International Management Solutions (IMS)




The students learn about current challenges in international management and develop strategies and tools for their solution. Topics include market entry strategies, international human resource management and corporate social responsibility. The students develop creative skills and methodological competences, and apply current theoretical knowledge to practical management problems.

Topic this semester

Digital Cross-Cultural Training

This semester, the „International Management Solutions“-seminar will deal with digital cross-cultural training tools, which can be used to improve the trainees’ affective, cognitive, and behavioral intercultural competencies. Cross-cultural training programs have already been developed and applied as intercultural preparation for almost five decades today. However, only recently electronic cross-cultural training programs are gaining popularity in academia and practice. Digital cross-cultural training programs offer various advantages such as independence of a specific time and space as well as the possibility to include a variety of teaching approaches, such as videos, simulations, texts or audio files.The aim of the seminar will be to design helpful and enjoyable cross-cultural training programs that are implemented digitally. The students will be developing their own cross-cultural training tools in small working groups. The seminar requires knowledge about cultural concepts and potential intercultural conflicts. Moreover, creativity and innovative capacity are important abilities requested from the participants.

Mandatory prerequisite: Pass grade in IM III.






Course Frequency

winter term (WS)

Lecture Dates:

  • 24.10.2018, Kick-off, LG 0.225, 16:45 – 18:15
  • 14.11.2018, Entry Exam, LG 0.225, 16:45 – 18:15
  • 10.12.2018, 1st presentation, LG 0.225, 16:45 – 20:00
  • 23.01.2019, 2nd presentation, LG 0.225, 16:45-  20:00

Tutorial dates

Tutorials tba.

Admission Regulations

Students have to register for the course via StudOn.
All students can register for the seminar on StudOn between 10th September, 12:00 and 17th October 2018, 12:00. The number of participants is limited to 20 students.
In case more than 20 students apply, we base our decision on the grade of the course IM III – written exam. Students will be informed about the results of the selection procedure the day after the registration closes. Registration via MeinCampus (please compare with Examination number) is mandatory.


Project Report: Exam (30%), Presentation (30%), Seminar paper (30%), CP (10%)

Examination Number:

Master: 65221

Exam Review:



All downloads can be found on StudOn.



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 assistants

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
    • International Management Solutions

Laura Kirste, M.Sc.

  • Job title: Teaching and Research Associate
  • Organization: Department of International Management
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302 102
  • Email:
  • Consultation hours:
    by appointment

    • Foundations of International Management I
    • International Management Solutions