Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures
Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures (M.A.)
Discover the diversity of decision-making processes in East and South Asia in the interdisciplinary course Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures! Acquire in-depth knowledge, methodological know-how and key competencies for culturally sensitive decision-making. Choose your major, organize a semester abroad, and broaden your intercultural perspective. Immerse yourself in sinology, history, philosophy, religious studies, economics, and more.
What is the degree program about?
Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures (SDAC) is an interdisciplinary study program that allows students to acquire profound academic and methodological knowledge, as well as additional key skills regarding decision-making processes in East and South Asia. The MA degree program requires a BA degree of variable disciplinary orientation. Students may choose their academic focus by selecting accordingly from the courses offered at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg as well as organizing their own study abroad semester.
Students will acquire profound academic and methodological knowledge, as well as additional key skills regarding decision-making processes in East and South Asia. Over the course of the degree program, students receive profound insights into the processes of decision-making, e.g. in entrepreneurial, political, and cultural situations. They will develop a new cross-cultural perspective on decision-making processes, utilize their knowledge in an interdisciplinary context, learn to approach research questions from an academic perspective and to cultivate their independent thinking. These qualities will eventually enable them to delicately deal with intracultural and cross-cultural decision-making processes.
The acquired knowledge from the fields of sinology, history, philosophy, religious studies, economics, social and cultural anthropology, and the history of science will enable them to gain skills in the fields of communication and critical thinking, as well as to work in an independent, solution-oriented, critical, analytical, and application-oriented manner in various professional circumstances requiring expertise from humanities, area studies, and social sciences. The specific expertise opens job perspectives for the graduate in professions concerned with culture, politics and business, as well as in intercultural work environments where the aforementioned fields of study intersect. Graduates will be capable to take a culturally sensitive and discerning stance when participating in real world decision-making, both in an international and specifically Asian-European context. Their skills and expertise to operate in an international environment qualifies them for leadership positions.
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