Intercultural Competence


Information regarding COVID-19 pandemic: This seminar is highly interactive and requires the attendance of at least 25 students. Due to the interactive character of the seminar, a digital offer is not practicable. Depending on the number of registered students and the further evolution of the corona pandemic, the seminar will either be postponed to the end of the summer semester, or will only be offered during the upcoming winter semester. A decision will be taken once the registration period is over. Since intercultural competence is one of the core courses of the bachelor IBS, the seminar will for sure be held during the winter semester. Thank you for your understanding.

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

  • Job title: Chairholder; Dean of International Affairs
  • Organization: Department of International Management
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302 452
  • Email:
  • Consultation hours:
    Please make an appointment with the secretariat.

Responsible Assistant

Christina Kempf, M.Sc.

  • Job title: Teaching and Research Associate
  • Organization: Department of International Management
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302 242
  • Email:
  • Consultation hours:
    Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 and Thursday 14:00 - 15:00

    • Coordinator: Bachelor of International Business Studies (IBS)
    • Intercultural Competence
    • International Business Management | Internationale Unternehmensführung
    • Learning Agreements Bachelor Students