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COURSE SYLLABUS

Cross-cultural management 7.5 credits

Cross-cultural management
Second cycle, M7038N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject
Business Administration
Subject group (SCB)
Business Administration
Main field of study
Business Administration

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree of at least 180 ECTS out of which 60 should be in the area of business administration or equivalent. Business Administration can be equivalent to managerial experience of at least 4 years involving financial responsibility (shall be supported by certificates). Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim
After passing the course, the student shall be able to:

1. describe and analyse concepts, theories and models in the field of cross-cultural management 
2. critically reflect on concepts, theories and models in service marketing
3. describe and critically analyse international organizational behaviour in cross-cultural markets, with a specific focus on gender equality issues 
4. analyse and explain how international organizations operating on cross-cultural markets can be organized and managed 
5. search, summarize and analyse scientific articles relevant for cross-cultural management 
6. design, conduct and with good standard of writing report a scientific study of a delimited topic within the area of cross-cultural management 
7. orally present research results


Contents
This course explores the theory and practice of international organizational behaviour and the application of the principles of  management within a cross-cultural context. Furthermore, the course deals with issues of communication across cultures, motivation, leadership, decision-making, negotiation, and gender equality. It also discusses how human resources in different regions of the world can be organized in cross-cultural teams.


Realization
Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures, seminars, individual assignments and group assignments. The course is given in English.

Examination
If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
In an oral exam, the student should demonstrate the ability to: 
1. describe and analyse concepts, theories and models in the field of cross-cultural management
 
In individual assignments, the student should demonstrate the ability to:
2. critically reflect on concepts, theories and models in service marketing

In group assignments and seminars, the student should demonstrate the ability to:
3. describe and critically analyse international organizational behaviour in cross-cultural markets, with a specific focus on gender equality issues 
4. analyse and explain how international organizations operating on cross-cultural markets can be organized and managed 
5. search, summarize and analyse scientific articles relevant for cross-cultural management 
6. design, conduct and with good standard of writing report a scientific study of a delimited topic within the area of cross-cultural management 
7. orally present research results 

Presence during compulsory sessions is required.


Remarks
Students must register for the courses themselves or contact ETS educational administration, eduets@ltu.se not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Examiner
Lars Bäckström IES-FV

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Thomas, D.C. & Peterson, M.F. (latest edition). Cross-Cultural Management: Essential concepts, Sage.
Additional literature may be added.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Oral examinationU G#3.00MandatoryA21
0003Individual assignmentsU G#1.50MandatoryA21
0004Group assignments and seminarsU G VG *3.00MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.
See also

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 18 Feb 2013

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021