Intercultural Management and Communication
A weekend concert in London, a backpacking trip with friends through France and Spain, a school exchange in the United States, three months voluntary work in India, a language course in Colombia, no wonder it seems as if I get around a bit.
Even if I wasn't a great world explorer before, one thing is crystal clear to me. The faster globalization takes over, the more important local cultures become and the more they will be networked. This may sound unusual to some but it also applies to companies and organizations. That's why I'm interested in a degree course that considers this view in terms of management theory, because tomorrow, international companies will simply be different.
To fully appreciate these changing circumstances, Karlshochschule expanded their Intercultural Management and Communication degree course of classical economic theory modules, to include events, cultural theory, corporate culture, international partnerships and intercultural competence.
As well as that, I can actually put my intercultural skills in international company projects to the test and refine them during my semester abroad and internship. At the end of my studies I will be able mediate between different cultures to generate worthwhile synergies. And that's because I haven't just been learning a new language at Karlshochschule, I have understood how to communicate in a variety of international and intercultural contexts.
Head of Degree Program
Degree Program Structure
Karlshochschule opens up a whole new, exciting world with each module in the Intercultural Management and Communication study program. When I look at the module overview, I discover at the same time how the contents of my studies are logically interconnected, thereby revealing Intercultural Management and Communication to me as an overarching whole.
Study year 1: Analysis and Strategy in Management and Scientific Research Methods
- Variations of the Concept of Cultures
- Cultural Theory and its disciplines
- General concept of Culture and Communication
- Critical reflection of the own cultural history
- Cultural description and analysis
Introduction to Management and its Quantitative Methods
Introduction to Scientific Research Methods
English/German as a Foreign Language 1
Basic Principles in Strategic Management
English/German as a Foreign Language 2
Study year 2: Transfer of theoretical knowledge to company projects
- Global dynamics (politics, society and population, economics, ethics, etc.) and their crystallization in local processes
- The main features of integrated civilization and culture
- Demography and regional stereotypes
- Socio-economic society structures
- Current economy and politics
- Composition and dynamics of the market and its media
- Case studies on representative companies
- International aspects of business activities in the host country, as well as market and demand requirements, in particular as regards exchanges between the host and home country
Intercultural Business Communication
Introductory Company Project
Foreign Language 2.1
International Collaboration Management
Intercultural Communicative Competence
Advanced Company Project
Foreign Language 2.2
Study year 3: Internship, semester abroad and Bachelor Thesis
International Business Management
Change & Innovation
Bachelor Thesis including its Defense
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What's special about Karls?
Hauke Pflüger, Intercultural Management and Communication
"For me, the most interesting aspect of Karlshochschule is the variety of outlooks I am shown for each issue or culture. It really is true that the focus is on the person here. I learn to deal with human variety and see the world through different eyes. Here we never cease to enjoy discovering new things."
Annika Storck, Intercultural Management and Communication
"I am studying Intercultural Management and Communication because I am very interested in other cultures and countries. Later I would like to work abroad. It is interesting to see how people from different parts of the world "tick" and live. And then to discover how these differences affect intercultural cooperation in everyday business life! Of course, we also learn solutions to deal with this. Learning and speaking foreign languages is great fun – whether Spanish, Chinese or French. The diverse spectrum of languages on offer here at Karlshochschule will open up a wide range of options to me later on. I am also particularly looking forward to the fifth semester: in our degree course we have to spend this time abroad. So I'm sure I'll gain even more intercultural experience then!"