This course emphasizes experiential, interactive and student-centered pedagogy. This means that students will actively engage with theory and reflect on their experiences of culturing both in class and beyond. This combination of content and activity involves a blend of teaching and learning methods, ranging from lectures, to group-work, and reflective interaction and writing.
The learning materials feature primarily published peer-reviewed articles.
As the business world becomes more international and multicultural, the content of this course provides a foundation for thinking, understand, and choosing culturally appropriate behaviors when interacting with diverse persons. In addition, during this course, international experts in the field may be invited to present. Specifically the course content, and the possible student engagement with the experts could, open opportunity and knowledge for and internship and employment prospects.
The assessment in this course are based on written tasks and a group project to be decided during the course.
Both course content and student engagement can provide experience and insights into the international business context and challenges regarding cultural difference, challenges in diversity, and teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving.
28.08.2023 - 19.12.2023
Students typically meet once per week in a 2.5-hour block, typically in the classroom. One credit corresponds to an average of 27 hours of work, thus five credits represents approximately 135 hours. Thus suggests that the bulk of the students' work will be completed outside class time.
01.08.2023 - 24.08.2023
By design, students are not provided with a syllabus for the course; the course proceeds with information only a week or two in advance. Among other skills, this perspective provides students an opportunity to practice tolerance for ambiguity, an essential intercultural skill in which people must operate in environments and contexts where not everything is apparent and proceeds as planned.
0 - 30
In this course, individual tasks typically are graded based on a proportion of a total of 100 points for the course. Each assignment (as well as portion of the points awarded for engaged participation and attendance) is allotted specific points (accompanying the assignment description in Moodle). At the end of the course, the points accumulated by each student will be translated into the university's scale of 0-5. In this point system, students must earn 45 points to pass the course with a 1; students earning 85 points or more will be awarded a 5.
Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
School of Business