Course Title: Global Human Resource Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Human Resource Management

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4497

City Campus

Postgraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4595

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JanJun2018 (KP1)

BUSM4595

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JulDec2018 (All)

BUSM4595

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JanJun2020 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Maria Beamond

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3677

Course Coordinator Email: maria.beamond@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B080 F09 R062

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email for appointments


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


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

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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

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

 

Assessment Task 1:  20%

Linked CLOs:  1,2,3,4,5

 

Assessment Task 2:  40%

Linked CLOs:  1,2,4,5

 

Assessment Task 3:  40%

Linked CLOs:  1,2,4,5