Course Title: Global Human Resource Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Human Resource Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Nuttawuth Muenjohn

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5109

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.23

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email for appointments

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The global economy affects the way we manage our human resources. HR professionals must be able to recognise the impact of political, economic and cultural forces on HR practices. This course offers practical perspectives on the management of human resources in an international context. It examines the global human resource challenges, including issues such as international strategic HRM, cross-cultural HRM issues, HRM practice in multi-national enterprises (MNEs), and managing diversity in different countries/regions and between different cultures. This course also examines the various external business and cultural influences and environments in the Asia Pacific region to demonstrate the differing human resources policies and practices. HR policies, practices and philosophies in various countries will be discussed within a theoretical framework of international HRM.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. apply conceptual frameworks for assessing human resources management (HRM) systems in different cultural/national settings
  2. contribute to decisions on the operation of HR practices in multi-national enterprises
  3. analyse the influence of international forces on the HRM discipline
  4. assess contemporary issues and future trends in HRM in the context of the impact on "best" HR practices 
  5. assess the viability of transferring HRM practices across countries

Overview of Learning Activities

The course comprises a variety of teaching modes which may include lectures, workshops, group discussion, online activities, independent study and opportunities for formative feedback. You will be expected to make a commitment to actively and constructively participate in group discussions in addition to weekly reading and careful planning of assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

You will also have access to course materials and additional readings on myRMIT/Blackboard including external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hard copy resources.

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.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4, 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.