepts of organizational behavior including attitudes, emotions, and moods; communication; conflict and negotiation; diversity; group behavior and work teams; individual decision making; leadership and power; motivation; organization culture and structure; organizational change; and personality and values. Students will work individually and in groups on assessments including case studies, discussions, in-class exercises, and presentations to increase their understanding of the curriculum in a practical context.

This course interprets the key theories in production and operations management, it equips the students with the necessary tools and techniques to effectively and efficiently manage the operations as well as providing the necessary decision making problem solving applications to evaluate the proper decisions Affecting the performance of operations.

This course familiarizes students with the concept of the rule of law as a mechanism for ordering people’s (and companies’) behavior, and for providing predictability and certainty in planning business transactions.  Students will consider the legal issues inherent in business, considered from the standpoint of various business roles such as business owner, corporate officer, board member, shareholder, partner, officer, manager, employer and employee, customer and client.  It aims to have students anticipate potential legal issues in business transactions so that they can plan to avoid legal problems and, when they do occur, formulate solutions.

This course discusses the essence of Quantitative Analysis and covers various types of analysis including: decision analysis and risk attitudes, inventory control, linear programming, transportation problem, queuing theory, and simulations. Emphasis is on the formulation of problems and their solutions by standard methods and by computer packages such as MS Excel and QM.

Throughout its history, the Arab Gulf Area has been a major center of world affairs and business. In modern times, the UAE and GCC (i.e. the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) remain a strategically, economically, politically, culturally, and religiously sensitive region for world business. The UAE and GCC remains the focus of global business interest and economic initiatives from the US, Europe, and other nations. The rise in oil prices has created momentum for regional growth and investment flows that is expected to be secular. This course provides students with a deep understanding of the business opportunities and practices and in the UAE and GCC at a time when such understanding is increasingly vital. It focuses on current investment opportunities taking into consideration the political, cultural and economic history of the region.

In today’s business world gaining and maintaining competitive advantages is more challenging than ever. Considering the need of the time this course captures the complexity of current business environment and offers contemporary concepts and skills. In the course the skill oriented approach to Strategic Management develop students to design cutting-edge strategy through skills building exercises. further it benefits attendees to gain necessary knowledge to manage consistent higher organizational performance by reading, analyzing and designing suitable working environment. Different models and tools in the course are practically applicable to find out strengths, weakness of the organizations, this analysis finally helps students to design the effective strategies and strategic plan for the business. Starting from strategy formulation, action and evaluation this course includes, vision and mission, external and internal assessment, strategies in action, strategy choices through analysis, organizational functional issues, business ethics, social responsibilities and strategic management case presentation etc.

In the present day business has developed from a simple word to a global practice. Even the local business industries started facing competition from global business giants. This has brought in continued competition not in profits, but in quality, cost, skills, and even business dynamics. The course in International Business provides emphasis to the global business scenario, analyze interrelation between governments and business across borders. Further it studies the economic dynamics between countries/regions. The course provides a detailed insight into the international monetary system, international trade and foreign direct investment. The basic objective of the course is to introduce International Business as a subject and to provide an understanding of the global economy to gain the best understanding of the subject with the major issues related to the business environment. This course is generally “macro” in its composition, which is developed to provide intellectual focus with emphasis on the impact and overriding theories best describing the International Business scenario.

SPECIALIZATION COURSES

10 COURSES | 30 CREDIT HOURS

This course is designed to cater the needs of HR students within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Law is one of the most essential aspects of Human Resource Management hence this course is going to be very crucial for the development of students’ knowledge about the rules and regulations within the UAE. Topics such as law enforcement, conditions of employment, employment contracts, probationary periods as well as wages and working hours are going to help students understand some of the elements they need to look into when dealing with employees’ relations and creating HR contracts in the UAE. Additional topics such as youth employment, leave, records of employees, disciplinary code, accidents at work, termination of contracts, repatriation of employees, payments of gratuity, dispute settlement and labor inspections are important for the know-how of the students. When they start working in an organization, they will have a practical knowledge on the subject matter and will be able to handle similar cases if they occur in their work place.

This is an introductory course for HRM specialization that will help students to acquaint with the roles and the functions of the HRM. From the beginning of its life until its end, every business is faced with people issues. People are the essence of any business and it is Human Resources that makes or breaks a business. Students in this course are going to gain knowledge on the evolution of the subject matter to understand its origin and reasons for why it was developed. They will analyze different HR trends and challenges from both an employee’s point of view and an employer’s point of view. The topics are designed in the way that will improve students’ understanding and knowledge of the course. The course will cover the topics such as the importance of equal employment opportunity, compensation, training, job analysis, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, talent management, labor relations and collective bargaining, etc. This course challenges the students to recognize, understand, and apply HRM concepts and functions. Further, it helps students enhance their HR skills through use of case studies, in-class assignments, projects discussions, and develop the necessary analytical and critical thinking required to understand problems that HR managers face and to handle them responsibly.

Negotiation is an interactive process between two or more parties working together to determine a mutually agreeable solution to an issue of shared interest or mutual dispute. In business effective negotiation can ensure success, but the inverse can cripple a company. This course introduces students to best practices and core concepts of negotiation including coalitions; communication; distributive bargaining; ethics, strategy, and planning; integrative negotiation; international and cross-cultural negotiation; difficult negotiations; perception, cognition, and emotion; power and influence; relationships and roles. Students will work individually and in groups on assessments including case studies, discussions, in-class exercises, and presentations to increase their understanding of the curriculum in a practical context.

The course emphasis on important aspects of setting up computer based information system specially designed for HRM functions such as job analysis, staffing, employees’ development, salaries and employees record keeping etc. It helps students to understand the development of HR information systems over the period of time, from its beginnings to its current evolution and ongoing developments that can or will take place. Topics that are covered are employees need assessment, HR system design & development, cost benefit analysis of HR system, project management, HRIS acceptance, implementation, integration, and maintenance of the HRIS, HRIS administration, job analysis and workforce planning in technological context in addition to information security and privacy from legal and ethical compliance. These topics help in providing an experiential learning to the students with the help of computer systems. Students are not only encouraged to give their viewpoints related to the systems but are also motivated to provide their own ideas for further development in the systems. Critical thinking is promoted through team projects and class assignments to improve learning of the individuals.

The primary purpose of the course is building understanding of contemporary issues and solutions in Public Sector Human Resource Management from employees and employers perspective. Students study about different governmental departments and analyze the HR practices and how each and every of these areas are so widely different from the other. This course includes various topics i.e. The Public Service Heritage, Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Civil Service Commissions, The Bases and Origin of Selection, Position Management, Judicious Plan, Employee Engagement, Strategies for Pull, Push and Drive, Tools of Engagement, Employees rewards, Working Policies, HR capacity building, Career Management, Employees Union and Collective Bargaining. All these HR topics are completely taken from a different point of view when it comes to governments. The methodologies used in governments for hiring people is very different compared to that of organizations. Hence, studying HRM in public sector helps students to understand how vast the whole learning of HR is and how different it is from field to field.

This course deals with an in-depth analysis of recruitment strategies, legal and regulatory factors, equal employment opportunity, selection methods, career planning and organizational exit. Topics such as Strategic staffing gives a deeper understanding to the students on how they should well in advance plan on recruitment of employees in an organization. Moreover, the topic of staffing is essential for the crucial understanding of how to hire the right people for the right position and whether it should be internal or external. The emphasis of this course is on the formal expression of plans, goals, and objectives of managing staffing that covers an amalgamation of the first and most critical HRM activity. Furthermore, course helps in developing skills for conducting effective interviews to make the best selection of employees. Students will identify the effective staffing techniques, design job interview questions and conduct job interviews. Topics that will be covered in this course are analyzing strategic staffing techniques from employees and employer’s perspective, workforce forecasting and planning, identify suitable candidates and assessing both external and internal candidates.

Training and Development is the base for any organization to grow effectively and efficiently. The focus of the course will be to familiarize students to different strategies of employees training & development. Further it will help to identify the underlying challenges that occur while creating, executing, implementing and evaluating different training sessions in the company. Students will be able to understand reasons behind the incorporation of different strategies used while conducting the training and designing it. Analysis of the history of training is also discussed to understand the evolution of this course. Unique topics like E-Learning and Special Challenges in Career Management will enable students to get a more practical learning on the potential pitfalls that could arise when encountering different training strategies. The topics covered in the course include importance of training and development, strategic perspective of training, training need assessment, training delivery, evaluating training programs and learnings, past and future training styles, usage of advance technology in training, employee capacity building, issues in T&D, career management and its challenges.

This course is an important function of human resource management that deals with employees’ compensation and benefits. It covers analysis of compensation system and its issues, further it covers financial and non-financial rewards that leads to employee’s motivation and commitment towards work and organization. Compensable factors in this course helps in formulating an equitable pay structure for employees working hourly or full-time. This field discusses the strategic aspects of compensation overall by designing equal pay structure both internally and externally and evaluating a compensation system based on merit or performance of an employee. Different systems are incorporated to understand incentive and variable pays along with assessing the benefits that are provided to the employees through a creation of an equal pay system. Furthermore, a system to take care of diverse employee’s compensation and compliance issues is addressed and discussed. Topics covered in the course deals with the classical approach to creating a pay system and evaluating different types of jobs and person based structures, assessing the competition in the market and designing different levels of compensation, compensating employees based on their performance through appraisals or performance plans, deciding on the key benefits to be provided to the employees and the options along with that, influence of unions towards employee benefits, creating national and international pay systems compensation for special assignments and groups, and compensation budgets.

This course is designed in the way that students can comprehend the strategic role of Human Resource Management in providing a sustainable competitive advantage significant to the success of the organization. The course examines the employees and team members’ involvement in appraising of colleagues and how line managers employ and develop efficient and effective HR practices to enhance the strategic objectives of their departments and an overall organization. Strategic Human Resource Management course outlines the various spectrums of the field of HRM but from a different point of view and from many additional perspectives such as understanding the importance of having various strategic partnerships, the external and organizational environments, performance management, employee separation and retention, etc. These topics are the backbone of planning and executing a company’s business. The course covers following topics such as: managing human resources strategically, understanding from HRM point of view external organizational environment, social responsibility and strategic HRM, strategic job analysis, strategic workforce planning, strategic recruiting and selection, training and development, global strategic human resource management. Projects, case study and individuals along with team work semester long assignments help in the students better learning of the course overall and helps them understand the deep-rooted purpose of SHRM in a more enhanced manner.

This course is one of the most innovative and learning courses for students. It deals with the ongoing developments in HR such as understanding the role of HRM in the 21st century. Furthermore, some of the elements discussed in this course are dealing with carving of architectures of the 21st century corporations through job design. The course helps in the development of students by taking them to different areas of HRM, one step further from all the learnings they have had so far. Topics such as HR technologies for attracting and retaining talent, HR technologies for rethinking the future, health and wellbeing, managing the international workforce, statistical techniques, etc. are being analyzed from HRM futuristic perspective. By using class projects, case studies, different journals and article readings, students are going to critically comprehend and assess future developments and challenges that will be faced in the HR field and providing solutions to resolve them.

FREE ELECTIVES

5 COURSES | 15 CREDIT HOURS

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ATTENDANCE

Student builds the schedule based on available offered courses in the registered semester

Weekday Morning Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Weekday Evening Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Weekend Classes

FRI - SAT | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

WHEN CAN I JOIN

STUDENT CAN JOIN THE BEGINNING OF ANY SEMESTER

SEPTEMBER

FALL SEMESTER

MIN 3 COURSES | 9 CREDIT HOURS
MAX 6 COURSES | 18 CREDIT HOURS

JANUARY

SPRING SEMESTER

MIN 3 COURSES | 9 CREDIT HOURS
MAX 6 COURSES | 18 CREDIT HOURS

MAY

SUMMER SEMESTER

MAX 3 COURSES
9 CREDIT HOURS

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