Combine practical experience with the latest knowledge
"I greatly benefited from the well-structured programme of THUAS, as it includes a group of highly skilled professors in academic, and research, who combine practical experience at international companies with the latest knowledge. Group assignments with student teams of different nationalities make me gain additional communication skills and I learned different management skills. The subjects of the programme are carefully selected with deep academic experience. I noticed that the programme improved my skills in research and analysis.
By the way, I have been working in the decision-making of the state for more than 20 years (Prime Minister Office in Yemen). It even opened up prospects for me to work in corporate or international organizations”.
Alumnus Master International Communication Management Full time
The unique approach of practical learning taught me to see the bigger picture
“The Hague Graduate School is known for its multiculturalism which challenges you to be your very best part from the academics but learning from different diverse mindsets, cultures and professionals. The professors (lecturers) were approachable and were always ready to help. The unique approach of practical learning in The Hague Graduate School taught me to see the bigger picture, not just the theoretical, you get to apply the theory in practice.
The rich contents of the modules pave the way to build an ethical global strategy that is adaptable to manage cultural differences, mobilise diverse teams and do business in an intricate international context. The academic year taught me to be more independent, analytical and resourceful in the business community. It was an eventful year full of challenges and fun. I am better prepared to pursue opportunities within any multinational organization through my gained knowledge”.
Alumna Master International Communication Management Full time
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".
Programme Manager Master International Communication Management
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!".
Full time student Master International Communication Management
Experience how it is to be a member of the Board of Directors during a crisis simulation
A permanent part of the module Crisis Communication is a simulation of a real crisis. Students join a role play and become members of the Board of Directors of a hospital. During two dayparts a three day crisis is simulated. The role of the media, external communication and internal communication are the main vanguards of the simulation. The start situation is a messed up work atmosphere between management and the medical staff, one that has become known to the media due to the leak of internal documents. During the simulation a potential strike, a medical emergency and a flood with evacuation contribute to the crisis. During all of these events the Board of Directors has to decide and formally communicate through a crisis plan/press release/staff meeting/internal newsletter and press conference. During these decision moments, messages of press, the staff council, and in- and external stakeholders come in. The goal of the simulation is to experience the importance of the role of structure (a crisis team), and timing of in- and external communication during a crisis. The simulation ends with a debriefing on the decisions made, and a reflection of the participants on the role and challenges they faced. Peter Horsselenberg, lecturer Crisis Communication Management