International Human Resource Management (WORK2217)


This unit considers the opportunities and challenges associated with managing employees in international and cross-cultural contexts, with specific emphasis on international recruitment, selection, preparation, placement, management development, performance management, reward and remuneration in the international, multi-national and trans-national corporation. Within the context of global labour markets, the unit considers the implications of internationalisation and globalisation for human resource management (HRM), the difference between domestic and international HRM, and the challenges of cross-cultural management. This unit will provide students with a theoretical understanding of IHRM and cross-cultural management, as well as a practical understanding of the issues and challenges associated with managing employees in international, global and cross-cultural contexts.

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Further unit of study information


1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week


tutorial participation (15%), tutorial facilitation (15%), major assignment (40%), exam (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

40 credit points worth of units of study including either WORK1003 (or WORK1001) OR IBUS2101 (or IBUS2001)



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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.