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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.


  • 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


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


  • Tuition (One Semester)

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

    3,000 AED

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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.



This course introduces the four basic management functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The course discusses certain related managerial topics include decision-making, planning, organizational structure and chine of command, power and authority, delegation, leadership and teamwork, organizational communication networks, and motivational theories.

This course introduces fundamental accounting principles, rules, concepts, terms, procedures, and systems; analyzing, classifying and recording and posting accounting data; subsidiary ledgers; special journals, adjusting and closing entries; accounting cycle completion; preparing worksheets and the financial statements; control over cash; and bank reconciliation.

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. The prerequisite is ACC 100

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 economy study. The concepts of supply, demand, and elasticity are used to analyze consumers and firms behaviors in different types of markets: consumer behavior, firm production costs, pure competition, monopoly, oligopoly, etc. The course discusses, also, scarcity, choice and economic decision-making used by the consumers and firms.

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. The prerequisite courses are CIT 100 and MGT 100.

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. The prerequisite course is ASC 205.

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. The prerequisite course is ECO 100.

This course is developed to examine the financial strategic and operational decisions in organizations. The course provides 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. The prerequisite courses are ACC 100 and MGT 100.

This introductory course discusses the national income determination, money and banking, inflation, unemployment and economic policy. This course will also expose students to the workings of the national economy. The different economic systems including the freemarket and state-controlled systems will be covered. Also, the relationship between savings and investment will be discussed. The prerequisite is ECO 100.

This course examines individual, group, and organizational behavior within various business settings in a culturally diverse workplace. Topics covered include management theory, communication, perceptions, motivation, leadership, managing rewards, stress management, employee counseling, appraisal, employee disciplinary systems, conflict management, training, and organizational development. Throughout the course, students work individually and in teams on cases and business simulations. The prerequisite courses are MGT 100 and ASC 200

This course evaluates management problems of production and operations in both industrial and service organizations. Topics include scheduling, material requirements, planning, and project management. Utilizing a problem-solving focus as a basis for decision-making is a prime objective. Managerial challenges in productivity, quality and just-in-time systems are also considered. The prerequisite courses are MGT 100 and MGT 202.

The aim of this course is to review legal principles and sources of contract law, background of law and legal theory. The following topics are covered in detail: formation of contracts, modifications, terminations, remedies, award law, pricing, patent, business organizations, company law, sales of goods, transfer of ownership rights, employment, and health and safety laws. The prerequisite is MGT 100.

This course discusses decision analysis and risk attitudes, inventory control, linear programming, transportation problem, queuing theory, and simulation. Emphasis would be made on the formulation of problems and their solution by standard methods or by computer packages. The prerequisite is MGT 202.

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. The course also provides students with an introduction to the financial, legal, cultural and social contexts of the business practice in UAE and GCC. The prerequisite courses are MGT 100 and ASC 300.

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage the long-term performance of a firm. Taking the perspective and mindset of top management, students will learn to analyze the firm in its environment. By matching opportunities and threats found in this environment with the internal strengths and weaknesses of the firm, you will learn to formulate strategies and develop ways to implement these strategies. Student’s performance in this course depends to a significant extent on the successful integration of previous coursework in the various functional areas of business theories. Students must satisfy the following prerequisite courses in order to be able to register the Strategic Management course: MGT 400, ACC 105, FIN 200, MGT 300 & MKT 200.

International business involves any business transaction between parties from more than one country. Advances in communications and transportation technology, a reduction in import barriers and tariffs worldwide, and the formation of several regional trading alliances (e.g. NAFTA), have made international business an increasingly important part of the global economy. Because of the continuing growth of international business, most business professionals deal with the subject in some direct or indirect way. This class will provide the background necessary to understand the international business environment, and will explore strategies for entering into international business and managing in the international business environment. The prerequisite course is MGT 300.



This course is meant to provide a general introduction to the UAE Labor Law and Relations. In the United Arab Emirates, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is responsible for all topics related to the labor law and Social Affairs. The prerequisite is MGT 100.

Managing human capital in the new economy is a challenge all business professionals face. This course addresses that challenge by retaining its unique orientation to overall practicality and realworld application incorporating technology, teams and virtual learning methods. Practical tips and suggestions provide effective ways of dealing with problems in communication, leadership, discipline, performance appraisal, labor relations, and compensation administration. The prerequisite course is MGT 205.

Students in this course will learn about conflict, conflict resolution and negotiations, principally in the public sector, and will develop and practice skills to become more proficient negotiators. The course will be a combination of learning about these topics and participating in exercises and simulated negotiations. The exercises and simulations are chosen to reinforce the theories about successful conflict resolution and successful negotiators and to all students to develop their own negotiation skills. The prerequisite is MGT 100.

The course focuses on critical aspects of setting-up a computerized information system specifically designed for the management of human resource responsibilities such as payroll, benefits, recruitment, selection, staffing, career development, training / development, and government compliance. Topics include: needs analysis, data element selection and definition, design and acquisition of a system, evaluation, and system maintenance. The prerequisite courses are MGT 200 and HRM 300.

The primary purpose is to understand the current context and practice of human resource management in the public sector. Like other parts of government, HRM has been undergoing many changes. Our focus will be on best current practices. The prerequisite is HRM 300.

This course examines the recruitment strategies, legal and regulatory factors, equal opportunity, selection methods and process, career planning and organizational exit. The course emphasis the formal expression of plans, goals, and objectives of managing staffing that covers all aspects of this first and critical HRM activity. The practical development and use of staffing approaches at various managerial levels within the organization are discussed. The course develops skills for in conducting effective interviews for making the best selection of employees; Participants will identify the effective and ineffective selection methods, learn about the key elements in an effective employee selection system, conduct a legally defensible employment interview, and develop a set of employee interview guidelines that can be implemented in their organizations. The prerequisite is HRM 300.

The course provides a comprehensive study of training and organizational development. Adult learning theory and career management are covered. Topics include need assessment, training methods, training design and evaluation. This course emphasis the schools and techniques of plans, goals, and objectives of managing today’s training activity. The prerequisite is HRM 300.

This course comes under the broad area of financial management and deals with rewards for the supply of labor. The course offers an in-depth analysis of the major issues in compensation and benefit management. It addresses the ways in which both tangible and intangible forms of compensation may be used to motivate and reward employee performance. The course also deals with job analysis, job description and job evaluation on the basis of compensable factors as well as designing an equitable pay structure. It deals with the compensation of both hourly workers and managerial Undergraduate Catalog 2016 / 2017 42 employees. Key focus areas include: total compensation strategy, internal and external pay equity, merit pay, pay for performance, incentive pay and variable pay, employee benefits, executive compensation and equity based pay, issues in expatriate compensation and legal issues in compensation. The prerequisite is HRM 400.

The primary aim of this course is to understand the strategic role in the management of human resources to provide a sustainable competitive advantage, significant to the success of the organization. This course examines how employees and team members are involved in deciding and appraising colleagues and how line managers employ and develop efficient and effective HR practices to enhance the strategic objectives of their departments and the organization. The course focuses on the daily human resource decisions made by all managers (e.g., selection, evaluation, compensation, termination). The prerequisite is HRM 400.

The special topics include hands-on approach to learning much more about concepts such as job analysis, selection tests, performance appraisal tools, and compensation. The course content will concentrate on recent research in the chosen areas. The prerequisite is HRM 400.


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