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About the Course

Leaders in business and non-profit organizations increasingly work across national borders and in multi-cultural environments. You may work regularly with customers or suppliers abroad, or be part of a globally dispersed cross-functional team, or an expatriate manager on an international assignment. You may be a member of a global online community, or a development aid worker collaborating with an international network of partner organizations. In all of these contexts, your effectiveness as a leader depends on how well you understand and are able to manage individual and collective behaviors in an intercultural context. In this course – together with a team of Bocconi expert faculty and Bocconi alumni – we’ll explore the theory and practice of international and intercultural leadership and organizational behavior. Social science research has revealed systematic ways in which our behavior differs across cultural contexts – enabling us to more effectively work across borders. Insights from psychology, neuroscience, sociology and anthropology, from communication studies and from management scholarship allow us to understand what shapes individual and group decision making, what enhances or weakens team performance, and how we can build and use our social networks. And the shared practical experience of international leaders allows us to identify concrete steps to enhancing intercultural leadership competence, and to be cognizant of common leadership challenges. Learning about organizational behavior provides a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills and to reflect on your own behavioral tendencies. How do you usually make important decisions? What motivates you and how do you try motivating others? How successfully do you leverage and integrate diverse skills and views in a team? Do you prefer professional relationships with a close-knit group of trusted colleagues, or with a far-flung network of acquaintances from all walks of life? If you really want to learn how organizations behave and take decisions and at the same time develop leadership skills, then this is the course for you. We are looking forward to welcoming you and supporting you on this journey of learning and discovery. COURSE SYLLABUS Week 1 - Leadership Acumen. International perspective on leadership, common traps & challenges, and opportunities of intercultural leadership. Week 2 - Navigating Culture. Impact of cultural differences on organizations, decoding culture, culture classifications and stereotyping, developing intercultural intelligence. Week 3 - Communication. Communication and its impact on leadership identity and relationships, managing communication to improve decision making, steps for developing your intercultural communication skills. Week 4 - Motivation. Views on individual motivation, cultural differences in motivation, developing motivation and commitment in teams. Week 5 - Networking. Patterns of interpersonal relationships in/across organizations, strategically developing social networks and social capital, norms for networking across cultures. Week 6 - Conflict. Effective / defective conflict management approaches, dealing with ethical dilemmas. Thanks to the participation of our alumni and of the Bocconi Alumni Association, participants will have practical insights on international leadership. RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND All are welcome! Some prior exposure to basic issues of organizational behavior (communication, decision making, motivation, etc.) is useful, but not required....

Top reviews


Jan 07, 2017

I completed this course while working abroad and I loved it. The course helped be to have a better understanding and respect for different cultures in life and in the work environment.\n\nThank You!


Aug 13, 2018

Very interesting course. Alumni viewpoints, pop-up questions, and interactive dialogues all made the course more engaging. Each video was a good length for informational content and attentiveness.

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By monika k

Jun 21, 2018

Practical and inspiring. Thank you for this great opportunity to learn!

By Yang H

Aug 18, 2017

Thank a lot for Prof.Franz. The course is well-organized and inspiring.

By Berhanu M

Jul 24, 2020

I really appreciate the content and the delivery of the entire course.

By Deleted A

Jun 06, 2017

Excellent course, where we also see the limits of the corporate world.

By Kate S

Aug 29, 2019

Highly informative, engaging and occasionally genuinely entertaining.

By Juan C Z C

Sep 10, 2017

This is an important course to understand the international behavior

By Carlo M

May 08, 2020

Really stimulating course. I hope it will help in my future career.

By Haydar A

Apr 16, 2020

Very supportive course and we can apply it for sure on reality live

By Carlos E B S

Mar 04, 2018

Another cutting edge course by Università Bocconi.

Thanks everyone!

By twinkle a

Jun 20, 2020

the course is very informative and the faculty here is very good.

By Buraimo I O

Jun 09, 2020

This site really helped me in developing my leadership skills. 👍

By Ayobami A

May 15, 2020

I had an Amazing time, exprience and took a lot of learnings away

By Rajesh K

Jul 28, 2020

This course was amazing, I learnt much more through this course

By U A S M

Sep 12, 2020

Have learnt a lot from this course.Very helpful and enjoyable.

By Ivan H

Dec 04, 2019

Very insightful and well structured, helpful expert interviews

By Akanksha s t

Aug 20, 2020

Such an amazing course developed lots of knowledge and skills

By Mohamed S

Jan 25, 2020

Thank you for the great course and the discussion was amazing

By Felipe A

Aug 21, 2020

o curso é sensacional, muito obrigado a todos os envolvidos.

By Daniel V M

Apr 10, 2019

tiene elementos que puedes hacerlos prácticos en una empresa

By Ahmed M N N

Sep 22, 2017

It was an amazing to have this course .... from Palestine :)

By Jessica B

Jul 13, 2017

Excellent course and excellent trainer. Highly recommended!

By Rommel M

May 13, 2017

Very applicable, timely and the lessons are well organized!


Jun 26, 2020

This has been of great help. I hope to get a certificate.

By Oscar A

Mar 05, 2020

Great content and good videos that keep you entertained.

By Harrison R C

Jun 23, 2020

important content for anyone with leadership potential