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International Human Resources (MGMT90027)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90027
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
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This subject will examine the challenge of managing a global workforce in an international setting. The relationships between the external environment, organisational factors, and international HRM strategies and practices will be studied from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. The key issues considered will be cultural diversity in global business; international recruitment and selection; international performance management; training and development for global workforces; international compensation and international comparison of labour relations.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the cross-cultural issues in dealing with an international workforce;
  • Evaluate and analyse the relationships between the external environment, organisational factors and international HRM strategies;
  • Analyse the impact of local labour relations and employment policies on the firm's HRM strategies;
  • Analyse the implications of the differences between HRM in domestic and international settings; and
  • Identify changes in international human resource management practice.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills, which should be developed through group discussion and major project work;
  • Communication skills and collaborative learning, which should be developed through group work and oral presentations in class;
  • Application of theory to practice, which should be enhanced by analysing case studies;
  • Synthesis of information, which should be fostered by evaluating international HRM strategies and practices; and
  • Research, both in terms of accessing the appropriate material and analysing this information.

Last updated: 16 August 2017