Cost: $100

In this badge, students will learn about what culture is and how it affects businesses. Badge information will include core concepts of overview of cultures, understanding cultural frameworks, and using these frameworks to understand how different aspects of culture affect businesses. Hofstede’s cultural framework will be used to help analyze how cultural dimensions affect businesses and organizations.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the badge students will be able to:

  • Describe some of culture’s characteristics
  • Explain how culture affects businesses/organizations
  • Identify different cultural dimensions using Hofstede’s framework
  • Analyze country cultures using Hofstede
  • Explain how cultural differences across countries could translate into different business practices

Credit Hours

Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 7.5 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 15 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 22.5 hours.

Credit Criteria

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria


Masud Chand

Masud Chand, Ph.D.

Dr. Chand completed his MBA and Ph.D. in International Business from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He teaches or has taught courses in International Business, International Management, Business Ethics, or Organizational Behavior. He has consulted with multinationals in the aerospace industry in regards to their international operations.

Courses: International Business, International Management, Business Ethics and Organizational Behavior.

Research: Published in Journal of Business Ethics, International Business Review, Asia Pacific Business Review, Advances in International Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of African Business, Journal of Enterprising Communities,  and The Business Review, Cambridge, and the Journal of Trust Research.