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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 6, 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 12, 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 Dipto B

Sep 12, 2020

The course structure is very well. I completed it within one week. The course teacher describes different issues perfectly. These leadership skills definitely will help me in the future.

By Paloma W

Jun 28, 2020

He aprendido acerca de las distintas aristas que puede tener el liderazgo internacional, y no solo nos favorece o ayuda en contextos organizacionales sino también en la cotidianidad.


Feb 3, 2018

It is very good course I like it and get a high benefit, but I also wish if there were some examples about managing a conflict or encouraging a follower, thank you.

By Vani V

Apr 20, 2020

The course was a good refresher and had some very insightful segments as well!!

Thanks and look forward to some more programs from SDA Bocconi...

Warm regards,


By Maria R

Sep 26, 2020

It was a good quality course. But i didn't feel the interest in practice tasks...Not even once. And I think it because of absence of mentors activity.

By Vida B

May 14, 2020

Instructor was speaking too fast. In some videos sound qualities were low otherwise contents were presented very well and really helpful


By Andrea W

Aug 21, 2019

Gut strukturierter Ablauf;

abwechslungsreich durch Lehr- und Diskussionsabschnitte;

aktuelle Themenbereiche.

Absolut anwendbar im Arbeitsalltag!

By Ines G

Feb 21, 2018

It was very interesting. The talking speed of the lectures is a bit too fast. Not for me to follow, but I´m sure others had issues.


Nov 23, 2020

Interesting research findings.

Interactive discussion.

Impressive coordination with other colleagues and alumni.

Inspiring cases.

By Adewole I

Jul 12, 2020

I really enjoyed this course especially the questions in between videos to ensure participation. Overall, it was a good job.

By Sakhile M

Jul 21, 2020

The content is clear and it has helped me to have a better understanding on ways to handle expats within my company.

By Sajjad H

Aug 11, 2020

MaShaAllah zabardast course hai yar.........i have learned one main thing from this course and that is humanity.

By Maialen P

Nov 24, 2016

it has been a great course! A lot of information about the topic and diverse and interesting videos!

By Ian S

Dec 24, 2020

Well constructed, covers most subjects I would expect but with fresh view and entertaining style.

By Mohammed T H K

Dec 20, 2020

very good course to build your basic understanding of your leadership and orgnisational skills.

By Michael U

Feb 26, 2020

The Course is a wonderful one. It opened my eyes to some requirements for international leader.

By Maria C F

Apr 6, 2017

It is a very helpful training course for leaders and employees working in different geos.

By Dima A

Dec 5, 2018

high advanced vocabulary and very speak speed for non English speaker, but it is useful.

By Salim A

Nov 23, 2020

I really enjoyed the topics in the class and the way presented by the instructor

By Devang J

May 19, 2020

great course, learn so much about organisation and leadership


Nov 30, 2020

Awesome course and instructor, thankyou for the learnings :)

By Raviteja B

Nov 14, 2018

Nice course..Could be a little more interesting

By Felipe L S

Apr 8, 2020

Very good course, well based and structured!

By 192MB027 P K S

Nov 29, 2020

Learned more about international leadership

By Mangesh D

Jun 23, 2020

Very detailed with practical scenarios.