International Teams and Organizations
In the current global business environment, both the culture of the company and the individual play an important role. You need to be able to identify and understand these and know how to use your knowledge of people and the world you live in to be successful. Success in the light of 21st century business-models includes creating a network on a global scale, close cooperation between countries and economies, as well as getting to grips with virtual technologies. As a manager who understands and works with these complexities you will have a significant advantage over those who minimize the impact of cultural differences in business and team work.
Our 30 EC program combines theoretical knowledge, current trends, contact with professionals and experts and concrete business practice on different topics. (see courses listed
The different courses of the minor contain a wide variety of lectures, workshops, debates, and guest speakers. In addition, you get to experience working throughout the semester as a team. In the first part of the program you will work remotly in an international team with students from a partner university. Later in the programme, you will work with internationally oriented firms. Our students come from all over the world, so you will be part of an international classroom. The team dynamics, the content of the courses and the assignments will provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a successful international professional.
After this minor you will:
- know how international organisations are run - with a focus on HR
- know in what way people from different cultures can work well together
- be a valuable asset to an international team
- know how to present and brand yourself (digitally) in English
Questions about the minor?
Contact Katja Dekkers, email@example.com
Questions about the Kies op Maat procedure?
Contact Ineke Odenhoven, firstname.lastname@example.org
International Human Resource Management, Dowling & al., 7th edition, Cengage Learning EMEA. - app. 60 €
Making Globalization Work, Joseph Stiglitz - app. 20 €
Entrance fee museum visit: 15 €
(Digital learning environment "Admito", hosted by Enmeer. Membership: approx. 15 Euro (still tbd))
Applications will be processed in the order of receipt of signed learning agreements.
To access the minor International Teams and Organizations, students must be able to study in English without major difficulties. This is a pre-requisite.
Interest in Human Resource Management, Team Management and Globalization will be a plus.
The maximum number of students is 30, including external students.
International Management Practices - 6 ECs - team report and team presentations.
Globalization & Economics - 4 ECs - individual test and individual essay, presentations
Cross Cultural Management - 4 ECs - individual blog entries.
International Human Resource Management - 5 ECs - individual test and individual case study.
Cross Cultural Competence - 5 ECs - individual assignment and 2 team assignments.
Digital communication skills - 4 ECs - individual assignment: online portfolio
Methodology Lab - 2 ECs - team assignment: collaborative article.
If a student fails to successfully complete the minor in the period in which she took the minor it is possible to finalize the minor in a following period in which the minor is given.
If a minor is no longer offered or in case the minor is rewritten, the degree programme will offer students a further two opportunities to finalize this minor in the following year.
International Human Resource Management, Dowling & al., 7th edition, Cengage Learning EMEA.
Managing across cultures - The 7 Keys to Doing Business with a Global Mindset, Solomon and Schell, McGrawHill.
Making Globalization work, Joseph Stiglitz
The minor International Teams and Organizations is a full-time programme.
Classroom activities are usually scheduled on 3-4 days a week, start- and endtimes are between 08.30 and 18.40 each day.
Schedules per quarter are normally published by the "roosterbureau" approx. two weeks prior the actual quarter start.
Block 1: app. 12 hours
Block 2: app. 12 hours
These are direct contact hours with regard to lessons. Furthermore, there is contact in the form of mail, feedback sessions, coaching, virtual communication, etc.