Courses & Units

International Human Resource Management BMA777


This unit explores the impact of the global environment on the management of human resources. The unit explains the process of expatriation and repatriation in multinational corporations; analyses problematic issues associated with the recruitment, development, and performance management, expatriates; and finally examines the impact of cultural and legal differences in a multinational setting on human resource policies and practices.

You will gain a solid theoretical, conceptual, and practical understanding of the core HRM functions relevant to contemporary international corporations. In classroom settings, you will analyse and discuss how the theory can be applied in real-life case study examples. This format provides you with opportunities to analyse HR problems in the workplace and generate potential solutions while also developing your research and academic writing skills.

This unit mainly focuses on five topics as below;
• The impact of Cultural and political factors on HRM in an international context
• Recruitment and selection in an international context
• Performance Management System in an international context
• Diversity Management in an international context


Unit name International Human Resource Management
Unit code BMA777
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Doctor Farveh Farivar
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the impact of political and cultural factors on human resource management in international context.
  • Design evidence-based solutions to a range of HRM issues in complex and changing international context.
  • Effectively communicate IHRM knowledge and ideas in written and oral form.
  • Effectively work in a team to complete an assigned task.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,837.00

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AssessmentPoster presentation (40%)|Tutorial Participation/Other Participation (20%)|Essay (40%)
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Dowling P.J., M. Festing, and A.D. Engle. 2017. International Human Resource Management: managing people in a multinational context. 7th ed. London: Cengage Learning EMEA. (ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 9781473719026)


A series of readings are provided in the Content Section of the MyLO shell for this unit.

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