Leading People

In this module, the student will learn about the significance and the way in which culture influences organizations. Besides this theme, the module concentrates on the specific issue of organizational behavior.



  • Semester: Fall, period 2, max 4 places per module period
  • Level: Second Year
  • Amount of ECTS: 10
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The emphasis is on the implications of national culture and multinational firms. The ways in which managers can cope with cultural diversity will be discussed also. In short, this module is about international people management and cross-cultural management.

After finishing this module the student will be able to:

  • show the competences described below
  • describe the differences between National people management and International people management
  • use the basic concepts of international people management
  • Describe what culture is
  • describe and analyse the influence of cultural differences on HRM
  • use several cross-cultural HRM skills
  • indicate how to manage a multi-cultural workforce
  • describe the influence of people, individuals and groups on organizations.


  • Introducing management and org behaviour today
  • Org behaviour and current management challenges
  • Personality and individual differences
  • Perception and ....
  • Groups and teams
  • Managing people and stress
  • Organization structure
  • Organizational technology
  • Control and job design
  • Communication and decision making
  • Leading and managing
  • Relationships, fairness and trust
  • Learning within organization


  • Culture
  • Presenting
  • International Manager, intercultural team
  • Motivation
  • Feedback, conversational techniques
  • HRM, Hofstede, Ethics, valuing diversity
  • English Business Communication
  • Entry requirements: Basic knowledge of the HRM function in an organisation
  • Status of the module: Second Year module of the major program
  • Number of credits: 10 ECTS
  • Semester: Fall, period 2, max 4 places per module period
  • Examination: Individual exams, participation, (group) project work / assignments
  • Method: Lectures, workshops, case studies, skills trainings, assignments.