Singapore University of Social Sciences

Global Human Resource

Global Human Resource (HRM359)

Applications Open: 01 April 2022

Applications Close: 15 June 2022

Next Available Intake: July 2022

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Organisations in every industry and sector recognise the opportunities that arise from a boundary-less, transnational perspective. This course explores the continuing evolution of international HR management in an increasingly global business environment. It focuses on a number of specific areas faced by multinational organisations and SMEs, including business structures, expatriate issues for employees and their families, cultural diversity, staff planning, talent training and development, and the international implications of total compensation/benefits strategies. The course also examines how HR is influenced by culture, and how different regions approach HR management.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Globalisation and business: the internationalisation of human resource
  • International organisations and HRM
  • Workforce diversity: culture, organisations and HR practices
  • Outsourcing human resource functions
  • Expatriate staffing
  • Staff planning and talent development across countries
  • Global performance management
  • International teamwork and collaboration
  • Compensation and benefits for global businesses
  • Well-being in an international workforce
  • Legal and regulatory issues in global HR practice
  • Ethics in global HRM

Learning Outcome

  • Distinguish approaches and concepts of international HRM
  • Demonstrate knowledge of global HR practices and issues
  • Evaluate the roles of global HRM executive in the global business environment
  • Plan HR functions to support foreign business units
  • Differentiate global HR principles and practices for MNCs and SMEs
  • Justify how HRM functions (e.g., recruitment and selection, training and development, performance, compensation and benefits) are applied in industry
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