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Multicultural Management module


Summer school

Multicultural Management

Paris campus, 16 - 20 July 2018

The earth is becoming a global village. Effective cross-cultural knowledge, and skills and competence is essential to personal and professional success.

This course takes students through all the aspects necessary to develop intercultural competence. Through classroom learning and activities, and by encouraging them to become “cultural detectives”, the course provides cross-cultural knowledge, raises awareness and develops practical skills to help students develop an intercultural toolbox individually tailored for their future multicultural adventures.

While this course takes a multicultural approach, it will provide a comprehensive look at the host French culture to allow participants to better understand their immediate study environment.

 

Course objectives 

  • Provide in-depth understanding of the notion of culture — both the visible and invisible elements that determine world views, preferences, behaviours and attitudes
  • Raise participants’ awareness of the impact of culture on living, studying and professional transactions and environments
  • Highlight the impact of cultural differences in international settings —potential reactions to different ways of doing and being, the potential for misunderstanding and miscommunication
  • Enhance your multicultural skills and competence: development of a personal intercultural tool box.
  • Prepare students to better integrate an international professional environment, and to be able to cooperate efficiently with colleagues from different countries.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students are expected to:
  • Be able to apply concepts of intercultural theory to hands-on situations. 
  • Begin to develop an ability to think out of the box. 
  • Have obtained the tools to become interculturally mindful and respectful. 
  • Be able to more objectively analyse diverse points of view. 
  • Understand the values, customs and attitudes of the French, and have gained knowledge of some of the major features and issues of contemporary France.


Teaching methods

Highly interactive learning-by-doing activities, group discussions and fun and practical
fieldwork in Paris.






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