Leeds, United Kingdom

Business and Cultural Awareness: Bridging the Gap

online course
when 19 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 900

What do we mean when we talk about culture? How can we describe cultures and what is their importance in business? This module examines the nature of culture, looks at culture at the national level and suggests there are other ways of examining culture. You'll improve your own cultural awareness and learn how to factor in the role of culture in business situations. You'll have the opportunity to consider a variety of cultural influence. You'll examine their manifestation in business behaviour and every day activity. You'll develop your understanding of culture though self-reflection. You'll explore academic approaches to culture and you'll examine the business context at a national level. You'll also explore the impact of globalisation on the need for cross-cultural skills in communication and negotiation.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (5 - 30 July 2021). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.

Course leader

Dr Gideon Azumah

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

With critical engagement for a summer school module, students should be able to;
1. demonstrate an awareness of the importance of culture to business activity;
2. understand the wider meaning of culture and to put into context cultural ‘incidents’ and their significance;
3. understand the differences between culture and how they affect individual behaviour;
4. be able to relate culture to national and other influences and understand the relevance of cultural sites.

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 900: The fee includes high quality tuition delivered by University of Leeds staff, dedicated time with your tutor each week, all learning materials and software needed for the programme, access to digital University library resources, support to help you get the most out of studying online, academic skills support services, a full social and cultural programme as well as wellbeing and support services.


Scholarships worth £300 for the full four week programme or £150 for a two week block. Scholarships are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.