Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Evening)
Gippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Peter Townsend (Gippsland); Dr Audra Mockaitis (Caulfield)


This unit advances prior learning in the fields of international management and human resource management. The specific area of inquiry in international human resource management is the personnel function in the increasingly diverse and complex environment of internationalisation. Based on the premise that people are a source of competitive advantage for international organisations, this unit analyses the environment, role and function of international HRM.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define the purposes and scope of international human resource management (IHRM)
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the differences between domestic and international HRM
  3. evaluate linkages between IHRM and business strategy
  4. analyse the relationship between business, government and labour internationally
  5. assess the role of IHRM at varying stages of internationalisation
  6. determine the relative costs and benefits of PCNs, HCNs and TCNs as international managers
  7. analyse IHRM functions and process in various international settings
  8. compare and contrast the value of utilising differing types of assignments (real and virtual) across projects and functions for international operations
  9. critically analyse literature/theories in IHRM with reference to practice.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester


MGX5985, MGX9850 or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0105, 0319, 2099, 2778, 1065, 3801, 1506, 2643, 2642, 0200, 0201, 0028 or 1822