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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
International MBA1S2English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)J.ILLINGWORTH

Pré requis


Objectifs du cours

Understand the complexity deriving from managing people in a multinational company ;
Comprehend the aim of HRM tools and the different approaches that multinational companies might adopt;

Properly and ethically use the main methodologies related to every HR operational system in an international context;

Lead personal and team analysis and develop critical thinking of the sustainable use of human resources operational systems in companies operating in international contexts.

Examine ethical issues involved in managing people in international organizations (AACSB)

Be confident in knowing international laws and penalties in relation to HR policies/employment law issues in the workplace from an international perspective.

Contenu du cours

Role of the HR function in a multinational company, and the required competencies. The HR policies. The complexity coming from an international context. Different approaches: HCN, PCN, TCN. Planning the workforce in a multinational company.
Recruitment and selection of multinational companies: advantages and disadvantages of different approaches. Diversity issues in the selection of HR. Discussion of a case study.
Issues and complexities in assessing performances across the world. Ethical issues in the use of HRM tools. Compensation systems: expatriates vs. locals. Gender discrimination in pay. The importance of pre-departure and post-departure training. Discussion of a case study.
Re-entry issues and the management of dual career couple. Gender stereotypes for expatraiates. Strategies evolution of companies going abroad.

The breadth and depth of HR Policies/employment law in the workplace and their international differences.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class10,00  
Independent study
Estimated personal workload4,00  
Group Project12,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings14,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Research
  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Case study


Varied evaluation methods to ensure sustainable learning of the key elements learnt.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Oral presentation0,50135,00
Case study12,00120,00
Final Exam
Written exam2,00135,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • International HRM by Dowling, Festing, Allen & Engle, Ed. Thomson. -

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