At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
The course is designed to develop cross-culturally competent and responsible leaders. The central aim of this course is to develop the student capacity to understand and analyse management situations that (European) international organisations face with regard to cross-cultural management and leadership. The course will focus on the impact of culture on individuals, teams and organisations; it will explore options how to deal with cultural issues in a responsible way and still be efficiently and effective in the business context and it will help the students to develop themselves in the context of their own cultural backgrounds.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
It is no longer sufficient, that managers are able to communicate effectively and work with people from one culture and that they understand and learn how to adapt to this particular culture. Instead, managers must interact simultaneously and effectively with people in multiple cultures or with a poly-cultural background.
This course is based on research and insights from diverse disciplines, including cross-cultural psychology, social psychology, cultural anthropology, organizational behavior, international human resource management, business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Different teaching methods will be used such as lecture input, case analysis, role playing, videos, guided readings, group discussions and guest speakers. Interacting and communicating with people from diverse cultures is one of the key objectives of this course, hence, students are required to prepare the courses and to contribute as actively as they can within the course setting. We expect you to prepare the required readings and cases (see course schedule) before class in order to be able to contribute in a competent way to the discussions and exercises.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The assessment of your performance in this course is composed of the following elements:
- 60% Group work and oral presentations (continuous evaluation)
- 40% Individual reflection paper and course participation (continuous evaluation)
- 60% The grade obtained for the group work and the oral presentations remains.
- 40% The individual reflection paper and course participation is replaced by an oral exam.
course material and slides are uploaded on Moodle
required and further readings are uploaded on Moodle