Introduction

Do you have the commitment, talent, passion and ambition to join this programme? We seek candidates who will be able to make a unique contribution to the classroom learning experience and fully participate in the mix of ideas, experiences, and cultures.

You have a job in communication, in which an appeal is made to your managerial skills. You want to enhance your current role. You have been working at an international company or in a global industry, or perhaps you already call yourself a communication specialist. Your professional language is English. Your minimum level of education is at bachelor’s. You have at least two years of working experience, preferably in marketing & communications, as a press officer, editor or in a managerial role, and you are interested in the topics presented throughout this course such as Crisis Communication or Intercultural Communication. You are ready to develop your professional competencies to a more senior level. You want to get more out of yourself, your job and your organization. This master with an international business perspective will give you all the tools you need in order to succeed. 

Reasons for choosing this master programme

  • You want to develop a managerial mindset and work in the field of communication; 

  • You will experience the unique skill of cross-cultural communication in practice; 

  • You want to broaden your views on new trends and methods of communication; 

  • You want to manage a communication department or an editorial office.  

Admission requirements

Everything about admission

These are the requirements for the part-time English-taught masters: 

  • Bachelor degree  
  • Final transcript 
  • English level test score (IELTS minimum score of 6.0 on every sub score and an overall minimum score of 6.5; or equivalent test) 
  • 2 years relevant professional work experience 
  • Mandatory intake interview 
  • Motivation Statement 
  • Resumé / Curriculum Vitae 
English language requirements

As our international Master programmes are taught entirely in English, candidates must demonstrate a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. You can view the English language requirements in this document.  
 
Contact the admissions office (masters-admission@hhs.nl) for more information. 

Apply for this study

Your investment

In time In money
Lectures per week: 6 hour  Payment in one go: € 19.700  
Self-study per week: 12-14 hours   Payment in terms: € 20.200  
Study load per week: 18-20 hours   Books: € 550 - € 750  
Period of total study: 23 months    

At The Hague University of Applied Sciences Pro (THUAS Pro) we focus on offering you quality education with personal attention in a blended setting. Our education is offered in a mix of online and on-campus lectures and gatherings. For more information about blended education at THUAS Pro, please check the extra information on this page.  

Nice to know:  

  • A scholarship may be applicable. Find more information about scholarships.  

  • Dutch students are exempt from VAT (btw).  

  • Your employer can fully offset training costs against gross results and label them as operating expenses.  

  • In some cases, it is possible to have a loan from the Dutch government. Please visit the website of the Dienst Uitvoerend Onderwijs for a LiveLongLearningCredit. 

Topics

What will you do each year?
Year 1
Year 2

Testimonials

Marloes Wauben 

Stimulate personal & communicative growth 

"For me, my 2 study years at THUAS Pro have been invaluable. Not only did I develop new skills and knowledge about International communication as a whole, the class discussions and teachings developed me further as a person. The teachers are valuable coaches who treat the students as peers and deliver interactive discussions on an intellectual level to stimulate personal & communicative growth. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at THUAS Pro & I am grateful for the experience. I am now fully equipped with a valuable set of new skills which I can benefit from throughout my career". 

Marloes Wauben 
Alumna Master International Communication Management Part time 

Judith Helmer 

Challenge yourself to develop new skills  

“We create an atmosphere that balances and blends theory and practice. The MICM classroom experience is rich in opportunities for the unique mix of ideas, experiences and perspectives. Throughout the program you will challenge yourself to develop new skills, and apply them to the real world. Group work interaction, individual assignments, research papers, case studies and interactive discussions contribute to this". 

Judith Helmer 
Programme Manager Master International Communication Management 

Nada Mohamed 

This really prepares them for the future 

"My name is Nada Mohamed, a Palestinian Masters student. I came to The Netherlands from Syria, as in 1948 my grandparents were forced to leave their home in Palestine due to the Israeli occupation so they sought asylum in Syria. So I’m considered a Palestinian/Syrian refugee. 
 
So far I have experienced that the load of this study is quite high; nevertheless it is worth it, as this master will open up so many job opportunities in communication. I also like its practical approach which gives students a glimpse of the projects they will work on in different lines of work. This really prepares them for the future!" 

Nada Mohamed 
Full time student Master International Communication Management 

Suzan Pecyna 

Students prepare their views and come to class ready to debate 

“Blended learning has always been a feature of the MICM curriculum but gained special focus during the pandemic - it is hoped that a rounded experience is provided for students and that the classroom sessions are merely the "together" part of their learning experience, a portion of the time they spend exploring and enjoying Internal Communication studies.  

In the Managing Internal Communication module the "together" time in the classroom is used wisely by providing tasks, questions, literature searches and materials to watch in the hours and days before coming along to the session, both individually and in the Learning Communities (LC). An example is for students to prepare their views (either their own, or based on literature) and come to class ready to debate. An example of a debate topic would be "We pay the employees a good salary - why do we have to communicate with them too?" This is a controversial view that still exists in some hierarchical companies in developed countries and in many countries in the developing world. Debates raise awareness of the varying maturity levels of internal communication, employee engagement and change management communications across the globe” 

Suzan Pecyna 
Lecturer Managing Internal Communication 

 

 Upon completion

When you have successfully completed this master: 

  • You receive the certificate of Master International Communication Management;  

  • You are allowed to use the accredited title Master of Arts;  

  • You can play a central role within your organisation when it comes to international communication management; 

  • You are a communication professional and able to give communication advice on strategic and managerial level. 

Practical information

Master International Communication Management

This master offers you a managerial and strategic approach to communication. The communication function in corporate and governmental organisations is becoming more important and more internationally and culturally oriented. So, the communication expert must be better equipped to deal with a more broad, intercultural and often international spectrum of issues and challenges than ever before. The Master International Communication Management aims to bring you a practical and real-world focus to relevant theory and will make the connection between theory and practise. You will be thoroughly prepared to work in the communication field of your choice or enhance your current role in communications. 

Why should you choose the Master International Communication Management at THUAS Pro?

The Hague is well-known for being the international city of peace and justice. It is the perfect location to experience an international learning environment. THUAS Pro – part of The Hague University of Applied Sciences – emphasises the themes internationalisation and world citizenship. As the master is entirely taught in English from a global perspective, all of your assignments and materials will be presented fitting a future international communication expert.  

We offer an intercultural innovative learning environment with students, lecturers and alumni from every corner of the world in order for you to build a global network during your study. This means that you can share best practices and learn from your peers on a weekly basis. Everybody brings their own culture and work experience to the classroom, as students and lecturers typically vary in terms of occupation and nationality. Our experienced lecturers who all work or do research in the field bring highly relevant and up to date knowledge to the classroom. 

Statistics

Overview of countries of origin (nationality) of our students 

Part time 2017 - 2023     
The Netherlands 
Bulgaria 
Syria 
USA 
Peru 
Mexico 

  

Student profile - PT last 5 years 

The average age of the MICM part time student over the last 5 years is 38,83. 

Gender  
Male  25% 
Female  75% 

 

Number of years of work experience 

Less than 3 years  25% 
3 to 4 years  8% 
More than 5 years  67% 

 

Examples of thesis topics 

  • Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) engagement amongst employees of the Ministry of Health in the Netherlands 
  • Sustainable communication by fast-fashion brands on social media 
  • The Role of Instagram on Brand Loyalty for the Beauty Brands 
  • Sustainability in Sport Sponsorship: A look into sustainability practices of professional European football clubs in relation to sport sponsorship 
  • Building Diversity and Inclusion: A case study on THUAS
  • How internal communications can contribute the corporate sustainability processes in Unilever 
  • Organisational storytelling as a corporate branding tool 
  • The Application of Social Media for Internal Communications and Employee Engagement