HRM514 International Human Resource Management (8)


This subject adopts a comparative approach to understanding international human resource management by examining challenges, drivers and strategic issues while sustaining the culture of a dynamic global network. The role of HR functions in multinational organisations, such as managing human resources in cross-border network structures; global legal regulations; identification, preparation and relocation of talent; career management; turnover and employer branding, etc, will be examined.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

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

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for this subject is similar to that covered in HRM502.

Enrolment restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse international business activity in the context of current and emerging international HRM theory;
  • be able to explain the complexity of cross-cultural differences with respect to the integration of international business activity and international human resource management practice;
  • be able to reflect, contrast and critically evaluate the differences and similarities in human resource management practices among different cultures;
  • be able to examine and justify criteria for selecting, preparing, managing and repatriating international managers;
  • be able to compare and contrast approaches to international human resource management practice; and
  • be able to critically discuss emerging issues in international business and their human resource management implications.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The Internationalisation of HRM
  • The Strategic Context of International HRM
  • The Importance of Cross-Cultural Management
  • Identifying and Selecting International Staff
  • Preparing for International Assignments
  • Adjustments During International Assignments
  • Developing International Staff
  • Performance Management of International Staff
  • Rewarding International Staff
  • Repatriation and Career Management for International Managers
  • Comparative International HRM
  • Contemporary and Emerging Issues in International HRM


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.