HRM514 International Human Resource Management (8)

This subject explores how multi-national organisations manage HR functions across multiple locations while sustaining the culture of a dynamic global workforce. The role of HR within 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 will be examined. A key component of this subject is in developing cross-cultural awareness and competence.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM514. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Assumed Knowledge

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

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 examine the impact of cross-cultural diversity on the international business operations and international human resource management practice;
  • be able to critically evaluate global human resource management practices to determine effective HR strategies for multinational organisations; and
  • be able to research emerging issues in international business and make responsive, culturally relevant human resource management recommendations.


This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM514 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Short essay: competency of mnc hr director
Report: cross cultural differences
Trends and challenges of ihrm in mncs
Compare and contrast (padlet activity)

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.