The philosophy of our program is to focus on HRM in a contemporary perspective, thereby explicitly highlight the changing HRM 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.

This program focuses on various dimensions of HRM like employee development, staffing, performance, Professional Career Development, Human Resource Information System, International Human Resource Management, Business Labor Law and others. These processes subsequently linked to our courses, which will be integrated throughout the program, thereby creating a multidisciplinary approach to our HRM program. Finally, a required Internship and Graduation Project experiences allow the students to synthesize the knowledge which they acquire through an extensive organizational exposure.


This degree is designed in such a way to mould the students with a solid ground in Human Resources for managing the people, thereby to achieve positive outcomes in areas such as staff motivation, staff performance appraisal, training and development, and staff retention. This program covers contemporary theory which will help to develop practical skills. Above all this program helps to get a solid understanding of management system and to develop the skills to work as an effective manager in a local and regional environment.

  1. Enrich the knowledge framework in Human Resources Management in a competitive business environment.
  2. Emphasis the ethics of Human Resources in organizations.
  3. Get the graduates’ abilities developed in thinking and analyzing Human Resources problems.
  4. Reinforce creativity in Human Resources to participate in improving business organization performance in Bahrain society and GCC.
  5. Develop graduates’ skills in effective communication, self-development and long life learning. 

I. 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.

ii. The applicant’s high-school certificate or the certificate of an institute after the high-school must be accepted by the program , and the GPA must not be less than 60%. Otherwise, the applicant will be enrolled in a preparatory program that includes a number of prerequisite courses assigned by the relevant college.

iii. Applicants must sit for placement tests based on the programs they apply for, as follows:

       (a)In English Language, Computer Skills and Mathematics

       (b) Applicants will be exempted from the placement test in English Language if they have a valid acceptable grade in any of the following: TOEFL (550 PBT / 79 IBT), IELTS (6), FCE 60% or an equivalent.

       (c) Applicants will be exempted from the placement test in Computer Skills if they have an ICDL certificate.

     (d) Applicants transferred from similar programs will be exempted from placement tests provided that these programs have similar teaching language to that in GU, otherwise they will sit for placement test.

Formal Lecturing: Instructor shall describe and explain course content. In order to be effective

Discussions: allows students to interact with each other and with the instructor, to try out new ideas, to apply their knowledge to practical situations, to receive feedback and to learn from each other. In order for a discussion

Case Studies: allows students to see how theoretical knowledge can be applied in practice.

Role Play: allows students to practice skills and contribute to the development of attributes. They are often focused on roles that students will perform in the workplace

Small Group Tasks: allows students to work collaboratively in order to achieve completion. This may involve individuals taking on particular roles in the group.

Guest Speakers: provide specialist insights and expertise from outside Gulf University. They may be invited to share experience and insights from the professional world.

Field visit:  They often significantly enhance the content of a course by providing a type of information hard to convey in the classroom.

The HRM Bachelor Program prepares and encourages students to develop their full potential and assume leadership positions throughout their career in a way which will positively contribute to organizations and society. Human resource management covers all sectors of the economy and offers a career pathway from entry level to senior executive level.  There are many sectors where they can contribute after their graduation as follows;

  • General business
  • Government
  • Industry
  • Banking & Insurance firms
  • Retailing
  • Private employment agencies,
  • Governmental agencies,
  • HR consulting firms
  • Construction firms
  • Service sectors- Hospital, Education etc