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Undergraduate | GRF-EHR309-2023

Global Human Resource Management

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

No ATAR needed

No prior study


13 weeks

Start dates

  • 06 Mar 2023

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

What you'll learn

After successfully completing this subject, you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts and theories in global human resource management relevant to the efficient and effective functioning of global organisations
  2. Analyse how the global context and national factors affect the core functions of human resource management in global organisations
  3. Critically analyse literature/theories in global human resource management and apply them to practice in organisations
    • Introduction To GHRM; Internationalisation and HRM
    • GHRM in Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Culture and GHRM
    • Cross-Cultural Communication and GHRM
    • Global Staffing, Recruitment and Selection
    • Global Training and Development
    • Global Performance Management
    • Global Rewards Management
    • Repatriation
    • Global Labour Relations and Work Conditions
    • GHRM Trends
  • Rapid changes in society, international relations, technology and communication have led to flexible ways of, and increasing numbers of people, working across global borders. This course provides an opportunity for students to critically analyse global dimensions of the core aspects of human resource management, such as linkages with business strategy, structure, policies and practices; staffing, recruitment, and selection; training and development; rewards management; and performance management. The course examines how human resources are managed and problems solved within and across differing global cultural, political, economic, legislative and technological contexts. The course aims to develop globally engaged and responsible future leaders of GHRM and cross-culturally competent globally mobile employees.

    • Literature Review (50%)
    • Case Study (50%)
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  • With a network of campuses spanning three cities in South East Queensland, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from over one hundred countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.

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Entry requirements

No entry requirements


As this subject is a Level 3 subject, it is expected that students have a broad understanding of human resource management and have successfully completed Level 1 and 2 subjects in an HR Management major.

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