Last week Kent Business School welcomed 12 MBA students from the Technical University of Ingolstadt in Bayern, facilitating them in studying a module on intercultural management to complement their studies in Germany.
The young executives immersed themselves in a range of lectures, met with KBS MBA students, explored Canterbury and visited regional corporate SAGA.
The programme highlighted how much intercultural communication has become an everyday aspect of our lives; a team of European academics taught a diverse international group studying in German on how to operate in a diverse working environment.
SAGA representative Ray Brown gave a very inspiring talk about how SAGA creates an inclusive community at work, for example through an in-house crèche, regular staff socials and flexibility surrounding staff annual leave.
KBS gave the students the opportunity to visit historic Canterbury, including a guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral and a River Tour. This was followed by a social wine evening in Canterbury that gave everyone involved in the programme a chance to meet with the students on a more personal level and swap stories on work, life and European politics.
The group was unanimously positive about their week at Kent Business School, praising the interactive nature of the lectures and expertise of the academic staff. Harvard graduate Matt Vance labelled the programme as: ‘Definitely a highlight from my MBA experience, enjoyed the English experience, thanks to everyone involved!’.
KBS is looking to extend its partnership with the Technical University of Ingolstadt with two further exchange programmes planned for 2017.
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