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Intercultural Management 4

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Intercultural Management 4
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
German-French and International Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: DFIM-405
SAP-Submodule-No.:
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P620-0038
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2SU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
2
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
Written composition (50%) und presentation (50%)

[updated 19.05.2023]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFBBW-450 (P620-0038) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2009 , semester 4, mandatory course
DFBBW-450 (P620-0038) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 4, mandatory course
DFBTO404 (P620-0525) International Tourism Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 4, mandatory course
DFITM-404 (P620-0475) International Tourism Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 4, mandatory course
DFBLG404 (P620-0334) International Logistics Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 4, mandatory course
DFILM-404 (P620-0420) International Logistics Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 4, mandatory course
DFILM-404 (P620-0420) International Logistics Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 4, mandatory course
DFBBW-450 (P620-0038) German-French and International Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 4, mandatory course
DFIM-405 (P620-0038) German-French and International Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 4, mandatory course
DFBLG404 (P620-0334) Logistics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 4, mandatory course
Workload:
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
DFIM-305 Intercultural Management 3


[updated 21.11.2023]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
DFIM-602 Intercultural Management 6


[updated 28.03.2024]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jensen
Lecturer:
Maha Tischer, Diplômée de Maîtrise


[updated 10.05.2023]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will...
 
-        name and explain the economic structure and the central factors that influence economic developments in France and Germany.
-        explain the specifics of German and French industrial relations,
-        explain differences in management and leadership style,
-        identify intercultural dilemmas and discuss their relevance for the national economy,
-        describe typical French and German leadership behavior,
-        explain differences in French and German corporate culture,
-        solve classical misunderstandings in the German-French working context,
-        avoid or solve conflicts in Franco-German teams,
-        research content on selected national cultures independently
and evaluate it according to predefined criteria,
-        be able to work successfully and independently in a project group towards a given goal and deadline. This includes the independent distribution of work packages within the group, their preparation by the respective group members and a group presentation. This also includes resolving any conflicts that might arise within the group or escalating them to the lecturers, where necessary.
-        Students will also be able to write a paper and hold a presentation in accordance with scientific principles and deliver their presentation within a given time frame.
 


[updated 19.05.2023]
Module content:
Introduction to Intercultural Management II:
-        The French and German economy in comparison - Development, structure, sectors, institutions
-        Industrial relations in France and Germany - Importance of employers, unions, state
-        Cultural facets of globalization
-        Intercultural dilemmas (child labor, corruption, health and safety standards)
-        Management behavior in France and Germany
-        Differences in French and German corporate culture
-        Practical application of intercultural knowledge - culture-specific organization of typical business situations, working in German-French teams
-        Beyond the Franco-German focus: changing culture-related country-specific focal points
  


[updated 19.05.2023]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, paper, presentation, group work

[updated 25.11.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
- Breuer, Jochen Peter/de Bartha, Pierre: Deutsch-Französische Geschäftsbeziehungen erfolgreich managen. Spielregeln für die Zusammenarbeit auf Führungs- und Fachebene. Deutscher Wirtschaftsdienst, Köln, neueste Auflage
- Breuer, Norbert J.: Geschäftserfolg in Frankreich. Fakten, Marktstrategien, Interkulturelles zu Deutschlands Handelspartner Nr. 1. Verlag Galileo Business, Bonn, neueste Auflage
- Mitchell, Charles: Interkulturelle Kompetenz im Auslandsgeschäft entwickeln und Einsetzen. Fachverlag Deutscher Wirtschaftsdienst, Köln, neueste Auflage
- Untereiner, Gilles : Le Marché Allemand: Bien connaître les Allemands pour mieux travailler avec eux. Maxima, Paris, neueste Auflage


[updated 19.05.2023]
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