Global Virtual Team Management
The aim of this course is to provide students with insight into global project management, managing cross-cultural teams, concepts of project planning as well as concepts related to organizational workflow. Special emphasis will be put on a so-called X-Culture project which provides students with an opportunity to experience global virtual project work with students across the globe. Working in cross-cultural teams for several weeks, students develop a business proposal for an international company and write a report that details the economic feasibility of the idea and provides guidelines for its implementation. The task and the format of teamwork, as well as the collaboration tools used by the teams, are reminiscent of those used in the modern workplace, making the project a very realistic preview of work in corporate global virtual teams.
For more information regarding the X-Culture Project, check out their website: X-Culture.org. After successful participation, you will receive an X-Culture Global Business Certification as well as a Recommendation Letter and a Personal Cultural Intelligence Report.
- Please note: The application process is now open. The application deadline for the seminar is 10th of September 2023.
- Please email philippa.dehning[at]uni-goettingen.de to apply for the seminar including your name, matriculation number, contact information, study program & current semester as well as your transcript of records.
This course will start at the beginning of the Fall Semester (early October) and end before Christmas (End of November). Please make sure that you are available so early into the new Fall Semester. Please be aware that good English skills are needed in order to successfully participate in this course. You will need to communicate with your teammates from many different universities and countries from all around the world throughout the project.
Students will be able to understand the concepts of project planning and organization, conflict resolution and task management in a global virtual project environment. They will learn concepts related to organizational workflow including the staffing process, project planning elements and project communications. The course will also help students to improve their written and oral communication skills through formal writing assignments and group discussions.
Seminar, project work
|2 SWS / 6 C|
Final presentation (approx. 20 min) - 50%
Written report (approx. 20 pages) - 50% Both the presentation and the written report will be done in teams. The report will be part of the X-Culture project work (business proposal).
To pass the course, students are expected to participate in the X-Culture project.
Attendance: 22 hours Self-study: 124 hours
Very good English language skills.
|Cycle: Winter Semester