Program Overview

A major in Human Resource Management (HRM) is the foundation of a career that has the potential for enabling a meaningful and positive impact on the health, well-being, and achievements of working individuals where human talent increasingly becomes a contributing factor for achieving a competitive business advantage. HRM plays a central role in this process by attracting, retaining, and developing human capital in organizations. HRM coursework focuses on developing a combination of professionally-specific skills as well as soft skills critically needed for success in all business fields including management, marketing, accounting, and finance. Furthermore, human talent increasingly accounts for competitive business advantages. HRM plays a central role in this process by attracting, retaining, and developing human capital in organizations.

The human resource management (HRM) major is a challenging program that prepares students to become more effective managers and leaders. HRM professionals are the “employee relations” specialists in organizations, managing employee planning, recruitment, selection, compensation, training and development, health and safety, and evaluation. They are also active in labor relations taking the lead in union contract negotiations, grievance handling, including mediation and arbitration, and all other employee-related legal matters such as wrongful dismissal, personal harassment, or privacy.

Increasing numbers of graduates are deciding to earn their Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation reflecting the rising level of professionalism in the field. After acquiring some needed work experience, students will be well prepared to complete a graduate degree in either HRM or labor relations on the path to a position in senior management or a career in teaching and research at a college or university level.

A HRM minor is also available.

Upon completion of the AUK major in human resource management, the student will be able to:

  1. Effectively manage and plan key human resource functions within organizations
  2. Examine current issues, trends, practices, and processes in HRM
  3. Contribute to employee performance management and organizational effectiveness
  4. Problem-solve human resource challenges
  5. Identify and develop employability skills for the Kuwaiti workplace
  6. Become a meaningful change agent
  7. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills