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Intercultural Leadership (E)

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will be able to address various intercultural approaches and evaluate them in the context of their methodological approaches. They will be able to name and analyse the different levels of discourse and to undertake independent transfers in options for action within companies, NGOs and start-ups in a global context. Furthermore they will gain competency in comparing and critically examining the various thought patterns in sociology and business studies. Additionally, they will be encouraged to develop their own case studies, which bring the specific individual aspects of intercultural leadership into focus.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The course provides an introduction to the basics of modern intercultural approaches and conveys sound basic knowledge of the theoretical positions and their applications and transferability in the practical domain of managerial behavior. The focal point is the acquisition of skills for leaders and decision-makers within a globalized market economy. Culture will be understood as a conscious, as well as an unconscious, structural framework for behavior patterns within different cultural groups. Above all students will understand and evaluate the dimensions of language, perception of time, geopolitical knowledge, awareness of diversity and identity as central components of intercultural discourse. The course will draw on viewpoints from cultural sociology, intercultural research, economic psychology and business studies.

recommended or required reading

Anheier, Helmut et. al. (2007): Conflicts and Tensions. Sage
Anheier, Helmut et. al. (2007): The Cultural Economy. Sage
Ess, Oliver (2010). Das Andere lehren. Handbuch interkultureller Handlungskompetenz. Waxmann
Lüsebrink, Hans-Jürgen (2012): Interkulturelle Kommunikation. Metzler
Moodian, Michael (2008): Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence: Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations. Sage
Terkessidis, Marc (2010): Interkultur. Suhrkamp
Wolfram, Gernot (Hrsg.) (2013): Kulturmanagement und Europäische Kulturarbeit. Transcript

assessment methods and criteria

Immanent exam character (acitve participation)

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Mark Romanelli, MBA

year of study

1. year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable