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Cross Border Team Projects

Module name (EN): Cross Border Team Projects
Degree programme: International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2016
Module code: MAIM-168
SAP-Submodule-No.: P420-0268
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
term paper with presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAIM-168 (P420-0268) International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2016, semester 1, optional course
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jensen
Dr. Otto Schmidt

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module the students should be able to…
• develop and present practical problem solving strategies for a fictive realistic case,  
• reflect on and implement methods for strategic project management,
• present and  use management tools such as scenario techniques, Pestle analyses and portfolio analyses on a
  specific case
• take the point of view of an internationally active manager and develop solutions independently for
  selected corporate sub-divisions (for example: marketing/sales/branch direction/international
  project manager/international consultant) with regard to the given goals.
• elaborate on and consider the cultural particularities/challenges that a manager in a globally
active company resp. in a different cultural setting must deal with,
• work towards a given goal within a specific time frame in a work group successfully and independently. This includes the distribution of work packages within the group, the completion of these packages by the respective group members and the combination of all these work packages to form a group effort. This also includes solving possible conflicts within the group resp. their escalation to the lecturer.
• write a composition in English under consideration of scientific principles and give a presentation in English within a given time frame.

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Module content:
Case studies and concrete studies on the management of international corporate activities, for example from the branches service providers, consulting firms and international business development.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Evaluation and discussion of current use cases from theory and practice, group work, presentation

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Additional information:

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Recommended or required reading:
Each in the most current edition:
Schneider/Barsoux, Managing Across Cultures, Harlow (UK)
Deresky, Global Management, New Jersey
Rothlauf, Interkulturelles Management, Munich/Vienna
Rodrigues, C.; International Management: A Cultural Approach, Cincinnati (Ohio)
Backhaus, K. u.a.: Internationales Marketing, 5th edition, Stuttgart 2003
Müller, S., Gelbrich: Interkulturelles Marketing, Munich 2004
Welge u.a.: Internationales Management, Stuttgart 2003
Project Management Institute: A Guide to the Management Body of Knowledge, PMI, Campus Boulevard, Newton Square , PA 19073-32299 USA , 3rd edition, 2004
Cronenbroec, W. : Internationales Projektmanagement, Berlin 2004
Jolivot, Anne-Ga๋lle: Marketing international, Collection Les Topos, Dunod, Paris, 2008

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