12 January 2018
The EU and Cross-Cultural Management
This 2 week module will enable students to widen and deepen, their knowledge of the EU and cross-cultural stakes.
Part 1: European Union, Geopolitics, European History
Self-Awareness, Perception of Self and ‘the Other’, Understanding the French Stereotypes, Culture and culture, Cultural Variables, Ethnocentrism to Ethno-relativism, Intercultural Communication, Expatriation, Cultural Profiles and business environments.
Part 2: Comparative advantage, gains from trade. Protectionism and barriers to trade. Foreign
exchange rates and international financial flows.
Detailed schedule: Jan 3 - Jan 6 The EU & Cross-Cultural Management / Part 1 in Paris
Jan 8 - Jan 12 The EU & Cross-Cultural Management continues in Nantes, including classes in international trade!
You can also take an additional week in Brussels from January 15th til January 17th (see separate course description)
Contact Cécile Steyer, short programs manager: firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Undergraduate students in business with a good command of English
Through immersion in a French and European environment, group projects and case studies, students will increase their intercultural and communication skills on the one hand, and will understand both economies in the globalisation process and political organisations made at the EU level on the other hand.
They will gain a better understanding of:
- cultural variables and communication norms, rituals and taboos of other cultures.
- business challenges due to cultural differences.
- barriers to intercultural communication, adjustment to other culture and culture shock
At the end of their stay, the students will have a holistic view of the French and their culture and a better sense of what it means to be French today.
6 ECTS credits in total for parts 1+2, 36 hours in total)
EUR 1000: 1000 euros tuition fees for free movers
EUR 0: no tuition fees for students from partner universities
no scholarships available