level of course unit
second cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students will understand the main cultural currents, the discourse relevant to the subject in question and the economic organization of the respective country and will be able to reflect upon the cultural differences.
prerequisites and co-requisites
Participating in the study trip provides the part-time students with the possibility of acquiring intercultural competence.
Under the direction of the lecturer responsible for this course, students will inform themselves about countries suitable for study trips, carry out research on relevant data and facts of the target country and plan the program.
The program for the week abroad will include company visits, participation in lectures at partner universities and also lectures and events connected with the area of competence, social skills.
In this way it should be ensured that the students will acquire understanding of the main cultural currents of the country concerned.
Discussions with qualified professionals and executive staff, visits to foreign trade delegations, trade associations and social organizations complete this personality-forming international experience.
recommended or required reading
- Dumetz, J; Trompenaars, F.; Dumetz, J.; Saginova, O.; Covey, S.; Hampden-Turner, S.; Woolliams, P.; Schmitz, J.; Foster, D.; Belbin, M; Schein, E.: „Cross-cultural management textbook: Lessons from the world leading experts in cross-cultural management”, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012
- Thomas, A. (Hrsg.) (2003): Handbuch Interkulturelle Kommunikation und Kooperation. Bd. 1: Grundlagen und Praxisfelder. Vandenhoeck&Ruprecht
- Thomas, A. (Hrsg.) (2003): Handbuch Interkulturelle Kommunikation und Kooperation. Bd. 2: Grundlagen und Praxisfelder. Vandenhoeck&Ruprecht
- Jones, E. (2006): Cultures Merging. Princeton, Princeton University Press
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
group work, individual work, presentation, duscussion
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Inf. Karsten Böhm
year of study
recommended optional program components
course unit code
type of course unit
compulsory (integrated lecture)
mode of delivery