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MGMT8051 – International Human Resource Management

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Candy Lu
Contact via Email: candy.lu@mq.edu.au or Phone: +61 (2) 9850 8518
Consultation Hour: Friday 1-2pm via Zoom
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
BUS651 or MGMT6051 or MKTG696 or MKTG6096 or MGNT608 or MGMT6008
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit has two central themes: (1) How to think systematically and strategically about aspects of managing an organisation's international human assets, and (2) What really needs to be done to implement policies and to achieve a competitive international advantage. The unit will examine the difficulties of blending of exogenous and endogenous factors in more than one country while planning and coordinating vital human resource policies and practices.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Assess the challenges facing multinational corporations when implementing HRM practices in various international settings.
  • ULO2: Evaluate the impact of contextual factors on the management of people in multinational corporations.
  • ULO3: Research and compare HRM policies and practices in various countries.
  • ULO4: Develop management solutions for implementing HRM practices in an international context.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Policy:

Late assessment submissions must be submitted through the appropriate submission link in iLearn. No extensions will be granted unless an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available.

Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Literature review 40% No Week 7
Case study/analysis 35% No Weeks 7-12
Final Online Examination 25% No University Examination Period

Literature review

Assessment Type 1: Literature review
Indicative Time on Task 2: 25 hours
Due: Week 7
Weighting: 40%

 

This assessment is worth 40% in total. It is a 2,800 - 3,000 word (excluding references) individual literature review.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Assess the challenges facing multinational corporations when implementing HRM practices in various international settings.
  • Evaluate the impact of contextual factors on the management of people in multinational corporations.
  • Research and compare HRM policies and practices in various countries.

Case study/analysis

Assessment Type 1: Case study/analysis
Indicative Time on Task 2: 22 hours
Due: Weeks 7-12
Weighting: 35%

 

This assessment has two components worth 35% in total. One component is a 30 minute group presentation worth 15%. The other component is a 4,000 - 4,400 word group report worth 20%. Each member of the group will be marked individually based on contribution and performance to both components.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Evaluate the impact of contextual factors on the management of people in multinational corporations.
  • Research and compare HRM policies and practices in various countries.
  • Develop management solutions for implementing HRM practices in an international context.

Final Online Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: University Examination Period
Weighting: 25%

 

A two-hour online final examination, administered via iLearn, will be held during the University Examination Period.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Assess the challenges facing multinational corporations when implementing HRM practices in various international settings.
  • Evaluate the impact of contextual factors on the management of people in multinational corporations.
  • Research and compare HRM policies and practices in various countries.
  • Develop management solutions for implementing HRM practices in an international context.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required Text

Dowling, P., Festing, M., & Engle, A. D. (2017). International Human Resource Management (7th ed.). London: Cengage Learning. ISBN 9781473719026.

The text is available from Booktopia. Copies are held in the Library's Reserve section.

Unit Web Page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/

Technology Used and Required

  • Students are required to have access to a personal computer and familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/). iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.
  • Library databases to source materials for the research reports, which are accessed electronically for conducting research for assignments;
  • Microsoft word and Power point (where applicable) for the research reports and presentations.

Delivery Format and Other Details

  • Number and length of classes: Each class is 3 hours long, including lecture and seminar activities. Classes may vary due to public holiday(s).
  • The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended readings

Recommended readings are provided via Leganto on the iLearn Unit page

Inherent Requirements

None

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn.

Policies and Procedures

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Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

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Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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