Masters of Human Resources Management (MHRM)

The MHRM is a full time, 42-credit, two-year program. The program is designed to provide practical, career-focused training that prepares students to make significant contributions to their organizations. The program imparts a deep understanding of the importance to the enterprise of HR systems that fully support corporate strategies and has been carefully designed to develop and enhance skills in analysis, workforce planning and management.

# Course Code Course Titles Pre-Requisite Credits
1

 

HRM 501 Intro. to Human Resources Management BUS 496 3
2 MGT 512 Strategic Management BUS 496 3
3 HRM 554 Compensation & Performance Management BUS 496 3
4 MGT 503 Management & Leadership BUS 496 3
5 MGT 526 Organizational Theory & Behavior BUS 496 3
6 HRM 522 Labor Law & Civil Service Law BUS 496 3
7 HRM 524 Training & Development BUS 496 3
8 HRM 555 HR Strategies BUS 496 3
9 HRM 503 Human Resources Information Systems BUS 495 3
10 MGT 531 Business Ethics BUS 496 3

HRM 501: This course highlights issues involved in the management of human resources, both from existing theory as well as practice. The course will examine humans at work and discuss various aspects which are basic to human motivation at work and in satisfying career aspirations within organizations. The main HRM issues and practices such as job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, motivation, compensation management, and training & development will be covered in this course. Prerequisite: BUS 496

MGT 512: This course focuses on how managers can make use of analysis to make insightful strategic decisions about overall firm direction in the ever changing and fast-moving business environment. It provides rigorous conceptual frameworks and techniques to identify firm strategies as new technologies, organizational forms, business models and ecosystems transform industries. At the end of this course, students will be able to compare organizations’ internal characteristics and external competitive environments to create coherent and competitive strategic plans.  As well, they will be able to analyze and apply business factors to compile a strategic management plan for competitive advantage. Prerequisite: BUS 496

HRM 554: This course familiarizes students with the concepts of compensation management and provides them with an understanding of the reward management process which includes pay survey, job evaluation, and the design of pay structure. Students will acquire basic data management techniques and recognize what are the factors that determine the pay levels and benefits of employees in the job market and will be aware of the problems related to performance management system. This course aims at enhancing students’ capability and decision-making skills in handling compensation management functions. Prerequisite: BUS 496

MGT 503: The primary goal of this course is to provide practical knowledge of leadership to students. It also incorporates a strong practical and experiential component based on the recognition that leadership qualities and skills are linked to self-awareness, the ability to manage oneself in different situations, and a high level of interpersonal skills. This course focuses on various leadership theories and models, such as SLII Model, Leadership Grid, Expectancy Theory Model, and Behavioral Model to enhance understanding of the leadership management in organizations.. Prerequisite: BUS 496

MGT 526: This course deals with understanding and predicting human behavior in organizations. The course is to provide students with the tools needed for successfully managing employees to enhance individual as well as organizational performance. Specific areas of focus will be understanding employee motivation, individual differences, stress, diversity, group dynamics, and organizational culture and structure. Conceptual frameworks, case discussions, and skill-oriented activities are applied to course topics which include motivation, learning and development, group dynamics, leadership, communication, power and influence, change, diversity, organizational design, and culture. Prerequisite: BUS 496

HRM 522: This course is intended to provide students with an in depth understanding of labor and civil services law as well as to develop an appreciation for the application of labor and civil services laws to the collective bargaining process.  A major focus of this class will be to address statutory and administrative aspects of labor law, and to understand its basic tenets while applying it to the civil services.  Practical exercises will be provided to the class as part of the course. Prerequisite: BUS 496

HRM 524: The course provides an insight into the theories of management training and development, and the practical application of these theories in today’s business organizations.  Special emphasis will be on current topics in the field of human resource development such as training self-directed work teams, managing a diverse workforce, and the practical application of designing programs in today’s corporate environment. The course is focused on training and development need analysis, transfer of training, training and development methods, talent management, succession planning, career research, career preparation and transition. Prerequisite: BUS 496

HRM 555: This course deals with the ways in which strategic thinking can be applied to Human Resource Management in organizations. It aims to provide students with opportunities to synthesize managerial strategy issues with HRM processes, in a considered and reflective manner. The course focuses on the way strategies can be formed and enacted in organizations, and on the internal and external environmental contexts from which human resource strategies emerge. It also deals with a range of contemporary issues in human resource management and aims to introduce strategic human resource management as a new way of thinking about organizations and their stakeholders. Prerequisite: BUS 496

HRM 503: This course aims to investigate factors associated with the analysis, design and implementation of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS). It covers issues in needs analysis, user requirements, system selection and practical use of HRIS software that students are likely to encounter in a typical business organization. It also includes a study of the change management issues associated with HRIS implementation and the development of HRIS’s for strategic purposes. Prerequisite: BUS 496

MGT 531: Business ethics is an important part of any industry. Students or managers, unfamiliar with many ethical challenges, behaviors, or regulations will find themselves struggling in business industries that include finance, accounting or human resource management, marketing and retail. This course introduces Business ethics as the modern managerial approach to ethical questions in business environment. It not only provides understanding of main theoretical concepts, but also developing skills of identification, analysis and permission of ethical dilemmas on a workplace and managing ethics in organizations. Prerequisite: BUS 496

MHRM Admission Requirements

All applicants for admission to the MHRM program at the College of Business Administration are required to have the followings:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution recognized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) with a minimum cumulative grade average of “high good”.
  2. Applicants earned their Bachelor’s degrees from a country where English is not the official language must satisfy, at least, one of the following English proficiency tests (not older than three years from the admission date):
    • TOEFL iBT = 70 or above with a minimum score of 65 in all parts
    • IELTS = 6:0 or above with a minimum score of 5:5 in all parts
    • STEP = 90 or above
    • Al Yamamah University’s English Placement Test (EPS) = L7 or above
  1. Two letters of recommendations from professors who taught you in the past. Alternatively, two letters from managers/supervisors to whom you reported at the workplace in the last five years.
  2. Updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Applicants with non- business backgrounds may be required to complete one or two of the Pre-Grad courses (foundation courses).

Application Process

To complete your application file, please follow steps detailed below: As well, you may contact YU Graduate Admission Office at adpgs@yu.edu.sa for further information and guidance.

STEP 1:  Fill-in the application form; (Click Here)

STEP 2: Submit (scan) the following documents:

  • A copy of the original college certificate/diploma
  • A copy of the original college transcript of records/student academic records
  • English Proficiency Scores: TOEFL, IELTS, STEP
  • A copy of the national ID or Iqama
  • An updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two recommendation letters

STEP 3: The Graduate Admission Office will review all applications. Acceptance letters will be sent to applicants who have been admitted into the graduate programs.

STEP 4: After receiving the acceptance letter, you need to visit YU campus and pay the registration fees to reserve your seat, get your student ID card, and YU email account.