Master of Business (Human Resource Management)

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Master of Business

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Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs

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The Master of Business (Human Resource Management) degree is for aspiring leaders within the Human Resources field. If you are interested in understanding the key concepts involved with strategic human resource management, creatively analysing and solving organisational problems and creating strategic alignment between human capital and organisational goals, this program is for you. You will also gain an understanding of the core business areas of Accountancy, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing and Business from different perspectives.  
The program will provide you with the opportunity to develop your career nationally, regionally and internationally. As part of UOWD’s Master of Business (MBus) range of programs, the Master of Business (Human Resource Management) specialisation offers a compulsory industry-based research project which will prepare you for your current or future management role and will be a highlight of your time at UOWD.  Our strong links with and support from a broad range of industry partners in the UAE and across our global network will allow you to investigate a real business problem as part of your program of study, giving you real world experience and the opportunity to develop and apply the skills you have learnt throughout your postgraduate degree. 

Career Opportunities

Students and graduates of UOWD’s Master of Business (Human Resource Management) program typically work in roles such as:
  • Human Resource Managers/Directors
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Recruitment and Placement Managers
  • Labour Relations Specialists
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Occupational Analysts
  • HR Consultants
  • Payroll Managers

Globally accredited, internationally relevant

Because we’re licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs, through the Commission of Academic Accreditation, our students and graduates can be assured that our degrees are recognised throughout the UAE and internationally. All MBus programs are also quality assured by UOW Australia, which is registered with the Australian Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of higher education in Australia. Upon graduation, students can choose either a degree certificate from UOWD or a degree certificate from the University of Wollongong Australia.

Double specialisation

The Master of Business program also offers specialisations in MarketingFinancial ManagementInnovation and EntrepreneurshipInternational Business and Management. If you decide you would like to complete two MBus specialisations when you enrol at UOWD, there are arrangements in place that mean you can do this in in minimal time. Connect with us to find out more.


The maximum requirement to graduate from a single specialisation MBus program is twelve (12) subjects. However, if you have completed a Bachelor degree in a relevant area or a UOWD Graduate Certificate in Business, or you have extensive professional work experience in a related area alongside a Bachelor degree, you may be able to complete the MBus program in a total of ten (10) subjects in line with UOWD’s policy on Credit for Prior Learning. Your eligibility for Credit for Prior Learning will be decided in consultation with UOWD’s Faculty of Business office prior to the beginning of the program.
A single specialisation MBus program will normally take you five or six semesters to complete (based on three semesters per year with summer as an optional semester and two subjects per semester). At this rate, the degree can be completed in two years or less. Classes are held 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday to Thursday. Each subject requires one evening of attendance for 13 weeks.
Your program of study will be as follows:
Level Subject Code Subject Name
Common Business Foundation* ACCY801 Accounting and Financial Management
BUS802 Exploring Global Business Challenges from Multiple Perspectives
MGNT803 Organisational Behaviour and Management
MARK804 Principles of Marketing Management
Specialisation Subjects MGNT908 Human Resource Development
MGNT930 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGNT949 Performance Management
MGNT969 Job Analysis, Recruitment and Selection
MGNT963 Management of Workplace Health and Safety
MGNT910 Strategic Management
MGNT978 Cross-Cultural Management
MGNT915 Management of Change
MGNT920 Organisational Analysis
MGNT911 Organisational Behaviour
MGNT923 Contemporary Issues in International Business
OPS935 Project Management
Capstone Project MGNT922 Management Project

* If you are eligible for credit for prior learning from all four foundation subjects, you will be required to complete two further elective subjects from within your specialisation.

**Students are required to choose two electives from the approved list.

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