Course Title: International Human Resources

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Human Resources

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM2190

Hong Kong Management Associatn

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 08

BUSM2449

City Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

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

BUSM2452

Malaysia Institute of Managemt

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh 4 08

BUSM4125

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18

BUSM4187

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

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,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet1 2018

BUSM4310

Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh2 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh1 18

Course Coordinator: Dr Haiying Kang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1328

Course Coordinator Email: haiying.kang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.77

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will give particular attention to the practice of human resource management in international companies, and the challenges facing such companies in managing human resources across national borders. You will also examine how cultural and organizational context affect international HRM practices and compare international HRM policies and practices in different country contexts. The course will provide you with the theoretical and practical understanding of the many of the ethical challenges that present to organisations to manage employees in a global context. You will also gain understanding of the cross-cultural aspects of HR policy and practice and the implications on global and local employees and business.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

CLO1. Critically assess the impact of cultural differences and institutional factors in international HRM.

CLO2. 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, compensation, and industrial relations.

CLO3: Demonstrate an understanding of the issues, opportunities and challenges pertaining to international HRM.

CLO4: Evaluate HRM related social, cultural, ethical and environmental responsibilities in a global context.

CLO5: Contrast and compare international HRM concepts/theories in selected countries and international organizations.

 


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/Canvas. 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, 4,5

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5

Final Examination: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5
 
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.