Intercultural Competence


Information regarding COVID-19 pandemic (last updated: 13.04.2020): Unfortunately, the seminar in intercultural competence will not be offered during the summer term. The seminar is highly interactive and requires the attendance of at least 25 students. This minimum number of participants has not been reached this semester, which we ascribe mainly to the current Covid-19 crisis. The course will be offered for IBS students again during the next winter term.

Module description:

RUW-6560 (Bachelor IBS-Students) /
RUW 6398 (Key Qualification)


The aim of this course is to impart the fundamental basics of intercultural management. The course is mainly based on interaction and includes simulations and role plays on the part of the student teams.

Attendance: 60 h
Self-study: 90 h




Holtbrügge, D., Engelhard, F., Kempf, C. (2018): Intercultural Competence. Nürnberg.

Holtbrügge, D. (2018). Intercultural Training. Nürnberg.

Schneider, S.C. & Barsoux, J.-L. (2003). Managing Across Cultures. 2nd ed., Harlow: Pearson/Financial Times, pp. 20-117


Course Frequency

Summer term (SS): Open to all as a Key qualification Module (Schlüssel-Qualifikation) register via Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspädagogik und Personalentwicklung. IBS students register through StudOn.

Winter term (WS): Only for Bachelor IBS students.


Admission Regulations:

Registration via StudOn for IBS-students.

Registration via MeinCampus (please compare with examination number).

Exam Colloquium:


Exam Review:


Written exam, 60 min (60% open-ended questions; 40% multiple choice questions)

Examination Number:

65601 Intercultural Competence for IBS-students (5 ECTS)
63981 Key Qualification

Exam Date:




Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge

Chairholder; Dean of International Affairs

Department of International Management

Consultation hours: Please make an appointment with the secretariat.

Responsible Assistant

Christina Heidemann, M.Sc.

Teaching and Research Associate

Department of International Management

Consultation hours: Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 and Thursday 14:00 - 15:00

  • Coordinator: Bachelor of International Business Studies (IBS) ) (responsible for students who began their study in 2019/20 or earlier)
  • Intercultural Competence
  • International Business Management | Internationale Unternehmensführung
  • Learning Agreements Bachelor Students