International human resource management

Key information

Start date
End date
Term 2
Module code
FHEQ Level
School of Finance and Management

Module overview

The aim of this module is to introduce the key concepts of Human Resource Management (HRM) by examining the evolution, functions and processes of HRM within a theoretical and ‘best practice’ context. The module then focuses on HRM from a global perspective and assesses the operation of HRM across distinct cultural and business contexts.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

The objectives of the course are:

  • to introduce basic concepts expressed in international Human Resource Management (HRM);
  • to explore the application of key HRM systems in the MSc regions of China, Japan, the Middle East and North Africa (referred to below as "the regions");
  • to question how far British/ American concepts of HRM apply in the MSc regions

By the end of the course students should have an understanding of how HRM contributes to operations in their region of interest.


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