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

Applications are open for 2018 and 2019!


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.

Intercultural Communication is imperative for goals of inclusion and enrichment for everyone.

We design our program to...

a better understanding of your culture and the culture of others.

skills to understand and analyze multicultural situations and processes.

in rich interactions with other participants and professors from all over the world.

your global competencies in sessions held in Thailand, Lebanon, and Switzerland.

on your business or on your organization.

the necessary skills to create solutions and turn problems into opportunities.

your potential.

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.


General Theory

  • An Interdisciplinary Theory of Intercultural Communication

Disciplinary Approaches

  • Psychology of Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Difference, Meaning, and Communication: Semiotic Approaches
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity

Methods and Competencies

  • Research Methods in IC
  • Thesis/Field Project
  • Intercultural Workshops

Nationals Institutions and Policies

  • Law and Multiculturality
  • Migration as a Challenge to Democracy

International Relations and Cooperation

  • International Organisations
  • Culturally-centered Approaches to Development
  • Contemporary Governance of International Migration

Economy and Cultures

  • Businesses, Markets, and Human Resources
  • Emerging Economies and Their Cultures

Education and Media

  • Intercultural Training and Education
  • Diversity in the Media

Daily Life

  • Integration: Difference, Diversity, and Dialogue
  • Policies and Processes of Integration in Society
  • Migration and Wellbeing

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The Certificate of Advanced Studies on Migration and Diversity analyzes changes in social structures and cultural processes owing to migration. It teaches the skills to engage with others, create solutions that turn problems into opportunities, and explores conditions for larger social inclusion. Migration streams affect all aspects of social life (public institutions, policy-making, businesses, media, health services, religion and ethics, gender and family). Diversification boosts enrichment and creates challenges.

Learn more about the CAS here: http://www.mic.usi.ch/certificate-advanced-studies-migration-and-diversity

Fees and tuition

Master of Advanced Studies (20 modules/60 ECTS) CHF 195000

Diploma of Advanced Studies - DAS (12 modules/30 ECTS): CHF 13000

Certificate of Advanced Studies - CAS (15 ECTS): CHF 6'500

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.

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Last updated January 31, 2019
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