International Human Resource Management


Faculty of Business Management and Social Sciences


Version 12.0 of 10/19/2017

Code of Module


Modulename (german)

International Human Resource Management

Study Programmes

International Management (B.A.)

Level of Module


  • International companies and international human resource management
  • Cultural differences
  • Human resources planning in international companies
  • International personnel selection and recruitment
  • Socialisation in international companies
  • Cross-border deployment of staff
  • Personnel development and career planning in international companies
  • Employee appraisal and performance appraisal in international companies
  • Determination of international remuneration
  • Cross-cultural teams
  • International industrial relations
  • Demands on HR specialists in international companies
Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Broadening
Students are able to explain various approaches of international human resource management, cultural differences as well as the distinctive features of international human resource management. They are able to critically reflect on example cases from the field of practice and select alternative courses of action.
Knowledge Deepening
Students have an advanced knowledge of special international characteristics of recruitment, selection, the deployment and development of personnel and incentive structures.
Instrumental Skills and Competences
For case studies from the field of practice students are able to
- develop suitable overseas assignment programmes.
- compile appropriate elements for international human resource selection.
Communicative Skills and Competences
Students are able to critically analyse overseas assignment situations which have arisen in practice as well as international human resource management strategies. They can also present suggestions for improvement/ways of solving the issues.
Systemic Skills and Competences
Within exemplary cases students recognise the connections between intercultural challenges, strategies for deployment of personnel, management situations and organisational framework. They are able to modify selection procedures, staff development programmes and overseas assignment strategies in order to optimise international deployment of personnel.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, group work, role plays, self-awareness exercises, case studies, group presentations

Expected Knowledge and/or Competences

Human Resource Management and Legal Systems

Responsible of the Module

Böhmer, Nicole

  • Böhmer, Nicole
  • Steinert, Carsten
  • Schinnenburg, Heike


Concept of Study and Teaching
Workload Dozentengebunden
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Recommended Reading

-Armstrong, Michael (2014) Armstrongs´s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice. London.

-Crawley, E. et al. (2013): Introduction to International Human Resource Management. Oxford.

-Dowling, Peter J.; Festing, Marion; Engle, Allen D. (2013): International Human Resource Management. Bath, Singapure.

-Ewards, Tony; Rees, Chris (2011): International Human Resource Management. Harlow.

Graded Exam
  • Two-Hour Written Examination
  • Homework / Assignment
  • Oral Presentation / Seminar Paper
Assessment Methods Remark

homework/2-hour written examination, seminar paper


1 Term

Module Frequency

Only Summer Term

Language of Instruction