Course description

Business Communication in English - Intercultural and Ethical Awareness (Written)


This course is relevant for people who plan to do business internationally and who would like more insight into the ethics of business.

Course content

1. Intercultural Communication: Business Cultures

Introduces concepts and terminology used in the analysis of business cultures. The focus is primarily on the American, British, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Norwegian business cultures, and on how the intercultural terminology can be applied

2. Ethical Dilemmas

This component focuses on business issues with an ethical dimension.

Learning outcome knowledge

The course looks at intercultural communication and how culture impacts on business relationships. Focus will be put on Norway and its most important trading partners. In addition, it gives participants the opportunity to analyze business dilemmas from an ethical perspective. The overall objective is to enable course participants to develop the English skills needed to communicate effectively in the international business environment.

Acquired knowledge
Students will be able to define in appropriate English intercultural terminology related to the business cultures on the syllabus and basic guidelines for ethical reasoning related to the dilemmas on the syllabus.

Exam organisation

  • Written exam: 100%