Cross-Cultural Communication

Course Overview:
Philip Crosby, one of the most influential and authoritative specialists in issues of management told: "Every country has its own culture, but culture of business is the same everywhere." However, was he right? History knows examples when multimillion contracts broke, and promising negotiations are broken off. It often happened because of some unfortunate mistake caused by ignorance or lack of knowledge about cultural differences. 

How to avoid such mistakes and how to design the effective strategy for cooperation with prospective partners taking into consideration their cultural characteristics are what students learn in the Cross-Cultural Business Behavior course.

Create a deep understanding of cultural awareness in order to develop international leaders able to work effectively within and cross cultures. 

At this course’s conclusion, students should be able to:

  • Define the impact of culture on international business relationships.
  • Create a Culture Map that allows understanding how culture affects the business behavior of your international partners (and, which is most important, your own business behavior).
  • Develop a strategy for successful interaction with partners from around the world.
  • Provide the basic skills necessary for an employee to project professionalism and confidence.
  • Understand the complicated situations that arise when communicating with other cultures.
  • Overcome ethnocentrism and stereotyping. Demonstrate tolerance in relations to representatives of other cultures.
  • Establish a network of internationally educated leaders.

At the conclusion of the course students will be able to apply leadership qualities in virtual international teams

The course "Sustainable Development" is intended for a wide audience, specialists and students of different faculties and areas of training. Here, the concepts of sustainable development are given in a generally accessible form. The purpose of the program "Sustainable Development" is the formation of basic knowledge on the problems of sustainable development among students. Listeners can get an extended view of sustainable development from the environmental perspective to the economic and social, modern understanding of the sustainability of development both in terms of the theoretical aspects of this problem and from the standpoint of practical regulatory methods aimed at harmonizing the development of the economy with environmental requirements