1. Participation (10%)
Attendance is a minimum requirement for obtaining a PASS mark for the course. Students are expected to attend all classes (lectures and tutorials). Missing more than 20% of lectures or 20% of tutorials may cause the course failure. Lack of professionalism indicated by late coming, early leaving, and disrespecting others will be considered as absence.
In addition to attending all classes, students are expected to actively participate in class discussions. Throughout the semester, students are expected to read all cases before they come to tutorials. It will help students to be prepared for the class discussions. Examples of participation grades are as follows:
5-6 = occasionally participated in class discussion
6-8 = frequently participated in and made somewhat meaningful contributions to the class discussion.
8-10 = frequently participated in and made significantly meaningful contributions to class discussion.
Students who find it difficult to participate in class discussion (due to language problem for instance) are strongly encouraged to discuss the situations with the instructor.
* Digital Etiquette Policy: Laptop/mobile devices are only allowed for class related learning activities (such as note taking). Off-task use of digital devices (such as SNS, games) is prohibited. Repeated violations of Digital Etiquette Policy will seriously affect the class-participation mark.
2. Quiz (3 x 5%=15%)
There will be three in-class quizzes throughout the semester (during the lectures).
The 15 minutes quizzes will have multiple choice questions and short answer questions.
3. Individual Case Analysis Report (15%)
This individual, mid-semester writing assignment intends to enhance students’ critical thinking skills by providing opportunities to evaluate and find strategic solutions to IHRM issues in a real organisation.
- Case to be analysed: L’Oreal (materials will be provided).
- Length: 1000 words
- Due: 22nd March.
4. Group case project (presentation 15% + peer evaluation 5% = 20%)
During the semester, students are required to participate in one group project. The purpose of this assignment is to develop students’ 1) understanding of real world issues with regard to people management in global contexts 2) collaboration skills in a small group setting, and 3) business presentation skills. The performance of the group project will be evaluated by a) quality of class presentation at a tutorial session (15%) and b) individual’s contributions to the group work assessed by other group members (5%).
By Week 3, all students will be assigned to a small group and a week for case presentation. Class presentation will be held in tutorial sessions. A presentation outline (and/or PPT slides) must be emailed to the instructor by the day before the class presentation. The 15 minutes (25 minutes max) presentation should include 1) the summary of the case, 2) solutions/answers to the given case questions, and 3) points to further discussion. Audience evaluations will be made in tutorial sessions based on 1) the quality of content and 2) the effectiveness of delivery. Details of evaluation method will be discussed in lectures/tutorials.
5. Final Examination (40%)
This is to provide an opportunity for students to review what they’ve learned throughout the semester and apply it to real world problems. The details of the final exam will be discussed later in the semester, in lectures/tutorials.
6. Individual Research (optional)
The purpose of this optional assignment is to allow enthusiastic students to go beyond the pre-determined scope of the subject. A limited number of students will have opportunities to conduct their own research on international HRM. Approved students can substitute final examination with the outcome of this research.
Any topics will do as long as they are in the area of comparative HRM and HRM of multinational firms. Creativity will be highly encouraged. Interested students should contact Dr Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) as early as possible.