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Course overview

Care to do international business with 100% confidence? Increase your cultural knowledge and adaptability with the course Cross-Cultural Business Skills. The course offers a clear understanding of culture in the professional environment. And emphasizes the role of culture in international communication.

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Course content

This course emphasises on country specific communication patterns, leadership styles and sales and negotiation skills. You will learn what will and won’t work in China, Germany, France, Japan, Brasil, Poland, Turkey, South Korea or Russia.

  • There will be a focus on the following competencies:
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Personal and professional development
  • Research skills

Target group

This course is offered at bachelor level. You are a student or a working professional with an international focus.

Cross-Cultural Business Skills dates

The course starts on Tuesday 5 September 2023. You will have classes on Tuesday evenings, from 18:40-22.00 hours. The duration of the course is 5 months.


The tuition fee of this course is € 2,800,-. Additionally, the studybooks of this course will cost approximately € 250,-. After applying for this course you will receive an invoice for the payment of the tuition fee.


In order to be admissible for this course you need to have a diploma of at least secondary vocational education, senior general secondary education or pre-university education. NOTE FOR NON-EU CITIZENS: admission to this course does NOT meet the Immigration and Naturalisation Service requirements for a residence permit for study purposes. The AUAS is, therefore, not in a position to help you get a visum or a residence permit. For this reason, any effort to attend this course will be in vain

Study load

The duration of the course is 5 months. Two blocks of 10 weeks: 7 weeks with classes and 3 weeks of exams, assignments and feedback. On average, the study load is 20 hours a week. This includes class hours.

Class size

The course can be taken as a minor or module for full-time and part-time students, which means that the group has a varying composition of students and professionals.

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Sander Schroevers, course lecturer
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