Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

Introduction

Under the presidency of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, U.A.E, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) is committed to instigating a culture of quality, excellence and research through e-learning in the Arab world, with emphasis in the academic disciplines of business, quality management, education, healthcare and environment. HBMSU enjoys international credibility and recognition with its academic and professional programs not only being demand-driven, but also customized to meet the growing needs of businesses in the UAE and indeed elsewhere in the Arab world.

Established in 2002, this innovative higher education project has been conceived, crafted and implemented by Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, the Chancellor of HBMSU, as a passionate response to the hopes and aspirations of the new Arab generation, with an emphasis on e-learning as the future of education and empowerment in the region. The pioneering vision of the University has, in fact, paved the way for the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) to design standards for accreditation for an e-learning institution.

Since its inception, the University has taken a lead in developing a knowledge-based economy with pioneering research initiatives in response to the research needs of the Arab World. A milestone in the area of scientific research endeavours of HBMSU has been the Annual Scientific Congress, with three annual conferences: Quality Congress; Conference on e-Learning Excellence and the Annual Scientific e-Health and Environment Conference. In addition to this, the University publishes yearly 8 refereed journals, edited by HBMSU faculty with eminent international scholars serving as editors-in-chief. Other research initiatives include the Middle-East Centre for Case Research and Development, research grants, research chairs, and regional research awards. These initiatives support outstanding research, scholarship and leadership in education and other related fields.

With a wider agenda of transforming society, HBMSU has been engaged in large pioneering educational projects including the Middle East e-Learning Quality Framework (MeLQ), the Middle East e-Learning Association (MEEA), the Middle East Quality Association (MEQA), and the e-Health Scientific Society (eHSS). These initiatives have been culminated in 2013 with the launch of the HBMSU SocialOnline Learning project.

The University has additionally gained international reputation and recognition through its alignment with leading educational institutions and organizations, with the University becoming the first in the Middle East region to host theInternationalCouncil for Open and Distance Education Standing Conference of Presidents(SCOP 2012). HBMSU’s international affiliations include University of California, Berkeley, Bradford University, St. Gallen University, U21Global, University of South Africa (UNISA), Australian Human Resource Institute, International Hospital Federation, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Asia e-University, to mention a few.

Moreover, HBMSU is an active member of many reputed international organizations and institutions: the International Council for Open and Distance Education, European Learning Industry Group, British Quality Foundation, European Foundation for Quality Management, International Federation of Information Processing, etc.

The University has brought about a paradigm shift in higher education by designing learner-centric solutions in its strategy. The learner experience at HBMSU is much more diverse and innovative than any other campus life - with its unique learning environment (the Virtual Learning Environment, the e-Campus), the University offers a fresher learning experience with the use of innovative technologies in the form of mobile learning, discussion blogs, online classrooms, educational gaming, social networking all suited to meet the needs of working professionals and high-school graduates alike. The learner-centric environment at the University is reflected in the full support offered to learners with automated pre-enrolment and admissions support, e-virtual communities and learners’ clubs, and additional learning resources such as the e-Library, e-Career and Placement Services, using the latest in ICT technologies to communicate with learners across the globe.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Arabic

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Master in Human Resource Management

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

In today knowledge-driven society the main assets of any organization is its human resource capital. [+]

In today knowledge-driven society the main assets of any organization is its human resource capital. The skills and competencies of employees play a central role in the success of any organization in global competitive environment. The aim of the Master of Human Resource Management program is to prepare professionals in the specialized HRM discipline, well-acquainted with contemporary HRM practices and the strategic importance of people management in organizations so as to meet the challenges of modern organizations. The program emphasizes human resource management as a strategic function of the organization, aims to develop learners. Target audience The Master in Human Resource Management is developed for all those who wish to become future leaders and professional human resource managers in private, government and social/community sector organizations. The program is designed for both in-career personnel as well as fresh university graduates who are keen to acquire critical knowledge and skills in areas related to human resource management for enhancing their career prospects. Program Goals To provide learners with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities to operate as HRM professionals within the context of MENA organizational and socio-cultural environment. To evaluate the challenges and opportunities for human resource management in a rapidly changing world that relates to the unique business environment of the MENA region. To develop people management strategies which support the organization strategic objectives and achieve high performance organizations. Program Outcomes Demonstrate application of knowledge and understanding of the HRM functions and their contribution to organizations operating within the socio-economic environment of MENA region. Demonstrate HRM behavioral competencies and communications skills through written reports and oral presentations. Illustrate problem-solving and ITC skills using various software? Display competencies that relates to effective management of people by undertaking thorough business analyses and its implications for HRM functions for organizations operating in MENA region. Exhibit technical, analytical and decision making competencies by producing Human Resource plans and policies appropriate for organizations operating in the MENA region. Demonstrate performance management, cross-cultural and leadership competencies by undertaking and successfully completing projects in HRM functional areas that require planning and organizing team activities from a diverse membership Career Opportunities Human Resource managers Recruitment Consultant Career & Succession Planning Specialist Personnel manager Employee Relations Specialists Learning & Development managers Human Resources consultants Training Manager Change Managers and Coordinators [-]

Master in Islamic Banking and Finance

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Master of Islamic Banking and Finance program seeks to educate and train learners in the specialist areas of Islamic banking, Islamic Finance, Shari`ah, Islamic Economics, Islamic Financial Contracts [+]

Islamic banking is considered to be most notable innovation in the banking sector in recent years. Islamic products and portfolios offer a viable alternative mode for investment and finance in recent years. The Islamic finance industry has experienced a remarkable growth during the past two decades. At present, more than 350 Islamic banks and financial institutions are operating in over 60 countries in different regions including Middle East, Europe, America, South Asia, Far East, Africa and Australia. The current size of global Islamic finance industry assets is approaching US $1 trillion, and is expected to reach US$4 trillion by 2020. The Master of Islamic Banking and Finance program seeks to educate and train learners in the specialist areas of Islamic banking, Islamic Finance, Shari`ah, Islamic Economics, Islamic Financial Contracts and Products Development, Accounting for Islamic Financial Transactions, Risk Management in Islamic Financial Markets and Institutions, Islamic Corporate Governance and Legal and Regulatory issues in Islamic Banking and Finance. The Master of Islamic Banking and Finance program will explore theoretical concepts and share regional best practices using case studies. Target audience The Master in Islamic Banking and Finance is addressed to all those who want to become future leaders and professional in the Islamic Banking and Finance. The program is designed for both in-career personnel as well as fresh university graduates who are keen to acquire critical knowledge and skills in areas related to Islamic banking and finance and Islamic Shari. Program Goals Illustrate the need, structure and operations of Islamic banking and finance Explain the concept of Shari`ah, its sources and its application to Islamic banking and financial transactions Explore how Islamic banking differs from the conventional banking system Understand the services and products of Islamic banking Gain practical knowledge of the practice of Islamic banking and finance through conducting case studies Produce high caliber professionals with the necessary technical skills and knowledge in Islamic banking and finance Develop teamwork and experiential skills. Develop research skills and ability to communicate effectively. Strategically train up ambassador learners to build knowledge, skills, competencies and experience as they get into the Islamic finance industry. Program Outcomes Appreciate the rationale behind the growth and development of modern Islamic finance Distinguish Islamic banking and finance from its conventional counterpart Develop an in-depth knowledge of the underlying principles of Islamic banking and finance [-]

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Master of Arts in Online Curriculum and Instruction

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The masters of Arts in Online Curriculum and Instruction degree in education program provides the opportunity for the learner to extend preparation in professional education [+]

The masters of Arts in Online Curriculum and Instruction degree in education program provides the opportunity for the learner to extend preparation in professional education through coursework and to pursue further work in subject matter areas where he/she feels a need for greater teaching proficiency. This program opens an educational space where learner(s) with a first degree in education, human or social sciences will build the capacity needed to technology-enhance their pedagogical practices when they are engaged in education or training careers (adult pedagogy, training, communication, instructional design). The masters of Arts in Online Curriculum and Instruction targets excellence in the development, implementation, delivery and assessment of online courses. Target audience This program is designed to attract a diverse audience interested in the creation, design, engineering and delivery of educational material using online technologies and digital media. Learners with a background in education, human or social sciences (psychology, sociology, philosophy) as well as academics, HR specialists, and corporate trainers will take a full benefit of this program. Program Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge of major learning theories and their applications to the analysis, implementation and assessment of online education programs and systems. Demonstrate abilities to select plan and implement the most suitable and innovative pedagogical strategies, bearing in mind the context of learning, the learner(s) profiles and the pieces of knowledge to be learnt, contextualized or created from scratch. Demonstrate abilities to match learning context and appropriate technology. Demonstrate abilities to critically analyze the potentialities of learning technologies and to apply these abilities to the enhancement of design and delivery of contents, ensuring reflexive and collaborative learning. Demonstrate abilities to establish formative and summative evaluation plans, to design valid and reliable student learning assessment instruments and to administer both formative and summative assessment activities in a course. Demonstrate capacity to synthesize and apply qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for online education, such as theory-driven designs, theory-building research or design-based research. Career Opportunities e-Content Developers Training Specialist Online Teaching Support Associate Curriculum Manager Instructional Design Specialist Director, Teaching and Learning Online Instructors Learning Specialist [-]

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

Address Dubai United Arab Emirates
Website http://www.hbmsu.ac.ae/
Phone +971 4 424 1111