Colleges of Business Sciences

HRM Curriculum


The Human Resource Management (HRM) program provides a theoretical and practical understanding of organizational dynamics, and highlights the critical role that people play in
enabling organizations to achieve their strategic objectives. Students learn how to apply human resource theories to improve individual, team, and organizational effectiveness.
The course curriculum reflects the major HR functions, including staffing, development, employee relations, performance management, compensation, and change management.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate human resource theories and apply them to organizational contexts. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge)
  • Identify the major steps needed to design, implement, and evaluate human resource programs and instruments. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Autonomy and responsibility)
  • Explain how national cultures differ from each other and how such differences impact work-related attitudes and behaviors. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Autonomy and responsibility)
  • Demonstrate how the primary business functions (e.g. Strategy, Production, Marketing, etc.) contribute to organizational effectiveness and explain how major external factors (e.g., consumer preferences, economic factors, legislation, etc.) impact organizations. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge)
  • Identify and solve business problems through the application of human resource management and general business knowledge. (Level 7 of QFE: Skill)
  • Conduct research in a chosen area of specialization and document and defend the research results.(Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility)
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally, and deliver professional-level presentations. (Level 7 of QFE: Skill, Autonomy and responsibility)
  • Operate individually and contribute to team effectiveness with only general supervision. (Level 7 of QFE: Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  • Demonstrate leadership in planning and managing projects and small teams. (Level 7 of QFE: Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  • Recognize and resolve ethical dilemmas in the workplace, and explain the basic principle of corporate social responsibility. (Level 7 of QFE: Self-development)


Program Required Courses(Program required credit hours = 84, Degree required credit hours = 120)

ENG240 English Composition III 
ACC202 Financial Accounting
MTH212 Business Calculus
ACC203 Managerial Accouting 
BUS207 Business Communication 
MTH213 Business Statitics 
ECN201 Foundations of Microeconomics 
LAW200 Business Law & Ethics 
ECN202 Understanding Macroeconomics 
ARA345 Advanced Arabic Skills 
FIN308 Introduction to Finance 
MGT309 Introduction to Management 
MKT310 Intrdocution to Marketing 
OPR300 Operations Management 
INS260 Management of Information Systems 
MGT401 Business Leadership 
BUS407 Corporate Communication 
MGT400 Strategic Management
BUS491 Internship 
HRM301 Human Resource Management
HRM351 Organziational Bheavior
HRM456 Management of Employee Relations 
HRM450 Compensation and Performance
HRM451 Staffing 
HRM452 Learning and Development
HRM455 InternationalHuman Resource Manageemnt 
HRM457 Organziational Development and Change 
HRM366 Human Resource Information System 

Core Curriculum Requirements (General Education =  39 Credit Hours; ZU Electives=6)

ARA130  Arabic Concepts  
ENG140  English Composition I
ISL135 Islamic Civilization 
ENG145 English Composition II
HSS255 Emirates Studies 
GEN185 Methods of Scientific Research and Developement
ARA345 Advanced Arabic Skills 
XXXXXA General Education:Group A 
XXXXXA General Education:Group A 
XXXXXD  General Education:Group D
XXXXXE General Education:Group E
XXXXXX ZU Electives 

College of Business

Zayed University

Abu Dhabi & Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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