Course Title: Managing International Human Resources

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Managing International Human Resources

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: David Proud

Course Coordinator Phone: contact via email

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will examine the key issues in managing human resources in an international context. Traditional HR topics will be expanded by taking account of the primary challenges in cross-borders and Cross-cultural people management together with the emerging issues of People Governance (sometimes HR Governance) and HR Metrics

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students undertaking this course will gain the capability, as an executive, to manage a mix of Parent Country Nationals, Home Country National and Third Country National

Students reading and mastering some fundamental concepts and
practices about performance, productivity, and international
management in the literature.

Analysis by students of the extent to which these concepts and
techniques apply, or could apply to their own organisations.

Overview of Learning Activities

The offering of lectures to provide content information.
The leading of class and group discussions, and exercise and case

A study in depth of one aspect of under-performance in the students
own organisation and recommendation of some solutions for

Overview of Learning Resources

Dowling, P.J. and Welch, D.E. (2004) International Human Resource
Management: Managing People in a Multinational Context, (4th ed.)
Thomson Learning (ISBN 1-84480-013-X).

Distributed Learning System (DLS)

A detailed course information document will be on the DLS and the
lecturer will elaborate course matters at the first class.

Overview of Assessment

There are two assessment requirements:

1. Three-Hour Examination 40%
2. Project 60%