A very simple explanation of the difference between intercultural management and international management:
International management requires cultural awareness.
Intercultural management implies an understanding and respect of other cultures.
In the Master in Management programme, students learn that international teams function best when cultural differences are acknowledged and managed openly, rather than ignored. Intercultural managers are not only sensitive to the differences; they know how to work towards adjusting behaviours to maximize results.
To be successful, and in particular when starting out in an international career, budding business people need an understanding of how cultural diversities impact the structure and operation of organisations to gain a competitive advantage. As nearly 50% of graduating ESCP Europe Master in Management students start their career outside of their home country, these skills are crucial.
Europe is the living laboratory for intercultural relations. With the proximity of so many different countries, the continent offers maximum cultural diversity at minimal geographical distances. Our intercultural teaching is enhanced by the fact that our students live and learn in at least two different countries during their programme, amongst our 6 campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw. Those people lucky enough to have had the experience say that there is no better way to learn about another culture than living it.
Read more in the full article published on 1 April 2019.