This course explores the international issues and challenges confronting the human resource professional and enables the student to develop a better understanding of the manager’s roles and responsibilities in the international environment. It aims to develop the professional skills of future managers in the areas of international human resource management and cross-cultural management.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
understand how the various dimensions of the international context affect the operational aspects of HRM (including recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, performance management, career management and industrial relations) in international and multinational business organizations;
demonstrate an understanding of the management of expatriate employees and the problems that confront expatriate managers
understand the impact of culture on work and human resource management, and recognise the complexity & challenges of managing in multicultural and international environments
You are expected to participate actively in this course. This is a discussion-based, interactive class and your participation is essential to the success of this class. Attendance will be taken at every tutorial; however, please note that mere attendance does not equate to participation. Your participation mark is based upon your interaction with instructors and with other students.
- Participation will be graded during each class, accounting for 20% of the final grade.
- Individidual assignments consist of two papers, accounting for 30% of the final grade.
- Final written exam in class will account for 50% of the final grade.
This course covers 2 hours per week.
ECTS Credits 4
Dowling, P.J., Festing, M. & Engle, A.D. 2007. International human resource management: Managing people in a multinational context (5th ed.). London: Thomson.