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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5302

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101043

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

This course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the role and impact of international human resource management on management decision making, business strategy, and business conduct in the international business context. The course explores the complexities of managing human resources within international businesses and considers a range of human resource strategies available to managers to enable businesses to compete more effectively in today’s global economy.

Students completing the course develop a body of knowledge that:

  • Contributes to a comprehensive and integrated application of knowledge of international human resource management to recent developments in the field of international business management.
  • Provides a pathway for further learning.

Course content

Topics covered in this course:

  • The growing importance of international human resource management.
  • The impact of national culture on human resource management.
  • Specific issues in recruitment, motivation and retention of international employees.
  • Challenges faced in international compensation.
  • Complexities of labour relations for the multinational firm.
  • International human resource management issues in developing countries.

Textbook(s)

Dowling, PJ, Festing, M & Engle A 2017, International Human Resource Management, 7th edn, Cengage Learning Australia Pty Limited, South Melbourne, Vic

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Seminars 15 hours AND online 15 hours equiv. 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment 2400 word equivalent 40% N/A
Report 3600 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2400 word equivalent 40% N/A
Report 3600 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Continuous assessment 2400 word equivalent 40% N/A
Report 3600 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment 2400 word equivalent 40% N/A
Report 3600 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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