Postgraduate taught 

Management with Human Resources MSc

International Human Resource Management MGT5032

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

To provide students with up-to-date, research-based knowledge concerning the implementation and impact of International Human Resource Management (IHRM) practices in global organisations and to acquaint students with the personal skills and competencies involved in effectively applying individual IHRM practices.

Timetable

18 hours split over 6 x 3 hour sessions

Assessment

Choice of 2 assignments of around 2,500 words. Assignment topics will be distributed in class along with the course outline.

Course Aims

To provide students with up-to-date, research-based knowledge concerning the implementation and impact of International Human Resource Management (IHRM) practices in global organisations and to acquaint students with the personal skills and competencies involved in effectively applying individual IHRM practices.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

 

1. Understand the reasons for the increased interest in IHRM and the potential importance of the relationship between organisational performance and IHRM practice; 

2. Appreciate the changing nature of contemporary IHRM practices in certain selected subject areas, describing and evaluating some of the controversies surrounding the role and influence of IHRM;

3. Understand the importance of organisations adopting a strategic approach towards IHRM, and how the structures and operating environments of larger global organisational shapes the ability effectively to introduce and operate IHRM practices; 

4. Recognise how change in one area of IHRM result in the need for change in other areas, recognising the importance of personal skills and process consultation in the introducing of new or revised IHRM practices in certain selected subject areas.

5. Demonstrate capability to work in a team to synthesise knowledge and create a joint evidence-based presentation

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

  The minimum requirement for the award of credits is the submission of at least 75% by weight of the course's summative assessment (including any examinations). Further requirements may include monitored attendance at classes and examinations. All such requirements shall be specified by the Department concerned, and given to students in writing at the beginning of the course. Normally no grade or credits shall be awarded to a candidate who has not met these requirements.