The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)
  • 4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)

Level/category

General studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

1

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to develop an
understanding of other cultures, trends and
religions and to provide information about
different theories of culture and studies.

The aim is also to provide an understanding of
the process of coming to terms with different
foreign situations and the concept of culture
shock.

The aim is also to develop basic understanding of
how company culture affects leadership of
organization

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to know how to appreciate different
cultures, trends, and religions.
The student is also expected to be familiar with
different theories of culture and studies and be
able to analyze his/her own culture.
The student should also be able to take into
account how different theories of culture
influence business.

Course contents

Basic culture theories
Nordic culture
Multicultural organizations
Organization theories
Company and organizational culture
Nonverbal communication

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Previous course names

none

Additional information

The assignments in this course can NOT be
completed later (after the deadline had passed)
NO compensations can be done, if you for some
reason are not able to participate in compulsory
guest lectures you just miss those points. Be
sure to complete all the assignments in
itslearning. If you do not reach the minimum
requirement for this course 50 points you have to
take the course again following year. NOTE THAT
THE SCHEDULE IS STILL PRELIMINARY (DECEMBER 2019)
AND WILL BE UPDATED IN JANUARY 2020 WHEN
GUESTLECTURERS DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED.
Coronavirus and the closing of the University,
the course has been altered in the following way:
the rest of the course is done online SEE
ITSLEARNING FILE WITH NEW EXAMINATION AND
TIMESCHEDULE.

Recommended or required reading

EXAMBOOK: Intercultural Communication for Global
Business: How leaders communicate for success.
Tuleja Elisabeth A. (2017) Routledge, Taylor &
Francis
RECOMMENDED READING:
How Google Works,Eric Schmidt and Jonathan
Rosenberg
The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a
Better Life , Anu Partanen,
Intercultural Communication, in the Global
Workplace, Varner &
Beamer
Intercultural Business Communication, Chaney L. &
Martin J.
Organisationer och kulturer,Geert Hofstede & Gert
Jan Hofstede
Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2005
2006 Prentice Hall
ISBN-10: 0131860097
Guirdham, M. 2005, Communicating across cultures
at work, Palgrave Macmillan, New York
Samovar, L. et. al, 2010, Communication between
cultures, Boston, MA : Wadsworth

Study activities

  • Lectures - 35 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 30 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Assignments in workshops

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Examination 1: Book exam (50% of the points
required for passing)
Examination 2: Guest lectures*)
Examination 3: Workshops *)
*)These assignments can NOT be retaken or
completed later

Total points in course 100 points. More details
on examination will be presented during MANDATORY
INTRODUCTION LECTURE.

Teacher

  • Halmén Mia
  • Henriksson Robert
  • Kietz Tove
  • Pehrsson Patrik

Examiner

Kietz Tove

Group size

No limit (186 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

see ARBS

Course enrolment period

2019-12-24 to 2020-01-08

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-02-05 09:15 - 11:45 F143 Intercultural Business Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-02-11 12:30 - 15:00 D173 Intercultural Business Group C Workshop 1 Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-02-11 12:30 - 15:00 B518 Intercultural Business Group D Workshop 1 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
2020-02-12 09:15 - 11:45 B518 Intercultural Business Group B Workshop 1 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
2020-02-12 09:15 - 11:45 D173 Intercultural Business Group A Workshop 1 Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-02-17 12:30 - 15:00 F143 Intercultural Business Guest lecture alumni Sebastian Nummelin - living and working in Asia Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-02-25 13:15 - 15:45 D173 Intercultural Business Group B Workshop 2 Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-02-25 13:15 - 15:45 B518 Intercultural Business Group A Workshop 2 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-02-26 09:15 - 11:45 D173 Intercultural Business Group D Workshop 2 Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-02-26 09:15 - 11:45 B518 Intercultural Business Group C Workshop 2 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-03-03 12:30 - 15:00 D173 Intercultural Business Group A Workshop 3 Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-03-03 12:30 - 15:00 B518 Intercultural Business Group B Workshop 3 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-03-04 09:15 - 11:45 B518 Intercultural Business Group D Workshop 3 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-03-04 09:15 - 11:45 D173 Intercultural Business Group C Workshop 3 Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-03-10 12:30 - 15:00 D173 Intercultural Business Group D Workshop 4 Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-03-10 12:30 - 15:00 B518 Intercultural Business Group C Workshop 4 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-03-11 09:15 - 11:45 B518 Intercultural Business Group A Workshop 4 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-03-11 09:15 - 11:45 D173 Intercultural Business Group B Workshop 4 Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-03-19 10:00 - 11:30 Intercultural Business Guestlecture Marty Ludlum will be streamed to everyone. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/435955021 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-03-19 12:30 - 16:00 Intercultural Business Group A & C Workshop assignments will be done at home and instructions in itslearning will be then opened up. Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
2020-03-19 13:00 - 16:30 Intercultural Business Group B & D Workshop assignments will be done at home and instructions in itslearning will be then opened up. Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-03-24 15:00 - 17:00 Intercultural Business Group C - Book Exam Workshop 6 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-03-24 15:00 - 17:00 Intercultural Business Group D - Book Exam BOOKEXAM is open all week. You can do it any day during the week. READ INSTRUCTIONS IN ITSLEARNING. Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-03-25 09:15 - 11:45 Intercultural Business Group A - Book Exam Workshop 6 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-03-25 09:15 - 11:45 Intercultural Business Group B - Book Exam BOOKEXAM is open all week. You can do it any day during the week. READ INSTRUCTIONS IN ITSLEARNING. Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-03-31 12:45 - 15:15 Intercultural Business Group A - Nordic Workshop 7: Workshop assignments will be done at home and instructions in itslearning will be then opened up. Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-03-31 12:45 - 15:15 Intercultural Business Group B - Nordic Workshop 7 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-04-01 09:15 - 11:45 Intercultural Business Group C - Nordic Workshop 7 Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-04-01 09:15 - 11:45 Intercultural Business Group D - Nordic Workshop 7 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-04-07 08:30 - 09:15 Intercultural Business Group C & D - Human Values Workshop assignments will be done at home and instructions in itslearning will be then opened up. Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-04-07 09:15 - 11:45 Intercultural Business Group C - Human Values Workshop 8 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-04-07 09:15 - 11:45 Intercultural Business Group D - Human Values Workshop 8 Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-04-07 11:45 - 12:30 Intercultural Business Group A & B - Human Values Start session Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-04-07 12:30 - 15:00 Intercultural Business Group A - Human Values Workshop 8 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-04-07 12:30 - 15:00 Intercultural Business Group B - Human Values Workshop 8 Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-04-15 10:00 - 12:00 Intercultural Business Guest lecture Sanna Wester, Entrepreneurship in UGANDA, will be streamed so everyone can follow it at home: https://arcada.zoom.us/j/61122202337 Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-04-16 12:45 - 15:45 Intercultural Business (re-exam 1) Exam will be done as a home-exam. More instructions will be put in itslearning. Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
2020-04-22 09:15 - 12:00 Intercultural Business Guestlecture in Zoom is CANCELLED - instead you watch a TEDtalk and do reflection paper on it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMyofREc5Jk Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-05-14 12:30 - 15:30 Intercultural Business (re-exam 2) Halmén Mia
Henriksson Robert
Kietz Tove
Pehrsson Patrik

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