The Diploma in Applied Business Administration – Human Resources is a two-year diploma program designed to produce graduates who are ready to join the workforce as entry-level human resource professionals.

The program is aligned to local labour market needs as identified by the School of Business Management and Information Technology stakeholders. In their first years of studies, students learn core academic competencies, practice functional skills related to subject knowledge, and develop critical thinking skills related to the world of work. In the second year of studies, students specialize in gaining the technical skills related to their field of studies, such as learning and development, performance management, employee relations and Qatar employment law.

The on-the-job work placement component of the diploma program will allow students to gain real work experience in the field of business administration..


  1. Assist in coordinating HR projects (meetings, training, events, surveys, new initiatives etc.).
  2. Liaise with internal and external contacts regarding meetings and events.
  3. Create and maintain personnel documentation related to talent acquisition and talent management processes in compliance with applicable legislation and company policies and procedures.
  4. Answer employee queries on routine matters related to company policies and procedures.
  5. Create, conduct, and evaluate onboarding, training events, and development programs.
  6. Assist management with various HR audit procedures.
  7. Communicate with others in a professional manner to effectively present ideas and recommendations based on one’s audience.
  8. Collect, analyze, and synthesize information to create logically, informed, legal, and ethical recommendations which impact an organization’s human capital.
  9. Apply program skills and concepts in the workplace.

Career Opportunities

As organizations grow increasingly more complex, HR personnel are in high demand. Able to be employed in the private sector, public sector and not-for-profit organizations, those trained in HR provides an important strategic component to an organization’s success. Employment roles range from those in specialized areas such as talent acquisition to generalist roles such as an HR business partner. Human resource jobs offer the opportunity to contribute to an organization’s culture, business strategy, and the overall engagement of their employees.

The following is a brief list of the positions that graduates may occupy after successful completion of the two-year Diploma in Applied Business Administration – Human Resources:

  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Recruiter
  • Talent Resources Specialist
  • Training Specialist
  • Learning and Development Officer
  • Performance Management Specialist

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's School of Business Studies! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

School of Business Studies

+974 4495 2624

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the following:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60%
    Three (3) additional Grade 12 level courses

  2. The required score on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) and Academic Math Placement (AMP) test. Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years, with an overall band 5.0 and no individual skill band below 4.5, are exempt from taking the OOPT. For score requirements on other internationally recognized tests, such as the TOEFL, contact the Admissions & Registration Department.
Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements, and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause. See the Academic Calendar (Admissions Section - Mature Student Requirements, page 15).

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 65 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department.
  2. A valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course.


For those wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree, articulation agreements are in place that makes it possible for a College diploma graduates to attend universities in Qatar and other countries. A variety of options are available.

A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission to and accepting transfer credit from CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Admissions & Registration Department or the Career Counselling and Resource Centre.