Global Management Practice

INB431 Global Management Practice

Autumn 2018

Spring 2019
  • Topics

    Essentialist and non-essentialist approaches to cultural differences - International human resource management - Cross-cultural issues in mergers and acquisitions- Working in and leading cross-cultural teams - International negotiations - Presentations by business executives - Presentation of  project report (Topic: interview with an expatriate worker)

  • Learning outcome

    The course will give you in-depth knowledge of issues relevant for working in international management.

    After completing the course, you:

    • have enhanced your awareness of your own culture and cultural diversity in global management
    • are able to critically assess the main theories within the cross-cultural field and their usefulness for the global manager
    • have improved your ability to work in and manage culturally diverse groups and teams
    • have increased your awareness of expatriation and acculturation issues
    • have an overview of the main challenges of negotiating internationally, including language management issues in the global workplace

  • Teaching

    In this course, we focus on experiential learning through lectures and discussions, case studies and readings, together with a project that you will be working on throughout the course.

    You are encouraged to make the most of the cultural diversity present in the classroom, and your willingness to share your insights and experience with your fellow-students is an important part of class activity. Class discussions will be based on relevant case material, and on the reading set for each meeting.  We will also have lectures from managers with international experience.

    This is a mandatory CEMS course.

  • Restricted access

    This is a mandatory CEMS course reserved for CEMS students only.

  • Required prerequisites

    Familiarity with the cultural dimensions paradigm (Hofstede; Trompenaars & Hampden-Turner; GLOBE). Good English oral and written skills.

  • Requirements for course approval

    You must hand in a draft of your final report by the end of the course.

    Attendance is mandatory for 75% of the lectures.

  • Assessment

    Project report to be submitted at the end of term (60%)

    Presentation of project and discussion of fellow students' projects  (40%)

  • Grading Scale

    Grades A - F for the assessment parts and for the overall grade.

  • Computer tools

    No specific computer tools required for this course.

  • Literature

    A selection of book chapters and articles will be made available on Canvas.


ECTS Credits
Teaching language


Intensive course

Course responsible

Annelise Ly, Department of professional and intercultural communication (FSK)