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MGMT 406

International Human Resource Management

Have you ever wondered how large global companies effectively manage their workforces effectively across national borders and in multiple, and widely varied, cultures? Doesn’t it fascinate you how the balance the apparently conflicting priorities of being globally consistent and locally effective? Well, now you have a chance to gain insights into those questions by taking an innovative and engaging asynchronous course over the winter break designed and delivered by Professor Julian Dalzell who spent 43 years discovering the answers to those questions working for Shell in 6 countries and 3 continents.

The course is comprised of pre-recorded lectures, normally lasting 20-25 minutes each and 15 daily blogs that are designed to substitute for in-class discussions. The topics for these blogs are stimulating and hit at some of the key issues and questions facing the HR functions of Global companies. They also focus on some of the challenges and myths about HR that face both domestic and global Companies.

Counting for 3 credit hours, the course is delivered over 15 days from December 26th to January 13th. There is required work each day but the actual time at which that work is delivered by the student is up to each individual student. All of the work is done in virtual format.

If you are considering a career in the field of Human Resources, if you aspire to be an executive and want to take maximum advantage of your HR team, if you have an ambition to work in a global Company or gain experience overseas as part of your personal development, then THIS IS THE COURSE FOR YOU!

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Articulate how national-based biases and perspectives can be incorporated into a holistic worldview of the delivery of world-class HR strategy and execution.
  2. Describe how global/multinational organizations deliver HR in a manner that is sensitive to the complexities and nuances of managing Human Resources across national borders, including the influence of national cultures upon those processes.
  3. Synthesize the differences between domestic and international HR into global HR policies, processes and execution.
  4. Articulate how multinational companies manage their workforce internationally.
  5. Describe how global/multinational corporations manage local and global HR strategies and processes to deliver workforce excellence.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.