Master International Communication (Geert Hofstede Consortium)

Degree: Master
University: Hanze University Groningen, University of Applied Sciences , Faculty: School of Communication & Media
City: Groningen , Country: Netherlands
Discipline: Social Sciences
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline Non-EU: July 15th, EU: August 1st. All those wishing to apply for a scholarship: the deadline is MAY 1st.
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The Geert Hofstede Consortium is:

    1. Budapest Business School, Budapest, Hungary;
    2. Hanze University Groningen, Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands;
    3. IULM, University of Languages and Communication, Milan, Italy;
    4. Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, England;
    5. New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria;
    6. University of Vilnius, Lithuania.

    These universities joined forces to create a unique joint program offering you the full benefit of their collective expertise and international networks.

    Graduate profile

    As a graduate of the MIC you are an interculturally competent senior communication practitioner able to work in a global context. You anticipate change and are able to create, offer and manage sustainable and innovative solutions to problems from the professional field at a senior managerial or strategic level in organisations.You will be offered a competency-based learning environment in which you will acquire those professional, academic and personal qualifications required by the international professional communication field, fulfilling European standards and inspired by a European concept of the profession. The Master program provides a learning context in which you will become reflective practitioners with the transferable competencies needed for your employability and committed to your own ongoing personal development.

    Programme overview:

    MIC lasts 3 semesters (90 credits); students study the first semester at their home university, the second at one or more of the consortium partner universities. During the third semester, you will write your thesis under the supervision of two of the partner universities.

    The first semester introduces students to full breath of the profession. What are the roles and responsibilities of the communication professional in an organization from a strategic perspective? Which main functional area´s are there? How does culture influence communication? What is the relationship between the organization and its international and intercultural environment?

    During the second semester, students choose a number of specializations from one or more of the partner schools. Specializations are by definition in tune with what is happening in the professional field and can change accordingly. The collection of electives offers the students a broad spectrum of area´s of professional specializations, roles and tasks. During the specializations, students will analyze and solve a communication problem for an outside client.

    The third semester the student illustrates his level of mastery of the competencies required to obtain the title Master of International Communication. The student chooses a professional role and in that role solves a analyses and solves a problem for an outside client (in company or as a consultant). The result of that product is based on applied research, using an appropriate methodology. Every problem requires a solution from an international or intercultural perspective.The master proof is completed under the supervision of two universities.


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