International Business Cultures

Course Code: IBC101
Start Date: 2023/5/25 End Date: 2023/7/27 Day: Thurs Time: 19:10-21:00 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Summer Core certificate: International Business Communication, International Business Management Medium of Instruction: English Location: Online

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Course Description

This course explores how culture shapes business processes across countries, generations & genders. Special attention will be given to intercultural tools that measure national culture using gap analysis. An inter-disciplinary approach combining theory with practical tips will be used. This course will benefit professionals at all levels of the organization. The instructor welcomes people already working internationally, whether virtually or in-person, and aspiring talent. IBC101 is also designed for people who want to increase comfort levels within-&-between gender and/or generational cultures in their workplace.

Learning Objectives

1. Develop SKILLS to leverage cultural differences for positive advantage and reduce miscommunication/culture clashes in work.
2. Gain self-AWARENESS of their own cultural profile in relation to their home culture/s.

Who should take this course

Those who are working in a Japan-based, international company, overseas in the future, or thinking about hiring foreign workers.


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Annette Karseras

Instructor Biography

Annette Karseras is a coach and trainer who develops leaders and teams at all levels of the organization from aspiring new talent to regional leads. She has trained with the Coach Training Institute (CTI), the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI), Systems Coaching group in the Society for Organisational Learning (SOL), and is currently a member of ICF Japan and the Society for Intercultural Education, Training & Research (SIETAR). Annette completed her Masters degree at the University of Leicester, UK. Annette's courses focus on personal, professional and organizational change. Participants takeaway practical skills they can use 'tomorrow' & insights for strategic win-wins long-term. Based between the UK & Japan, she has worked with professionals from 50+ countries, uses working Japanese and legacy French alongside her mother tongue English, with-a-Welsh-lilt whenever the topic of rugby arises.