Communication at the International School of Business gives you the theory and the practice. Lots of practice. So you can grow and discover your niche in the communication field.
The program in a nutshell
Your classes and workshops take place Monday through Friday. You follow various communication courses. From marketing and public relations to advertising and intercultural awareness. You work on projects. And guest speakers come often to share their experiences and knowhow. And to answer questions.
This is a block exchange program. If you are coming for one semester only, you will take all the courses listed below plus 3 electives:
- Communication in International Marketing (5 EC)
- Business Communication (5 EC)
- Multimedia Production (7,5 EC)
- Life Skills Coaching (5 EC)
- 3 electives (3 x 2,5 EC)
You will obtain 30 ECTS for one semester.
Below you will find the link to the Course Catalogue: NOTE: only the highlighted sections are relevant!
- Lectures and guest speakers
- Practical sessions
- Professional development sessions
Throughout this program, you benefit from various forms of assessment:
- Peer assessment and self assessment
- Group assignments
- Written exams
The academic year runs from late August / early September to mid July.
By the end of the Communication exchange program you will know how to communicate effectively with different target groups. From customers to shareholders, to government agencies and the community.
You strengthen these competence areas during the program:
- Knowledge development
- Knowledge application
- Writing skills
- Communication skills
- Presentation skills
Dutch way of learning
The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.
HAN International Intro
Get a good start to your studies during this week of orientation:
- learn about living in the Netherlands
- become familiar with the campus
- get on board with your exchange program
- make new friends!
What about credits and grading?
At HAN we use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. It’s the standard credit system used in higher education across Europe. How does it work? One credit = 28 hours of study. Think of contact hours. Time spent working on assignments. Preparing for exams.
One semester = 30 credits = 840 hours of study. To earn credits, you need to pass your exams. What counts as a pass? A grade of at least 5.5.
What are the admission requirements? And how do I apply?