12 months
11471 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In the International Business Communication programme at Radboud University you’ll learn  how factors such as language(s), culture and globalisation play a role in the management and communications of organisations that operate internationally, and how these factors can be taken into account to optimise communication with and between international stakeholders.

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Programme overview

The Master’s programme in International Business Communication programme at Radboud University provides you with the knowledge base and practical tools to function as an independent communication specialist in organisational communication in linguistically and culturally diverse international contexts.

This programme also allows you to put your knowledge into practice, conducting a practical internships, that also allows you to explore your own research topic.

What will you learn?

  • Gain knowledge on the role of communication in business relationships

  • Explore themes such as globalisation and cultural diversity on business communication, international management and language policy

  • Learn about the factors shaping the reputation and performance of companies in international context

Career prospects

With a Master’s specialisation in International Business Communication, you could pursue a career in government, semi-government, business or academia. For example, our graduates work as:

  • Internal or external communication managers
  • Press spokespeople in companies, government departments, health institutions or non-profit organisations
  • Communication trainers for consultancies
  • Social media managers
  • PR, marketing, or recruitment consultants

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Corporate Communication
  • Data Collection & Analysis in Intercultural Contexts
  • IBC Research
  • Internship and Communication Consultancy
  • Issues in International Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but we may not be able to offer assistance with housing.






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed Bachelor's degree in Communication and Information Studies or a related area.
  • Interviews might form part of the application procedure.
  • Experience in quantitative researchAs conducting communication research is an essential component of this programme, candidates should have experience in doing quantitative research (e.g. experimental or survey research) and knowledge of basic inferential statistics (e.g. t-test, ANOVA, Chi-square)
  • Motivation
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11471 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11471 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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  • Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund

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