CQUniversity Unit Profile
HRMT20025 International Human Resource Management
International Human Resource Management
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General Information

Overview

In this unit you will study the HR functions, operations, policies and practices that are applicable to the transference of employees for work purposes from one country to another. The unit is designed to raise, study and analyse the issues that will challenge a HR practitioner who is tasked with employing and deploying employees (particularly managerial employees) in different organisational settings in different countries. HRMT20025 International Human Resource Management is an advanced unit that builds upon and applies the knowledge that students have obtained in HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources to managers and employees working in international organisations in a number of countries. The complexities of working in global organisations require more advanced skill levels from human resource (HR) managers.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite: HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
3. Examination
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit Evaluations

Feedback

The relationship of the topics that are covered in the lectures to the assessment requires clarification.

Recommendation

The relationship of the topics that are covered in the lectures to the assessment will be clarified.

Feedback from Unit Evaluations

Feedback

The involvement of guest lecturers added to the learning experience of students.

Recommendation

The use of guest lecturers where practicable will be encouraged.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Research and apply the theories that inform the study and practice of international human resource management in a variety of international settings
  2. Discuss the significance of international organisations adopting human resource management policies and practices
  3. Critically analyse the implementation of human resource management policies and practices in international organisations in a way that is relevant to all management practitioners, not just human resource managers
  4. Critically assess the impact of working in various countries on expatriate managers and their families
  5. Identify and critically evaluate the most important issues that impact on the practice of international human resource management.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

International Human Resource Management 7th (2017)

Authors: Dowling, PJ, Festing, M & Engle, AD
Cengage Learning
ISBN:
Binding: Other

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
David Hamilton Unit Coordinator
david.hamilton@cqu.edu.au
Christiana Liang Unit Coordinator
c.liang@cqu.edu.au
Gordon Stewart Unit Coordinator
g.stewart@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 11 Nov 2019

Module/Topic

Introduction to Global HRM

Chapter

1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 18 Nov 2019

Module/Topic

The Cultural Context of IHRM

Chapter

2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 25 Nov 2019

Module/Topic

Sourcing Human Resources for Global Markets – Staffing, Recruitment, and Selection

Chapter

5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

International Industrial Relations and the Global Institutional Context

Chapter

9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 16 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

The Organisational Context

Chapter

3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Essay Due: Week 5 Thursday (19 Dec 2019) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

IHRM in Cross-border mergers and acquisitions, International Alliances, and SMEs

Chapter

4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 06 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

Sourcing human resources for global markets – staffing, recruitment and selection

Chapter

5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 13 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

International Industrial Relations and the Global Institutional Context

Chapter

9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 20 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

International Performance Management

Chapter

6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Report Due: Week 9 Thursday (23 Jan 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 27 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

International Training, Development and Careers

Chapter

7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 03 Feb 2020

Module/Topic

International Compensation

Chapter

8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 10 Feb 2020

Module/Topic

IHRM Trends and Future Challenges

Chapter

10

Events and Submissions/Topic


Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Feb 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Essay

Task Description

You are an International Human Resource Manager for a multinational bank based in Melbourne and you have been asked to advise your Chief Executive Officer about what needs to be considered when recruiting, selecting and training a manager for a three year term with your new subsidiary in Berlin, Germany. Further, you should assess the human resource and employment law issues that will impact on the manager during their posting.

Word length: 1000-1500 words

Please note that information that is relevant to this essay will be posted on the Unit Moodle website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Thursday (19 Dec 2019) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Thursday (9 Jan 2020)

Essays will be returned after the marking and moderation process is completed


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

A pass student will have referenced their paper poorly, and description will dominate. Better referencing and some analysis will lead to a credit, while the distinction students will have referenced and analysed the question well. They will be separated from the HD student because of their failure to argue a case in answer to the question consistently throughout the course of their paper.

A detailed criteria sheet is available on the Unit Moodle website.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Only MS Word document (doc and docx only). Other types are not acceptable. Documents that cannot go through Turnitin or cannot be opened will not be marked.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Research and apply the theories that inform the study and practice of international human resource management in a variety of international settings
  • Discuss the significance of international organisations adopting human resource management policies and practices
  • Critically analyse the implementation of human resource management policies and practices in international organisations in a way that is relevant to all management practitioners, not just human resource managers
  • Critically assess the impact of working in various countries on expatriate managers and their families
  • Identify and critically evaluate the most important issues that impact on the practice of international human resource management.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Report

Task Description

You are a HR Manager for a multinational enterprise based in Brisbane which has acquired a business in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The management position for this business is vacant.

Firstly, discuss your possible local staffing options, comparing hiring a parent company staff member with hiring a local Malaysian manager. Justify your choice.

Secondly, identify the compensation options that you have when appointing a parent company staff member to become the manager of the Malaysian business.

Finally, consider the training and development needs of a local and a parent company manager.

Word length: 2000-2500 words

Please note that information that is relevant to this report will be posted on the Unit Moodle website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Thursday (23 Jan 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Thursday (6 Feb 2020)

Reports will be returned after the marking and moderation process has been completed.


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

A pass student will have referenced their paper poorly, and description will dominate. Better referencing and some analysis will lead to a credit, while the distinction students will have referenced and analysed the question well. They will be separated from the HD student because of their failure to argue a case in answer to the question consistently throughout the course of their paper.

A detailed criteria sheet is available on the Unit Moodle website.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Only MS Word document (doc and docx only). Other types are not acceptable. Documents that cannot go through Turnitin or cannot be opened will not be marked.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Discuss the significance of international organisations adopting human resource management policies and practices
  • Critically analyse the implementation of human resource management policies and practices in international organisations in a way that is relevant to all management practitioners, not just human resource managers
  • Critically assess the impact of working in various countries on expatriate managers and their families


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
180 minutes

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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