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MBA in Leadership & Human Resources Management

Master of Business Administration

Leadership & Human Resources Management

This program allows students to:

  1. Perform managerial and leadership functions more efficiently, consistent with organization mission and objectives.
  2. Assess leadership and HR strategies for competitive positioning of the firms.
  3. Use knowledge and skills developed to add value to the firms in the UAE/MENA region.

Career Boost and Professional Certifications

UD MBA in Leadership & Human Resources Management prepares students for career life as the program is aligned with international professional certifications & qualifications which will give the graduates higher possibilities of placement in international companies and give them preference and higher competitiveness among other job seekers. Below, is the international professional awarding body which is aligned to UD MBA in Leadership & Human Resources Management:

  • Graduates will receive Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) Level 7 from UK

Leadership & HR Management Curriculum Structure

  # Course Code Course Name Pre-requisite
1 MBA 600 Managerial Economics
2 MBA 625 Business Research Methods
3 MBA 605 Marketing Management (Simulation-based course)
4 MBA 610 Accounting & Financing Decisions
5 MBA 620 Organizational Behavior (Simulation-based course)
6 MBA 630 Managing Services Operations and Projects (Simulation-based course)
7 MBA 640 Ethics, CSR & Corporate Governance
8 MBA 645 Strategic Management (Simulation-based course) 18 C.H
Specialized Courses 9 MLHRM 710 Cross Cultural Leadership 18 C.H
10 MLHRM 705 Strategic HRM 18 C.H
11 MLHRM 730 Talent Acquisition and Development 18 C.H
12 MLHRM 740 Performance and Reward Management 18 C.H
13 MLHRM 735 Leading People and Organizations 18 C.H
14 MLHRM 745 Leading Innovation and Change 18 C.H
Work-Based Project or 2 Electives 15 15th course has two options
  1. 18 weeks work-based Project (During Term 6 & 7)
  2. 2 additional elective courses (Term 8) if not interested in option 1
  1. 30 C.H
  2. 42 C.H

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Think critically and communicate effectively as managers through demonstrating effective professional oral & writing skills for business and making persuasive presentations at a managerial level.
  2. Work in and lead dynamic international and UAE organizational situations in business and management concepts through demonstrating effective leadership in a team setting, work effectively as a member of a work team, and produc quality deliverables from team work.
  3. Adapt and innovate to solve problems, cope with unforeseen events, and manage in unpredictable environments through effective use of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools. It also enables students to make and justify recommendations..
  4. Analyze ethical situations and justify alternatives across areas of concentrations.
  5. Adapt, apply, and analyze knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances through a conceptual understanding of relevant inter-disciplines.

MBA 600 Managerial Economics
The first section of this course covers essential concepts such as supply, demand elasticities, and efficiencies in industries. The subsequent section focuses on advanced topics in market analysis and the role of externalities and imperfect/ asymmetric info with specific reference to UAE/GCC/MEA economies.

MBA 605 Marketing Management
This course focuses on understanding customers with their preferences for designing appropriate products & services, determining appropriate products & services, conducting international relations, and determining appropriate methods to communicate, capture, and deliver value to customers.

MBA 610 Accounting & Financing Decisions
This course blends the use of information (financial and non-financial) for making operating and financing decisions. It links information to manage organizations and finance their activities. Topics covered include financial reporting and analysis, managing working capital, sources of financing business activities, equity analysis and valuation, risk analysis and decision-making under uncertainty, financial planning, and capital budgeting decisions.

MBA 620 Organizational Behavior
This course provides a framework for understanding the values, attitudes, and behaviors of an individual in an organizational setting. This course explains how individuals and groups function to achieve goals and why they succeed or fail in achieving these goals. Ultimately, this course teaches students how to manage behavior of individuals and groups within an organization in order to achieve organizational goals.

MBA 625 Business Research Methods
This course advances students’ ability to think, adapt, build, apply, evaluate, and conduct business research in support of business decision making. Topics include research design process, designing a research proposal, selecting the research instrument, ascertain reliability and validity of instruments, scale measurements, sampling and data collection methods, using and interpreting the results of univariate and multivariate statistical techniques, and writing the final report.

MBA 630 Managing Services Operations and Projects
This course reviews concepts and tools for effectively and efficiently managing service operations and successful projects within an organization. Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain the knowledge and confidence to manage any service industry project from beginning to end. Theory will be explored through examination of service operations & project management case studies. To add rigor to the course, the course curriculum will be aligned with Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) certification, an international certification offered by Project Management Institute (PMI).

MBA 640 Ethics, CSR & Corporate Governance
This course focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, ethics, and law within UAE and international context.

MBA 645 Strategic Management
This course is designed to integrate knowledge acquired from MBA Courses and apply it to the management of the firm at the Corporate and Strategic planning level. Hands on simulation of business game at the MBA level and case analysis assure the student has mastered the tools, techniques, and methods of the Strategic Management process. In this course, students will act as managers making decisions and contribute to the success of a business.

MLHRM 705 Strategic HRM
This course offers a framework for thinking about managing human resource strategically in UAE and GCC environment. Topics covered include managing HR architecture, HR challenges in UAE/GCC, people processing systems, and future of HRM.

MLHRM 710 Cross Cultural Leadership
Cross Cultural Leadership examines what constitutes “effective” leadership across cultures. The underlying theme of this course is that skills and behaviors perceived as effective leadership characteristics in one culture are not necessarily effective in a different culture. By exploring the ways in which specific characteristics are valued differently by different cultures, students will acquire frameworks for assessing how to approach a work assignment in a culture that is not their own.

MLHRM 730 Talent Acquisition and Development
This course focuses on talent acquisition, training, and development of human resources. Students will be exposed to critical, conceptual, and theoretical issues in each of these areas.

MLHRM 735 Leading People and Organizations
This course focuses on areas necessary for effective organizational management, interpersonal skills required in the communication process, team development, and organizational culture. The purpose is to provide capstone overview of both concepts and skills within a meaningful context to be developed by overall LM-HRM concentration courses.

MLHRM 740 Performance and Reward Management
This course focuses on employee performance, management, compensation, and beneficial aspects of human resources in work place. Students will be exposed to critical, conceptual, and theoretical issues in each of these areas.

MLHRM 745 Leading Innovation and Change
With constant changes occurring in their business environments, organizations are compelled to innovate and change in order to survive and keep ahead of competitors. While the spotlight of the business press on innovation and change has intensified in recent decades, effectively leading these dynamic aspects of organizations has always been an essential component of a leader’s role. Innovation and change are particularly important to established organizations as they fend off their counterparts and new entrants into their industries. Leaders with a deep understanding of innovation and change management, which are central to intrapreneurship, can help organizations counteract this tendency. This course focuses on developing and strengthening such an understanding and its associated skills.

Options 1 (Work-Based Project) The purpose of this option is to provide applied learning experience through a work-based project in an organization. This course allows participants to demonstrate problem-solving skills, analyze highly complex issues with incomplete data, and develop innovative solutions and proposals relevant to an academic/professional field, field of work, or discipline. This course also provides an important link between the organization and UD. As such, the WBP should reflect a need of the organization while meeting the perceived needs and interests of individual students. Thus, students are required to develop an action-oriented management report. The WBP report must be of a rigorous academic/ professional standard. Students should note that this is a 6-credit hour course reflecting the depth and breadth of work needed from them. Option 2 (Taking Two Additional Electives) MBA in Leadership & HRM students can choose any two of the following courses as electives:  
# Course Code Course Name
1 MFA 708 Hedging & Financial Risk Management
2 MFA 710 Islamic Finance & Accounting
3 MIBM 710 Brand Management & Marketing Communication
4 MIBM 711 Marketing Analytics
5 MLOM 708 Sourcing in Procurement & Supply
6 MLOM 725 Managing Contracts and Relationships in Procurement & Supply
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