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Global Intercultural Management

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €998 per programme


Global Intercultural Management explores different aspects of intercultural management, including teams, leadership, Human Resource Management, values, culture and negotiations. The units are designed to develop students’ abilities to compare and analyse the reasons for fundamental differences, in intercultural management and governance practices that exist among key organisations and societies around the world. Studies will focus on comparative analysis of combinations of cultures (societies and public and private governance) across Nations, corporations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Inter-Governmental Organisations (IGOs). These fundamental understandings are essential to successfully shaping policies and decisions for executives and managers in a much globalised world. Students will be challenged to explore and explain intercultural issues that influence and impact global management. They will have the opportunity to develop a deeper knowledge about how culture shapes management practices in international organisations.

Academic inquiry will be explored through the examination of the following study units:
Unit 1: Introduction: The Global Challenge
Unit 2: Culture and Intercultural Management
Unit 3: Organizational Culture – Global Interaction
Unit 4: Values and Culture: Impact and Influence
Unit 5: Intercultural Communication and Cultural Competence
Unit 6: Leadership Foundation & Styles – Effective Multicultural Teams
Unit 7: International Management – HR Strategies
Unit 8: Conclusion: Role of the Global Manager

The number of credits earned after successfully concluding this course is the equivalent of 6 ECTS according to Maastricht University MSS guidelines. For further information see the MSS terms and conditions.

Course objectives
Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Identify and examine challenges in global management
2. Analyse various cultural models and apply concepts to case studies
3. Develop effective skills to maximize success on an international assignment
4. Contribute to global management issues as studied and discussed in class
5. Connect intercultural global management strategies to personal leadership style
6. Deal constructively on a professional level with cultural diversity
7. Develop competence in working in multicultural teams to ensure inclusivity
8. Apply recent EU study tour experiences to Global Management theory
9. Examine the importance of Culture in Bargaining in International Business
10. Realize the impact of Language and Culture in a cross national environment.

Students should have a basic knowledge of Intercultural Communication. Students with an interest in the fundamentals of global management in cross cultural settings and in the positive impact of multicultural teams in international business can enrol in this course. A minimum of 7 students is required for the class to take place.

Recommended reading
Students receive their books on loan from CES.
• A Global View on Intercultural Management: Challenges in a Globalized World By Jürgen Rothlauf Series De Gruyter Studium
• Essentials of Negotiation: Roy Lewicki, Kevin Tasa, Bruce Barry& David Saunders 2014 Edition: 2

In addition to these books, we will use additional materials, such as articles, case studies, and internet sources. These materials will focus on Global Intercultural Management and provide a context for applying the strategies leading to success for Global Managers.

Apply now! Summer Term 2021/22
Application deadline
1 Jun 2022 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
Jul 18, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Summer Term 2021/22
Application deadline
1 Jun 2022 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
Jul 18, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States