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MA International Human Resource Management


The MA – International Human Resource Management programme aims to enable students to progress in any career linked with the management and development of people. Managing and developing human resources is becoming much more complex as we see companies grow their business by entering new markets, expanding by acquisitions and mergers, or restructuring to remain competitive. There is an increasing requirement to integrate personnel from different cultures and  organisations,  whilst  at  the  same  time  identifying  the  potential  of  employees  and developing  their  skills  accordingly.  These added  complexities  make  it  imperative  for companies to seek out personnel who have the appropriate skills and training to successfully manage and develop human resources.  

Why enrol on this programme?

The  programme  aims  to  prepare  students  for  developing  their  careers  in  the  area  of  Human Resource  Management.  One  of  the  many  benefits  of  enrolling  on  this  programme  is  that students will gain Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) graduate status in addition to their MA – International Human Resource Management award.  

The programme provides students with an opportunity to: 

  • Meet and reflect the CIPD’s professional standards and expectations 
  • Cultivate the essential requirements needed to work within the broad context of people management and development 
  • Analyse models, theoretical frameworks, past and current HRM practices and partake in skills workshops 
  • Develop sound skills and strategies to help organisations achieve their objectives and add value 


The programme is accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE. Students that successfully complete the programme have the option of obtaining a Coventry University certificate (accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK).

Career Prospects

The effective management and development of human resources is a challenging task in any work organisation. As the pace of technological change increases and organisations develop a greater international  focus, the management and development of people  in order to  adapt to these changing conditions becomes ever more important.  

The  MA  –  International Human  Resource  Management  equips  students  with  the  knowledge  and  skills necessary to prepare them for career development within existing job roles or for the possibility of career advancement or a change in career direction.  


Eighteen months, part time.  

Mode of delivery 

Block mode delivery (five days per course) with classes normally held every two months.  


The programme consists of eight courses and a dissertation    

Leading, Managing and Developing People
HRM in Context
Developing Skills for Business Leadership
International HRM
Managing and Rewarding Performance
Applied Learning and Development
Global Professional Development-Consultancy
Research-based Dissertation



For  professional  advice  on  entry  requirements,  please  contact  EAU  Admissions  on  +971 46050190  or  e-mail:

Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees (AED)
N/A 2,625 80,000 full programme


*Tuition Fees inclusive of VAT 5%

How to Apply?

For  information  on  how  to  apply  for  a  course  at  Emirates  Aviation University, see our Admissions Guide