Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Friday, March 22, 2019 08:52:13 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

International management in two languages

photo by

By
17th-Feb-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

G. John Cole :
International management is all about creating global business strategies to foster positive change in international companies and organizations. Study business management with an international dimension and you will emerge fully-equipped to apply business practices on the global stage: sensitive to local cultural and political nuances, to broader economic contexts, and to the minutiae of communicating with international work associates.
European business networks are strengthening, with the EU facilitating more opportunities for graduate mobility.
Awareness of different business cultures and knowledge of local languages is becoming more valuable than ever.
Bilingual students who choose to study business management in two languages at once will discover a new business culture and the means with which to forge connections to it.
As Harriet Kleiminger, academic head of the NBS Northern Business School in Hamburg Business Management MA, says, 'English is the international language, knowledge of German is a prerequisite or at least a strong advantage for working in Germany, in German subsidiaries abroad or in other companies that operate in the German market.'
In the UK alone, it's estimated that a lack of language skills costs the economy £50bn in lost contracts each year. Employees who can communicate equally comfortably with their local office and international contacts are a significant asset to the businesses that employ them.
The ability to keep up with social and economic developments in a client's region enables a level of direct engagement that just isn't possible when a company relies on translators to bridge that gap. As a bilingual MIM or MBA, you'll develop career opportunities by raising your value within your organization - or making yourself vastly more employable in a market where the language deficit leaves a significant number of vacancies unfilled.
Employees and clients alike will pick up on your impressive empathy levels, problem-solving skills, and perception, too. That's not to mention the improved prospects for your social and professional networks.
NBS's Business Management M.A. is taught half in German, half in English.
 As each of these is a major business language across the world, if you already speak both then developing your business skills in German and English simultaneously is a distinct advantage for any graduate.
Germany is the world's second-largest exporter, the number one economy in Europe, and directly invests over ten billion dollars in the US each year.
There are more native German speakers in Germany than there are English speakers in England, French speakers in France, or indeed native speakers in any other EU state.
As a Master of Management (MIM) rather than an MBA, no work experience is needed to apply. An MIM provides introductory knowledge on entrepreneurship and leadership and is a perfect starting point for students who may want to specialize in one particular business field later.
And it's a more versatile learning model, which is ideal if you see your language, networking, and collaborative skills as a key asset. Harriet Kleiminger identifies the program's most important features as the possibility to study in small groups, experienced and practice-oriented teachers, and internationality - as well as a deepening in business management in contrast to a specialization.
'For students who want to be broad-minded and therefore want to be able to work flexibly, a general education is preferable,' she says. 'We live in a rapidly changing world. This also applies to the specializations. What seems important today will be different tomorrow.
'Building on a good general knowledge base and then specializing on the job is, in our view, a good strategy for the professional world. In addition, it also implies a larger number of job possibilities.'

(John is a digital nomad and freelance writer for higher education and marketing publications. A native Englishman, he is always on the move but can most commonly be spotted in Norway, the UK and the Balkans).

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Sports »

Russia's Natalia Zabiiko and Alexander Enbert perform their pairs free skate during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, north of Tokyo on Thursday.


Football »

Trinidad and Tobago's Aubrey David (left) and Wales' Ryan Hedges battle for the ball during the International Friendly soccer match between Wales and Trinidad and Tobago, at the Racecourse Ground, in Wrexham, Wales on Wednesday.


Entertainment »

Deepika Padukone checks all ticks in list over a week


Bollywood’s leading lady Deepika Padukone has had an eventful last week as the actress unveiled her prestigious Statue of Purpose at Madame Tussauds and graced the Vogue International cover as the Global Talent. Both the events are key and one of the major highlights in the life of the actress. ...

City »

Holi festival celebrated with enthusiasm, fanfare


Thousands of devotees on Thursday celebrated the Holi, a Hindu religious festival of colours, across the country with due religious fervour and much enthusiasm."Marking the festival, a large number of devotees thronged the Dhakeswari National Temple in the morning to offer abir, a pink colored powder, at the foot of ...

Editorial »

Europe`s worst genocide and Karadzic`s life imprisonment


IT'S another symbol of justice against a 'genocide' that had committed about 25 years ago by a powerful European ruler; Radovan Karadzic. The 73-year former Bosnian Serb leader has been awarded life imprisonment for his crimes in the war that broke-up his country in 1990. UN judges in The Hague ...

Business & Economy »

Vivo launches V15 with 32 MP Pop-Up Selfie camera


Business Desk :Vivo, the innovative global smart phone brand, launched the long-awaited smart phone V15 after it's pro version V15 Pro was unveiled in Bangladesh last month. The Vivo V15 packs a 32 megapixel pop up selfie camera, a powerful triple rear camera set-up, stunning Ultra Full-View display 6.53 inch ...

International »

NZ bans sale of assault gun, semi-auto rifles


 AFP, Wellington :New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatics Thursday in a muscular response to the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people."Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We will also ban ...

International »

EU chief says Brexit delay possible if MPs approve deal


The EU could approve Britain's request for a short delay to Brexit but only if UK MPs next week vote through the withdrawal deal they have twice rejected, European Council president Donald Tusk said Wednesday.With nine days to go before Britain is due to leave the bloc, the country is ...

Business & Economy »

Bolsonaro to visit Trump to firm up conservative alliance


AFP, Brasilia :Brazil's far right President Jair Bolsonaro will meet US counterpart Donald Trump next week to strengthen ties in the nascent regional conservative alliance aiming to ramp up the pressure on Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.After decades of fractious relations between Brasilia and Washington, things have improved with the assumption to ...

Entertainment »

Romeo Akbar Walter celebrates unnoticed people: Mouni Roy


Actress Mouni Roy, who will be seen in the forthcoming film Romeo Akbar Walter, says the espionage thriller celebrates the unnoticed people who have sacrificed their lives for the love of their country. Romeo Akbar Walter is set against the backdrop of the India-Pakistan War of 1971. In the film, ...

Entertainment »

Biased towards TV but enjoy digital: Sakshi Tanwar


Actress Sakshi Tanwar, who has featured in a web series titled The Final Call, says she is biased towards television but has started enjoying working in the digital platform as it gives an opportunity to actors to experiment in a lesser period of time.  “I feel every medium is different. ...

National »

Mosquito menace paralyses Khulna city life


Khulna (South) Correspondent :Mosquito menace has paralysed Khulna city dwellers' lives. KCC is allegedly refrain from spraying medicine to eradicate the mosquitoes . All section of the city dwellers are victimized with mosquito bite. Particularly HSC  examinees are suffering a lot. They can not study well for mosquito menace.Some Khulna ...

Editorial »

BD-Australia to fight together global scourge of terrorism and extremism


Visiting Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism Paul Foley has said his country will continue to support Bangladesh and its people to address the threats of terrorism and violent extremism. He has also emphasised that terrorism and violent extremism are challenges shared by all countries. Mr. Foley who leads Australia's international engagement ...

International »

Trump reaffirms US considering 'all options' to bring down Venezuela's President Maduro


US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reaffirmed that "all options" are being considered in his drive to bring down Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro."All options are on the table," he told reporters in the White House. "It's a shame what's happening in Venezuela - the debt and the destruction and ...

International »

"Democracy in UK all but dead": Trump Jr slams PM May over Brexit


US President Donald Trump's eldest son rebuked UK Prime Minister Theresa May over her faltering Brexit tactics Tuesday, claiming she had unnecessarily prolonged Britain's EU withdrawal by ignoring his father's advice.In a biting op-ed in the eurosceptic Daily Telegraph newspaper, Donald Trump Jr. criticised the British premier's latest plan to ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news