Managing Intercultural Relations (IM III)


Information regarding COVID-19 pandemic: This course is not offered in winter term 2020/21.

Module Description:



1. Relevance of Intercultural Management

2. Intercultural Management Research: Scope and Results

3. Manifestations and Functions of Culture

4. Concepts of Culture

5. Intercultural Communication and Negotiations

6. Culture and Management: Organization, Motivation and Leadership in Different Cultures

7. Intercultural Competence

8. Intercultural Training

9. Conclusions

Intercultural differences have a great influence on management decisions and outcomes. For managers, intercultural competence is one of the most important requirements for working successfully in a global environment.

The course is aimed to understand the key concepts of intercultural management and to apply these concepts through a variety of practical examples and exercises. The regional emphasis is on Europe, Asia and the US.

Attendance: 45 h
Self-study: 105 h
All relevant documents are available on StudOn “
Managing Intercultural Relations (IM III) – SS 2019






Holtbrügge, D. (2019). Managing Intercultural Relations.”Mimeo.”




Course Frequency

Summer term (SS)

Lecture Dates

The lecture will be conducted digitally. Please register and find further information on StudOn.

Admission Regulations

Registration via MeinCampus (see Exam-No.)

Exam Colloquium

will be announced via StudOn.

Exam Review

The exam review takes place on 14.10.2020. Students must register for an appointment via e-mail to until 13.10.2020.


Alternate examination form in winter term 2020/21: Report (6 pages). Students registered for the exam must join the StudOn course. All details can be found there.

Examination Number

34702 Managing Intercultural Relations (lecture/exam: 4 ECTS)

Exam Date

to be announced

Course Frequency:

Summer term (SS)

Seminar Dates:

The seminar will take place digitally. Please join the StudOn group for further information and instructions.

Admission Regulations

Registration for the Seminar via StudOn.
Registration via MeinCampus (see Exam-No.)


Presentation and feedback (summer term)

Video presentation  (Winter term): Students must contact before the end of the examination registration phase.

Examination Number:

34703 Managing Intercultural Relations (seminar: 1 ECTS)



Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge

Chairholder; Dean of International Affairs

Department of International Management

Consultation hours: Please make an appointment with the secretariat.

Responsible assistant

Laura Kirste, M.Sc.

Teaching and Research Associate

Department of International Management

Consultation hours: by appointment

  • Academic Coordinator: Master in International Business Studies (MIBS)
  • International Management Solutions (IMS)
  • Managing Intercultural Relations (IM III)