International Human Resources

Subject MGMT90027 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of classes per week
Total Time Commitment:

Approximately 2.5 hours of personal study per hour of class time is required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance

Prerequisites: None


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

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.


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;
  • Identify changes in international human resource management practice.

  • One 2-hour examination (50%)
  • Assignments not exceeding 3000 words (50%)
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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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;
  • Research, both in terms of accessing the appropriate material and analysing this information.

Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Global People Management
Master of Commerce (Management)
Master of Commerce (Marketing)
Master of Human Resource Management
Master of International Business
Master of International Business
Master of Management
Master of Management
Master of Management (Human Resources)
Master of Management (Human Resources)

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