2415 Human Resource Management in an International Environment
Mag.Dr. Christiane Erten, Dr. Amanda Dunkel-Grimus
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/24/21 to 09/30/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 10/13/21 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM TC.5.14
Friday 11/19/21 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.5.14
Saturday 11/20/21 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM TC.5.14
Tuesday 11/23/21 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 11/24/21 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM Online-Einheit

This course focuses on selected HR challenges which affect or influence the success of companies and organizations operating in an international environment. The goal is to identify and understand the most important issues that decision-makers working in today’s business settings must consider when managing human resource management (HRM) in an international and - therefore - multi-cultural environment.

To reach this goal, we will first make sure that participants gain/have an overview of the major topics of the field (IHRM) and then selected issues will be tackled for deeper analyses. We assume that also incoming students have a basic knowledge of HR-Management.

Students will also gain practical experience and learn from each other in an international team and learning environment.

The following topics will be covered:

  • expatriation and international mobility
  • work-life management
  • intercultural negotiation
  • intercultural competence/intelligence
  • virtual multi-cultural teams and trust building in international organizations
  • leadership in an international context
Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  •       gain an in-depth knowledge about relevant fields of Human Resource Management from an international and intercultural perspective
  •       competently identify critical issues in looking at research on the international dimensions of Human Resource Management
  •       be sensitive about cultural differences and appropriate intercultural behaviour in organizational contexts
  •       gain practice in presenting and arguing about their ideas
  •       gain basic knowledge about how to do a research paper
Attendance requirements

Attendance is mandatory.

Students who miss the first session will be automatically removed from the course.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course is composed of

  • lectures led by academic staff members introducing basic areas of knowledge
  • visits and speeches of internationally working experts
  • group presentations dealing with specific topics
  • written papers by students analysing a topic of interest in depth
  • tasks to be prepared for the next session either individually or as a group which you will be informed of one session before
  • group discussions
  • online activities
  • all class members are expected to participate

A) Individual Paper Review: 25%

B) Presentation in Teams: 25%

C) Research paper (final paper): 35%

D) Participation: 15%

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Registration required during the period of registration. For more information please visit the website of Cross Functional Management

Last edited: 2021-08-02