Business Administration (Major in Human Resource Management)

Sample Four Year Study Plan

Freshman Year, First Semester
Code Course Title Cr
ENGL 101 Composition 3
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3
ITEC 103 Fundamentals of Information Technology  3
STAT 100 Statistics 3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
Total   13
Freshman Year, Second Semester
Code Course Title Cr
ECON 104 Principle of Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 102 Public Speaking 3
ARAB 101 or
ARAB 110
Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I or
Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I
3
PHIL 100 Critical Thinking and Reasoning  3
UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3
Total   15

 

Sophomore Year, First Semester
Code Course Title Cr
UNIV 200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
GEN ED General Education 3
BACC 204 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BMIS 301 Introduction to Business Information Systems 3
BOPM 210 Statistical Analysis for Management  3
Total   15
Sophomore Year, Second Semester
Code Course Title Cr
BMGM 301 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
BMKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
BACC 205 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BFIN 300 Principles of Finance 3
Elective Business Elective 3
Total   15
Junior Year, First Semester
Code Course Title Cr
BBSN 302 Commercial Law 3
BBSN 301 Business Communications 3
BHRM 301 Human Resource Management 3
BHRM 403 Cross Cultural and International Human Resource Management 3
Elective Business Elective 3
Total   15
Junior Year, Second Semester
Code Course Title Cr
BBSN 311 Business Environment in the UAE 3
BBSN 305 Research Methodology 3
BHRM 302 Compensation Management 3
BOPM 301 Human Resource Management 3
Elective Business Elective 3
Total   15
Summer
Code Course Title Cr
BBSN 492 Internship 3
Total   3
Senior Year, First Semester
Code Course Title Cr
BBSN 306 International Business 3
BBSN 498 Strategic Management 3
BHRM 303 Human Resource Recruitment, Training and Development 3
BHRM 431 Employee Relations 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Total   15
Senior Year, Second Semester
Code Course Title Cr
BHRM 461 Diversity, Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills 3
BHRM 463 Negotiations in Organizations 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Total   15
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ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

ECON 103 - (GEEC 103) Principles of Microeconomics 

This course introduces learners to microeconomics in the context of current problems. It explores how market mechanism allocates scare resources among competing uses. It uses supply, demand, production, and distribution theory to analyze problems.

ITEC 103 - (SCIT 103) Fundamentals of Information Technology 

The course focuses on the nature and uses of computers with an introduction to word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software and related lab projects and includes computer systems organizations, communications and networking, legal and ethical issues, effective presentation information, computer security and the internet.

UNIV 100 - University First-Year Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

ECON 104 - Principle of Macroeconomics

Pre-requisite(s): ECON 103

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of macroeconomics in the context of current problems and its application to business decision making and economic policy. Students will be introduced to the economic way of thinking and how key concepts, theories and methods of modern economic analysis can be applied to everyday economic issues and problems. Key areas covered include demand and supply analysis and government policies; consumers, producers and the efficiency of markets; international trade; the national economy; business cycles; inflation; economic growth and stability; unemployment; and monetary and fiscal policy. Particular emphasis is placed on reviewing contemporary economic issues and how economics permeates almost every aspect of business, highlighting economics as the fundamental discipline underpinning the study of most business specializations.

ENGL 102 - Public Speaking

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

This course is designed to provide an overview of principles to develop effective presentations for public and professional settings while integrating appropriate technologies. Course content and assignments emphasize audience analysis, effective and coherent composition development, research strategies and skills, and presentation delivery methods to strengthen confidence and credibility.

ARAB 101 Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I

Pre-requisite: None

Beginner Level Arabic Language and Culture 1 is the first in a four-course beginner and intermediate Arabic language sequence specifically tailored to the needs of non-native Arabic language students in the English and Mass Communication Programs (though any non-native learner of Arabic may enroll). This course introduces the student to the Arabic alphabet and the basics of reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Instruction in the language is enriched by reference to cultural themes and visits to sites of cultural importance.

ARAB 110 - Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

Arabic literature has developed many traditions though originating from a common source. The course is an introduction to representative texts from contemporary Arab writers, and their connections with the traditions of the past. The method is comparative, with a study of literary, political social and religious aspects, as well as the application of a theoretical framework of analysis.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

UNIV 200 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

BACC 204 - Principles of Financial Accounting

Pre-requisite: ECON 103

This is an introductory course in financial accounting which incorporates International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and emphasizes the use of accounting information in an ethical manner. Topics covered include: Basic accounting concepts and processes with particular emphasis on double entries; the accounting cycle; transaction analysis; accounting for assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, expenses and revenues recognition, introductory financial statement analysis; an introduction to the preparation of cash flow statements and ethical decision-making.

BMIS 301 - Introduction to Business Information Systems

Pre-requisite(s): Sophomore Standing

This course introduces fundamentals of computer hardware, software, networking, Internet and its technology components. The discussions are centered on the role of technology in contemporary business, and include basic relational storage concepts, with hands-on experience in building business database applications and web sites. The course also features a mini-project.

BOPM 210 - Statistical Analysis for Management 

Pre-requisite(s): C or higher in MATH 108 or MATH 113 Co-requisite(s): MIST 102

The prime objective of this course is to introduce students to statistical techniques necessary for comprehensive description and analysis of business management and economics data with a view to making rational business decisions.

BMGM 301 - Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior

Pre-requisite(s): Sophomore Standing

This course presents essential management and organizational behavior theories and concepts. It examines the nature of managerial work under a range of business models and under rapidly changing business conditions. Managerial functions and activities such as planning, strategizing, organizing, controlling, and directing are examined in depth, and in the context of current organizational practice and scenarios.

BMKT 301 - Principles of Marketing

Pre-requisite(s): ECON 103 and Sophomore Standing

This course examines marketing principles, concepts, strategies, tactics, and analytical tools used by profit and nonprofit organizations to market ideas, products, or services to selected target groups. The course emphasizes how to promote, distribute, and price firm’s offering in dynamic economic, social, political, and international environment.

BACC 205 - Principles of Managerial Accounting

Pre-requisites: ECON 103

This is the first course in cost/managerial accounting. It discusses a range of introductory managerial accounting topics such as cost measurement and terminology, costs systems; analyzing cost-volumeprofit relationships, job order and process costing, operating budgets, standard costing, introduction to capital budgeting and ethical managerial accounting-related decision-making.

BFIN 300 - Principles of Finance

Pre-requisite(s): None

This course provides students with the fundamental principles of finance, in which they should apply this knowledge to achieve their financial objectives in business or investment operations. Students will be introduced to many different types of financial markets and financial intermediaries; how changes in the cost of money affect the value of stocks and bonds; how knowledge of leverage is used in the financial forecasting and control process and why financial planning is critical to firm survival. They also learn what risk and return involved when investing, and know how to compute the risk and return of an investment; and the relevant cash flows that must be forecast to make informed capital budgeting decisions.

BBSN 302 - Commercial Law

Pre-requisite(s): Sophomore Status

This course provides exposure to general legal environment of business, emphasizing government regulatory process, business ethics, and social responsibility. Regulatory topics include torts and crimes, product liability, intellectual property and cyber law, contracts, and issues related to employment and competition. Lecture, discussion, cases.

BBSN 301 - Business Communications

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 102

This course Introduces fundamentals of business models, and writing as a learning tool. The interrelationships between accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, and operations are the subject of several “learning by writing” deliverables. The course teaches business students effective methods for communicating business-related issues to clients, management and fellow employees.

BHRM 301 - Human Resource Management

Pre-requisite(s): BMGM 301

This course is a broad survey of key areas of human resources management, designed to provide line students wishing to become future supervisors and/or staff human resource specialists with a thorough understanding of the role of human resource management and the techniques available to management in making effective use of the human resources of an organization. The material is delivered from the perspective of HRM practice in both the UAE/GCC and internationally.

BHRM 403 - Cross Cultural and International Human Resource Management

Pre-requisite(s): BMGM 301

The course introduces students to the field of international human resource management (I-HRM). Topics covered include: HR planning for international operations, the impact of national cultures on IHRM, including standardized cultural models; Divergent and Convergent International-HRM practices; Integration versus Differentiation; International people-resourcing; HR cultural adaptation and adoption issues; Organizational Culture and I-HRM practice; comparative I-HRM studies featuring country comparisons. A number of contemporary I-HRM models are also discussed and utilized, with particular reference to I-HRM within and out of the UAE/GCC.

BBSN 311 - Business Environment in the UAE

Pre-requisite(s): ECON 103

This course focuses on the business environment of the United Arab Emirates. The upsurge in business activity in the UAE has generated the need for greater knowledge of the business attributes of this region. This encompasses legal, trade, financial and managerial characteristics of the business environment. The course will provide a comparative treatment of the different Emirates of the UAE, in terms of setting up and operating businesses. The course will offer the student specialized treatment of Free Trade Zones, intra-company cultural diversity, the impact of Emiratisation initiatives and other unique features of the UAE business environment.

BBSN 305 - Research Methodology

Pre-requisite(s): BOPMT 210 and Sophomore

Standing This course provides essential underpinning support for research elements of higher-level business courses. It allows candidates to make informed decisions and appropriate choices pertaining to research methodology. A range of business research tools, approaches and analytical techniques are discussed, and guidance is given on optimal structuring of research work in the business field, and the generation of research proposals.

BHRM 302 - Compensation Management

Co-requisite(s): BHRM 301, BOPM 201

The Compensation Management course focuses on the theories underlying direct compensation and reward systems in organizations, and the practical administrative practices used to implement such systems, with particular reference to the UAE/GCC sub-region. Compensation management practices, including the analysis and evaluation of jobs, criteria and procedures for determining wage levels, individual wage determination, forms of pay, and incentive systems will be covered.

BHRM 301 - Human Resource Management

Pre-requisite(s): BMGM 301

This course is a broad survey of key areas of human resources management, designed to provide line students wishing to become future supervisors and/or staff human resource specialists with a thorough understanding of the role of human resource management and the techniques available to management in making effective use of the human resources of an organization. The material is delivered from the perspective of HRM practice in both the UAE/GCC and internationally.

BBSN 492 - Internship

Pre-requisites: 90 Credits and Above

The Internship is designed for candidates on the undergraduate business and accounting programs. It lasts for six weeks (180 hours), and provides exposure to business practices and issues, in appropriate settings. Candidates will typically opt to carry out internship with local UAE-based companies. The internship program is viewed as a "stepping stone" for a career in the field of business. Students will receive orientation, induction and relevant on-the-job training during their internship. The initial induction and orientation takes place at the beginning of the internship, and will serve to introduce the student to real-world business practices, culture and management, and provide them with a knowledge base to draw upon throughout the remainder of the internship.

BBSN 306 - International Business

Pre-requisite(s): ECON 104

This course offers a multi-disciplinary approach to global economic issues from the viewpoint of managing international business. It introduces salient aspects of managing in a globalized environment, including consideration of theoretical concepts. It provides a practical treatment of political-economic aspects of international trade. The course discusses foreign direct investment, global monetary systems, and strategy formulation for international business.

BBSN 498 - Strategic Management

Pre-requisites: Senior Standing

This course is designed to help students apply functional knowledge gained from earlier courses and integrate these with more practical information and real-life experiences. The course takes the general management point of view, emphasizing the creation, implementation and evaluation of strategy in organizations. Students adopt the viewpoint of upper management, strategize and make essential "Big Picture" decisions, using standard strategic analysis frameworks. Students develop expertise in the analysis of complex business situations and in clearly presenting strategic findings both orally and in writing. They will also further develop their ability to work effectively in teams.

BHRM 303 - Human Resource Recruitment, Training and Development

Co-requisite(s): BHRM 301

This course focuses on employee staffing, training and development processes in organizations. Topics covered include human resource planning, job analysis for selection, recruitment methods, selection methods, assessing training needs, developing and delivering training, evaluating training outcomes, career planning and career management. Multiple recruitment and selection methods are investigated, and the course looks in detail at how these HRM elements are typically implemented in the UAE/GCC region.

BHRM 431 - Employee Relations

Pre-requisite(s): BMGM 301 and BBSN 302

This course is an in-depth analysis for management majors interested in pursuing a career in human resources management. Course content focuses on legal and regulatory issues in employee relations from a historical and current perspective. Course delivery is interactive and utilizes lectures as well as discussions of assigned cases and readings.

BHRM 461 - Diversity, Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills

Co-requisite(s): BHRM 301

This course covers a variety of topics relevant to diversity in organizations. Students will apply these concepts to discussions of specific dimensions of diversity, including gender, racioethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and disability. Finally, they will consider ways in which organizations can and do manage diversity. This course also provides the students with concepts and tools to help them understand and manage human behavior in teams and work groups. The knowledge and skills students develop in this course will be critical to managing relationships with co-workers, bosses, and subordinates; to managing, designing, and changing the teams or groups to which they belong; and to achieving their goals in complex and dynamic organizational settings. Ultimately, the knowledge and skills students develop in this course can help the students to become a more effective contributor in any team, group or organization that they join.

BHRM 463 - Negotiations in Organizations

Co-requisite(s): BHRM 301, BOPM 201

This course focuses on developing the conflict management and negotiating skills of the learner. By the end of this course, the learner will be able to evaluate negotiation situations, strategize and plan upcoming negotiations, and engage in more effective negotiations. The course content will contextualize conflict management and negotiation to the local UAE/GCC environment, looking at cross-cultural influences. Negotiating effective agreements is typically viewed as a blend of art and science. Consequently, to assist the learner in developing effective negotiation and conflict management skills, this course emphasizes experiential learning through student participation in a variety of exercises and role-plays. Investigative research on negotiations and conflict management practice in the UAE/GCC will be used to supplement this learning.