International Business Studies PT
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Cross Cultural Management (E)

level of course unit

1. Study cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
• know and recognize the differences and similarities of different cultures and can name them.
• know the basics of intercultural and international management
• can reflect their own assumptions and attitudes against the background of different cultures.
• are personally able to move confidently in intercultural teams.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Concept of culture and cultural models
• Sensitization to international and multicultural working environments
- Building on culture-specific characteristics according to Hofstede, Trompenaars, Thomas, etc., the meaningful use of management tools adapted to cultural charac-teristics is developed in order to be able to work successfully in international teams and to contribute to the solution of intercultural conflicts

recommended or required reading

ofstede, Geert; Hofstede, Gert J.; Minkov, Michael: Cultures and Organizations. McGraw-Hill (latest edition)
• Mead, Richard; Andrews, Tim G.: International Management. Wiley-Blackwell (latest edition)
• Thomas, David C.; Peterson, Mark F.: Cross-Cultural Management. Sage (latest edition)
• Trompenaars, Fons; Hampden-Turner, Charles: Riding the waves of culture. Nicho-las Brealey Publishing (latest edition)

assessment methods and criteria

Term paper

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery