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International Business Administration

Intercultural Management Training

Exam number: 6642

Semester: From 1st semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester

Prerequisites: Spots are limited to 20 students. To get enrolled, it is necessary to apply for participation after the introductory session via email to, including your transcript of records and a motivation letter. For further information, please visit the introductory session.

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch

Name of the professor: Dr. Matthias Wenzel, Lorenzo Skade

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Course time 30 h.; Self study: 150 h.

Contact hours (per week in semester): 2

Methods and duration of examination:
Poster (25 %) and presentation (25 %); case-study analysis (50 %)

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Ability to analyze paradigmatic challenges of intercultural management. Experience and recognition of complex intercultural encounters. Provision of potential solutions. Investigation and presentation of a keyword relevant to intercultural management. 

Contents of the module:
The aim of the seminar is to raise awareness of potential intercultural challenges, discuss potential solutions, and implement them in teams. In a highly interactive format, students will experience critical intercultural situations through simulations, case studies, and group exercises. Thus, the seminar focuses on both the theoretical reflection on and practical experience of intercultural issues. 

Teaching and learning methods:
Seminar: Practical simulations, role plays, and case-study work

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Relevant journal articles, which will be made available on Moodle.

Further information:
Registration in the first session. Personal presence in the first session is required.