Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The phenomena of internationalisation and globalisation have substantial implications for the human resource management of organisations. In addition to broad strategic concerns, issues such as understanding and appreciating differences between local environments and international staff placement are complex and have far-reaching implications. Even organisations that choose not to operate across national boundaries are affected directly by internationalisation and globalisation. In this subject, you will build on knowledge acquired in the 'Human Resource Management' subject and apply this in an international context using both theoretical and applied approaches. Thereby, you will gain an understanding of the strategies and policies available to organisations in this increasingly important area.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPhuc Nguyen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLecture, tutorial, final examination, journal article analysis, group presentation and written assignment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsMGT2IHR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Recognise the important role of international human resource management (HRM in multinational organisations
02. Explain the increased recognition of international HRM and the objectives and purposes of international HRM
03. Critically analyse the dynamic nature of national context and its impact on the management of people in organisations
04. Define a strategic approach to international HRM
05. Compare and contrast theoretical and applied approaches to international HRM

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPhuc Nguyen

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
This subject will be delivered in a blended mode. In addition to classes, students are expected to undertake online learning and assessment activities.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2-hour final examination 2,000 words equivalent

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

One group research and presentation 500 words + 5 minutes per student

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

One individual critical analysis 1,000 words equivalent

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Three quizzes (250 words equivalent) Located on the LMS during the weeks indicated. The highest two scores out of three will be included in the final grade.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO4