Course FÖ3040

Studies of International Human Resource Management

15 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 46, 2020

Knowledge and understanding
After completing this course, the student shall be able to:
- understand and explain the role of International Human Resource Management (HRM), (1)
- understand and explain the analytical contribution of different theoretical perspectives applied in studies of International HRM. (2)

Competence and skills
After completing this course, the student shall be able to:
- analyse, discuss and present, orally and in writing, relevant academic texts within the field of International HRM studies, (3)
- identify and evaluate strategic and operational challenges faced by HR professionals in transnational organisations, (4)
- critically review and evaluate the practice of International HRM, including identification of contextual factors (economic, institutional and cultural) that international HR professionals need to consider when making decisions. (5)

Judgement and approach
After completing this course, the student shall be able to:
- show critical awareness of consequences of globalisation on the design of HRM policies and practices in international organisations, (6)
- show critical awareness of how local variations in social and economic conditions affect the management of work relationships, (7)
- show critical awareness of how decisions made by international HR professionals impact on various stakeholders, considering also ethical aspects. (8)
Starts and ends:
wk46, 2020 - wk2, 2021
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  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or a Bachelor‘s degree in technology with social science focuses comprising at least 180 credits, or an equivalent degree. The applicant’s education must also include at least 30 credits in business administration (for instance, accounting, marketing, organization theory) including a minimum of 7, 5 credits in research methods applicable to social science or business, or equivalent knowledge. Documented language proficiency knowledge, equivalent to English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school, or equivalent knowledge
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