MBA Concentration in Strategic Human Resource Management

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The Strategic Human Resources Management concentration prepares students to play an important role in managing the human resource requirements of an organization. Students completing this concentration would be able to develop strategies related to human resource planning, recruitment, selection and placement, training & development, compensation and performance management. An understanding of UAE labor laws would equip the students to make adequate decisions related to this environment and compare the region’s labor practices with international labor practices.  This concentration also focuses on helping students to evaluate diversity issues and develop strategies for managing equality and diversity in the organizations.

Program Summary


  1. Develop knowledge and skills in Human Resource Management processes, tools, systems and techniques.
  2. Develop skills in planning Human Resource activities within the organization.
  3. Equip students with the tools and techniques in analyzing and evaluating issues related to diversity and equal employment opportunity.
  4. Expose students to new trends in Human Resource Information Technology.


Student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues in Human Resource Management.
  2. Analyze legal and diversity issues in Human Resource Management.
  3. Design systems, tools & techniques of human capital management.
  4. Demonstrate ability to evaluate strategies of compensation and training in improving organizational performance.

Strategic Human Resource Management Courses

Strategic Human Resource Development
Performance and Compensation Management
Managing Legal Aspect and Diversity
Strategic Human Capital Management

Admission Requirements for students in UAE

An applicant seeking admission for Graduate program is required to fulfill the following two conditions:
  1.     Bachelor Degree
  2.     English Language Proficiency

Career Opportunities

An organization cannot function properly without an efficient human resource management. MBA with concentration on Human Resources Management emphasizes the importance of a healthy organization that caters to the professional needs of the workforce. This program will provide you a better understanding on human resource best practices, recruitment, managing diversity, and compensation and performance management.

Possible Careers:
  • Head of HRD
  • Outplacement Specialist
  • Outsourcing Firms
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Recruiter/Head Hunter
  • Staffing and HR Planner
  • HR Officers
  • HR Practitioners
  • HR Consultants
  • HR Trainers & Mentors
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Analyst
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Director HR
  • Industrial Relations Specialist/Manager
  • Learning and Development Coordinator
  • HR Collaborative Managers
  • HRIM (HR Information
  • Labour Relations Consultant
  • Mediator, Negotiator

Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Economics
  • Education: Elementary & secondary schools
  • Finance
  • Government Services
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing: Advertising, digital media, corporate
  • Not-for-profit
  • Politics: Political office, campaign management, polling and research, speech writing
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain & Logistics

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