Course Title: International Human Resources Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Human Resources Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Hong Kong Management Associatn


630H Management


Offsh 3 08


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023


Malaysia Institute of Managemt


630H Management


Offsh 4 08


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh3 21,
Offsh1 22,
Offsh3 22,
Offsh1 23


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet2 2018,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022,
Viet1 2023


Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ


630H Management


Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh2 16


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


630H Management


Viet3 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Haiying Kang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1328

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.77

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The rapid increase in global activities and global competition have resulted in an increase the influence of multinational organisations so that the role of International HRM grow in significance. How to effectively manage global human resources is the key for business success. This course will provide you an overview on how organisations can effectively manage their global employees, with specific emphasis on staffing, performance management, management development, and reward and remuneration. This course also provides a practical understanding of the challenges and trends associated with managing people in the global context, such as global talent management, global mobility, global mentoring system, and managing global virtual teams.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

1. Evaluate the strategic and functional roles of HRM in various international contexts, especially in areas such as recruitment and selection, performance management, training and development, and compensation.

2. Identify and analyse the issues, opportunities and challenges pertaining to international HRM

3. Assess the impact of International HRM strategy and practice on organisational goals, structures, and concerns.

4. Apply relevant International HRM theories and concepts in managing people in an international environment.

5. Effectively work with others and communicate about a well-informed, theory-supported, timely, and creative outcome.


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 Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and 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: 30% Linked CLOs 3 & 4

Assessment Task 2: 30% Linked CLOs 1,2,5

Assessment Task 3: 40% Linked CLOS 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.