International Human Resource Management

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Human Resource Management

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Human Resources, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MG 3034 Managing People and Organizations

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

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

    Analysis of International Human Resource Management (IHRM): issues and practices. Focus on international recruitment, selection, training, global talent management and performance management. International assignments: forms, compensation, benefits and taxes. Labor law and industrial relations in international and EU context.

    The internationalization of business has a significant impact on human resource management. As human capital may be the most important source of competitive advantage of a MNE, effective IHRM is critical to success in the global marketplace. By elaborating on concepts, principles and issues central to global recruitment, staffing, workforce planning and development, international assignments, compensation and benefits, industrial relations, and the legal aspects of HRM, this course equips students with knowledge and skills that can be applied in the international business environment.

    On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
    1. Synthesize concepts and diverse perspectives pertaining to IHRM and the global HR function including global HR planning, assignee recruitment and selection, talent management, compensation and benefits.
    2. Discuss the institutional, legal and regulatory context of IHRM and critically evaluate the HRM implications for an international organization.
    3. Discuss the complexities associated with managing a global workforce and evaluate the influence of cultural and ethical issues on IHRM.

    In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures, discussions, case analysis, in-class projects and specialized video presentations. Throughout the lectures students develop knowledge and understanding related to the subject content. Discussions and group in-class projects reinforce students’ cognitive and key transferrable skills. Specialized video presentations familiarize students with professional skills and further develop their cognitive skills.
    - Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor in order to consult and discuss issues related to the course's content.
    - Use of blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignments instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.


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