Unit description

Examines and evaluates the complexity of organisations and the management of the multi-cultural workforce to develop an international perspective of managing employee relations, cross-cultural issues and workplace diversity, and, organisational change within the national and global context.

Unit content

  1. A new paradigm: From personnel, through HRM to managing employee relations
  2. Multinational management - An introduction
  3. Culture, corporate culture and multinational management
  4. Intercultural leadership, communication and motivation
  5. Human resource management in a global context
  6. Managing a diverse, multicultural T&H workforce
  7. Expatriates and repatriates
  8. Managing employees and change during difficult times
  9. Negotiation and conflict resolution
  10. Ethical human resource practices and social responsibility

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 3

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hrs (11 weekly lectures)
Case study50%
Exam: closed book30%


Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hr (12 weekly)
Case study50%
Exam: closed book30%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hrs (10 weekly lectures)
Case study50%
Exam: closed book30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.