How to recruit, lead, and collaborate more effectively in international teams by examining differences related to culture, work-values, economic climate, and career progression.
IBUS 431, Intercultural Competencies for Working in International Teams, is concerned with helping to understand the basis on which culturally different ‘others’ operate in international teams. Business people often interact with culturally different colleagues, competitors, suppliers, and government officials, who all operate with their own set of rules, which are driven by differences related to culture, work values, economic climate, and career progression. This course aims to provide tools to help the course participants develop intercultural literacy in recruiting, leading, and collaborating in international teams. Other than developing ‘soft’ skills, the course covers intercultural survey skills, multi-group comparison, and presentation skills as used by management consultants; for the IB Major in the thematic category of the degree requirement.
FROM: Robert Ployhart
Chair, Management Department
TO: Kendall Roth
Chair, International Business Department
DATE: March 13, 2017
SUBJECT: Letter of concurrence for IBUS 431
I am pleased to offer a letter of concurrence on behalf of the new course proposal for IBUS 431, Intercultural Competencies for Working in International Teams and its cross-listing with the Management Department curricula with the course number MGMT 431. It will be an important contribution to our elective offerings.
Thank you for attending the Committee on Curricula & Courses Committee meeting and discussing your poposal. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate as is, but would suggest that the syllabus be modified in accordance to the discussion. It is important to present the course related information clearly so that students understand the expectations of the class.
John Gerdes, Chair
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses