Human Resource Management in an International Context
Area of Study
Business, Human Resources, Intercultural Management, International Management
Taught In English
Introductory study of HRM
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module considers the issues concerning managing people in an international
context. Students will identify the human resource challenges and opportunities that face
international enterprises and how national and regional differences in political, economic
and social contexts impact on the employment relationship, and evaluate international
human resource management in a range of operational areas.
In addition to analyzing the impacts of the global context on managing people, the
module compares human resource management in different countries/regions such as
USA, Europe and Asia, and explores the relationship between national context and HRM
systems and practices.
Topics covered include:
? Introducing HRM and the global context
? National cultures and institutions
? HR Strategy and the Multinational Corporation (MNCs)
? Staffing in the multinational corporations
? International assignment and management
? HR and labour relations issues in the international context such as employee
voice and employee relations.
? Corporate social responsibility and labour standards.
? HRM in developing countries
? Comparative HRM systems in different countries, e.g. The USA, China, South
Africa, Scandinavia and Germany.
Teaching: Lectures, tutorials and workshops
STUDY OPTION 1:
? Exam (60%)
? Coursework: Group Essay (25%)
? Coursework: Group presentation and summary of evidence (15%)
STUDY OPTION 2 Group assignment
STUDY OPTION 3 Group assignment
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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