Strategic Human Resource Management

Strategic Human Resource Management

Unit code: BMO5572

Credit points: 12

This unit critically examines the extent to which human resource management is strategic to organizational success in a global context. Alternative models of business strategy and the integration of human resource management are considered. The changing external environment of globalization and competition and the resultant restructuring of industries, labour markets and organizations is analysed so that the factors influencing managerial choice and employee choice in relation to the different strategies can be assessed. There will be a focus on strategic international human resource management and the issues facing organisations that operate in the international environment.

Learning outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and critically appraise the key differences between domestic and international human resource management.
  2. Hypothesise the strategic advantages attainable from effective international human resource management.
  3. Evaluate and exemplify contextual factors that influence international human resource management practice.
  4. Critically reflect on the important change in the professional role of the Human Resource Manager brought about by globalisation.




The assessment for this unit has been designed specifically for our online students and will occur at various times across the seven-week study period.

Assessment activities may include essays, reports, case study analysis, tests and quizzes, reflective writing and/or business plans.



This unit is studied as part of the online Master of Business Administration.


Related course/s


This unit is studied as part of the online Master of Business Administration.