INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - 2017/8

Module code: MANM010

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

DALE SM Mr (SBS)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

N600

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 30

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework GROUP ASSIGNMENT - 2000 WORDS (IN PAIRS) 40%
Examination EXAM - 2 HOURS -CLOSED BOOK 60%

Alternative Assessment

Failed coursework will be re-worked to an acceptable level. For failed Examinations, a re-sit examination will take place in the Summer re-sit period with a paper of equivalent standard.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

There are not any specific required modules or learning needed to take this module.  However, students who did not study MHR in Semester 1 may find themselves at a disadvantage when studying IHRM.

Module overview

The content of the International HRM module extends the subject matter of the Management of Human Resources module from Semester 1 into the international arena, and exposes students to the intercultural aspects of people management.

Module aims

The aims of this module are to provide participants with an understanding of the management of human resources in an international context, to examine the political and economic factors which influence the decision-making processes of multinational organizations, and the way these affect HR strategies and policies.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Identify and evaluate the challenges of cross-cultural management to organizations
Analyse the theoretical perspectives regarding potential challenges associated with expatriate employees and propose suitable strategies
Critically evaluate the differences between domestic and international HRM

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes (weekly topics):


International HRM in context and
Managing cultural diversity in multinational organizations
Recruitment strategies in multinational organizations
Managing expatriation and repatriation
Outside speaker lecture
International performance management
Rewarding international employees
International human resource development              
Comparative employment regulation
Labour standards, voluntary regulation, and CSR in MNCs

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

The majority of learning will be independent learning, in line with other courses on the programmes for which this particular course is designed. The teaching will mainly be in the form of lectures and seminar-style exercises in the Lectures (e.g. case studies, mini-quizzes, open discussions, and critical evaluations of texts).

The learning and teaching methods include:





Activity


Hours




Lectures (11 x 3 hours)


33




Directed learning


33




Self-directed learning (including assignment)


84




Total


150




Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:


Critical application of course materials
Knowledge of key HR practices and how culture and institutional arrangements vary across the developed world
The challenges in implementing these across different national contexts
Ability to present solutions to problems and assess their suitability in a given context
Assess more than exam technique (e.g. presentation, teamwork, and research skills).


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Coursework will consist of a 2,000 word assignment done in pairs (40%). The completed poster will be submitted mid-Semester.
The end-of-semester 2 hour examination (60%) will give students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in-depth in relation to selected topics drawn from across the IHRM syllabus. They will answer two questions from a choice of five – drawn from all areas of the course.


Formative assessment and feedback


Verbal feedback in tutorials
Clear explanation of marking scheme will be given for all assessments
Written feedback on assignments within three weeks of submission (by course tutors)
Office hours held weekly should further feedback be required

Reading list

Reading list for INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm010

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.