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Human Resource Management

Credential: Masters Degree
Duration: 1 - 2 Years
Credit Hours: 36
Tuition Fee: AED 1650 / credit hour (see detailed fee structure here)
Class Timings: Weekend or Weekdays
Medium of Instruction: English

The Master of Business Administration degree is a 36-credit hour program that is based on the completion of 7 core courses and 5 specialization courses of 3-credit hours each. All modules are eight weeks each in duration. All students complete the core courses before moving to the individual specializations. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration must first complete five MBA Preparatory courses(15 credit hours) before entering the program.

Program Vision and Mission

MBA vision and mission stem from the vision and mission of the City University College of Ajman.


MBA program at City University College of Ajman will provide access and opportunity for national and international students to further their education. It will improve their professional management, leadership, and analytical skills, thus enhancing their career and earning potential.


MBA program mission is to provide business professionals with advanced knowledge of integrated business and management skills to enhance their careers. The principal focus of this program is to build the necessary competencies, skills, and institutional leadership for effective decision-making by providing high-quality courses that are rigorous, transferable at the graduate level, and offered at a reasonable cost.

Program Goals

MBA program prepares its graduates to:
  • Use advanced business management knowledge and business research skills to evaluate, develop, lead, and inspire others in rapidly-changing business environments.
  • Acquire new and strengthen existing intellectual skills in business administration and management such as analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and collaborative team skills to build and lead enterprises that create value in a dynamic, global economy.
  • Practice visionary leadership, social, cultural, and business ethical skills to become agents of organizational development, corporate social responsibility, and change.
  • Think critically, creatively, and innovatively to relentlessly pursue organizational excellence and make a difference in business and society.
  • Seek continuous and lifelong learning, self-assessment, and career enhancement to become exemplary future business leaders.

Study Plan

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Semester 1
MIS 501 Advanced Management Information Systems 3  
MGT 550 Management Research Methods 3
MKT 570 Advanced Marketing Management 3
FIN 505 Managerial Finance 3
MGT 505 Advanced Operations Management 3
MGT 565 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3
BUS 502 Business Strategy and Ethics 3 FIN 505, MGT 505, MKT 570
Semester 2
HRM 600 Strategic Human Resource Management 3 BUS 502
HRM 601 International Human Resource Management 3 HRM 600
HRM 602 Remuneration and Performance Management 3 HRM 600
HRM 603 Human Resource Development 3 HRM 602
HRM 604 Negotiation and Conflict Management 3 HRM 600
HRM 605 Human Resource Management Overview 3 HRM 600
HRM 606 Talent Management and Retention 3 HRM 600

Course Description

Note: All courses are 3 credit hours. Prerequisites appear beneath the course.

Program Core Courses
Advanced Management Information Systems MIS 501

This course provides students with the latest developments and practices from the Management Information Systems (MIS) field. It includes expanded discussions of social networking, IT security, and mobile computing. Students explore several key elements of the information age ranging from online business practice to business intelligence. Topics relate directly to the specialized areas of finance, people, marketing, and quality, and include the practical use of software programs used to manage those areas.

Management Research Methods MGT 550

This course provides students with the opportunity to identify and apply appropriate research methodologies including quantitative and qualitative methods approaches, in order to design, analyze, interpret, and report research results. The main goal of this course is to enable students to make informed decisions using advanced statistical analysis based on accurate, reliable, and timely information, just like managers in a corporate setting.

Advanced Marketing Management MKT 570

This course provides an understanding of the application of marketing theories, concepts, and practices as they relate to the management of the marketing function in a complex organization. Emphasis will be on the managerial aspects of marketing plans, including analysis of the external environment. A key element of the course will include the relationship of the “marketing mix” to strategic planning. A clear understanding of the importance of marketing, as well as a grasp of effective marketing practices, will be examined. Students will gain a working knowledge of both marketing theory and the practical application of innovative marketing strategies. They will also come to understand how product, price, place, and promotion contribute to the marketing mix as they explore research-based insights into consumer behavior.

Managerial Finance FIN 505

This course provides an introduction to managerial finance, financial statements and analysis, cash flow and financial planning. Students will also explore the time value of money, capital budgeting techniques, the cost of capital, capital structure, and working capital management.

Advanced Operations Management MGT 505

This course focuses on the processes, techniques and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. Special emphasis is placed on process improvement. Topics include operations strategy, process design and analysis, process improvement, six sigma, project management, and supply chain management.

Organizational Behavior and Leadership MGT 565

This course focuses on the study of human behavior in organizations. Students will learn various theoretical concepts and practical methods for understanding, analyzing, and predicting individual and group behavior, teamwork, motivation, interpersonal conflict and communication. In addition, students will learn various leadership theories and practices in organizations, and global leadership. Students will also conduct critical analyses of various models and issues related with leadership, analyze cases, and apply theories innovatively.

Business Strategy and Ethics BUS 502

(Prerequisites: MGT 505, FIN 505, MKT 570)
This course focuses on analyzing and formulating business strategy taking workplace ethics into account. Students will learn how to critically analyze, interpret, and evaluate internal and external environments, locally and globally, for successful strategy formulation. Students will also explore corporate ethical principles and ethical issues in the workplace.

Human Resource Management Courses
Strategic Human Resource Management HRM 600

(Prerequisite: BUS 502)
This course focuses on the strategic role of human resource management and how it contributes to the organization’s success. Students will explore concepts, approaches, tools, models, and techniques used to develop effective strategic plans. Topics include; strategic planning, the strategic staffing, design and redesign of work systems, and other strategic HR activities. Also this course links the most important concepts with case analysis.

International Human Resource Management HRM 601

(Prerequisite: HRM 600)
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn the key role of human resource management in diverse organizational environments. Students will analyze and discuss challenges facing global HR managers in managing employees from diverse backgrounds and working in multinational organizations.

Remuneration and Performance Management HRM 602

(Prerequisite: HRM 600)
This course focuses on the strategic use of compensation systems to retain, motivate, and reward employee performance. Students explore incentive pay, person-focused pay, benefits, contemporary issues, and challenges facing compensation professionals. Students will have the opportunity to design and develop effective compensation systems.

Human Resource Development HRM 603

(Prerequisite: HRM 602)
This course examines the primary role of human resource development and training in employee development and high organizational performance. Topics include; strategic issues in HRD, employee behavior, designing and implementing HRD programs, training, career development, and organizational culture.

Negotiation and Conflict Management HRM 604

(Prerequisite: HRM 600)
This course helps students to develop their perceptual, analytical and interpersonal skills in handling the frequent conflicts and negotiation that confront managers and decision- makers in the workplace. The course also aims to equip the students with tools, techniques and strategies to effectively and ethically manage negotiations and conflicts in diverse professional contexts.

Human Resource Management Overview HRM 605

(Prerequisite: HRM 600)
This course provides students in the HRM specialization with the opportunity to strengthen their learning experiences from previous HRM courses. Students will have the opportunity to stimulate the human resource work environment through group discussion and case analysis, identifying and solving human resource problems, and applying human resource management theories.

Talent Management and Retention HRM 606

(Prerequisite: HRM 600)
This course provides all elements of talent management strategy, from employee recruiting to retention. Students will learn the core elements of talent management and learn how to develop and implement effective talent management systems within your organization. Students will have the opportunity to analyze and evaluate the impact of HRIS on the role of the HR main functions.

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