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Intercultural Management 4

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Intercultural Management 4
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023
Module code: DFBME-404
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2VU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 60%, presentation 40% Each exam must be passed on its own.

[updated 08.01.2024]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFBME-404 (P610-0322) Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 4, mandatory course
DFBME-404 (P610-0322) Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 4, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
DFBME-304 Intercultural Management 3

[updated 28.03.2024]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Dr. Julia Frisch
Lecturer: Dr. Julia Frisch

[updated 28.04.2023]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
•        explain intercultural competence models and apply and transfer them to various professional activities and environments
•        explain critical incidents from multicultural everyday and professional situations with regard to intercultural differences and propose solutions
•        use case studies from different contexts to work out individual cultural differences and peculiarities for themselves
•        explain strategies for building and working in multicultural teams and apply them to case studies
•        put leadership, team and management styles in an (inter)cultural context
•        critically question their own cultural imprint with regard to communication and conflict resolution in exercises/simulations

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Module content:
•        Case studies from professional practice
•        Team building and work cultures in multicultural teams and projects
•        Intercultural competence models for different professional fields
•        Leadership and management styles
•        Culture shock, international assignments, global assignments
•        International contrast examples (not limited to Germany and France)
•        Multi-perspectivity and synergy potential in a multicultural working environment

[updated 08.01.2024]
Teaching methods/Media:
•        Lecturer presentations
•        (Interactive) exercises and case studies
•        Group work
•        Digital content via moodle

[updated 08.01.2024]
Recommended or required reading:
General literature recommendations for this module:
Barmeyer, Christoph: Konstruktives interkulturelles Management. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, über utb, neueste Auflage.
Heringer, Hans-Jürgen: Interkulturelle Kommunikation. Grundlagen und Konzepte. utb, neueste Auflage.
Meyer, Erin: The Culture Map. Decoding how people think, lead, and get things done across cultures. Public Affairs, New York, neueste Auflage.
Schroll-Machl, Sylvia: Doing Business with Germans. Their perception, our perception. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, neueste Auflage.
Spezifische Literatur + Material wird im Kurs zur Verfügung gestellt.

[updated 08.01.2024]
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