The course enables students to develop their knowledge and competencies as HR professionals in international business context.
On the successful completion of the course students will be able to:
• understand the strategic view of international human resource management (IHRM)
• understand the fundamentals of international HRM
• understand the complexity of IHRM and the challenges of it in the global business
• be aware of the wide number of choices within IHRM practices
• increase culture awareness in international work
• create trust in virtual context and work virtually
• apply different kind of virtual tools and methods in project work
• assess and give suggestions for IHRM related issues in multinational corporate (MNC) context
Topics covered in this course include:
The context of international HRM
• Differences between domestic and international HRM
• HR in matrix organizations
Talent Management in international context
• Recruitment & selection in global context
• Expatriate and inpatriate assignments
• Performance management in international environment
• Human resource development
Industrial Relations in international context
Working virtually in projects
Class-based learning and virtual team project, assignments and independent work.
Learning material will be announced by the teachers in the learning platform used in the course. Strong focus is placed also on the student’s ability to search for relevant material.
There is international cooperation between universities and the business representatives.
The course requires strong and goal-oriented commitment on behalf of the student to a virtual team work and in the contact sessions.
Starting level and linkage with other courses
This in an advanced HRM course and before taking this course students are required to have completed the basics of HRM studies either in Finnish in the HR Kumppanina module which includes A-part LEA4LH101A HR-prosessit and B-part LEA4LH101B HR työnantajan ja henkilöstön edustajana or in English HRM1LF101 Basics of Human Resource Management.
Assessment criteria - grade 1
- Knowledge: You know the key concepts within the course’s scope, but are yet to develop the general view and the big picture of the subject matter.
- Skills: - You can complete given tasks and assignments with assistance. You need to develop how to apply knowledge.
- Competence: You demonstrate some ability to perform skills and have basic knowledge, but you have difficulty to manage without assistance.
Assessment criteria - grade 3
- Knowledge: You know the key concepts well and can explain how the theories and models function and the tools are used. You have a general view of the subject matter.
- Skills: You complete given tasks and assignments either independently or with a team. You apply knowledge in hands-on business related situations. You can critique your own practice and identify ways to improve.
- Competence: You demonstrate sufficient ability to perform skills and have basic to good knowledge. You can perform independently, but you have some challenges in passing on your skills and knowledge to others. You have an interest in professional development.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
- Knowledge: You have a strong command of the key and related concepts. You can critically evaluate theories, models and tools. You can demonstrate explicit knowledge of the subject matter, and how it relates to other disciplines.
- Skills: You apply knowledge in demanding business related situations. You can prioritize and critically select tools and methods for solving complex problems in the subject matter.
- Competence: You execute skills with natural proficiency and you have detailed and explicit knowledge. You can perform independently and you are also able and actively willing to help others develop and pass on your skills. You have an attitude of continuous professional development.
Assessment criteria, approved/failed
The assessment criteria is presented on the scale 1 to 5.