MA Thesis


As part of the course, the students prepare an MA thesis, on a topic of their choice related to intercultural management, over the two years of study. At the end of the first year, they hand in a 20-page literature review and present the plan for the rest of their thesis. At the end of the second year, they hand in their final thesis and present their work in front of the first-year students.





Here is a list of subjects from previous years:


Appetite for Change : Hybridization and Local Adaptation of Chinese Cuisine in Dijon, France.
Imported Feminism: Understanding the Effect of American Feminism on Jordanian Feminism on Instagram.
How Fair is India’s Fairness Obsession ? – A Detailed study of colourism as a social construct in India through the subjective and cultural experiences of eight Indians.
Feminism as a token, the example of high-end French brands and designers (Dior, Chanel and Zadig & Voltaire).
Culture at Work: Cultural Intelligence Africa (CQA) as a case study to explore the complexities of doing intercultural work centred on Diversity, Inclusion and Organisational Strengthening in workplaces in South Africa.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within Multinational Companies Operating in France.
Navigating the Complexities of Diversity and Conflict: An Investigation of Narratives and Stereotypes in International Organizations.
Intercultural Competence: Looking at some of the implications of its concepts and the possiblity of intercultural habitus, a view from Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology.
An Analysis of International Humanitarian Organization’s Websites: The Portrayals of Women Refugees.


Generational Diversity: Challenges faced by generation X, Y, and Z in the workplace
Family Relations in Immigrant Families and the Reconstruction of Identities of Second-Generation Immigrants in Taiwan
FUNDING FOR LOVE: Government & Donor Agencies in France, Germany and the Netherlands Fighting the White Savior Industrial Complex of Funding to Queer Human Rights Non-Governmental Organisations in South Africa
Race and Technology: How Algorithms Reflect Our Society
Culture Shock Amongst International Students: What Can Universities Do To Help International Students Avoid or Overcome Culture Shock Experiences ?
Filipino Participation in the US Exchange Visitor Program
Representation of Identity Through Discrimination of Immigrants in Italian Political Speech
A Snapshot of Nationalism: Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo
Immigration and Integration of the « Beurs » in France: HIV Prevalence Among the Maghrebi Community
Metal Music in the Middle East: The Case of Lebanon an Approach Through the Concept of Moral Panics
Intercultural Gastronomy: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Cuisine and Cultural Identity
To What Extent Do Cultural Factors Influence People’s Environmental Values and Beliefs and in Consequence Their Actions ?
A Home Avay From Home – Exploring the Diasporic Identity of the Kosovo Albanians in France


Peripatetic Musicians: Identity, Music Categorization and Reception
Impact of World Heritage Tourism, Case Study on France’s Best Conserved Heritage Site: the Roman Theater of Orange
Huawei’s Cultural Branding on Instagram
Exploring Nationalism in the Netherlands: Banal and Defensive Nationalism in Social Discourse
The Effects of Religious Diversity on the Indigenous Communities of the Highlands of Chiapas up to this
Day: A Case Study of the Conflicts in Chamula, 1960s-1990s
The Securitisation of Immigration in Political Discourses on Twitter: The Case of 2017 French
Presidential Elections
Algorithm, Repetition, and Media Credibility: The Experimental Research on the Relation between
the Repetition Caused by the Algorithm and the Perceived Credibility
International Students in French Higher Education Institutes: A Case Study on Culture Shock
Experiences of International Asian Students at the University of Burgundy and Diversity Management
by the University
The Impact of Inclusive Advertising: A Study on the Effect of Inclusive Beauty Campaigns on
Consumer Reception
Sexism In Japanese Business Culture, And The Resulting Implications Faced By Workers
Art and Crafts as Means to Re-construct Social Identity: A Case Study of Migrant Artisans in Palermo,
Bi-cultural Couples in Contemporary France
The Evolution of Xenophobia in Germany: Influencing Factors of Rising Xenophobia in Public Discourse
How is Social Cohesion Operationalized through the Cross-Cultural Interactions between Refugees
and Locals? A Case Study of Afghan Refugees Residing in Dijon
Managing Diversity: A Case Study of an FMCG Conglomerate


Japanese Cross-Cultural Competences – An Analysis Based on their Life Stories and Critical Incidents as Expatriates
The Preservation of Talian in Southern Brazil: Language, Culture and Identity of its Speakers
Subtitle: A Case Study on the Sociolinguistic Reality around the Most Widely Spoken Immigration Language in the State of Rio Grande do Sul
Learning Interculturality from Resistance: A Case Study of How the Indigenous People’s Struggle Enable Interculturality in the Philippines
Role of Education on the Formation of Cultural Citizenship
Peppering Patriarchy: An Analysis of Pepperdem Ministries’ Digital Feminist Activism in Ghana
The Compatibility of Socratic and Confucian Educational Traditions in an Internationalised Curriculum
Application of Liquid Culture Approach to Intercultural Training


The Impact of Globalization on Minority Languages: A Case Study of the Csango Language in Romania
Diversity Management and Global Mobility: A Strategic Perspective
China & Africa in the 21st Century : Cooperation or Exploitation?
How Do French Migrants Integrate into Colombian Society? The Applicability of General Theories and Measurements of Integration to a Specific Nationality in a Non-traditional Migration Destination
Language, Start-ups & Identity: How a Talent Accelerator Manages its Linguistic Reality?
Honing Cultural Intelligence : An Inquest on the Antecedents of Cultural Intelligence (CQ) among Overseas Filipinos (OFs)
Diversity in the ASMR Community
Is Home Nowhere or Everywhere: How Serial Cross-Cultural Moving during Childhood and Adolescence Influences Narrative Identity?
Interaction for Integration – A Survey on International Student-Workers in Ireland


Cultural Identity of Expatriates
Intercultural Competence in Higher Education.
Interculturality as a Competitive Advantage in the Airline Industry: Emirates Case Study
Project Management Strategies: Cultural Influences on Management Style
Liberating Leadership – A Win-Win Tool for Employers and Employees?
Different Language, Different Personality: Your Language Shapes How You Think
Reevaluating the Environmental Context: Identity & Perceptions of Belonging in the Urban Community
Doing Business in Russia in the Context of High Cultural Distance Case-study: American Companies Operating on the Russian Market
The Role of Bilingualism in the Development of Interculturality
Intercultural Leadership Competencies: Reviewing Organizational Hierarchies in Japan
Rethinking Diversity Management at Universities – How to Manage a Diverse Student Body
The Role of Culture in the Protection of Environmental Refugees
Chinese Students in France: Any Problem?
Human Resources Management in France: Are French Companies part of the “War for Talent”?


Same-Language Countries: a Facilitator in Intercultural Communication?
Intercultural Competence Development in the Young Individuals Raised in France and Born Between 1997 to 2005: an Attempt to Assess French ‘Generation Z’s’ Cross-Cultural Competence and Cultural Awareness
Video Games: Toward a New Paradigm in Cultural Production Values within Multicultural, Multinational Developer Teams
Global Engineering Project Management. Intercultural collaboration. Hyundai Engineering,Turkmen Oil Refinery Revamp Project.
Cultural differences & similarities in the norms of (female) beauty. A cross-cultural study between Russia and Germany.
Islamic Marketing
 Conflict Management in Organizations




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