Nantes, France

Cross-cultural Management & Human Development

when 15 January 2024 - 19 January 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 500

Globalization brings with it the need to know how to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds. This course will help students do just that. Culture has been defined as “the collective programming of the mind.” In some ways, understanding our own culture is like asking if a fish knows that it lives in water. This course uses specific tools to identify and compare significant components of culture related to doing business internationally. In the process of comparing cultures across these key dimensions, students will also have the opportunity to learn about how cultural norms in their home countries can affect doing business in a global economy.

Topics will include:
• Definition and measurement of culture;
• Cultural Intelligence;
• Cultural differences in human cognition;
• Stereotypes, prejudice, and ethnocentrism;
• Managing human resources across cultures;
• Communication across cultures;
• Leadership across cultures;
• Negotiation across cultures;
• Global corporate social responsibility;
• Cross-cultural business ethics.

Course leader

Héloïse TESSIER – International Lecturer (Human Resources Management, Cross-cultural management) and former Business Owner in Luxury Hospitality Recruitment in the USA.

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Target group

Upper undergraduate students and graduate students

Course aim

Upon completion of this module, students will have:

• Increased their self-efficacy in working in diverse environments;
• Learned to identify cultural differences specifically related to global business;
• Improved cross-cultural communication skills;
• Gained understanding of the relevance of culture in leadership and negotiation.

Learning methods: Active engagement of the course material with other students; Consideration of case studies and role plays; Individual and group exercises

Credits info

4 EC
4 ECTS credits

Fee info

EUR 500: 500 euros tuition fee for free movers / no tuition fee for students nominated by partner universities
EUR 100: 100 euros administrative fee