Cross-cultural Communication in Business

7.5 credits

How we do business in an international context is highly influenced by culture. This course takes a close look at language, communication and interpersonal interaction to analyse and understand how our cultural identity is formed and expressed in various business settings. An important part of the course is to reflect critically on how our own cultural identity both enable and constrain interaction when doing business in other cultures.


The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.

The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.

In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.