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THEORIES OF INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

• What is Culture?
• Culture and Behaviour
  • What is Culture?
  • Culture and Behaviour
  • Exploring Culture
  • Activity and Time
  • Individualism and Power
  • Planning and Working
  • Organisational Culture
  • Universalism vs. Particularism
  • Emotions and Privacy
  • Communication Styles
  • Dealing with Stereotypes
  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness
  • International Teams
  • Culture and Sustainability

 

CASE STUDIES IN INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Introduction to working with case studies
  • Case studies from the textbook
  • Current topics and issues
  • Student presentations

BUSINESS ENGLISH
2 ECTS

The focus of the module is on introducing language for both business and academic study purposes. The aim of the courses are to build competencies in a second foreign language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese) either in continuation of their prior knowledge or at a beginners’ level. Next to the second foreign language the moduls 19 and 20 (first and second semester) contain a Business English course. The aim of this course is to solidify the students’ existing language competencies, as independent users of English, and to enable them to apply this to their studies, focusing on educational and business domains. Since English is the medium of instruction in their respective study programmes, students are expected to reach a proficient user level in English within the first year.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
2 ECTS

The focus of the module is on introducing language for both business and academic study purposes. The aim of the courses are to build competencies in a second foreign language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese) either in continuation of their prior knowledge or at a beginners’ level. Next to the second foreign language the moduls 19 and 20 (first and second semester) contain a Business English course. The aim of this course is to solidify the students’ existing language competencies, as independent users of English, and to enable them to apply this to their studies, focusing on educational and business domains. Since English is the medium of instruction in their respective study programmes, students are expected to reach a proficient user level in English within the first year.

PERSONAL SKILLS
2 ECTS

Soft skills courses help students to develop interpersonal skills. These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them or that are seen as a prerequisite for employee selection in particular work sectors. Courses are offered in the fields of

  • Scientific Working and Study Skills
  • Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Business and Society

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
3 ECTS

  • Introduction
  • European Economic Integration
  • Macroeconomic crises and coordination
  • Systems of economic market regulation and social security
  • Structural changes and spatial adjustments
  • The emergence and development of EU firms and sectors in global trade and
  • capital markets

EU LAWS AND POLITCS
3 ECTS

Distribution of competencies in the EU

Most important issue areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Money and currency
  • Competition
  • Single market
  • Social policy
  • Environment
  • Trade issues
  • Enlargement
  • Impact on business
  • Problems of effectiveness and assessment of criteria

BUSINESS ENGLISH
2 ECTS

The focus of the module is on introducing language for both business and academic study purposes. The aim of the courses are to build competencies in a second foreign language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese) either in continuation of their prior knowledge or at a beginners’ level. Next to the second foreign language the moduls 19 and 20 (first and second semester) contain a Business English course. The aim of this course is to solidify the students’ existing language competencies, as independent users of English, and to enable them to apply this to their studies, focusing on educational and business domains. Since English is the medium of instruction in their respective study programmes, students are expected to reach a proficient user level in English within the first year.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
2 ECTS

The focus of the module is on introducing language for both business and academic study purposes. The aim of the courses are to build competencies in a second foreign language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese) either in continuation of their prior knowledge or at a beginners’ level. Next to the second foreign language the moduls 19 and 20 (first and second semester) contain a Business English course. The aim of this course is to solidify the students’ existing language competencies, as independent users of English, and to enable them to apply this to their studies, focusing on educational and business domains. Since English is the medium of instruction in their respective study programmes, students are expected to reach a proficient user level in English within the first year.

PERSONAL SKILLS
2 ECTS

Soft skills courses help students to develop interpersonal skills. These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them or that are seen as a prerequisite for employee selection in particular work sectors. Courses are offered in the fields of

  • Scientific Working and Study Skills
  • Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Business and Society

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN EAST ASIA
3 ECTS

  • Post-war recovery and industrial policy in Japan
  • High growth and its institutional background in Japan
  • Bubble economy and recession in Japan
  • Deregulation and international trade in Japan
  • Recovery, restructuring and reform in Japan
  • The Japanese labour market
  • The Socialist legacy in China
  • Rural economy of China
  • Market transition and reform in China
  • Labour and human capital in China
  • Corporate governance in China
  • International trade and foreign investment in China
  • Economic development of South Korea
  • Economic sustainability in East Asia

DOING BUSINESS IN EAST ASIA
3 ECTS

  • Influence of culture and society on business
  • Traditions and values in East Asia I: Confucianism, Legalism, Daoism
  • Traditions and values in East Asia II: Buddhism and Shinto(ism)
  • The personal space in East Asia: Family, group and individual
  • Networking Chinese style: Guanxi and corruption
  • Negotiation Chinese style: Ethics of doing business in China
  • The political environment in China: The role of nationalism and the CCP
  • Socialisation and Education in China: The role of school, university and learning
  • Socialisation and Education in Japan: The role of school, university and learning
  • The Japanese workplace: Recruitment and office life
  • Doing business Japanese style: Japanese management styles
  • Korean Society: Family and society
  • Workplace and corporate culture in Korea
  • Business ethics in East Asia

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
4 ECTS

The focus of the module is on introducing language for both business and academic study purposes. The aim of the courses are to build competencies in a second foreign language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese) either in continuation of their prior knowledge or at a beginners’ level. Next to the second foreign language the moduls 19 and 20 (first and second semester) contain a Business English course. The aim of this course is to solidify the students’ existing language competencies, as independent users of English, and to enable them to apply this to their studies, focusing on educational and business domains. Since English is the medium of instruction in their respective study programmes, students are expected to reach a proficient user level in English within the first year.

PERSONAL SKILLS
2 ECTS

Soft skills courses help students to develop interpersonal skills. These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them or that are seen as a prerequisite for employee selection in particular work sectors. Courses are offered in the fields of

  • Scientific Working and Study Skills
  • Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Business and Society

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA
3 ECTS

  • Emerging Latin American markets
  • Formal institutions in Latin America: Economic, political, and legal systems
  • Hyperinflation and debt crises
  • Washington Consensus
  • Latin American trade agreements
  • Institutions governing competition in Latin America
  • The legacy of Latin American dictatorships
  • Latest economic developments in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina
  • Leftist Latin American regimes and associated economic developments
  • Privatisation in Latin America
  • Infrastructure and technological development in Latin American countries
  • Informal institutions in Latin America
  • Gang activity in Central America
  • The Catholic Church in Latin America

DOING BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA
ECTS

  • Latin American family businesses
  • Global Latinas
  • Organisational culture and subsidiary culture
  • Corporate social responsibility initiatives and socially inclusive business of Latin American firms
  • Latin American leadership and management styles
  • Market entry modes: Equity and non-equity investments
  • Firm resources: Competitiveness and growth
  • Competitive advantages of the global firm
  • Organisational designs for multinational companies
  • Managing people in multinational enterprises
  • Human Resource Management in the local context: Knowing when and how to adapt in the Latin American context
  • Latin American Media
  • Telecommunication infrastructure and (mobile) Internet usage in Latin America
  • Natural resources in the Latin American region.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
4 ECTS

The focus of the module is on introducing language for both business and academic study purposes. The aim of the courses are to build competencies in a second foreign language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese) either in continuation of their prior knowledge or at a beginners’ level. Next to the second foreign language the moduls 19 and 20 (first and second semester) contain a Business English course. The aim of this course is to solidify the students’ existing language competencies, as independent users of English, and to enable them to apply this to their studies, focusing on educational and business domains. Since English is the medium of instruction in their respective study programmes, students are expected to reach a proficient user level in English within the first year.

PERSONAL SKILLS
2 ECTS

Soft skills courses help students to develop interpersonal skills. These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them or that are seen as a prerequisite for employee selection in particular work sectors. Courses are offered in the fields of

  • Scientific Working and Study Skills
  • Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Business and Society

DOING BUSINESS IN INDIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
3 ECTS

  • Analytical foundations of the course
  • Introduction to the region
  • A short history of Southeast Asia and its economic development
  • A short history of India and its economic development
  • Political Systems in Southeast Asia
  • The political development of India
  • Economic diversity and the Developmental State in Southeast Asia
  • Institutional of regional and interregional cooperation (ASEAN, SAARC, APEC,
  • ASEM)
  • Trade cooperation (bilateral and multilateral FTAs, ASEAN Economic Community)
  • Financial cooperation (Chiang Mai Initiative)
  • Security cooperation (ARF, ASEAN Code of Conduct, South China Sea issue)
  • Southeast Asia and India in global governance
  • Sustainable development in India and Southeast Asia

BUSINESS SIMULATION GAME
4 ECTS

In a business simulation game participants have to manage their own virtual com-
pany which operates in the same market as other participant-operated competitors.
This involves making typical management decisions in realistic environments. Besi-
de the deepening and active examination of subject-specific knowledge the simula-
tion games also include the team environment, where interaction, communication
and prioritization are of paramount importance. Participants learn how to manage
risk and uncertainty while time is limited and information constrained. Group-reflec-
tions help to take over different perspectives and to discuss pros and cons of cont-
ent- as well as behavior-related actions.

PERSONAL SKILLS
2 ECTS

Soft skills courses help students to develop interpersonal skills. These courses aim to enable the students to develop and/or strengthen relevant skills that are of particular interest to them or that are seen as a prerequisite for employee selection in particular work sectors. Courses are offered in the fields of

  • Scientific Working and Study Skills
  • Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
  • Business and Society

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