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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

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.

Subject Relationships

HRM381 significant overlap in content

Incompatible Subjects


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.


This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM386 in Term 3 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 %
Tutorial activity and workshops csu lecturer
Tutorial activities assessed by local lecturer
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.