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International Human Resource Management (MGMT30004)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMGMT30004
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Globalisation challenges managers and employees to grapple with complex issues as they seek to gain competitiveness. This subject will provide an examination of international human resource management (HRM), particularly firm-level human resource strategies in the international competitive environment. The relationships between the external environment, organisational factors, and international HRM strategies and practices will be studied from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The subject will include topics such as strategic issues for international HRM, HRM in a variety of international organisational forms, cross-cultural issues, and expatriate management.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Be able to have an understanding of theoretical discussion about international human resource management (HRM) issues
  • Be able to analyse and evaluate the body of empirical research conducted on international human resource management matters
  • Be aware of the changing international human resource management practice under the globalization process and be capable of formulating research exercises in these topics

Generic skills

  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; problem solving; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; team work; statistical reasoning; use of computer software.

Eligibility and requirements


One of:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MGMT20009 Managing Employee Relations 12.5
MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
MGMT20004 Managing Human Resources
Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS20002 Business in the Global Economy
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

  • A 2-hour examination, end-of-semester, (50%)
  • An individual assignment maximum 2000 words, due in week 6 (20%)
  • A group assignment, maximum 3000 words, due in week 10 (30%)
  • To pass this subject students must pass the end of semester examination. Students may not exceed allowable word limits.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorLily James
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursOne 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 31 August 2019