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Introduction to International Human Resources Management

Discover human resources management theory and practice, and learn how HR policies and strategies differ around the world.

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Introduction to International Human Resources Management
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
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This course is part of the program International Business and People Relations, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in BA International Business (Top Up). Find out more.

Improve your understanding of HR management in an international context

What is human resource management and how can HR policy be used to improve business effectiveness?

On this course, you’ll be introduced to the ideas and strategy behind effective human resource management.

You’ll have the opportunity to discover international HR theory and consider how HR practice differs from country to country.

You’ll have the chance to explore how HR policies are approached by different companies and how their practices differ on the global stage.

You’ll also have the opportunity to use a global company case study to explore international HR management in practice.

What topics will you cover?

  • An introduction to human resources (HR)
  • The role HR takes in a business setting
  • The HR practices of multinational companies
  • Peer review of an international business’s HR practice

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore theories of international HRM
  • Identify the role of the HR practitioner for international business
  • Identify similarities and differences in HR practices between countries
  • Analyse an international company’s HR practice

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for professionals who’d like to better understand the concept of human resources management and expand their HR knowledge in an international context.

This course would be a great introduction to HR for anyone who’d like to study human resources management at a higher level.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Xue Zhou is an Assistant Professor in Project Management at Coventry University. She teaches International Business and People Relations on the BA International Business (Top-Up) degree programme.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry

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This course is part of the program International Business and People Relations, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in BA International Business (Top Up).