Intercultural Business Communication

Edinburgh Napier University

12 months
14062 GBP/year
2912 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop an in-depth, understanding of nuances of language in an international business context with this Intercultural Business Communication at the Edinburgh Napier University.


This Intercultural Business Communication at the Edinburgh Napier University will give you a solid understanding of intercultural business communication and a range of issues related to cross-cultural business. You'll be well prepared for a career in international tourism, commerce or marketing.

Intercultural business communication deals with the study of communication in intercultural and cross-cultural business contexts. It plays a key role in the global economy and world commerce as it considers cultural differences between international business partners and clients.


Opportunities in international tourism, commerce and marketing and also human resources, where trained professionals are required to negotiate business ventures with overseas clients and markets and train and support international workforces.

You could also progress to further academic study on a higher research degree.

Careers for those having studied the MSc in Intercultural Business Communication often go into Marketing or Human Resources related areas such as:

  • International Officer
  • Human Resource Management
  • Global Marketing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advertising as Cultural Discourse 
  • Business Skills for Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management 
  • Case Studies in International Tourism 
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management 
  • Developing Intercultural Competence in the Workplace 
  • Global Economic Environment and Marketing 
  • Global Marketing 
  • Intercultural Business Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

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

    The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent.  We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14062 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14062 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2912 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2912 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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