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Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business
MODULE NFQ
Level 8
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
International Human Resource Management
Reference Code: BB8 811
STAGE
Award
Spring Semester 2
12 Weeks Full-Time X 2.5 Hours per week
12 Weeks Part-Time X 1.5 Hours per week

International HRM Module

International HRM Competencies

Assess their potential competency to manage within an International context with particular insights into cross cultural teamworking.   Evaluate the relationships between Business Strategy, HRM Strategy, HRM Planning and human resource Initiatives within growing in International Organisations.

Social Style

  • Belbin Inventory, models of Effective Team working and Development stages.
  • Competencies of Effective International managers.

Porter’s 3 competitive strategies

  • 5S frameworks, HRM strategy and the challenges of Organic Growth and Organisational Development.

HRM Employee Life Cycle

As employees are increasingly recognised as a core asset of an organisation, the effective management of this asset is increasingly recognised as vital to the long term viability of a business.  Critique the concept of the Employee life Cycle and its modifications within an International context.

  • Life Cycle, HR Products and services and their impact on Organisational success-domestically in Ireland.

Cross Cultural Models

  • (Hofstede and Trompenaars) and the impact of such cultural differences in managing employees and considering International expansion.

HRM Change Models

Evaluate the impact of cross cultural variability in management/leadership style and actions as a basis for personal effectiveness in International Organisations.  Act as change agents within Organisations and understand the role international HRM plays in assisting such transitions.

  • Dealing with resistance, conflict resolution and negotiation.
  • Peer group competency audits of effective international management.
  • Expectations of HRM support in developing international competencies at the individual .team and organisational levels.

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Assess their potential competency to manage within an International context with particular insights into cross cultural teamworking.
LO 2
Evaluate the relationships between Business Strategy, HR Strategy, HR Planning and HR Initiatives within growing International Organisations
LO 3
Critique the concept of the Employee life Cycle and its modifications within an International context
LO 4
Evaluate the impact of cross cultural variability in management/leadership style and actions as a basis for personal effectiveness in International Organisations.
LO 5
Act as change agents within Organisations and to understand the role HR plays in assisting such transitions.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5
CA
100%

Aims & Objectives

This Module will enable students to understand concepts and theories of effective Human Resources Management and to apply these within an International Business perspective.

Students will gain insights into their personal capacities to successfully meet these challenges and to identify good HR practice to cope within such International Organisations.

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