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Students are able to understand and tolerate cultural differences and their impact especially on business cultures. They learn to analyze cultures and cultural differences in management styles theoretically, and learn how to live and work as global citizens in diverse working environments.
Contents: Understanding culture and business culture, differences in verbal and non-verbal communication, Hofstede’s theory on 6 cultural dimensions and Globe-theory, business etiquette, introduction to global citizenship and diversity management.
Course webinars are held at least once a month from 4 pm to 6 pm. Webinars will be held with Skype for Business and they will be recorded. The link to each Skype for Business meeting will be found under the News on the course platform. Participation in the first webinar on 18.9. at 4 pm is compulsory for everybody. Other webinars will have specific themes or they are tutorials to help your learning. Participation in group tutorials is compulsory. Themes and dates for the webinars will be determined with groups later on.
Please notice that during this course most task will be done in international teams and not individually. I will not accept such students for the course who for whatever reason want to complete the group task independently because if done so, one of the pedagogical goals of the course, learning about international teamwork online, will not be reached.