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Global Systems and intercultural Competence

Cross-Cultural Management 1

Date: 10/19/2023, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Category: Blockseminare, A, C
Location: Sanderring 2 (Neue Universität), Raum: Sparkassen-Hörsaal
Organizer: Wirtschaftswissenschaft // Fachbereich: Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Speaker: Philo Knowles Holland III

Wie typisch “deutsch” sind sie?
How much of a “typical” German are you?

What’s your Cultural Profile?
Wie sieht Ihr kulturelles Profil aus?

Entdecken Sie Ihre Gemeinsamkeiten mit über 100 Kulturen.
Find out what you have in common with 100 cultures.

Prepare yourself for the International Business front.
Seien Sie vorbereitet für internationale Beziehungen.

Culture is a fundamental feature of business life, and it is manifested most obviously in the role of multi-national companies, especially in modern nation-states. This course examines the nature and influence of culture throughout the spectrum of international business. Is a nation’s culture its blueprint for survival? Where does culture originate? How does it affect our daily lives? These are some of the questions we will examine in this course.

The course is organized in weekly classes. In order to understand the correlations between culture and international business, we will study the universal elements of culture. We begin by looking at the origins of culture. In particular, we will review the roots and routes of culture and how culture is influenced by climate and religion.

The seminar continues with cross-century worldviews, cultural spectacles, cultural black holes and cognitive processes such as language and thought. Lastly, we reflect on culture and globalization, Empires – past, present and future.

The course challenges students to think more deeply about what they have learned in the other international business subjects and further develop a better understanding of some central issues in corporate communications, brand management, corporate diversity and post merger collaboration.

Available for the first time to Universities, students will have the unique opportunity to create their own Individual Behavioral Profile. In addition, this seminar is filled with in-class exercises as well as on-campus activities such as foreign student interviews.

What students are saying…

“I personally think that the seminar was a great experience and very different compared to other university lessons. I really think that I am well prepared to what concerns intercultural situations. I also appreciate the guest speaker and that they had the time to give us important facts about his own experiences. The case trains on WueCampus were very useful in order to practice for the exam.”

“Ich fühle mich definitiv besser auf interkulturelle Situationen vorbereitet. Insbesondere durch Rollenspiele und andere Lehrmethoden, die aktive Mitarbeit & Einfühlungsvermögen verlangten, bekam ich eine Vorstellung von Ideen und Verhaltensweisen, die von meinen eigenen abweichen. Das Seminar hat mein Interesse vor allem an der Frage geweckt, wie ich das Wissen um kulturelle Unterschiede konkret anwenden kann, bspw. in Gesprächssituationen.”

Zeit und Ort:

Begin: Thursday, 19. October 2023, 14:15-15:45, Sparkassen Lecture Hall, Sanderring 2, 97070 Würzburg. This session is mandatory. During this intro, the instructor will create three classroom groups. AFTER 19. October, all CCM1 classes will be held in room 130, Sanderring 2.

We will ALL meet first in the Sparkassen Lecture Hall together on October 19th at 14:15. During this first session, we will introduce the course and explain how students be will equally divided into three groups based on various demographic criteria. Students will then be distributed into three equally diverse groups at the end of this session. If you are unable to make the 14:15 session, there is a makeup session at 16:15 in the same location. A 2nd and final makeup session will be on Friday, October 20th at 21:00 via Zoom. Students that are unable to attend either session on 19. October shall request a zoom link via mail with the lecturer. 

Weekly: The course is organized into 3 groups all held on Thursdays (Donnerstag). Wöchentlich: Die Veranstaltung findet in drei Gruppen statt.

CCM1-A 12:15-13:45 Uhr   |   CCM1-B 14:15-15:45 Uhr   |   CCM1-C 16:15-17:45 Uhr

Kurssprache: Englisch und Deutsch

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