15.996 Cross-Cultural Leadership

Fall 2004

A volunteer and a local shake hands.
Peace Corps business volunteer in Ghana. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Peace Corps.)

Course Highlights

This course features readings on which the class discussion is based as well as the assignments for each class.

Course Description

Cross Cultural Leadership is a collaborative research seminar that examines what constitutes "effective" leadership across cultures. It is collaborative because the students are expected to provide some of the content. The weekly readings target particular aspects of cultural differentiation. Working within those topics, students are asked to describe aspects of leadership in particular cultures based on their research and/or personal experiences. The goal of the course is to help prepare students for business assignments outside of their native countries.

Course deliverables include: active participation in the class, contribution of class content on a weekly basis and an end of course paper that explores some aspect of leadership across cultures.

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Pat Bentley, Senior Lecturer 

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session