The program is focusing on HRM from a contemporary perspective, thereby highlighting the changing HRM practices in a business environment. This changing HRM environment is characterized by an increasing emphasis on proactivity and multidisciplinary analysis that is propelled by key societal and organizational changes such as increasing flexibility of work, changing employer-employee relationships, digitalization, and international mobility of staff.

The program provides a solid understanding of the different functional areas of the business as well as developing analytical skills, technical skills and transferable skills as a good foundation for a career in Human Resource Management and invaluable to the decision-making role of management. The program equips the students with necessary employability skills like IT proficiency, English language, and soft skills along with the professional skills in HRM to benefit the national workforce in Bahrain in a diverse environment through uplifting their leadership and human resource management skills.


    • Human resources management program is the only program in Bahrain Kingdom accredited by CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) Level 5.
    • Human resources management program is placed at level 8 based on BQA standards, Bahrain National Qualification Framework (NQF).
    • BHRM obtained full confidence from The Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA).
    • AACSB Membership.
    • Partner with many prestigious companies in Kingdom of Bahrain such as Huawei, Zain company, Silah Gulf, Roshcomm, Bahrain Society for Training & Development, etc.

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Key Facts

Level: 8 NQF
Duration: Full Time: 130 Credit Hours
Starting: September (Fall)
January (Spring)
May (Summer for transferred students)
Fees: TBA
Location: Sanad

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

(+973) 1762 0092


Building 1964, Road 4363، Sanad 743, Kingdom of Bahrain

Graduate Attributes

    • Knowledge and Passion in HRM: Graduates will have a great appreciation for their role as HR employees which will reflect in their passion for HRM.
    • Professional: They will have the ability to implement the gained knowledge professionally.
    • Effective communicator: They will have the ability to communicate ideas effectively through different mediums.
    • Team Player: Graduates will have the ability to play a productive and vital role as team members and leaders.
    • Problem Solver: Graduates will know the methodology for addressing the problems and solving them.
    • Lifelong learner: Graduates will have the ability to educate themselves and keep up to date with contemporary issues and recent trends in HRM.
    • Sustainability Driven: Graduates will implement gained knowledge in incorporating sustainable ideas and practices in all aspects of their lives.
    • Creative and Reflective Thinker: Graduates will possess the habit of creative thinking about HRM problems or any other HRM related matters.

Program Content

130 credit hours, divided into 8 semesters (4 years).

Bachelor in Human Resources Management Study Plan 2020-2021 (Click to download).

  1. The Applicant must have a high-school certificate or an equivalent according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  2. Applicants must score 60% and above in the secondary school.
  3. Applicants with GPA equal to or greater than 60% must sit for, and pass in placement tests, and if they fail in any placement test, they have to enroll in relevant preparatory courses, noting that:
    1. While enrolling in preparatory courses(s), students are not allowed to enrol in the program courses, but they are allowed to enrol in the University Requirement Courses (provided that there are no prerequisites for such courses). After passing the preparatory courses, students can enrol in program courses. The following are the placement tests for bachelor’s in human resources management program and relevant preparatory course(s) to be enrolled in, if applicants fail in placement test(s):
      1. Mathematics for Business: Pass Mark for Mathematics for Business placement test is 65%. If the Applicant scores less than 65%, s/he is required to enrol in the Preparatory Course (MTH014 Basic Mathematics for Business).
      2. Computer Skills Proficiency: Pass Mark for Computer Skills Proficiency placement test is 65%. If the Applicant scores less than 65%, s/he is required to enrol in the Preparatory Course (CS011 Computer Skills).
      3. English Language Proficiency: Pass Mark for English Language Proficiency Placement test is 65%. If the Applicant scores 40% to less than 65%, s/he is required to enrol in the following Preparatory Course (ENG016 Foundation English 2). If the Applicant scores less than 40%, s/he is required to enrol in the following two Preparatory Courses ((ENG015 Foundation English 1 and ENG016 Foundation English 2).
      4. Arabic Language Proficiency: Pass Mark for Arabic Language Proficiency Placement test is 65%. If the Applicant scores less than 65%, s/he is required to enrol in the Preparatory Course (ARB011A Basics of Arabic Language Skills).
  4. All Applicants with GPA less than 60% shall directly enrol in a preparatory program that includes the following preparatory courses:
    1. MTH014 Basic Mathematics for Business.
    2. CS011 Computer Skills.
    3. ENG015 Foundation English 1.
    4. ENG016 Foundation English 2.
    5. ARB011A Basics of Arabic Language Skills.

The Programme is run over a period of 4 years as follow:

First Year:

The Human resource management course will provide a flavour of the profession you hope to work in after graduation. You will be introduced to the theory and practice of management, economics and digital skills in business. You will learn about mathematic and statistics for business, as well as the nature of the financial markets. You will also study the Arabic language and English for communications.

Second Year:

You will concentrate on the research methods for business, microeconomics, the principle of marketing, introduction to psychology, human resource management and advanced English skills. You will also study business law, business statistics, organizational psychology, financial management, managerial accounting leadership and managerial communication, history and culture of Bahrain.

Third Year:

In this year you will study related courses in Human Resource Management domain, and you will select two elective courses. You will study Talent Planning & Recruitment, Bahrain Labour Law, Diversity at Workplace, Human Resources Information System and Sustainability. You will learn International Human Resource Management, Human Resources Training and Development, Comparative Labor Relations, HR Guidance and Counselling and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Fourth Year:

You will study advanced human resource management topics. This includes contemporary issues in HRM, managing performance in organization, strategic human resource management, integrated business application, human resources risk management, outcomes metrics and measurement of HR, human right, and compensation and benefits system. Also, you can choice two elective courses and complete a dissertation, an extended piece of personal research on a topic of your own choice guided by a member of academic staff.

    • BHD100 per credit hour.

The Total amount before Discount BHD 13,000 and Gulf University provide to the student’s scholarship according to their high school GPA as shown in below tables:

For Arabic Track

High School


Fees per 1 Cr.

Total Amount After Discount

GPA ≥ 95%


50 BHD

6,500 BHD

90% – 94.9%


75 BHD

9,750 BHD

80% – 89.9%


85 BHD

11,050 BHD

70% – 79.9%


95 BHD

12,350 BHD

For English Track

High School


Fees per 1 Cr.

Total Amount After Discount

GPA ≥ 95%


50 BHD

6.500 BHD

90% – 94.9%


70 BHD

9.100 BHD

80% – 89.9 %


80 BHD

10.400 BHD

70% – 79.9 %


90 BHD

11.700 BHD

    • Classrooms
    • Lecture Hall
    • Seminar Room
    • Computer Lab for HR Software
    • Open Space Lecture Zone 1
    • Open Space Lecture Zone 2
    • Auditorium

Human Resource Program is designed to prepare graduated students for local and international Human resource market through specific attributes and behaviors reflecting the market’ needs in future . Our graduated students have the following opportunities to start their career journey:

    • Human Resource Specialists.
    • Human Resource management Researchers.
    • The best Candidates to master’s degree in human resource management.
    • Managing firms in strategic level.
    • Advisors in Bahrain labour law.
    • The best Candidates to MBA degree.
    • The best Candidates to Management.
    • The best Candidates to master’s degree to Organizational psychology .

Every student takes up an assigned task related to their field of study in a firm of relevant specialization under the guidance of an internal faculty and supervision of an external field supervisor.

For the internship:

    • 40% of the marks are assessed by the field supervisor.
    • 30% by the academic supervisor.
    • 30% by the internship jury panel.
    • Gulf University aspires to provide enriched campus life, innovation and sustainable development. 
    • The campus has spaces for students and staff socializing in open spaces with innovative seating arrangements along with spaces for individual and group learning, seminar and presentation. 
    • Gulf University aims to enrich students’ experience with social and learning opportunities with events and activities both on and off campus. 
    • It adapts a holistic approach to academics and extracurricular activities including sports, contributing to all round personal and career development of students.
Where is the university is located?Sanad; Building 1964, Road 4363, Sanad 743.
What is the name of the program you offer in the department of Administrative sciences?Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management.
Is the bachelor’s in Human Resource Management accredit by Bahrain National Qualification Framework?Yes. it is placed on Bahrain National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 8. Further, the program obtained full confidence from The Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA).
How many credit hours for the bachelor’s in Human Resource Management?130 credit hours offered over four academic years.
It the program delivered in English or Arabic?It is delivered in English and Arabic.
How many semesters for the program of bachelor’s in accounting & Financial Science?Eight semesters over a span of 4 years.
Does the program of bachelor’s in Human Resource Management got accreditation from an international body?Yes. The program is accredited by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
How much score is required to register for the program of bachelor’s in Human Resource Management?Applicant must score 60% and above in the secondary school.
Is there a placement test for some courses to register for the program of bachelor’s in Human Resource Management?

Yes. The following are the placement tests for bachelor’s in Human Resource Management:

    • Computer Skills Proficiency.
    • English Language Proficiency.
    • Arabic Language Proficiency.
    • Mathematic Proficiency.


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Careers & Employability

The program prepares students to enter the profession of HRM or to pursue higher studies. The graduates are eligible for the following career opportunities:

    • Human Resources Specialist/Officer
    • Recruiter
    • Training and Development Coordinator
    • Payroll Specialist
    • Human Resources Coordinator
    • Performance Management Specialist

HRM graduates are expected to hold the following managerial positions after gaining solid experience in the same field:

    • Human Resources Manager
    • Employee Relations Manager
    • Compensation or Benefit Analyst/Manager
    • HR Information Systems Manager
    • Training and Development Manager
    • Labor Relations Manager
    • HR Strategy & Planner
    • Occupational Psychologist

Student Story

Wejdan Salah's Story

“Taking a work placement is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It enabled me to have the opportunity to look thoroughly into the HR industry, to develop an understanding of the structure, behaviour and working norms within an organisation, as well as improving my verbal and written communication skills.

The placement has played a key role in determining what career I would like to pursue, I am now confident as to what I would like to do after graduating. I feel like I now have an advantage on expanding my network in the HR sector. This placement has also had a huge impact on my personal development – a year ago, I was a shy individual whereas now I am more confident and can see the transformation within myself.”

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