Education Abroad

HRIR 3021: Human Resources Management -- An International Perspective

Undergraduate Global Enrichment in Australia
Program is Full


Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Thursday, June 1, 2017

This course introduces human resources management as a way to achieve high levels of organizational performance and focuses on employment practices in the United States and Australia.

Using a comparative U.S.-Australian perspective, we will evaluate the strategic importance, ethical issues, and organizational impact related to the following areas: talent acquisition and talent management; organizational development; the legal environment of business; training and development; diversity; and compensation. Topics are presented and discussed within their larger organizational context, with particular attention paid to the legal environment and the rights of both employers and employees.

Program schedule

During the first half of the program, students will have company visits and cultural tours in Sydney. The second half of the program will include classroom sessions and company visits in Brisbane at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Students will also work on virtual team projects with students at QUT before the program and in-person during the time in Brisbane. The program includes free time for independent exploration on weekends and will end in Brisbane with a group farewell dinner.

Application and Admissions

To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee. The application cycle starts on September 1 and the priority deadline is October 1. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the priority deadline.


This program is open to University undergraduate students in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of application. Successful completion of ECON 1101, ECON 1102, and PSY 1001 are required to participate. The application process is competitive and space is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Location details

May 16, 2017 to June 1, 2017

Spring semester* class sessions - Tuesdays 5:45-8:45PM

*Please note that this will be a full semester course


30 University undergraduate students

Pre-departure Classes

Spring semester* class sessions - Tuesdays 5:45-8:45PM

*Please note that this is a full semester course

Academics and credits

  • 4 credits
  • IBUS 3021 fulfills the following LE requirement: Global Perspectives
  • Grading is A-F basis
  • This course fulfills the HRIR 3021 Core requirement

Academic term(s)


Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.

Cost estimate (Summary)

These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.

*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
**Non-U.S. passport holders need to check with the Embassy of Australia on the visa application procedures and costs.

Cost table

2016-2017 Tuition for 4 academic credits (included in the 13+ credit tuition plateau. Please see One Stop for more information about tuition rate)


Program Fee (including international airfare between Minnesota and Australia and from Sydney to Brisbane, hotels, program events, two group meals, transportation, and international health insurance*)


International and domestic airfare (included in Program Fee)


Hotel Accommodation (including daily breakfasts - included in Program Fee)


Passport and Photos**




Essential Daily Living Expenses (local transportation, incidentals, internet, laundry, etc.)


Meals (lunches and dinners not included in the Program Fee)




Program Manager

Lauren Dickinson


Stacy Doepner-Hove
Larry D. Bourgerie


Short-Term May/June

Degree level