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Human Resources Management, Leadership and Culture in an International Context

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 611 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €800.00 per programme


This Summer Course is a two week 4 ECT program focusing on adding a global dimension to the participants’ knowledge acquired in their 3rd year bachelor curriculum.
This Summer Course opts to go beyond mere textbook knowledge. The focus lies more on recent insights, in-depth understanding and practical application.

Topics in Week 1. Leadership and Culture in International Context:
• Leadership in international context
• Cultures as context
• Cross-cultural management
• Impact of culture; individual and corporate level
• The international manager/leader
• Tools for assessing corporate culture
• Corporate culture and change

Topics in Week 2. HRM in International Context
• Strategic HRM in international context
• Technical HRM aspects in international context (international recruitment/selection/talent management, etc.)
• Training and development in international context
HRM and Innovation (e.g. robotization, 3rd wave of virtual work, etc.)
• Work and Sustainability in international context.

Depending on the number of participants, the sequence can vary.

The main goals of this course are:
1. To define a thorough understanding of the growing need for leadership and management of cultural diversity in the global business context.
2. To provide conceptual and practical frameworks for successfully managing people and teams in a global, cross-cultural context.
3. To identify new developments in the field of HRM, in relation to the increasing international and cross-cultural workforce.
4. To develop the necessary insights and skills for international managers and professionals to operate successfully in an highly competitive, international context.

Instruction language

None other than a 3rd year bachelor

Recommended literature
• Leadership and Change Management, A Cross-Cultural Perspective, D. Halkias, J.Santora, P.Thurman, N.Harkiolakis (2017); Routledge; ISBN-10: 1472471660.
• Human Resource Management, 10th edition, Torrington & Hall (2017); Pearson; ISBN-978: 1292129099.

Furthermore a variety of articles regarding the content of the course as well as websites such as, Singularity Hub,,

Teaching methods
Lectures, Presentations, Assignments, Skills, Work in subgroups.

Assessment methods
Attendance, Participation, Observation, Assignment, Presentation
Peer review.

Human Resources Management, Leadership, Culture in an International Context, Talent Management, Recruitment and Selection, Disruptive Technologies.

Apply now! Block 3.2 2018/19
Application deadline
Jun 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Amsterdam time
Studies commence
Jul 15, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States