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International Human Resource Management

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will:
know and understand the fundamental concepts and methods of international human resource management;
know and understand the fundamental concepts and methods of intercultural management;
know the advantages and disadvantages of sending employees abroad.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

This course includes an introduction to human resource management, international human resource management, and cross cultural management, as well as an analysis of essential challenges in international management, an analysis of the various theoretical approaches of (international) human resource management, an introduction to management of expatriates with emphasis on recruitment, training, and development, reward and performance, and a critical evaluation of the effectiveness of international deployment.

recommended or required reading

Bröckermann, R.: Personalwirtschaft. Lehrbuch für das praxisorientierte Studium. 6. Aufl., Stuttgart, 2012.
Dessler, G.: Human Resource Management. 13.ed., New York, 2012.
Drumm, H.-J.: Personalwirtschaft. 5. Aufl., Heidelberg, 2004.
Jackson, T.: International dimensions of human resource management. London, 2002.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presenta

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Karin Obwexer-Specht

year of study

3rd year

recommended optional program components

not specified

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable