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Study trip

level of course unit

Master course

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students understand the main cultural currents as well as the subject relevant discourse and economic organization in the respective foreign country.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

The study trip affords extra-occupational students the opportunity to acquire intercul-tural skills. Course leadership instructs students to learn about potential study trip destinations, research relevant data and facts about the target country and organize the program: The students spend a week in an international environment as they visit companies and attend lectures at partner universities as well as lectures and events relating to social skills. This ensures that students acquire an understanding of the main cultural currents of the respective country.
Discussions with specialists and executives, visits to foreign trade delegations as well as economic and social associations complement the international character-building experiences gained on the study trip.

recommended or required reading

- Beise, M. (2013) Lead Markets. Country-Specific Success Factors of the Global Diffusion of Innovations. Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg (ISBN: 978-3790814309).
- Thomas, D. C. (2014) Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts. 4. Auflage, SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks (ISBN: 978-14112939560).
- Thomas, A.; Kinast, E.; Schroll-Machl, S. (2003) Handbuch Interkulturelle Kommunikation und Kooperation: Grundlagen und Praxistransfer (Band 1). 2. Auflage, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen (ISBN: 978-3525461723).
- Thomas, A.; Kinast, E.; Schroll-Machl, S. (2003) Handbuch Interkulturelle Kommunikation und Kooperation: Länder, Kulturen und interkulturelle Berufstätigkeit (Band 2). 2. Auflage, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen (ISBN: 978-3525461662).
- Jones, E. (2006) Cultures Merging: A Historical and Economic Critique of Culture. 1. Auflage, Princeton University Press, New Jersey (ISBN: 978-0691171043).
- Dumetz, J; Trompenaars, F.; Dumetz, J.; Saginova, O.; Covey, S.; Hampden-Turner, S.; Woolliams, P.; Schmitz, J.; Foster, D.; Belbin, M; Schein, E. (2012) Cross-cultural management textbook: Lessons from the world leading experts in cross-cultural management. 1. Auflage, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Delaware (ISBN: 978-1479159680).

assessment methods and criteria

Final report

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number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

-Lecture with discussion
-Group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Kohlegger Michael

year of study


recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

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