Managing Intercultural Relations (IM III)


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:


16:45 – 18:15, Room H 3

Admission Regulations

Registration via MeinCampus (see Exam-No.)

Exam Colloquium:



Exam Review:

The exam review will take place on 28.10.2019 between 13:00 and 17:00. Students must register on StudOn between 14.10.2019 and 24.10.2019.


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

Examination Number:

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

Exam Date:

29.01.2020, 17:00 – 18:00, room 0.225

Course Frequency:

Summer term (SS)

Seminar Dates:

Admission Regulations

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


Presentation and class participation (Summer term)
Seminar paper (Winter term):

Scope: max. 15 pages + 5 PPTs; Interested students may request further information from


Examination Number:

34703 Managing Intercultural Relations (seminar: 1 ECTS)



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

Laura Kirste, M.Sc.

  • Job title: Teaching and Research Associate
  • Organization: Department of International Management
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302 102
  • Email:
  • Consultation hours:
    Exclusively by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 15:00 and 17:00

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