The Bachelor of Human Resource Management Program at Gulf University  is committed to produce work ready graduates with 21st century skills and to continue higher studies in Human Resource Management and related specialization. Our graduates are life long and reflective learners with relevant skills and competences to contribute significantly to the profession and Bahraini economy and society at large.

The College of Administrative and Financial Sciences offers Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Human Resource Management Program at Gulf University to recruit students who have a desire to develop their professional skills in Human Resource Management spectrum. The global economy is getting competitive which ultimately requires concerned professionals in relevant HR field. Keeping this in view, the BSc program is designed to facilitate the workforce with acute knowledge and information to meet this requirement. The program will principally benefit the national workforce in Bahrain in the diverse environment through uplifting their leadership and human resource management skills.

 

The philosophy of our program is to focus on HRM in a contemporary perspective, thereby explicitly highlight the changing HRM practices in 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 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 shall equip the students with necessary employability skills like IT proficiency, English language and soft skills along with the professional skills in HRM to compete nationally, regionally and globally.

 

The program provides the student with the required knowledge, skills and competence in human resource management including HR planning and recruitment, managing organizational performance, Ethics, Diversity, corporate social responsibility, strategic HRM, HR information system, contemporary issues in HRM, International HRM, employee engagement, guidance and counselling,  and other supporting courses in various domains like finance and accounting, economics, business and management, supply chain management, quantitative techniques, law and ethics through interdisciplinary approach. The program offers Internship and Graduation Project experiences which shall help the students to synthesize the knowledge which they acquire through an extensive organizational exposure. The program prepares the graduates to have successful and productive careers in Human Resource Management and to spark the desire in continuing learning beyond the completion of formal education and enhance their ability in non-traditional occupations.

The Program of Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management at Gulf University aims to:

  1. Provide specialized knowledge of human resource management, including techniques, theories, business models and ethical principles required to pursue a profession and continue post-graduate studies
  2. Enhance student’s ability to apply generalized and specialized knowledge, skills and competence to a wide variety of practical scenarios in the local, regional and global business environment
  3. Enable students to apply research and theoretical knowledge in professional practice within  contemporary organizations
  4. Foster student’s understanding of diversity, culture, globalization, social responsibility and ethics in business 
  5. Develop student’s skills in technological agility, including decision making and integrating current and emerging technologies within business contexts 
  6. Provide students with learning environment needed to develop professional and technological skills to satisfy labor market needs
  7. Cultivate transferrable skills on leadership, collaboration, problem solving, communication, analytical thinking, independent and life-long learning to enhance employability and adapt to rapidly changing environments

Knowledge: Theoretical Understanding (K-TU)

 

After successful completion of the program a student will be able to:

LO1 K-TU. Demonstrate an understanding of theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of management, leadership, organization, finance, Quantitate methods, economics, marketing, operations, technology, law and ethics within the business environment.

LO2 K-TU. Identify the role and specialized knowledge of HRM and its integration with other management and business areas to create and maintain organizational competitive advantage.

LO3 K-TU. Describe impact of globalization, technology and contemporary issues on HR strategies and practices.

 

Knowledge: Practical Application (K-PA)

After successful completion of the program a student will be able to:

LO4 K-PA. Apply general business and management theories, models and framework to integrate HR functions to make the organization effective and efficient by considering diversity, culture, social responsibility, ethics and globalization in various business contexts.

LO5 K-PA Use HR professional skills to plan, implement, review and develop HR practices to sustain competitive advantage within business environment

LO6 K-PA Practice technological agility techniques including the application of statistical tools, data management and data analytics throughout HR functions

 

Skills: Generic Problem Solving (S-PS) & Analytical Skills (S-A)

After successful completion of the program a student will be able to:

LO7 S-A. Analyze various human resource management and business issues locally, regionally and internationally.

LO8 S-PS. Create innovative alternative to take decision in defined and undefined workplace situations.

LO9 S-A. Assess contemporary issues of business and human resource management to identify the opportunities for improvement within Bahraini Labor Law.

 

Skills: Communication (S-C), ICT (S-IT) and Numeracy (S-N)

program a student will be able to:

LO10 S-C. Communicate business and HR practices orally, visually and in writing effectively in defined and undefined situations

LO11 S-IT. Demonstrate proficiency in using technology in workplace

LO12S-N Exhibit numerical skills to process statistical data to establish targets and measure progress of HRM within various business contexts

 

Competence: Autonomy (C-A),  Responsibility (C-R) & Context (C-C)

After successful completion of the program a student will be able to:

LO13 C-A Demonstrate life-long learning, independent learning skills in pursuing career higher studies and adapt to diverse environment and culture

LO14 C-R Take responsibility to act ethically with a demonstrated commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity in learning and talent development

LO15 C-C Participate as an effective team member by expressing team building and leadership skills to achieve effectiveness of HRM in a diverse context.

LO16. C-. Manage time effectively within the HRM and management disciplines to achieve personal and organizational goals. 

An assessment involves the evaluation of students’ performance against criteria associated with PILOs and CILOs. These criteria describe what an assessor needs to ensure that students have achieved a learning outcome. Assessment criteria cannot, therefore, refer to hidden mental processes but rather must describe actual performance of a skill, provide evidence of an attribute or evidence of understanding of the concepts, theories and principles introduced in a program of study.

The assessment also includes Formative Assessment which refers to all forms of assessment that has learning enhancement and the provision of feedback to students as its primary purpose. Formative assessment serves to motivate and deepen student learning, to consolidate work done thus far and to give students a sense of their achievements and areas requiring further attention. Formative assessment always includes developmental feedback. Formative assessment is often followed by summative assessment. A summative assessment includes all forms of assessment that lead to the measurement of student learning, usually in the form of a marks or score, for the purposes of determining student success in demonstrating achievement of set outcomes. Summative assessment is thus the means by which student progress is determined. Within this context, the following tools are used across the courses without limitation:    

  • Projects
  • Exercises and reports
  • Case studies
  • Essay
  • Lab practical tasks
  • Written exams
  • Oral presentations
  • Jury/Panel assessment
  • Field visits
  • Listening and oral exams
  • Computer application
  • Research and report writing
  • Quizzes
  • Home and in class assignments
  • Classroom participation and discussion
  • Internship

 

  • Induction for newly admitted at the beginning of each semester to introduce academic regulations and understand the aims and intended learning outcomes of the program.
  • Induction for enrolled students to be informed about updated regulations and new recruited staff. 
  • Academic Advising for all students from admission to graduation.
  • Course instructors introduce the course specification at the start of each semester to help students to understand the aims, learning outcomes, teaching, learning, and assessment of the course.
  • Teaching staffs to announce office hours to provide additional tuition (if needed) 
  • Technical support for labs and workshop assignments.
  • Students’ representatives in college and university councils and committees   
  • Facilities and other support arrangements for students with special needs.
  • Access to internet in the computer labs, library and Wi-Fi in students’ spaces in the campus
  • Medical Nurse for emergency cases    
  • Alumni and career development services
  • Students board
 

Applicants are admitted to the program according to the following criteria:

  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.  The applicant’s high-school certificate or the certificate of an institute after the high-school must be accepted by the program she/he wishes to be enrolled in (arts- science- industrial- commercial) and the GPA must not be less than 60%. Otherwise, the applicant will be enrolled in a preparatory program that includes a number of preparatory courses assigned by the relevant college.
  3. Applicants must sit for placement tests based on the programs they apply for English Language, Computer Skills and Mathematics.
  4. If the applicant fails in any of the placement tests, she/he is required to study Preparatory Courses relevant to placement test.
  5. 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.
  6. Applicants will be exempted from the placement test in Computer Skills if they have an ICDL certificate.
  7. Applicants transferred from similar programs will be exempted from placement tests in English or Arabic Language provided that these programs have similar teaching language to that in GU, otherwise they will sit for placement test in either English or Arabic Language, relevant to their desired program in GU.
  8. Graduates or students from other higher educational institutions whether they obtained a degree from their institutions or not, can be admitted in GU programs provided that they meet admission requirements at GU.
 
  • Class rooms
  • Computer labs
  • Library (Hard bounded and Digital)
  • 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 Like General business, Government, Industry, Banking & Insurance firms, Retailing, Private employment agencies, Governmental agencies, HR consulting firms, Construction firm, Service sectors- Hospital, Education and Nonprofit organizations.

 

-The following are examples of Careers for Human Resources graduates

  • Human Resource Manager.
  • HR Entrepreneur.
  • Human Resource planner and recruiter.
  • Selection and induction specialist.
  • Training & development specialist.
  • Careers adviser.
  • HR information system adviser.
  • Compensation and benefits specialist,
  •  Occupational health and safety specialist.
  • Occupational psychologist.
  • Organizational change agent.
  • Talent Champion
  • HR Analyst
  • HR Consultant
  • HR Director
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Employment Manager