Bachelor of Business (BBus) in Human Resource Management


Program Description


Human Resources Management professionals specialize in managing functions and activities concerned with attracting, maintaining, and developing people within the organization. A Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) will provide students with a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of historical perspectives and contemporary developments in Human Resources Management. Students will have knowledge of how research principles and methods inform Human Resources Management decision-making. Graduates of a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills via the planning and completion of significant research-based or scholarship-centered projects.

Tuition Fee:

AED 172,200 (VAT Inclusive)


3 Years with the option to fast-track (6 Trimesters)


Bachelor of Business

7 Reasons to Study Human Resource Management

  • Generate effective solutions to human resource management issues in a global context.
  • Evaluate the impact of political, economic, social, cultural and environmental factors on managing and developing human resources.
  • Work with real organizations on real projects, and complete internships through our work-integrated learning program.
  • Learn by doing, with assessments based on real projects rather than theory.
  • Explore careers anywhere in the world, with a Bachelor of Business that is globally-recognized.
  • Murdoch’s rated 5 stars* for learner engagement and student support for Business and Management courses, so you know you’ll be supported through your studies. *Source: The Good Universities Guide 2019.
  • Study two majors in three years and graduate with two specializations, further enhancing your career prospects.

Your Future Career

When you graduate, you’ll be able to explore a range of roles across Australia and the world. It’s estimated that by 2023 there will be over 250,000 jobs in human resources. Source: Dept of Small Business and Jobs Employment Projections Report 2018

Careers could include:

  • Project Manager
  • Human Resources Executive or Analyst
  • Human Resources Policy Officer
  • Payroll and Operations Support
  • Recruitment Resourcer

Course Structure

Year 1 (2 Trimesters)

All first-year students are required to take a Transition unit and a Career Learning Spine unit in Year 1. This is designed to provide you with academic skills and skills on how to manage your career.

Transition Unit

  • Academic Skills for Business – 3 points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning

  • Career Learning: Managing Your Career – 3 points

Core Units

  • Foundational Mathematics for Business – 3 points
  • Foundations of Management and Governance – 3 points
  • Foundations of Economics – 3 points
  • Foundations of Business Law – 3 points

General Electives

General electives allow you to broaden your knowledge by studying subjects of interest from other disciplines. You may select general electives from any degree program offered by Murdoch University’s Dubai campus, subject to pre-requisite requirements. You must complete two general electives (100 level units) to complete your first-year studies.

Year 2 and 3 (4 Trimesters)

Research Skills and Career Learning Spine Units

These units have been designed to provide you with the skills and understanding to analyze the world around you and make a difference in your own life and that of others. We have picked relevant and challenging subjects that benefit from an inter-disciplinary approach and allow you to understand how others think and solve problems.

  • Understanding Business Research: An Introductory Approach - 3 points
  • Applying Mixed Methods Research to Business - 3 points OR Empirical Research Methods for Business - 3 points

Core Units

There are six core units that must be taken in years two and three.

  • Workplace Law - 3 points
  • Organisational Theory and Behaviour - 3 points
  • Principles of Human Resources Management - 3 points
  • Employment Relations - 3 points
  • Advanced Human Resource Perspectives - 3 points
  • Human Resource Economics - 3 points

In addition to the research and core units for years two and three, two more career learning spine units also need to be completed.

  • Building Enterprise Skills – 3 points
  • Real-World Learning – 3 points

General Electives

To complete your year two and three studies you must complete six 200 to 300 level units offered by Murdoch University’s Dubai campus, subject to individual unit prerequisites.

Recommended Double Majors

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Psychology

To take a double major, students simply take the core units from another major in place of their general electives units. In most cases, a double major can be completed without additional time or cost. Please speak to our admissions counselors for more information on double major possibilities.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

Murdoch University Dubai is a core branch of Murdoch University, which is based in Perth, Western Australia. Our vibrant campus in Dubai caters to the area's growing demand for skilled professionals a ... Read More

Murdoch University Dubai is a core branch of Murdoch University, which is based in Perth, Western Australia. Our vibrant campus in Dubai caters to the area's growing demand for skilled professionals across a range of industries. All courses follow the same academic requirements as the courses offered in Australia, taught by highly qualified international lecturers. The degrees awarded are issued from Australia and are exactly the same as the ones conferred on campus in Australia. Read less