Communicate (for) a better world
Our world has turned into a global village. Continents have become neighbourhoods and the interconnectedness and interdependency between nations is ever increasing. Governments, companies, organizations/NGO’s are looking for skilled (strategic) communication experts who have state-of-the-art professional knowledge and skills as well as a highly sophisticated awareness of intercultural communication and societal issues.
The minor focusses on completing students’ knowledge in strategic corporate communications (in an international context) and acquiring advanced skills in intercultural communication. Special attention will be given to societal issues (corporate social responsibility and creating shared value) and sustainable development. What contribution can strategic communication make to attain the Sustainable Development Goals? In an international classroom students will broaden both their professional and personal horizon.
- September 4, 2023 – November 17, 2023
- September 4, 2023 – February 9, 2024
Requirements in general for admission
- You have followed or are following education on Bachelor level, or comparable to Bachelor level
- You have work experience relevant for the programme you want to follow (Exchange students are exempted from this requirement)
- You are max. 35 years old at the start of the programme
- Good speaking and writing skills in English
- For Exchange students: to be determined by the sending institution
- For OKP students and free movers: you have to upload a certificate English. The level should be comparable with a minimum score of 6 (overall band score) of an IELTS test.
- Good computer skills
- A video call might be part of the application process (Exchange students are exempted from this requirement)
- Orange Knowledge Program (former NFP)
- gain knowledge about and insight in (international) corporate communication, cross cultural communication, corporate social responsibility (ESG -criteria | ecological, social and governance) and sustainable development;
- learn how to use communication to help solve societal issues;
- develop a profound interest in international and intercultural issues;
- deepen their cross cultural sensitivity;
- acquire skills to work and communicate in an international and multicultural setting.
- be able to make a thorough analysis of an organisation’s CSR efforts and her corresponding communication practices;
- develop a sensitive ethical awareness about truthful, transparent and accountable practises and communication.
Classes and assignments
The learning environment consists of (online) lectures, self-study, online, group and individual assignments and an excursion.
Courses September - November
Cultural Encounters: Communication is a tool in processes of both ‘binding’ and ‘bridging’.
- Topics: Cross cultural communication skills and diversity competence are required in a global multi-cultural society.
- EC: 5.0 EC
International Strategic Communication
- Topics: Strategic communication is aimed at building sustainable relations with internal and external stakeholder groups. For governments, companies and organizations sustainable communication is a prerequisite to earn (societal) trust.
- EC: 5.0 EC
- Topics: What role can communication play in finding solutions to ‘wicked problems’ related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice?
- EC: 5.0 EC
Courses November - January
Topics: This advanced course uses the content of two previous classes offered in term 1 – International Strategic Communication and Sustainable Development – as stepping stones to further investigate the relation between communication and marketing and organisational and societal issues having to do with sustainable development.
Students will be further introduced to strategies, techniques and activities that organisations develop and implement to market or communicate their sustainability commitment (related to the Sustainable Development Goals) and expose their successes and/or failures. Key subjects such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Creating Shared Value will be presented as the framework within which organisations implement their sustainable agenda.
EC: 7.5 EC
International Communication Project
- Topics: Project in which students work for a company dealing with an issue related to communication in an international context.
- EC: 7.5 EC
“I will definitely recommend to everyone to apply to CHE, especially for an Erasmus experience, because of not only the warm hospitality and opportunities, but also for the international space and context where a student gets the chance to gain and explore various knowledge in a very practical way.”Ana, Romania
Fees on campus programme
The fee for a single programme (Sep-Nov) is €3,500.00. The fee for two consecutive programmes (Sep-Jan) is €5,000.00. This fee is exclusive of travel, accommodation, study materials, insurance and visa costs.
Deadlines for application
- Application Date: 1 March 2023 (CHE application deadline for OKP applicants)
- Nomination Date Exchange students: 1 May 2023
- Application Date Exchange students and free movers: 23 May 2023
Step by step
1. Select the course you want to follow at the CHE
2. Complete and return the Application Form (https://www.che.nl/en/form/application-form)
3. If you have additional questions, please contact the International Office (email@example.com)
4. After admission you can start preparing your stay
5. Check 'practical information'
If you have any questions (e.g. application form, travel and stay, visa, conditions of the scholarships), please contact our International Office through firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested, please complete the application form and send this together with the requested documents to email@example.com (application form through our website or on request by email).