HRM386 International Dimensions of Human Resource Management (8)


This subject critically examines the activities and policies of human resource management in the context of international business operations. In particular, it explores how human resource management is practiced in multinational organisations in the contemporary global business world. It also identifies trends and future challenges that are likely to have an impact on international human resource management.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalYangzhou University
InternalYunnan Uni-Finance & Economics
Term 3
InternalJilin Uni- Finance & Economics
InternalTianjin University of Commerce
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Enrolment restrictions

Students completing Stages I, II and III of the Bachelor of Business Studies China Program or students enrolled in a Transnational Education Partner Program only. Not available to students who have completed HRM381.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
HRM381 HRM381 significant overlap in content

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the role of International Human Resource Management (IHRM) in sustaining the growth of international business activity and globalisation;
  • be able to draw contextually appropriate conclusions as to the cultural and organisational applications of IHRM;
  • be able to evaluate sourcing, training and development, compensation and the performance management of human resources for global markets;
  • be able to evaluate the role and context of international industrial relations; and
  • be able to determine and explore current IHRM trends and future challenges and apply them to a contemporary workplace issue.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction and the cultural and organisational contexts of IHRM
  • IHRM in cross border mergers and acquisitions, international alliances and SMEs
  • Sourcing human resources for global markets
  • International performance management
  • International training, development and careers
  • International compensation
  • International industrial relations and the global institution context
  • IHRM trends and future challenges


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.