Intercultural Management - gr.1


Intercultural Management
Human resources
Contact hours
27 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

No educational contribution associated with this course for this program.


This course is designed to raising awareness of cultural differences and to enhance intercultural sensitivity. The main goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and concepts necessary for solving practical problems when managing people from different nationalities, by describing, analysing and discussing real examples that illustrate such concepts.

Teaching methods


- Lectures

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Projects
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates
- Games (educational, role play, simulation)
- Personal accounts


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) Recognize international teams – beyond cultural differences
  • - (level 2) Explain working in international teams
  • - (level 3) Demonstrate leading international teams: a new discipline?
  • - (level 4) Analyze team effectiveness in multinational organizations
  • - (level 5) Develop designing and forming global teams
  • - (level 6) Evaluate challenges of international management teams

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
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SESSION 1 - Globalization and Culture - Introduction to Intercultural Communication SESSION 2 - Negotiating Across Cultures - Conflict Across Cultures SESSION 3 - Cultural Complexity - Psychology of Culture SESSION 4 - Cultural Intelligence - Intercultural Competence SESSION 5 - Management of Multicultural Teams - Organizational Culture SESSION 6 - Understanding Diversity - Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace SESSION 7 - Ethics and Culture - Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility

No prerequisite has been provided

Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Students must have basic knowledge on management and international business.
Culture and its Characteristics, Cultural Understanding and Sensitivity, Global Communication, Variables in the Communication Process, Conflict Resolution and Negotiations, Changing Organizational Culture, Defining Cultural Diversity, Ethical Behavior in the Global Workplace.

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

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Documents in all formats

- Photocopies
- Newspaper articles
- Case studies/texts
- Worksheets

Moodle platform

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Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

Adler, N. J. (2002). Multicultural Teams. International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior. South Western-Thomson Learning. Canada, pp. 133-163. Moran R. T., Abramson, N. R. and Moran S. V. (2014). Managing Cultural Differences. Routledge; 9 edition. Thomas, D. C. (2008). Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts. SAGE Publications, Inc; 2nd edition. Vallejo García J. L. (2015). Intercultural Competence: A Conducive Factor of Managers' Readiness for Organizational Change. Verlag Dr. Kovac.

Distefano, J. J. and Maznevsky, M. (2000). Creating value with diverse teams in global management. Organizational Dynamics. Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 45-63. Phillips, N. (1993). Creating teams / managing teams / dealing with disruption. Managing International Teams. Financial Times. Pitman Publishing. London. Uber Grosse, C. (2002). Managing communication within virtual intercultural teams. Business Communication Quarterly. Vol. 65, No. 4 (December). pp. 22-38.

EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
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List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : To be determined
Oral (20 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 20 %
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : 06/12/2022
Oral (20 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 30 %
Final evaluationOther (date, pop quiz, etc.) : 13/12/2022
Written / Individual / English / Weight : 50 %
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