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MMH753 - Human Resource Management in the Global Context


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Connie Zheng
Trimester 2: John Molineux


Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online seminars


Human Resource Management in the Global Context provides students with an advanced theoretical knowledge required to manage people effectively in a global environment. The unit critically examines changes which are shaping global HR practices and takes a comparative approach in developing students’ appreciation of managing people in different cultural and institutional contexts. A major focus is upon the role of the multinational corporation and national variations in HRM practices.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Critique the concept of international HRM and its strategic role in the global environment.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


Develop an advanced comparative analysis of HRM across different national systems and cultural contexts.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship


Critically evaluate the impact of international HRM policies and practices on different cohorts of multinational corporate employees including home and host country managers.

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Individual) - Essay 2500 words 40% Week 6
Assessment 2: (Individual) -Case study report 3500 words 60% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMH753 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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