Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana

Program Description

Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana

Enrich your professional profile in the public or private sector with high-level intercultural competencies!

New edition starting October 2, 2017

MIC

The Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC) is a part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources.

Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe that allows you to pursue your professional activity while studying.

As part of our program you will:

  • Achieve a higher comprehension of your own culture and the culture of others.
  • Develop a laser focus in analyzing multicultural situations;
  • Gain the necessary skills for mediating conflicts and creating effective solutions;
  • Challenge yourself in intercultural strategic sessions in Asia, N. Africa, and Europe,
  • Make an immediate impact in your organization.

The MIC program's structure in 20 modules scheduled every 2 months for a total of 6-9 weeks of courses distributed over 18 months.

Diverse locations:Lugano, Lausanne, Berne and Geneva (Switzerland), Fez (Morrocco) and Bangkok (Thailand).

An international faculty of over 30 professors and guest speakers from renowned universities, institutions and organizations around the world guarantees academic excellence to the program and ensures its multidisciplinary and multicultural orientation.

Participants coming from all over the world contribute to creating a truly intercultural experience, where cognitive and emotional aspects play their part, too.

Modules

General Theory:

• An Interdisciplinary Theory of Intercultural Communication

Disciplinary Approaches:

• Diversity and Cultural Studies

• Inclusion and Exclusion: Social Psychological Approaches

• Difference, Meaning, and Communication: Semiotic Approaches

• Multicultural and Diversity Policies

Methods and Competencies:

• Research Methods in IC

• Personal Project

• Intercultural Workshops

Fields:

• Nationals Institutions and Policies

• Law and Multiculturality

• Migrations and Integration

International Relations and Cooperation:

• International Organisations

• Cooperation, Development, and Cultures

Economy and Cultures:

• Businesses, Markets and Human Resources

• Emerging Economies and Their Cultures

Education and Media:

• Schools and Training in the Workplace

• Culture Online and Offline: Old and New Media

Daily Life:

• Religions and Ethical Choices

• Gender and Family

• Communication and Cultural Contexts of Health and Wellbeing


Fees and tuition


Master of Advanced Studies (20 modules/60 ECTS) CHF 19'5000

Diploma of Advanced Studies - DAS (12 modules/30 ECTS): CHF 13'000


Participants may apply for the option of spreading the payment of their tuition over a period of up to three years at 0%.


Scholarships available for motivated and low-income participants



This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated July 21, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
14 - 18 months
Part time
Price
Price
13,000 CHF
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Deadline
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April 30 for students who need a visa; June 30, 2017 for other students.
Locations
Switzerland - Lugano
Start date: Sept. 2017
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April 30 for students who need a visa; June 30, 2017 for other students.
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Dates
Sept. 2017
Switzerland - Lugano
Application deadline Request Info
April 30 for students who need a visa; June 30, 2017 for other students.
End date Request Info
Price
Fee range from 13.000 CHF to 19.500 CHF