Bachelor of Commerce: Human Resource Management (BCom HRM) Degree

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Human resource management is concerned with a number of fundamental business functions, including recruitment and selection, training and development, change management and occupational safety. If you are interested in understanding, motivating and developing the human capital of an organisation, the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Human Resource Management will prepare you for a career in this field. At UOWD the BCom in Human Resource Management will help you to understand the environment and processes of recruitment and selection, apply concepts and techniques to promote change, manage and develop people, and apply appropriate occupational health and safety practices in organisations. The program will also provide you with critical perspectives on the role and functions of HR professionals.

Career Opportunities

UOWD’s Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Human Resource Management is structured to develop career-ready HR professional, able to effectively develop and deliver organisation relevant strategies in human resource management. Graduates of the BCom in Human Resource Management can undertake professional roles such as:

  • Human Resources Managers
  • Personnel Officers
  • Recruitment Officers
  • Position Classification Specialists
  • Occupational Analysts
  • Training & Development Managers
  • Payroll Officers
  • Employee Relations Officers
  • Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
  • Labour Relations Managers
  • Mediators
  • Organisational Development Specialists.

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion.

Program Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management), a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (cp) which include 60 cp of General Education, 72 cp from Program Core, 54 cp from Major and 18 cp of Electives.

1.     General Education (GED)

Students are required to complete 60 credit points of General Education from the following six (6) categories: (a) Information Technology and Mathematics (18 cp), (b) English, Arabic or other languages (18 cp), (c) Islamic Studies or History or Culture (6 cp), (d) Natural Sciences (6 cp), (e) Humanities or Arts (6 cp) and (f) Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 cp).

2.    Program core

Subject code Subject title Credit points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6 cp
ACCY112 Accounting in Organizations 6 cp
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Commerce 6 cp
COMM113 Business Oriented Information Systems 6 cp
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6 cp
ECON101 Macroeconomic Essentials for Business 6 cp
ECON111 Introductory Microeconomics 6 cp
FIN111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6 cp
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6 cp
MGMT102 Business Communications 6 cp
MGMT110 Introduction to Management 6 cp
MGMT316 Operations Management 6 cp
COMM334 (Capstone) Intercultural Applications of Socially Innovative Business 6 cp

3.    Major

Subject code Subject title Credit points
MGMT201 Organisational Behaviour 6 cp
MGMT205 Recruitment and Selection 6 cp
MGMT206 Managing Human Resources 6 cp
MGMT220 Organisational Analysis 6 cp
MGMT311 Management of Change 6 cp
MGMT314 Strategic Management 6 cp
MGMT321 Workplace Health and Safety Management 6 cp
MGMT322 Training and Development 6 cp


3.     Electives

Students are expected to complete 3 electives (18 cp) from 100, 200 or 300 levels.

General Education Subjects

Information Technology or Mathematics (18cp)

MATH015* Foundation Mathematics A 6 cp
STAT015* Introduction to Statistics 6 cp
CSCI015* Computer Applications 6 cp

*Challenge Tests are available in MATH 015, CSCI 015 and STAT 015. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a mark of 60% or above. 

English, Arabic or other languages (18 cp)

GED010 Academic Study Skills 1 12 cp
GED020 Academic Study Skills 2 6 cp

Islamic Studies, History or Culture (6 cp)

ARTS017 Islamic Culture 6 cp

Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 cp)

PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology 6 cp
SOC103 Introduction to Sociology 6 cp

Natural or Physical Sciences (6 cp)

ENVI030 Environmental Sciences 6 cp
PHYS030 Foundation Physics 6 cp

Humanities or Arts (6 cp)


ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy 6 cp
LAW101 Law, Business and Society 6 cp


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