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Coventry University

International Human Resources Management: An Introduction

Coventry University via FutureLearn


Improve your understanding of HR management in an international context

What is human resource management and how can HR policy be used to improve business effectiveness?

On this course, you’ll be introduced to the ideas and strategy behind effective human resource management.

You’ll have the opportunity to discover international HR theory and consider how HR practice differs from country to country.

You’ll have the chance to explore how HR policies are approached by different companies and how their practices differ on the global stage.

You’ll also have the opportunity to use a global company case study to explore international HR management in practice.

This course is designed for professionals who’d like to better understand the concept of human resources management and expand their HR knowledge in an international context.

This course would be a great introduction to HR for anyone who’d like to study human resources management at a higher level.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.


  • Introducing Human Resource Management
    • Welcome to the course
    • What is human resource management
    • Theories in human resource management
    • Contemporary issues in Human Resource Management
    • Summary activities
  • The Complexities of International Human Resource Management
    • International HRM strategies
    • Roles in International Human Resources
    • Summary activities

Taught by

Xue Zhou


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