Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.
Faculty teaching this course:
- Adam Walden - Fall 2017
Designed to help managers develop proficiency when communicating among and between people who do not share similar cultural assumptions. Students can expect to learn communication variables that differ among cultural groups, including the use of eye contact, body language, personal space, hierarchy, and time. Additional topics include persuasion and negotiation across cultures and the ethics of communication in international business. Students learn through a blend of theory and practice. Activities include lectures, guided discussions, group projects, student and guest speaker presentations, and analysis of specific cross-cultural managerial challenges, with an emphasis on the service industry.