The main focus in this minor is on HRM issues in an international context. More exactly, this minor focuses on IHRM from an organisational perspective, having as focal point its markets, company strategy, structure and alignment of human resources.
To this purpose, some of the topics tackled in this minor, from an HRM perspective, are: introduction to IHRM; strategic management, internationalisation and IHRM; managing knowledge in multinational firms; leadership in the international context; global performance rating; rewarding in the international context and sustainability.
Because the HRM field deals with people and people are complex entities, social psychology is studied in order to help students understand the complexity of the fast-moving contemporary world that has a direct impact on companies. The social-psychological topics explored are: forming impressions of other people, how people attribute causality, how and if attitudes predict behaviour(s), how attitudes are formed, persuasive communication, obedience to authority and how people socially influence each other, group effects on individual performance, leadership and group decisions, prejudice and discrimination, attraction and close relationships, morality, affect and emotion, rumour and gossip, trust and leadership, social media-based communication, multiculturalism, aggression, prosocial behaviour, attitude-behaviours in the work-related context. Additionally, culture and how it influences our work and private relationships will be another focus in this minor. Therefore, a training in intercultural sensitivity for HRM purposes will be offered at the end of which students will receive a certificate.
The aim of the minor is to introduce and expose students to the IHRM context where they can observe the interaction of the factors that coexist in the international and domestic environment of an organisation (e.g. labour market, legislations, unions, culture, political, economic, legal system, internationalisation strategy and goals of the organisation, good practices in reaching these goals, key issues of human interaction and reaction, and HRM issues and instruments). Practice is very important, and therefore, students will also cooperate with companies where they will solve HRM-related problems. Solving such problems for real companies offers students to observe the above mentioned issues in a real company context.
Accessible for students who have finished the first two years of a bachelor programme from all institutes of NHLStenden and other (Dutch) universities of applied science (Exchange and Grand Tour). Maximum of 25 students.
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