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HRM 585 International Human Resource Management

This course covers the current issues, policies and practices of international human resource management within a typical U.S. multinational corporation. It addresses staffing, compensation, benefits, training and development, and labor and employee relations as they relate to Foreign Service employees and local national employees in subsidiary operations. Each student completes a special project related to human resource practices in another country. This course is recommended for general management and business administration students in addition to human resource management professionals.


Special information

Recommended: MGMT 310 Principles of Management or MGMT 320 Organizational Behavior.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Knows, understands and can effectively communicate current principles and practices of international human resource management as they pertain to the differing employee populations of a U.S. multinational organization.
  • Can effectively identify sources/resources and research HRM policies and practices in another country.
  • Knows, understands and can effectively communicate basic HRM policies and practices (staffing, compensation, training and development and labor relations) in one country other than the United States.
  • Knows, understands and can effectively communicate a variety of philosophies and compensation practices for U.S. expatriate assignments.
  • Knows, understands and can effectively communicate the elements of an effective U.S. expatriate assignment using current best practices for the assignment and the balance sheet approach to compensation.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 8: Global Perspective

  • Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.
  • Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.
  • Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.