Module title: HRM in an International Context

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM11511
Module leader: Jennifer O'Neil
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jennifer O'Neil
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will engage you in the learning process. The online materials will encourage you to reflect upon your experiences and your learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.

To support learning, you will have access to:
A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact.
• Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
o A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key learning points.
o Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units.
o Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit.
o Podcasts/vodcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
o Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate).
o Case Studies and outline solutions.
o Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader.
o Self-Assessment Questions.
o Reflective Exercises.
o End of Unit Progress tests.
o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc.
o Examples of assessments - & outline solutions.
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The preparation for the assessment and for class discussion will require students to use research skills to identify relevant mate

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Practical classes and workshops 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 10 ALL 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 90 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jennifer O'Neil
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will engage you in the learning process. The online materials will encourage you to reflect upon your experiences and your learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.

To support learning, you will have access to:
A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact.
• Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
o A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key learning points.
o Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units.
o Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit.
o Podcasts/vodcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
o Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate).
o Case Studies and outline solutions.
o Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader.
o Self-Assessment Questions.
o Reflective Exercises.
o End of Unit Progress tests.
o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc.
o Examples of assessments - & outline solutions.
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The preparation for the assessment and for class discussion will require students to use research skills to identify relevant mate

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Other 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours236
Expected Total Study Hours for Module236


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 10 ALL ALL HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 90 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

After a brief introduction to models of national culture, the focus of the module is the HR issues and practices of organisations operating across national boundaries with a multi-cultural workforce. It covers a range of key HRM areas: (1) global manpower planning, recruitment & selection (3) international performance management, training and development; (3) comparative employment regulation, employee voice and the management of conflict (4) the ethical considerations specific to international operations. These are explored through the use of examples and cases drawn from a range of international contexts and MNC practice. Students are encouraged to reflect on the approach to HRM in their own culture/country and contribute to the consideration of similarity and difference.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: have a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of the requirements and implications of HRM activity as it relates to organisations operating in an international context.
LO2: have a critical appreciation of the ways in which a value-adding HRM function can contribute to global organisational effectiveness.
LO3: be able to contribute to the determination of international HRM strategy, policy and practice appropriate to differing national contexts and the needs of MNCs.

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