MGF5631 - International human resource management - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Associate Professor Audra Mockaitis

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Off-campus)
  • First semester 2017 (Evening)


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%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


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


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0028, 0105, 0200, 0201, 0319, 1065, 1506, 1822, 2099, 2642, 2643, 2778, 3801, B6006, B6007, B6009, B6012