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Lehrstuhl für BWL und Industriebetriebslehre

Exchange Students

Dear Exchange Students,

The Chair of Business Management and Industrial Management offers the following courses in English.

For more information on English language courses at the Faculty of Economics and Business Management, go here.

Contents:

This course provides the necessary background and overall understanding of culture and prepares students for the course called When Cultures Collide – leading across cultures. The series is taught based on the context of daily international business and is filled with many international business scenarios, simulations and case studies.

Course Structure

  1. Culture and its origins - the roots and routes of culture
  2. How culture is influenced by climate and religion
  3. Cultural black holes
  4. Culture and globalization
  5. Life after September 11th
  6. The categorization of cultures.

Competences:

Students have gained a deeper understanding and background of what culture is and where culture comes from. Students have learned about their culture in order to gain insight into their own individual cultural make-up.

Questions?

Please contact Philo Holland (philo.holland@uni-wuerzburg.de) for further information.

Contents:

This is the intermediate module of the Cross-Cultural Management series. Communication appears on the surface to be a relatively simple operation requiring two basic components – a speaker and a listener. This module focuses principally on the world of business and tackles head-on the issues and problems of international exchanges. The series is taught based on the context of daily international business and is filled with many international business scenarios, simulations and case studies. Course literature “When Cultures Collide – leading across cultures” and “Cross-Cultural Communication – A visual Approach”. “For a German and a Finn, the truth is the truth. In Japan and Britain it is all right if it doesn’t rock the boat. In China there is no absolute truth. In Italy it is negotiable.” The course will look at the link between values and communication and at how cultural messages unconsciously filter through into the language we use to influence others and how our words may have a different impact than intended which often times can lead to misunderstanding and a loss of trust and business.

Course Structure

  1. Brief Review of the Origins of Culture
  2. Status, Leadership & Organization
  3. Team Building & Horizons
  4. Motivating People & Trust
  5. Business Meetings
  6. Introduction to 80 cultures in 8 World Regions.

Competences:

Students have continued to deepen their understanding of culture including their own personal cultural background. Students have gained a heightened awareness of the importance of cross-cultural competence and the dangers of relying on culturally bound intuitions.

Questions?

Please contact Philo Holland (philo.holland@uni-wuerzburg.de) for further information.