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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 intercultural teambuilding, effective cross cultural leadership, human resource management, as well as diversity and inclusion practices. The units are designed to develop student’s abilities to compare and analyze the reasons for fundamental differences, in intercultural management and governance practices that exist amongst key organizations 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 Organizations (NGOs) and Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs). These fundamental understandings are essential to successfully shaping policies and decisions for international leaders in a globalized world. Students will be challenged to explore and explain intercultural issues that influence and impact global management. Students will have the opportunity to develop a deeper knowledge about how culture shapes management practices in international organizations. Academic inquiry will be explored through the examination of the following units.

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 on Diversity and Inclusion
Unit 5: Intercultural Competence in International Business
Unit 6: Intercultural Leadership and Team Building
Unit 7: International Management – Human Resource Strategies
Unit 8: Conclusion: Role of the Global Manager

Course Duration and Dates This is a three week course running from the 20th of July until the 6th of August, 2020

The number of credits earned after successfully concluding this course is the equivalent of 6 ECTS according to Maastricht University’s 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 in teambuilding
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 while working in an international setting to ensure inclusivity
8. Apply Field Study experience to Intercultural Global Management concepts
9. Examine Diversity and Inclusion Practices
10. Acknowledge the impact of Language and Culture in International Business


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.

Minimum of 7 students are 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

In addition to the course book, 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.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States