Intercultural Business Projects

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
    Domain Business Administration
    Code UE-EGE.00250
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2022

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Monday 16:15 - 18:00, Hebdomadaire, PER 21, Room G414 (Autumn semester)
    Hours per week 3

    Teaching

    Teachers
    Assistants
    Description

    In this course, the participants from the University of Fribourg will be a part of a global virtual team. Each student will be in a different team, together with students coming from many different countries.

    Overall, thousands of students and professionals from over 40 countries participate in this experience. An external educational organization (X-Culture) provides real business projects presented by their corporate partners.

    In regular virtual meetings, the teams develop ideas and solutions. Overall, about two months are given to develop a solution. There are weekly deadlines that the teams have to meet. At the end of the project, the teams will present their solutions in the form of team reports. A detailed description of this process can be found on http://x-culture.org/. A more detailed information package will be provided in the preparatory first meeting of the course.

    In Fribourg, the participants will meet bi-weekly (from September 30-December 2) with one of the lecturers to present their progress and plans. Therefore, the participants will be divided into two groups, one supervised by Prof. Olivier Furrer, one supervised by Prof. Dirk Morschett.

    The grading will be based on a paper that each student has to submit to the lecturers (which can be the team report) (60%) and a grade for participation, commitment and quality of proposed solutions (40%) in the weekly meetings.

    Training objectives The objective of this course is to learn to apply the theoretical and conceptual knowledge from courses in international management and intercultural management to real business projects and learn the collaboration within global virtual teams.
    Available seats 12
    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    26.09.2022 16:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room G414
    03.10.2022 16:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room G414
    10.10.2022 16:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room G414
    17.10.2022 16:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room G414
    24.10.2022 16:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room G414
    31.10.2022 16:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room G414
    07.11.2022 16:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room G414
    14.11.2022 16:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room G414
    21.11.2022 16:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room G414
    28.11.2022 16:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room G414
    05.12.2022 16:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room G414
  • Assessments methods

    Evaluation continue - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Course with continuous evaluation: after the registration period, you can no longer cancel your registration (see session calendar on the Faculty's website).


    No retake exam

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Complementary learnings in SES or mobility students
    Version: ens_compl_ses
    Mster course offering for Mobility Students

    Ma - Accounting and Finance - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Course - 72 ECTS > Minimum 0 / maximum 1 optional master course offered at the University of Fribourg, if 72 ECTS not yet reached in the above modules > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Business Communication : Business Informatics - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2020/SA_V01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Information Management > Cours > Modules management > STR: Strategy
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Information Management > Cours > Modules management > EUGB: European and Global Business

    Ma - Business Communication : Management - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2022/SA_V01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > 30 ECTS parmi les modules : > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > 30 ECTS parmi les modules : > STR: Strategy

    Ma - Business Informatics - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2020/SA-v01
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > STR: Strategy

    Ma - Communication and Media Research - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2015/SA_V01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Communication and Society - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V03
    Forschungsbereiche > Forschungsbereiche > Inter- & Transdisciplinary Perspectives > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Economics - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V03
    Elective courses > Wahlkurse der SES-Fakultät - max. 15 ECTS > SES Master level courses

    Ma - European Business - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > SES Master level courses
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Modules - Min one extra module with 12 ECTS > Mandatory module > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Modules - Min one extra module with 12 ECTS > One complete module taken from the following list > STR: Strategy

    Ma - Information Management - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2019/SA_V01
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > STR: Strategy
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > EUGB: European and Global Business

    Ma - International and European Business - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module STR > STR: Strategy
    Courses > Modules > Mandatory module > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Management - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses: min. 72 ECTS > Elective Courses : max. 18 ECTS > SES Master level courses
    Courses: min. 72 ECTS > Modules - min 54 ECTS > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module EUGB > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses: min. 72 ECTS > Modules - min 54 ECTS > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module STR > STR: Strategy

    Ma - Management - 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > 3 modules with min 12 ECTS each > STR: Strategy
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > 3 modules with min 12 ECTS each > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Cours facultatifs : max. 18 ECTS > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Marketing - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V02
    Courses > Elective Master courses from the whole university > SES Master level courses
    Courses > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module STR > STR: Strategy

    MiMa - Business Informatics - 30 ECTS
    Version: 2020/SA_V01
    Cours > Modules management > STR: Strategy
    Cours > Modules management > EUGB: European and Global Business

    MiMa - Gestion d'entreprise - 30 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Elective courses - 30 ECTS > STR: Strategy
    Elective courses - 30 ECTS > EUGB: European and Global Business