Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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KV202262 KV30.2/JO7.2 Culture and Interpersonal Communication 2 op
Organised by
International Business
Person in charge
Michel Poté, Former Dean and Director General Michel Poté, ESSCA (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers)

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will have become familiar with the notion of culture; be better conscious of their own cultural style; have acquired a personal tool-box that will help them identifying, decoding, understanding and relating to foreign cultural backgrounds; have given some thought to the ethical dimension of intercultural exchanges.


In this global world it has become crucial to be able to relate efficiently to a great variety of interlocutors from diverse cultural backgrounds. To achieve this it is essential to understand how culture contributes to solving problems of adaptation and integration and influences interpersonal relations. The course starts with an analysis of one's own national culture; it proceeds with a reasoned discovery of the so-called foreign cultures, a study of the leading approaches to intercultural relations and considerations on the ethical dimension.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Lectures and group exercises 15 hours. An intensive course (week 38, starting 16.9.2013)

Modes of study

The final grade of the course consists of a written case (1/3) groupwork assignment (1/3) and questions on course contents (1/3).


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd or 3rd year I

Study materials

  1. Browaeys, Marie-Joelle; Price, Roger, Understanding cross-cultural management. London, Prentice Hall 2008.
  2. Hofstede, Geert; Hofstede, Gert Jan, Cultures and organizations. Software of the mind. New York, McGraw Hill 2005.
  3. Trompenaars, Fons; Nicholas Brealey, Riding the waves of culture. Understanding cultural diversity in business. London 2001.

Further information

The number of students in the course is limited to 30 students. Students have to register for the course. The goal is 50 % exchange students, 50 % Finnish students. The final decision about participation will be based on creation of intercultural balance in the course and support for students majoring in management and international business.

Belongs to following study modules

Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Minor: Management and Organization (MDP in Global IT Management)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos