Organizational Psychology across Cultures: An Experiential Approach

7.5 credits

The development of sustainable, productive workplace and entrepreneurship is a challenge for future professionals regardless of their choice of domain of carrier. This course gives you a valuable knowledge about the psychology of work and organization. We will focus on the nuts and bolts of being an inspiring leader and a motivated and satisfied employee. Through the lens of cultural values at organizational, societal and global levels we examine the prerequisites and the obstacles of professional success: recruitment and decision-making, communication, conflict management and organizational climate. Welcome!


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.