Industrial Management

Cross-Cultural Communication

Seminar, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

• Communicative strategies and business etiquette in an international
• Case studies to extract and analyze valuable information, identify
problems, plus make creative/realistic solutions during meetings.
• Professional presentation of Industrial Research Project
• Writing an abstract for the Bachelor Thesis
• Writing a term paper

Language of instruction: English

Learning outcomes

Students are able to
• use English for business and socializing in a mulicultural world
• enable students to express themselves adequately in technical and
financial terms in an industrial business environment with English as
the target language.
• use English as the business language for meetings and moderation while understand the differences of communication with multi-cultural participants.
• use English to negotiate while maintaining proper business etiquette with multicultural participants.
• analyze and evaluate information for scientific work when using references.
• apply learned skills to prepare and deliver a professional presentation as a culmination of project or theoretical work.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

• Tullis/Trappe: Insights into Business, Longman
• Various up-to-date materials from media resources

The lecturer agrees to pass on an updated list of recommended literature to the students in accordance with the syllabus.

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Language 1-4, Communication, Scientific Writing

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment