Time: Students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. The estimated time for completing this course is two months.The first start is on 2 May 2023.
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Lecturer: Course is completed independently
! Contents of this course are the same than in course Intercultural competence (AV00DW58), which we have offered as a part of 'Diploma of Higher Education in Tourism and Business Management in Finland' earlier. If you have already completed this course, there is no need to complete this again. !
Credited in degree at Xamk: Bachelor of Business Management, Digital International Business
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: core competence
Enrolment by: 8.10.2023
Price: Free of charge
Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.
Please also notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.
You can define and identify elements of interpersonal communication, culture and global communication.
You can compare and contrast cultures’ values, beliefs, perceptions, and communication styles.
You can recognize negative perception: racism, prejudice, negative stereotyping, ethnocentrism.
You can analyze intercultural interactions and evaluate situations using intercultural communication skills.
You can communicate and collaborate with other people and cultures in an increasingly global and interconnected world.
Contents and methods:
What is culture?
What are values, beliefs, (negative) cultural perceptions?
How to recognize cultural differences based on comparing elements of your own national culture to other cultures?
How to communicate effectively in intercultural settings?
intercultural communication and why do we need it
the components of culture (values, beliefs, (negative) cultural perception)
how to communicate effectively in intercultural settings
the ingredients of cultural identity
language, nonverbal codes and cultural space
culture shock and cultural adaptation
business cultures around the world
The course contains independent work, no group work or online live lectures.
The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.
The study material is provided in learning environment.
a. use professional vocabulary systematically.
b. work as team members in a goal-oriented way.
c. justify their actions according to the ethical principles of the professional field.
The assessment is based on individually completed tasks and quiz in each section of the course.
Assessment grade: 1-5
This course is a part of Xamk Pulse’s ‘Diploma of Higher Education in Tourism and Service Business Management’.
What is diploma and what are the courses included in it?
Read more about the diploma https://www.xamk.fi/en/open-amk-courses/diploma-of-higher-education-in-tourism-and-service-business-management-60-ects-cr/.
Want to complete the whole diploma?
The full extent of the diploma is 60 ECTS credits. We recommend that you start from module I and complete it first.
Want to take just some of the courses?
If you don’t want to complete the whole diploma, you can choose just those courses that you are interested in.
Enrolment on diploma courses
You must enroll on each course separately. Choose just the number of courses that you can & have time to complete by the end of year 2023! All the courses will be available also in year 2024, when you can start them weekly on nonstop basis.
Transcript of records will be delivered by email in PDF form.
This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.
Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms of cancellation:
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email email@example.com.
Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.
Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).