Working in Virtual Teams - Global Competence for International Professionals, Short Course | Part time online | KTH Royal Institute of Technology | Sweden
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Working in Virtual Teams - Global Competence for International Professionals

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About

The aim of the Working in Virtual Teams - Global Competence for International Professionals course, offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is to strengthen the global skills needed for efficient communication in global virtual team environments.

Overview

What you will study

The Working in Virtual Teams - Global Competence for International Professionals course offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology explores, and lets participants discuss their own experiences of, key areas for social interaction in global virtual team environments.

Theories and models are introduced to help students better understand common sources of, and discuss possible solutions to, problems in virtual international team environments, with a focus on communication as an aspect of global competence and technological tools for teamwork.

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Give an account of key properties of global virtual teams and their potential advantages and challenges
  • Connect core dimensions of global skills (knowledge, skills, attitudes and critical awareness) to virtual teamwork contexts
  • Discuss consequences and challenges connected to the role of English as a lingua franca in global virtual team environments
  • Give an account of pragmatic strategies for working appropriately and efficiently in a global virtual team, and for preventing or solving misunderstandings and communication problems.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • key areas for social interaction in global virtual team environments
  • teambuilding
  • negotiation of roles and deadlines
  • asynchronous and synchronous communication
  • navigation in different time zones and legal standards
  • feedback and criticism
  • the use and consequences of technology in and for team communication
  • common sources and possible solutions to problems in virtual international team environments
  • communication as an aspect of global competence
  • technological tools for teamwork

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

2 ECTS

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 60 credits from higher education.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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