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Master in International Communication Management (MICM)

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Language of education
English (100%)
24 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences
Den Haag

Program description

The Master in International Communication Management attracts students from across the globe who possess a broad spectrum of professional interests and experience. The program is designed to develop communication managers who can research, develop, implement and manage complex communication strategies on a global scale.

Organizations are becoming increasingly international, and have to communicate more and more beyond national borders. The Master of International Communication Management is a broad-based course, which trains you to become a communication specialist in an international environment. Our students and lecturers come from all over the world, and so you will learn to tackle communication from diverse cultural angles.


Who are we looking for?
Many of our students already work in areas such as corporate communication and public relations, while others come to us from related fields such as marketing, brand management, journalism, television, radio, and social media.  At the same time we also welcome professionals from diverse areas who seek a career change.

We seek professional men and women who we believe have what it takes to successfully complete the MICM and who will contribute to the richness of the classroom experience.  A minimum of two years of work experience is required. 

What will you learn?
A communication specialist should be well rounded. The Master of International Communication Management supports this notion. Among other things, you will learn about corporate branding, corporate social responsibility, media relations, social media, crisis management and the effects of communication. You will also learn about internal communication within international and multicultural organizations, and marketing products or services at an international level. At the conclusion of the program, you will be capable of advising on complex communication issues, and devising and developing appropriate communication. You will be able to work for governments, NGOs, businesses or on a self-employed basis.

Study Program
In the Master of International Communication Management, you learn more than just theory. From the very first day, you will put the knowledge that you have acquired into practice. The program explores international trends, cultural differences, ethics and personal skills such as leadership, project management and conflict management. After your course, you will be able to investigate, develop, implement and manage complex communication issues at an international level. The training is available for full-time or part-time study.

The Master of International Communication Management focuses on Corporate Communication, Internal Communication and Marketing Communication. The curriculum also includes modules like Communication Research, Culture & Communication and Communication Trends. In addition, you will be taught specific skills, consisting of several training modules on subjects including time management, writing and the media.

The forms of teaching are varied and diverse: trainings, workshops, case studies and lectures form part of the program. You will finish a module with a (reflection) report or an assignment. For several modules, including the thesis project, you will find yourself a suitable client organization and act as a communication consultant for that client.

For the part-time program, you will attend courses one day per week. In this program, you will study for approximately twenty hours per week, including the lessons. The course lasts for two years.

Career Prospects
More and more businesses are operating internationally. They trade in foreign markets, communicate with a foreign audience and collaborate with colleagues from other cultures. This provides some modern-day challenges for the communication manager. Cultural knowledge is essential for effective communication. Hence the increasing demand for communication specialists with an international background. The Master of International Communication Management gives you that knowledge.

At the Academy for Masters & Professional Courses at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, a practice-oriented approach is key. You will train in specific skills such as researching, presentation, and conflict and project management. You will also work on advising clients. During the Master program, you will discover which skills you possess, and which skills you still need to develop further. So you will grow not only professionally, but also as a person

International Communication Management the program for you?
For you, communication is more than just a skill. You are enthusiastic, committed and prepared to put in the effort. In addition, you have an international outlook, you speak fluent English and you are aware of cultural differences. The Master of International Communication Management offers a full and intensive program, where self-motivation is essential.

If you already have some years' experience in the field of communication, but you want to explore the subject in greater depth, and take the next step in your career or become self-employed, preferably operating in an international environment, then the English-language Master of International Communication Management from The Hague University of Applied Sciences would offer you those possibilities. It is a practice-based training for professionals with a bachelor’s degree, 2-3 years of work experience and a passion for international communication.

About The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University aims to train the professionals of the future. They will be able to  perform more and different tasks with their knowledge in their changing professional domains. With practical knowledge and insight, they are able to contribute to innovation within their professions; translate practical knowledge and insight into creative findings, new designs, new processes and smart innovations.

Our 21,300 students, as well as our staff, come from over 146 different nationalities. That diversity is one of our most powerful resources. The exchange of competing ideas and opinions is what leads to real innovation.

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Admission requirements

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80

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