KVVS2000 International Management (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



This course introduces the participant to management as ideas, discourses, and socially constructed practices. The course deals with the challenges that managers of both domestic and international businesses face in managing across cultural boundaries, and the foundational factors that shape communication, i.e. public relations in a global context. National cultural differences in management and management in government agencies will also be discussed.

Completion methods

Lectures, written assignment, exam

Assessment details

Passing the course requires completion of all required assignments in line with stated learning outcomes. An 80% attendance requirement is applied.

Grade-specific assessment criteria are introduced in the course.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student will be able to:
- identify basic assumptions about management and leadership
- recognize key differences in business and operational practices between countries
- understand principles of public relations from a global perspective
- evaluate the skills needed to manage and work effectively in diverse cultural environments and/or with people from other cultures
- develop reflective skepticism towards “knowledge claims” of management studies, practicing managers, media, and the general public.

Additional information

Timing for students in MDP in Intercultural Management and Communication: First year


  • Research articles and selected book chapters

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item