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Enrich your professional profile and open doors to opportunities with Intercultural Communication!

Our executive programs in Intercultural Communication are part-time postgraduate programs for professionals working with diversity at all levels.

We offer tailored programs with different degree options based on your professional needs, interests and time constraints.



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

We design our degrees 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 Switzerland, South Africa and India.

on your business, organization and life.

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

your potential.

Towards inclusion and social justice


MAS Intercultural Communication


To advance intercultural communication in civil society, public institutions, and the business world.
To increase people's awareness of their own culture and the culture of others.
To empower the acquisition of the necessary competence and skills for preventing, mediating and resolving conflicts arising in multicultural situations.


All our degrees have a strong international component, being held on three different continents in partnerships with leading universities. Most modules are held at Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland, 1 week is held at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa and one at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in India (we will travel only if conditions permit). Field trips to Geneva, Neuchatel, and Bern in Switzerland complete our intercultural education perspective.



You will directly interact with an international faculty of over 30 professors and guest speakers from renowned universities, institutions, and organizations around the world. Guaranteeing the academic excellence of our programs and ensuring its multidisciplinary and multicultural orientation.


MAS Intercultural Communication

MAS Intercultural CommunicationAt the MIC you will learn Intercultural communication in an immersive practicum. Here you will see the world and understand the different perspectives values and experiences from every direction. It is my pleasure to invite you to the program!MAS Intercultural Communication

Jolanta Drzewiecka
Professor and Academic Director
MAS in Intercultural Communication | MIC, USI Switzerland



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The degrees MAS, DAS and CAS are designed for professionals who manage multicultural situations on the operational or strategic level, as well as for those who play a leading role in promoting cultural cohabitation, such as practitioners and management staff in:

Public administration;

International organizations;

Non-governmental organizations;

Development and cooperation organizations;

Business environment (production, trade, tourism, etc.);


Educational institutions;

Religious institutions.



    • Intercultural Communication Education

      Nicola Winzenried
      Leadership and Human Resources Teacher | École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) & NW Consulting

      At MIC I learned what I now teach. I mainly apply my intercultural skills in business and project management.

    • Intercultural Communication Education

      Ekah Nnane
      Campus Manager | Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE) Switzerland

      The MIC has strengthened my knowledge in managing cultural diversity, my knowledge in resolving conflicts/solving problems and in managing issues relating to integration and social harmony.

    • Intercultural Communication Education

      Sturle Hauge Simonsen
      Head of Communications | Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

      Applying and eventually being admitted to the Master in Intercultural Communication has indeed been one of my best personal investments I have done over the last few years!

    • Intercultural Communication Education

      Fred Lauener
      Head of Asia & Europe Department | Caritas, Switzerland

      Here you meet people from all over the world, with different realities and professional backgrounds, with rich social experiences and worldviews. And all of them come to Lugano with one common goal: to move the world forward into a future of dignity.

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      Abdelhakim El Khattabi
      Teacher, Morocco

      Several reasons led me to follow this training. The multicultural character of my country which is Morocco, my teaching profession and my extra-professional activities, mainly the associative and communal work. This training has fulfilled my expectations.

    • Intercultural Communication

      Diana Corica
      Program Manager MAS in Humanitarian Logistics and Management | MASHLM, Switzerland

      The MIC gave me a broader perspective of the world and intercultural challenges, which help me better understand humanitarian situations and contexts, where the MASHLM (Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management) students are actively involved.


    • Intercultural Communication Education

      Giorgio Comi
      Responsible for Training Professionals: Teachers and Trainers | Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training | SFIVET

      The knowledge gained from the MIC has allowed me to consolidate skills in the context of the accompaniment of trainers working in immigration and multicultural contexts.