MG/IB 371 - International and Intercultural Management
Working with and managing culturally diverse teams is more than ever a key competency in the increasingly global workplace. Understanding the ways other cultures conduct themselves in the public and private sphere, fosters more productive working conditions and greater intercultural understanding. This course seeks to develop students’ intercultural awareness and knowledge as it applies to management. We will examine the concept of cultural intelligence and intercultural effectiveness. We will look at various cultural attitudes to work, time, trust, meetings, negotiations, motivation techniques, and hierarchy. Students will be asked to critically contemplate the link between language and culture, and the how the “cultural glasses” that we wear influences our perspective of norms, values and beliefs. Students will be expected to actively partake in discussions, case studies, and role‐plays.