Teaching plan for the course unit

 

 

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General information

 

Course unit name: International Human Resource Management

Course unit code: 573219

Academic year: 2019-2020

Coordinator: Patricia Elgoibar Esteban

Department: Department of Business

Credits: 5

Single program: S

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 125

 

Face-to-face and/or online activities

45

 

-  Lecture

Face-to-face

 

18

 

-  Lecture with practical component

Face-to-face

 

24

 

-  Group tutorial

Face-to-face

 

3

Supervised project

40

Independent learning

40

 

 

Competences to be gained during study

 

General competences

CG1. Creative and entrepreneurial skills (capacity to conceive, design and manage projects, and to research and integrate new knowledge and approaches).

CG2. Capacity to propose a business project based on an original idea and to assess its feasibility.


Basic competences

CB6. Knowledge forming the basis of original thinking in the development or application of ideas, typically in a research context.

CB7. Capacity to apply the acquired knowledge to problem-solving in new or relatively unknown environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.

CB8. Capacity to integrate knowledge and tackle the complexity of formulating judgments based on incomplete or limited information, taking due consideration of the social and ethical responsibilities involved in applying knowledge and making judgments.

CB9. Capacity to communicate conclusions, judgments and the grounds on which they have been reached to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner.

CB10. Skills to enable lifelong self-directed and independent learning.


Specific competences

CE1. Capacity to apply the main concepts and management tools to resolve advanced problems and business situations related to the strategic, financial, commercial, operational and logistics management of international companies.

CE2. Capacity to adopt a strategic, integrated approach to business problems and ability to address them effectively at an international level.

CE8. Capacity to manage people and teams in international organizations, in order to increase motivation and establish a multicultural working environment.

CE9. Capacity to examine the options, potential and opportunities presented by different regions in the global economy and to identify the specific features of the various markets and societies involved, with a view to improving effectiveness and complying with demands on professional responsibility.

CE10. Capacity to acquire an advanced level of competence in the writing of scientific documents, specialized reports and research papers in which value judgements are formulated, complying with standard criteria for publication or for presentation to potential stakeholders or other interested parties at the global level.

 

 

 

 

Learning objectives

 

Referring to knowledge

At the end of the subject, students should be able to:

— Understand decision making, leadership, intercultural communication boundaries, international team management and negotiation in a multinational company.
— Get to know specific business practices, cultures, customs and sociopolitical context of several regions of the world.
— Develop relevant behavioural skills for the interaction of different cultures in the context of business and international business.

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

1. Introduction to IHRM

2. Cross-cultural management

3. Leadership

4. Managing expats

5. Group dynamics

6. Diversity and inclusion

7. Ethics in organisations

 

 

Teaching methods and general organization

 

The subject methodology combines lectures to introduce theoretical concepts with more practical sessions based on: group work, written assignments, problem-solving, practical exercises and case studies.

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 

Continuous assessment

Students who follow this assessment procedure must attend classes regularly.

Assignments: different assignments are submitted during the semester. The characteristics are detailed at the beginning of the course. This part is worth 60% of the final grade.

Written test: the characteristics are detailed at the beginning of the course. This part is worth 40% of the final grade.

Repeat assessment

Written test: the characteristics are detailed at the beginning of the course. This part is worth 100% of the final grade. The date is established by the Academic Committee.

 

Examination-based assessment

Students who follow single assessment do not need to attend classes regularly.

Written test: the characteristics are detailed at the beginning of the course. This part is worth 100% of the final grade. The date is established by the Academic Committee.

Repeat assessment

Written test: the characteristics are detailed at the beginning of the course. This part is worth 100% of the final grade. The date is established by the Academic Committee.