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International HRM, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Business administration - FÖA
SUBJECT AREA   Business – FE1
  COURSE CODE   723G67
After completion of the course, the student should be able to
- identify, explain and apply key concepts of International HRM and relate them to the local responsiveness/global integration challenge.
- analyse situations in international organizations from a HRM
- perspective, identify patterns and problems, develop plausible explanations, suggest well-argued possible solutions, and reflect upon the outcomes of actions taken.
- critically analyse and integrate the knowledge in international HRM
and express it orally and in writing.
International expansion does not only mean new challenges and opportunities in the management of traditional tangible and intangible
assets, but also in the management of human resources. In the great
internationalization challenges - such as simultaneous local responsiveness and global integration - strategy, organizational capabilities, and people management are closely intertwined. In this course we will hence use the international business background as a steppingstone to explore the new demands placed on HR work as a firm develops internationally. Within the frameworks of local responsiveness, global integration and coordination we will discuss issues such as global talent management, global leadership development, global teamwork, expatriate management and cross-cultural competence.
The course is designed to encourage active participation and the students
are involved in various forms of interactive learning situations. The basic
learning pillars are
- interactive literature seminars, complemented by individual reading to
introduce the students to the research areas, lay a theoretical foundation
and provide a basis for discussion.
- case seminars where the students will discuss and apply what they have
learned during literature seminars and reading in order to practice their
ability to analyse situations, and present reasonable and relevant solutions
to IHRM problems.
- paper-writing based on seminars, readings, cases and team discussions.
Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the
course. Language of instruction: English
The course will be examined through
- individual written preparation for literature seminars
- case analyses presented orally and writing in group
- active verbal participation in seminars.
Examination is finally with an individual written case analysis.
Detailed information about the examination can be found in the courses
study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

At least two years (120 ECTS credits) of undergraduate studies, of which a
minimum of 60 ECTS credits in Business Administration (or equivalent).
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6:
internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based
575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90+TWE-score 20), IELTS,
academic (minimum score Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or
equivalent. Exemption from Swedish B.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
International HRM
International HRM
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IEI - Department of Management and Engineering
Registrar No: 2015-00115   Course Code: 723G67      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Business administration - FÖA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G2X   Basic level       SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2015-12-04