International Business Studies FT
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Cross-cultural Management

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will:
become familiar with and understand the most important concepts in intercultural management;
be able to work in intercultural teams.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

This course will foster students’ cultural sensitivity and prepare them for international and multicultural work environments. Based on the concept of culture-specific characteristics as described by Hofstede, Trompenaars, Thomas, etc., students will learn to apply management tools sensibly and in a manner adapted to the characteristics of the culture in question.

recommended or required reading

Mead, R.: International Management: Cross-Cultural Dimensions. 3rd ed., Oxford, 2004.
Thomas, D.C.: Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, 2008.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Karin Schreiner, MA

year of study

1st year

recommended optional program components

not specified

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable