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Comparative Management Culture 7,5 credits
Faculty of Education and Business Studies
Tel: +46 26-64 86 87
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WELCOME TO THE COURSE COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT CULTURE
General information and guidelines
Dear student, we look forward cooperating with you.
There needs to be flexibility to allow for maximum utilisation of resources and time to give you the greatest opportunity to benefit from teaching and assignments. The sessions are designed to be interactive so you will have the opportunity for discussions, case studies or application of your own and others' experience to the topic under review.
This module aims to assist students to understand the importance of culture in international business and to demonstrate skills and ability to participate in research or development work. Whether you work in Sweden, or in the international context, understanding the role of culture is important.
Upon completion of the course the students can be able to the following:
This is a part-time course with a weight of 7, 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. The course will run between weeks 03, 2018 and week 12, 2018 and we start the 16 of January, between13-16. Grading is calculated on a total of 100 marks. You are expected to attend and prepare for the classes. Please, participate to discussions, your thoughts are very important in our work to develop new knowledge and critically discuss existed knowledge. Consultation times of your lecturer for academic-related issues are scheduled after each session for one hour.
The major elements of this course are divided into six parts:
The final grading of the course will be as you can see below, I use the ECTS system: < 35 = F, <36-49 = Fx, 50-59 = E, 60-69 = D, 70-79 = C, 80-89 = B, 90-100 = A.
As most contacts, assignment submissions and results will be announced on BLACKBOARD, it is recommended you get enrolled as a course participant on BLACKBOARD. Please read the course plan and check the course schedule as there may be changes in the planning from time to time.
The students will work both individually and in teams for preparation and taking part in discussions on literature, research, the case and articles. Two to three students will form a group depending on the number of students in the course. The students will build teams the first day we meet and only students that are present under the lecture will be members in the groups (that day). In the groups should people with different gender, ethnical background and age be members. It is recommended teams with same participants work in the assignments and cooperate during the course period. I and my colleagues organize the groups you will belong to the first day we meet.
This module has all together six examination moments and a participant needs to pass all of them separately. For passing an exam, it is required to get minimum 50% of the total marks. In teamwork, the group will be graded together. However, failing to participate properly in the teamwork may need an individual to do extra assignment and individual performance is important and will be evaluated during all discussions and the group work. The written exam and oral presentations will show a participant’s individual performance while team works are intended to demonstrate how efficiently students can solve problems by joint efforts. All the scores from the exams and the students’ contribution in classroom will be added together for final grading. If you cannot participate in the seminars for a special reason (only) you must do an alternative assignment. You will be required to make an oral presentation of your alternative assignment in the next seminar.
Due to the research base to this program, it is imperative that you read widely. Professional journals and publications should become a routine part of your reading and are essential for the preparation and writing of assignments. Readings and cases must be read and prepared for discussion in the relevant lecture, even if you are not presenting. All your assignments will be uploaded on blackboard.
I really hope you will learn a lot about Cross culture cooperation in this course and you will be able to use the knowledge in your professional life.
GOOD LUCK AND WELCOME!!!
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