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The advancing globalization requires more and more intercultural communication. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular has presented new challenges to crisis management. How to ensure successful communication between different cultures in all situations is taught to our students in the course Cross-Cultural Management by Prof. Dr. Münscher.

Prof. Dr. Münscher is Professor of Human Resources, Organization and Business Ethics at the University of Applied Sciences Worms. He has been giving management trainings and leading consulting projects since 2002. His main areas of expertise include intercultural training and coaching, analysis of relationship management processes and the application of business psychology findings in management.

M6-4: Cross Cultural Management

Students learn about cultural influences on human resource management, communication and collaboration in international contexts. The course connects classical perspectives on culture and diversity to recent views on cultural dynamics and intercultural collaboration. Students learn to reflect on the multi-layered character of culture (societal, organizational, and professional) and the ways cultural practices work out in daily organizational life in a globalised world. The course provides students with a basic knowledge of models of cross-cultural communication and cultural theory. Participants will further get an understanding of the way culture influences the collaboration in multicultural teams or organizations. Furthermore, themes such as cultural negotiation, intercultural competence and diversity management will be addressed.