Leadership Across CulturesSemester Course

Leadership Across Cultures, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Business, Leadership Studies, Management
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course introduces the role of a corporate leader and the factors influencing leadership in cross-cultural teams. You examine theories related to corporate leadership, what makes a good leader, and developing leaders within an organization. The course also explores the role of culture in a corporate context and the challenges leaders face when leading multicultural teams and teams located in various geographic regions.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Organizational Behavior


Katarina Hejrskov

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

LLB & Professional Legal Studies (Equivalent of the Danish cand.jur./Masters) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing) from the University of Auckland. Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and accredited Mediator & Restorative Justice Facilitator (previously at the NZ Ministry of Justice). Founder and Mediator at Heron Mediation. Co-chair of International Summits at the Elder Mediation International Network and Course Aid & Legal Advisor for the Peace Foundation NZ. Expertise in conflict resolution, restorative justice and leadership. External lecturer of law at AUT Auckland. With DIS since 2021.

Dorte Mari Aggergaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. (Modern Culture & Communication, University of Copenhagen). B.A. (Art History and Pedagogy/Educational Studies, University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University). Visiting scholar at the University of Leeds and Brown University. Member of the Denmark Committee at Brown, and DIS representative at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Brown. Worked for EC Safer Internet Programme, recipient of an EU Lifelong Learning Programme grant for a project on cross-cultural learning. With DIS since 2014.