A major in Human Resource Management (HR) is the foundation of a career that can have a meaningful positive impact on health, well-being, and achievements of working individuals. HR coursework focuses on developing soft skills critically needed for success in all business fields including Management, Marketing, Accounting, and Finance. Furthermore, human talent increasingly accounts for competitive business advantage. HR plays a central role in this process by attracting, retaining, and developing human capital in organizations. The HR major at A.U.K. provides students with outstanding value and lifelong rewards for the following reasons:
- Employability. HR has a rising profile and growing sophistication in the Gulf Region. Demand for HR professionals is higher than for many other business fields. And, the average percentage salary increase for HR jobs has been higher in recent years than for fields such as Finance, Sales, Engineering, and Marketing.
- Quality Professional Preparation. The new A.U.K. HR major has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest association for HR in the world, as being aligned with its rigorous standards for HR education. A.U.K. is the first traditional brick-and-mortar university in the Middle East to be recognized for this level of quality.
Teaching for HR courses is enthusiastic and draws on effective practice as well as cutting-edge academic research. Learn how to recruit and hire talented employees, develop and compensate them for performance excellence, and promote their health and personal fulfillment through enriched work experiences. Try something new – embrace the meaningful professional adventure that is human resource management.
Upon completion of the A.U.K. major in Human Resource Management, the student will be able to: - Demonstrate an understanding of effective compensation and benefits practices. - Perform basic employee recruitment and selection activities. - Design fundamental employee training and evaluate training and development outcomes. - Interpret and evaluate evidence on the validity of human resource management techniques. - Explain with examples why metrics are essential for identifying and creating high-performance human resource management policies and practices. - Manage the basics of job analysis, performance appraisal, feedback, and coaching.
BBA PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Students must formally declare their interest in taking a BBA Degree by the end of their sophomore year or second year of full-time coursework (60 credit hours). Students are required to have: a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, and a grade of “C” or better in MATH 103 and STAT 201. These are prerequisites for many Business courses. MATH 201 (Calculus I) is additionally recommended for the BBA in Finance.
BBA UPPER LEVEL COURSES (18 CREDIT HOURS):
Students may elect to pursue the BBA degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, or Marketing. Students who choose to pursue one of these majors must follow the specified guidelines for completing the Business Administration Core Requirements (applicable to Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing majors) and complete 18 upper-level credit hours related to the degree program of choice (Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, or Marketing). Students majoring in Economics must complete all required courses within the program. Upper-level courses in the BBA program are listed at the Junior (300) and Senior (400) level with the following prefix designations: ACCT, BUS, BEAL, ECON, ENTR, FINC, HR, MGMT, and MRKT.
Of the 18 upper-level credit hours, 12 credit hours must be earned in courses specified by the relevant degree program. For students majoring in Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing, the remaining 6 credits (major electives) must be chosen by the student in consultation with their academic advisor. Courses should be selected from the Junior (300) level or Senior (400) level offered by the College of Business and Economics. Students majoring in Human Resource Management must take 6 credits selected from a list of four upper-level HR courses. This curriculum structure aligns with the rigorous standards required for HR education by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest association for HR in the world.
Double Major Students may elect to complete two majors in the BBA program (for example, Accounting and Finance, or Management and Marketing) by completing all the major and major-related coursework required by the two majors, including internships. A maximum of 6 credits can be shared between the two majors.
INTERNSHIP AND COMMON CAPSTONE:
Internship (470/473) All students must participate in an Internship Program for each BBA Major. The Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity for leadership, teamwork, and business activity in the context of work experience. Internships are completed in the senior year and while in residency at A.U.K. Priority is given to graduating students. Students are limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of internship. A maximum of 3 credit hours (taken in increments of 1, 2, or 3 credit hours) may be applied toward any one major. If a student takes an additional 1-3 credit hours of internship, those credits may be counted towards a student’s second major, minor, or as free electives. For the duration of the semester, students are responsible for working 42 hours per semester for each credit hour. Students are to refer to the College’s Internship Handbook for further details of the internship process, requirements, and method of assessment.
Common Capstone BUS 490 (3 credit hours) BBA students majoring in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing are required to complete the Common Business Administration Capstone course. This course uses cases studies to integrate material from the different business subjects learned in the BBA program. The Capstone requires senior standing.
Students must take sufficient electives to complete the 124 credit hour requirement for graduation. Students are strongly advised to consult with their academic advisor when choosing these electives.
Last updated February 14, 2018