EC 61.4 Introduction to intercultural management


The goals of this course are to grasp the concepts of culture, of intercultural differences, to develop students’ awareness of their own culture, their intercultural skills and knowledge, their understanding
of environmental and behavioral foreign cultures. All oral and written exchanges will be in English in order to improve students’ language skills.

Conditions d'admission

A minimum level of B2 in English is required to take this unit.

Volume horaire

  • Cours Magistral : 20h
  • Travaux Dirigés : 12h


Students will have the opportunity to get aware of intercultural diversity, enhance their cultural knowledge on different countries and regions, open her/his mind to intercultural differences, to new cultures, traditions, way of life through:
- Lectures
- Debates, interactions, group exchanges,
- Case studies, documentary researches and analyses
- Collective/individual written works and oral presentations


Continuous assessment: Attendance, participation, oral interactions and presentations, written notes, cases and exercises done in class will be evaluated.


Introduction and course presentation
Stakes, context and concepts of Intercultural Management
- Intercultural diversity
- Concepts of culture
- Cultural groups and levels
Identifying intercultural differences
- The expression of intercultural differences,
- Models of analysis, Regional and typological analyses
- Revealing one’s cultural values
Understanding and managing intercultural diversity
- Impacts of cultural differences
- Environmental and behavioral cultures
- Valuing and managing intercultural diversity


• Paul Verluyten, Intercultural Skills for International Business and International Relations: A practical introduction with Exercises, Acco, 2018.
• Adrian Holliday et John Kullman, Intercultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book for Students, Broché, 2016
• Jürgen Rothlauf, A Global View on Intercultural Management: Challenges in a Globalized World, De Gruyter, 2014.
• Shuang Liu et Zala Volcic, Introducing Intercultural Communication, Broché, 2014


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En bref

Crédits ECTS 3.0

Nombre d'heures 32.0

Niveau d'étude BAC +3

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