Managing People in the Global Economy

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

Offered by Griffith University through Open Universities Australia, the online Managing People in the Global Economy unit provides you with a comprehensive study of international human resource management (IHRM), industrial relations and employment relations (ER), plus the interrelations between these areas.

Designed to be relevant for a broad range of disciplines, students evaluate the varied approaches to IHRM and ER and the issues surrounding these at both local and global levels.

Approached from the perspective of the modern, globalised labour market, students gain an understanding of the international competitive pressures affecting multinational corporations’ IHRM and ER practices, and the ethical implications involved.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; however, level 3 units assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area.

Areas of study

In this Managing People in the Global Economy unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The development of IHRM
  • Culture and IHRM
  • Global staffing
  • MNC strategies
  • Performance management
  • Training and development
  • Compensation
  • International perspective on ER
  • Ethics, IHRM and CSR
  • IHRM trends and future challenges

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies), RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Business, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Companies nowadays must operate within a competitive, globalised marketplace where numerous IHRM and ER strategies can be employed. Thus, knowledge of the varied approaches – and the ethical implications, disadvantages and advantages involved with each – are highly relevant to modern businesses and their employees.

  • Using case studies of local level IHRM and ER scenarios, you will be equipped with the ability to critically analyse the varied IHRM and ER approaches to comprehend their positive and negative aspects, as well as the ethical considerations of these strategies.

    How else will I benefit from this unit?

    • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Managing People in the Global Economy from Griffith University.
    • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
    • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
    • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
    • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
    • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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    If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

     

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    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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