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International HRM

International Human Resource Management

5 Credit, Single Accredited Module, Level 7 - Semester II (Online)

Why Study?: 

The aim of this module is to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of Human Resources in an international context.

It provides students with an overview of the complexities of Human Resource practices in different legal, institutional and cultural environments.

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the impact of operating in an International environment on the function of HRM;
  • demonstrate a knowledge of national cultures, their importance and limitations in International HRM;
  • demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of International organisational structures, coordination and control mechanisms in the context of International HRM;
  • critically discuss the use of various HRM policies and practises (e.g. recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, career development) in an International organisation;
  • demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of issues relating to International assignments and expatriation programmes;
  • critically analyse current issues and possible future directions in International HRM.


  • Introduction
  • The cultural environment
  • The organisational environment
  • Managing people
  • International HRM trends and future challenges


Other Essential Information: 

Dates & Times:

  • 18th January Friday 14.00 17.00
  • 8th February Friday 9.00 12.00
  • 1st March Friday 11.00 13.00
  • 22nd March Friday 11.00 13.00
  • 12th April Friday 11.00 13.00




Discipline: Business

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Category: Single Subject



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