Module title: Intercultural Organisational Management

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG07111
Module leader: Frank Xu
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Frank Xu
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will consist of one weekly lecture and a weekly tutorial. Theoretical concepts and practical examples of cultural issues in organisational management will be presented in the lecture. During the tutorials students will take part in exercises and group work to explore these concepts as they relate to their day-to-day life, university experience and international business organisation and communication.

An individual research project, applying concepts to specific critical incidents, will allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the theoretical ideas as well as their intercultural competence / skills.
The module will also provide students with explicit guidelines for academic skills such as participation in tutorials, research, referencing, and report writing, all in the international context of the Business School.
Employability will be enhanced by developing students' self-awareness and intercultural skills. Guidelines on accepted norms for academic behaviour which will be made explicit throughout the module will enable students to benefit fully from their university studies.

Formative and summative assessment will be given in discussions in tutorials and revision tests on the main ideas explored in the lectures and tutorials; summative assessment will include a reflective essay and an individual report (week 13/14).

The teaching team has extensive research and teaching experience in the areas of intercultural competence, teaching and learning and the relationship between culture and business.

Materials will be available on Moodle and in hard copy as appropriate. One of the aims of the module is to inculcate an acceptance of and strategies for coping with diversity.

The module is inherently international and supports the integration of students from all backgrounds.



Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1, 2, 3 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 800
Report 60 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Frank Xu
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will consist of one weekly lecture and a weekly tutorial. Theoretical concepts and practical examples of cultural issues in organisational management will be presented in the lecture. During the tutorials students will take part in exercises and group work to explore these concepts as they relate to their day-to-day life, university experience and international business organisation and communication.

An individual research project, applying concepts to specific critical incidents, will allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the theoretical ideas as well as their intercultural competence / skills.
The module will also provide students with explicit guidelines for academic skills such as participation in tutorials, research, referencing, and report writing, all in the international context of the Business School.
Employability will be enhanced by developing students' self-awareness and intercultural skills. Guidelines on accepted norms for academic behaviour which will be made explicit throughout the module will enable students to benefit fully from their university studies.

Formative and summative assessment will be given in discussions in tutorials and revision tests on the main ideas explored in the lectures and tutorials; summative assessment will include a reflective essay and an individual report (week 13/14).

The teaching team has extensive research and teaching experience in the areas of intercultural competence, teaching and learning and the relationship between culture and business.

Materials will be available on Moodle and in hard copy as appropriate. One of the aims of the module is to inculcate an acceptance of and strategies for coping with diversity.

The module is inherently international and supports the integration of students from all backgrounds.



Formative Assessment:
.

Summative Assessment:
.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1, 2, 3 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 800
Report 60 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will develop an understanding of how culture works and why it matters in international business. You will consider how theoretical concepts and frameworks can help you identify and understand cultural differences in perception and their impact on attitudes and behaviour. You will see the ways in which cultures influences how people approach, for example, leadership, motivation, relationships and team work.
Through lectures and interactive tutorials, this module will help you to develop intercultural awareness and to critically reflect on what it means to develop intercultural competence and 'a global mindset'.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: you will be able to demonstrate your understanding of basic concepts in the field of intercultural communication and management
LO2: you will be able to classify cultural differences in behaviour in everyday life, university life and in business
LO3: you will be able to identify the appropriate response to cultural differences in everyday life, university life and business
LO4: you will be able to carry out research into cultural differences and apply your findings to specific critical incidents in intercultural management.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LNG07111 - Intercultural Organisational Management