Course Title: International Human Resources

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Human Resources

Credit Points: 12


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


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,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18


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


Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ


630H Management


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

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

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:

  1. Communicate and collaborate to share interpretation and analyse national and international political, social, economic context to explain the employment relations practices of international business
  2. Apply the main characteristics human resource and employment relations systems in selected countries and international organisations
  3. Critically apply international human resources management concepts in a variety of business contexts to global business.
  4. 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.