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Intercultural Business Communication

Code

GBE-IBC1

Version

2.2

Offered by

Global Business Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

None.

Main purpose

The purpose of this course is to enable the student to interact successfully and competently with people from different cultures in their future professional capacities.

Knowledge

After the course the student will have knowledge about:
  • the basic structures, elements and functions of culture
  • cultural value dimensions
  • verbal, non-verbal and written intercultural communication
  • the importance of culture and intercultural communication in international business
  • intercultural management, leadership, teamwork, negotiations, ethics and conflicts.
 

Skills

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
  • understand how culture affects aspects of international communication and management
  • acquire a better understanding of his/her own cultural conditioning
  • distinguish the major dimensions which define cultural differences among societies or groups
  • recognise the cultural variables in the communication process and what factors can cause noise in the process
  • successfully manage cross-cultural communications.
 

Competences

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to
  • identify, accept and adjust to cultural similarities and differences
  • adjust to culturally based differences in communication style (e.g. in negotiations and in other communication situations)
  • find, apply and evaluate literature and information in general on cultural practice in a country or region
  • apply effective communication strategies depending on situation, context and culture

 

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

A combination of tutorials, lectures, student presentations, exercises, role-plays, cases, written assignments and group discussions. Expected workload: 137,5 hours of student work.
 
CATEGORY 1
Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by the lecturer
37 hours - 27%
  • Lessons, scheduled
  • Excursions
  • Exams and tests

CATEGORY 2
Participation of students
Initiated by the lecturer
55.5 hours - 40%
  • Assignments, self-study
  • Project and group work
  • Homework and preparation for exams
  • Evaluation of the teaching

CATEGORY 3
Participation of students
Initiated by students
40 hours - 29%
  • Homework and preparation for exams
  • Self-study
  • Project work
  • Study groups
  • Literature search

CATEGORY 4
Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by students
5 hours - 4%
  • Debate meetings
  • Study guidance
 

Resources

Title of textbook will be given at the beginning of the course.

Evaluation

Permit criteria for attending examination: None.

Examination

‚ÄčOral examination.

A 24-hour examination.

Individual oral examination based upon a subject found by draw.

Allowed tools: All.

External examiner. 

Please note that re-examinations may take a different form than the ordinary exams.

Grading criteria

Examinations account for 100 % of final grade.

Additional information

Responsible

Hanne Larsen (HAL)

Valid from

8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Language and Communication

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