Degree in Management of Business and Technology La Salle Campus Barcelona

Degree in Management of Business and Technology

Internationality, technology, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, values, and both people and team management are the keys to define this degree. Includes international stages.

Cross / Cultural Management

The aim of this course is to explore how diversity and cultural factors influence management across national borders. Firstly, the concept of culture as an important component of the business environment will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the changing role of national culture amidst accelerated globalizing processes. The focus will then shift to the influence of national culture on the internal structure and behavior of organizations from different countries without falling prey to reductionism and stereotypes. The course will problematize the post-colonial or "Eurocentric" model frequently used in management models proffered as universally applicable. The analysis of model case studies will consider central themes in managing across cultures, including: communication, motivation, negotiation, diversity management, dispute resolution, managing joint ventures and subsidiaries.
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria

Titular Professors

Previous Knowledge

This course seeks to assist you in:
- Developing an understanding and awareness how culture and race impact management.
- Understand the basic concepts of culture, race, and diversity.
- Understanding and applying the cultural dimensions to different intercultural management contexts and situations.
- Developing the capacity to deconstruct cross cultural management from a critical perspective.
- Developing the basics of cultural intelligence.


Below you can find the main topics that will be covered.
Topic 1: Introduction to Cross Cultural Management.
Topic 2: Hofstede and Cultural Dimensions
Topic 3: Motivation and Leadership
Topic 4: Postcolonialism
Topic 5: Minority Cultures in Cross Cultural Management
Topic 6: Doing Business Across Cultures


The learning approach is based on a range of teaching methods that seek to foster your understanding of communication and the development of practical cultural competence skills. A hands-on approach is taken throughout the course with out-of-class readings, assignments, teamwork activities; individual and group presentations; exercises and discussions.

To understand these concepts, it is essential that required readings be completed on time. Classes are designed to maximize student participation and debate. Participative attendance is a major component of this course


The course grade will be based on the following point breakdown:
Attendance and participation: 30%
Individual presentation: 20%
Midterm Exam: 25%
Final Group Project: 25%

Evaluation Criteria
Basic Bibliography

In addition to the cases we will be discussing in class, you will be provided with a range of additional materials through the University intranet.

Additional Material