HADM 4620: Intercultural Communication in Global Business

Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Adam Walden (atw59) – Fall 2017
Adam Walden (atw59) – Fall 2018

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.