Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development (BSHRD)

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Program Description

About

The Human Resource Development (HRD) program is a response to the growing need for professionals capable of developing human expertise and improving human performance in organizations. Technological innovation, globalization, organizational restructuring, labor market shifts, and pressure for reduced costs and increased productivity have increased demand for HRD professionals. Our program prepares graduates to assume roles as trainers, performance improvement specialists and organizational change consultants in businesses and public sector organizations. The program content is based on competencies defined by professional organizations in the field of Human Resource Development. Through content courses in Human Resource Development and related topics (research methods, professional ethics, organizational behavior, quantitative methods, group dynamics, and cultural diversity) and through workplace experiences, students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful Human Resource Development professionals.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • Be able to understand HRD as a professional field of practice;
  • Master different HRD processes, tools, and techniques in the domains of training and development, organizational development, change management, and career development;
  • Be able to think strategically and apply different HRD practices to help an organization enhance its overall performance;
  • Acquire skills in developing human expertise through training and development, better organizational management practices, effective management development, and improved leadership; and
  • Be able to perform effectively in the growing globalized market through understanding diversity, ethics, and social responsibility and their impact on management practices.

Objectives

The Human Resource Development (HRD) program aims to develop global leaders capable of solving complex HR problems and improving learning and performance at the individual, organizational, and societal levels. Technological innovation, globalization, organizational restructuring, labor market shifts, pressure for reduced costs, and increased productivity have intensified the demand for HRD professionals.

Our program prepares graduates to assume roles as strategic HR managers, performance improvement specialists, and organizational change consultants in businesses and public sector organizations. The program content is based on competencies defined by professional organizations in the field of Human Resource Development. Through content courses in Human Resource Development and related topics (organization development and change, performance management, talent development, consulting for HRD, leadership and management development, corporate social responsibility), and through workplace experiences, students acquire the necessary skills to become successful Human Resource Development professionals.

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Inaugurated in 1995 by His Majesty King Hassan II and Crown Prince Abdallah bin Abdel-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, Al Akhawayn University redefines the classic American liberal arts educational experience at ... Read More

Inaugurated in 1995 by His Majesty King Hassan II and Crown Prince Abdallah bin Abdel-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, Al Akhawayn University redefines the classic American liberal arts educational experience at an affordable price on an architecturally stunning modern campus amidst the beauty of Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains. Read less