Oslo, Norway

Intercultural Management - A Scandinavian Perspective

when 25 June 2018 - 20 July 2018
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 12 EC
fee EUR 1270

4 Key Learning Modules:
Week 1: Focus on intercultural management
Week 2: Institutional factors, leadership and marketing in focus within a Scandinavian perspective
Week 3: Digital Relationships with Data Analytics: Scandinavian Trends
Week 4: Cross cultural negotiation skills within a Scandinavian perspective in focus

In today's global world an understanding of what happens when people from different cultures meet and work together is quite essential for managers and leaders. The course is aimed at students who want to better understand the cultural differences in today’s globalised world, with its’ increased cross-border alliances, ventures and global relocations.

The course focuses on comparing Scandinavian and Norwegian cultures with other cultures in the international business arena. This context will provide the backdrop for understanding and applying research on culture, communication and management.

Students will examine how the globalisation of the economy affects leadership and marketing, as well as how we communicate in a multi-national management perspective and negotiate in a cross-cultural context within a Scandinavian focus.

The course consists of classroom lectures by highly qualified BI faculty members, case studies, group work and will give insights to Norwegian industries through guest lectures and company visits. The course will require active participation from the student and successful participants will be rewarded with 12 ECTS and a transcript from Triple Crown university, BI Norwegian Business School.

Course leader

Gillian Warner-Søderholm
Lectures on Intercultural Management from Scandinavian and Norwegian perspectives by highly qualified BI faculty members

Target group

The course is open to students that have completed minimum 1 year of university education.
This course strives to train BSc students on intercultural management and help them apply this knowledge to both business and research.

Course aim

BI International Summer Programme is a four week summer programme combining classroom teaching, group work, company visits, guest lectures and numerous cultural activities in the capital of Norway, Oslo

Fee info

EUR 1270: Tuition fee - students from partner universities who are nominated as an exchange summer programme student by their home university, will receive a full tuition fee waiver. Please get in touch with the International Office at your home university if you are unsure if you can be nominated.
EUR 265: Social Activities fee


Tuition fee waivers for students from BI's partner universities who are nominated as an exchange summer programme student by their home university. Students from partner universities who are NOT nominated, will still receive a 30% tuition fee waiver.