International management


Contact hours
27 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors
Jean Philippe BERQUE

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

No educational contribution associated with this course for this program.


Combining real-life examples and practical experience, this course will provide the essential keys for those who want to develop their international career and understand the managerial techniques and collaborative approaches needed to work effectively. The course will be delivered in a blended learning format with face-to-face and distance learning. It will draw on real-life international experiences. Students will be placed in contextualized situations such as those they will face in their day-to-day international work, to enable them to take effective and relevant initiatives from the very first months of their international job: knowing how to manage fears, emotions, relationships, conflicts, decision-making, assertive communication, empowerment and innovation. This training program has been developed as part of an international professional development training program.

Teaching methods


- Lectures
- Tutorials
- E-learning

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Case studies/texts


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


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 4) optimize business projects with international teams and integrate different cultural perspectives
  • - (level 5) support empowement and collaborative work with international teams
  • - (level 5) determine the best courses of action
  • - (level 6) develop appropriate communication styles in meetings, presentation, projects and negotiations

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
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Session 1 - Understand the "rules and codes" of an international environment. Session 2 - Build cross-cultural networks to develop a culture of trust (key roles of a mentor). Session 3 - Adopt flexible communication to read people and situations (soft skills for international managers). Session 4 - Empower multinational teams to bring diverse people on board with your projects. Session 5 - Use collaborative tools to innovate. Session 6 - Sharpen techniques of negotiation to resolve cross-cultural conflicts and get win-win situations.

No prerequisite has been provided

Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Knowledge: Basic knowledge of international management Key concepts to master: An interest in Cross cultural Management

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer
- Reference manuals

Documents in all formats

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

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework
- Assessments
- Coaching/mentoring


- Pack Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

Major works: Jean-Philippe BERQUE - 30 years of experience in international management including years of working as an expatriate. A career marked by the diversity of skills and experience. Serving in international organizations as coordinator and chief of staff (NATO - UNO - Embassies), in companies as a global manager, and then as a trainer and consultant in the private sector (UBISOFT branch, AFETI,..). JEAN-PHILIPPE, International management “ 8 keys to success”, (to be published in September 2023). OLIVIER MEIER, Management interculturel, Dunod. NATHALIE PRIME, JC. USUNIER, International Marketing, Pearson. (Chapter on international management) ROGER FISHER & WILLIAM URY, Getting to Yes, Negotiating an agreement without giving in, RH Business books. PHILIPPE ROSINSKY, Coaching across Cultures, International Management, Nicholas Brealey.

JEREMY COMFORT & PETER FRANKLIN (2011), The Mindful International Manager, Kogan.

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Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
International management handbook. Customized case studies


List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Class no. 7 and 9
Written and oral (60 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 40 %
Details : 2 workshops in English
This evaluation is used to measure ILO1.1-PGE, ILO1.2-PGE, ILO2.1-PGE, ILO2.2-PGE, ILO2.3-PGE, ILO3.1-PGE, ILO3.2-PGE
Final evaluationOther (date, pop quiz, etc.) : Exam week
Written (120 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 60 %
Details : MCQ, questions on the course and a case study (final exam in English)
This evaluation is used to measure ILO1.1-PGE, ILO1.2-PGE, ILO2.1-PGE, ILO2.2-PGE, ILO2.3-PGE, ILO2.4-PGE, ILO3.1-PGE, ILO3.2-PGE, ILO4.1-PGE
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