Learning objectives

A seminar with Romanian civic activists in Bucharest

Learning objectives

Students are able to …

  • understand core political and socio-economic issues of the host country.
  • draw conclusions from the comparison of the local business and organisational culture with their home country.
  • increase their intercultural skills.

Knowledge objectives

  • Students understand the historical trajectory and specific developments of state, economy and society in Eastern Europe.
  • They gain knowledge about the former communist political systems and state planned economies, as well as of the crucial elements and incidents of the transformation since 1989.
  • Students become familiar with the key facts and figures of the respective economy, as well as of the functional insertion of these countries in the international division of labour.
  • They develop an understanding for opportunities in trade, outsourcing and investment in these countries.
  • Students are aware of the major political, economic and societal challenges of the respective country. 

Social skills

  • Students gain familiarity with the culture and the way how to successfully conduct business in the respective Eastern European country.
  • They increase their ability to build relationships in an intercultural setting.
  • Students also acquire rudiments of the respective local language (Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian, etc.)