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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, performance management, and remuneration of 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. Welcome to the unit.


Unit name International Human Resource Management
Unit code BMA777
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr Farveh Farivar

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Examine the impact of political, organisational, and cultural factors on human resource management in international corporations.
LO2Effectively explain how operation in a multinational environment influence on human resource practices.
LO3Perform independently or collaboratively to analyse the key elements and problematic issues associated with the expatriation and repatriation in international corporations and provide recommendations.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080303

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Teaching Pattern

Offered face-to-face on weekdays in Hobart with three hours of classes per week.


Meaningful workshop contribution (10%), Group facilitation (20%), Case study essay (30%), Final examination (40%)

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