International Human Resources

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Human Resources

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Human Resources, International Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    This course provides you with a capstone experience, which will provide you with the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program by placing human recourse management in the global context. The focus is on employment relations in selected countries. This has been chosen to illustrate the importance of national law and institutions in employment relations and the degree to which these arrangements might endure. The course will also examine the influence of international organizations and international treaty arrangements on the employment arrangements in particular countries and on the employment practices of multinationals. The course will give particular attention to the practice of human resource management in international companies, and the particular challenges facing such companies in managing human resources across national borders.

    This course provides you with a capstone experience, which will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    • Communicate and collaborate to share interpretation and analyse national and international political, social, economic context to explain the employment relations practices of international business
    • Apply the main characteristics human resource and employment relations systems in selected countries and international organisations
    • Critically apply international human resources management concepts in a variety of business contexts to global business.
    • Collaborate to develop and apply intercultural understanding and competence in an international organisation


    Overview of Learning Activities

    In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

    You are expected to attend classes having read all material assigned for each week’s topic and participate in discussion and class activities/exercises. Where appropriate, audio-visual material, guest speakers, and case studies may be incorporated. 

    Assignments require self-directed learning through reading, reflecting and applying concepts and practices covered in this course.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 

    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

    Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    Assessment Task 1: 20% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 4

    Assessment Task 2: 40% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4

    Final Examination: 40% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.


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