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BMC 177 International Human Resource Management

Course Description

Faced with the continuing growth of globalization in industry, Human Resource professionals are increasingly required to demonstrate understanding of the intricacies of conducting HRM programs in international and cross-cultural contexts. This course will examine organizational and employee perspectives on the design and delivery of international HRM programs. Issues to be explored include strategies for global recruitment and selection, multi-country compensation programming, cross-cultural adjustment and repatriation, performance management and career development for multinational employees, and international labour relations. Through discussions you will have an understanding of the tensions, paradoxes and contradictions that characterize the strategic and human resource issues of internationalizing.  You will explore the three roles of HRM (Builder, Change Partner, and Navigator) and gain some insight into how these three roles provide the "organizational glue" to the transnational corporation of today and tomorrow.

Course Details


Upon successful completion of this course, you will have an understanding of:

  • how HRM contributes to organizational performance in three different ways: through sound functional basics; through effective realignment when the external environment changes; and by building an organizational context so that the organization can cope with the dualistic forces that it confronts
  • global integration and the means of achieving it
  • local responsiveness and how adjusting to local conditions interplays with global integration
  • methods of internationalizing – alliances, mergers and acquisitions
  • diversity management, performance management, talent development and succession
  • ethical issues in international human resource management


For online offerings: unless notified, the course will not be available until 9 am start date.

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