Managing Cultural Differences

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBM190A05
Vaknaam Managing Cultural Differences
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a (en semester II a)
ECTS 5

Uitgebreide vaknaam Managing Cultural Differences
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Exhibit an appreciation of their own and other cultures, and be able to critically reflect on cultural values, practices and belief systems
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the value dimensions on which cultures differ - based on theoretical frameworks and research
3. Recognize and demonstrate an understanding of the impact of cultural diversity on a range of business behaviors and outcomes, including communication, leadership, and ethics
4. Engage in critical thinking, analytical and reasoning skills through the analysis of international business case studies, team experiential exercises and journal articles
5. Display improved levels of cultural intelligence gained through experiential learning, and self-reflection.
Omschrijving In the course of your career, you will be required to work in and/ or manage culturally diverse teams. This course is set up to provide theoretical frameworks to understand cultural differences, and apply the concepts learned to manage cultural differences in a real world virtual, multinational team. It seeks to provide an in-depth, theoretical, understanding of three core issues:
a) what culture is,
b) divergence and convergence in cultural values and practices around the world, and
c) the influence of cultural values and practices on business behaviours and outcomes such as communication, leadership, global strategy and ethics.
Moreover, based on principles of adult learning and to cater to the demands of the real world, you will be required to apply concepts by participating in a unique experiential exercise: the X-culture project. This exercise requires you to work with students from overseas universities over several weeks to solve a real world strategic issue faced by a company and give them advice. By combining theory and application, the course aims to help you to learn about and improve your cross-cultural competencies.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -groepspresentatie,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
(Group assignment(s), Group presentations, Written exam)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. E. Mendiratta
Docent(en) dr. E. Mendiratta ,dr. C. Schlägel
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Journal articles, t.b.a on the Nestor site
Entreevoorwaarden Admittance to the MSc IB&M
Opmerkingen Contact through the GEM secretariat, +31 (0)50 363 3458, gem.feb@rug.nl, 5411.0538.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
DD MSc IB&M – NUBS, Newcastle (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma (start Newcastle)) 1 semester II a verplicht
DD MSc IB&M – NUBS, Newcastle (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma (start Groningen)) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (basisprogramma MSc IB&M) 1 semester I a verplicht
Wordt meerdere malen per jaar aangeboden 1 semester II a keuze