Cross-cultural management

The course aims to help both students and professional people understand differences and commonalities within diverse cultures to become more effective in managing people across cultures.
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About this course

The course aims to help both students and professional people understand differences and commonalities  within diverse cultures to become more effective in managing  people across cultures. 

It includes five modules, each of them comprises two  topics to cover, literature to study and questions to reflect on. 

Introduction. Fish can’t see water

Module 1.  Communication Patterns. Topics: Edward Hall Model,  Lewis Model

Module 2. Listening  Patterns. Topics: National Listening Patterns, Disagreeing.

Module 3. Leadership Patterns. Topics: The Concept of Power Distance, Deciding.

Module 4.  Scheduling Patterns. Topics: Time, Space

Module 5. Motivation. Topics: Trust, Golden Rules for Interaction


Each of the Module includes literature to study and questions to discuss.
Questions are to be discussed at the FORUMS after each of the Module
The criteria to “PASS” are: obligatory participation in the FORUMS after each of the Module.

After Module 3, students take the intermediate test, which covers all the topics of the first three Modules. There are 20 questions with YES or NO options. 
The criteria to “PASS” are:  15 appropriate replies. 


Upon completion the video course,  in order to get the “PASS” on the course,  one has to write an essay, reflecting on what aspects of the course work well to her/ him and what parts of the course might be extended or/and improved.  

Thanks and wish you to succeed! 

Labor intensity of this course: 72 hours (2 credits, 5 weeks).

Weekly workload: 4-6 hours

 

The result of the course

Competences:

  • Ability to work out and fulfil   the corporate strategy  and development program for the company  in cross cultural environment
  • Ability to manage cultural diversity  in the company 
  • To know the methodology of corporate  strategy  and communications
  • To be able to implement the methodology of corporate strategy and communications into the company  real cases
  • To be skilled at organisational design in the cross cultural environment 

Who is this course for

For students studying international relations, cultural studies etc.

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