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Intercultural Communication, LBNS22B (2 cr)

Code: LB10012-3002

General information


22.08.2022 - 30.09.2022


24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

2 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Wärtsilä Campus Karjalankatu 3

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 50

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in International Business


  • Kirsi-Marja Toivanen

Teacher in charge

Kirsi-Marja Toivanen


  • LBNS22
    Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, Fall, 2022


After successfully completing the course, you understand cultural dimensions that are involved in human interaction in international business contexts. You are aware of your own cultural identity, communication style, behaviour and underlying values, as well as those in your team. You are able to accommodate social and cultural diversity in multicultural teamwork.


- Self-management
- Interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
- Team working skills
- High- and low-context communication
- Verbal & non-verbal communication and etiquette
- Pluri- and multilingualism in international business


Barmeyer, C, Bausch, M. Mayerhofer, U. 2021. Constructive Intercultural Management. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. (where applicable)
Other materials available in Moodle

Teaching methods

Lectures and communication workshops

Completion alternatives

The student who has completed equivalent extent of university studies in intercultural or cross-cultural communication can apply for RPL.

Student workload

18 hours of lectures and workshops, 2 hours for assessment, 20 hours for writing the learning diary and 14 hours of self-study and group tasks

Further information

Workshops require attendance

Evaluation scale


Assessment methods and criteria

The student participates actively in workshops and contributes to group assignments.
The learning diary discusses the course content and topics and includes the student's own ideas and reflection.
The student demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding on the different factors involved in intercultural and interpersonal encounters in a test.