• Degree

    Master of Science

  • Format

    Part-time

  • Duration

    Flexible

  • Work experience

    > 3 years

  • Application

    Start at any moment

Educating the next generation communication professionals.

Communication professionals need to be competent and effective when communicating externally and internally – and across cultures. You must master the needed skills to ensure management strategies are successful and achieve goals in every part of the organisation.

The part-time Executive Master in Corporate Communication (MCC) is designed to provide you with strategic, leadership and management skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of corporate communication, reputation management and related disciplines. And finally reward yourself with a master's degree.

Why study corporate communication at RSM?

RSM’s Part-time Executive Master of Science in Corporate Communication is a one-of-a kind programme and has a proven track record of world class corporate communication education.

Academic foundation and practical impact

The rich curriculum blends top-notch academic theory with pracital implementation frameworks, complemented with best practices form thought leaders of industry.

Design your own programme

You can choose from an extensive portfolio of elective courses and create your own tailor-made programme. This means you can build expertise in specialised communication areas and general management. 

Exceptional flexibility

Start the programme at any time, determine with which course you want to start, and set your own pace.

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MCC programme at a glance by Prof. Cornelissen

The complete MCC programme in four parts

The programme consists of four building blocks. All four parts must be completed for your Master of Science in Corporate Communication degree.

The entire programme is worth 60 credits in the European Credit Transfer system (ECTS) One ECTS credit is equivalent to 28 hours of study.

You can start the programme at any time, determine with which of the courses from part I and part 2 you want to start, and set your own pace.

Part 1: Foundation of corporate communication

Starts in January or June

Part 2: Advanced elective courses

Choose 6 form a choice of 15 elective courses

Part 3: International study trip

Visit several international leading companies.

Part 4: Master thesis

Demonstrate your analytic ability and accumulated knowledge.

Take the next step in your career

Details of the MCC programme

Tuition fee

The part-time Executive Master in Corporate Communication is a modular programme. Participants can pay per module or for the entire cycle. The total programme fee is €29,950 in 2022 respectively €31,800 in 2023.

If you register now for the complete programme you will receive a 10 per cent discount on the tuition fee. Find out more in our General Terms and Conditions, at the section Terms of payment.

The detailed fees*:

  Programme structure 2022 2023
Part I Winter foundation course in corporate communication
Summer foundation course in corporate communication**
€   3.800,-
€   5.550,-
€   3.950,-
€   5.550,-
Part II Advanced elective courses / stand-alone courses
(One three-day course)
€   2.900,- €   3.100,-
Part III International study trip (including travel and accommodation) €   5.750,- €   5.750,-
Part IV Thesis supervision €   3.000,- €   3.500,-

 

* A non-refundable application fee of €50 will be added to the first invoice for all new admissions.
** If you follow the summer foundation course, the total fee will be €31,700 in 2022 and €33,400 in 2023.

Tuition discounts

  • MCC alumni receive a 10% discount and receive for the first course after graduation 500 euro additional discount.
  • Alumni from RSM and Erasmus University receive a 5% discount. RSM alumni are students who have completed either a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and/or PhD.
  • Internal employees from RSM and Erasmus University receive 15% discount on the tuition fee.

What do fees cover?

Fees do not cover travel to and accommodation in Rotterdam for the on-campus modules and activities.

Scholarships

There are no scholarships available through RSM or other scholarship programmes for these courses or the master. There is only one exception; if you are awarded a scholarship by your country of residence that can be applied to any type of master degree and covers the complete fee, then you can use this to finance the programme.

Tax Return on Study Expenses

The Dutch government encourages lifelong learning and studying by making the costs deductible in the income tax return. This means that the expenses incurred for study geared towards a future profession are deductible up to a maximum of €15,000. There are conditions around these deductive costs. As of the 2022 tax year, tax deductions for your study costs will no longer be possible. 

For more information about tax refund please contact our programme management or your tax advisor, or see the website of the Dutch tax authority.

Cancellation policy

To receive a full refund, a written notice of cancellation must be sent to ccc@rsm.nl within a term of thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of the written confirmation of the registration, unless the start date of the course programme is within the term.

Accordingly, the cancellation fee is calculated as follows:

  • 25% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received 30 days or more before the start date;
  • 75% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received between 29 and 15 days before the start date;
  • 100% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received 14 days or less before the start date;
  • 100% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received after the programme has started.

For more details, please view here the complete General Terms and Conditions.

Admissions & application

The master programme brings together a diverse group of accomplished, driven and open-minded professionals from Europe and beyond. Participants work in various communication positions – often in a managerial capacity – in governmental institutions, commercial companies, NGOs and consultancies. This diversity adds tremendous value to the programme and short courses through the exchange of best practices and the formation of friendships that last well beyond graduation.

Admission requirements for the master:

  • A minimum of three years of work experience in corporate communication, reputation management or related fields
  • A bachelor degree or higher
  • A strong command of the English language

Not sure if this Msc. Programme in corporate communication is the right programme for you? We'll happily review your CV and recommend the best programme for your development needs. Contact us today.

Application

You can apply for the part-time Executive Master in Corporate Communication or the individual courses through the application form.

If you would like to receive an information package or have specific questions, please contact us: 
Tel: +31 10 408 2851
E-mail: ccc@rsm.nl

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Faculty

Masterclasses are taught by world-class academics who have contributed to the field of corporate communication throughout their careers. They are from RSM and other top business schools around the world. You will also learn from business practitioners from a range of organisations who share their experience and practical knowledge, and from your peers who have diverse problem-solving approaches and stories.

Prof. Joep Cornelissen

Joep Cornelissen is Academic Director of the MCC programme and Professor of Corporate Communication & Management at RSM.

Prof. Paul Argenti

Paul Argenti is a world-renowned Professor of Corporate Communication at the Tuck School of Business, based in the USA.

Prof. Jean-Philippe Bonardi

Jean-Philippe Bonardi is a Professor of Strategic Management at HEC Lausanne. His research has been published in international research outlets and presented in many universities over the world. 

Prof. Jaap Boonstra

Jaap Boonstra is a professor of Organisational Dynamics at Esade Business School in Barcelona (Spain). He published several books and more than two hundred articles on technological and organisational innovation and management of organisational change.

To see the full overview of faculty and visiting business practitioners/professors involved in this programme, click the link below.

Alumni

Graduates of this part-time Executive Master in Corporate Communication operate at an international level, working around the world. They occupy a range of positions in a variety of sectors, represent different nationalities, and form a strong network of alumni.

The flexible format of the programme allows you to build your own network quickly and effectively. After graduation, you automatically become a member of RSM's alumni community; your network will span continents, generations and industries. In this way, all RSM graduates benefit from the school's global network of more than 36,000 alumni. 

Alumni from the MScCC have their own alumni association, the CC Masters – in addition to becoming a member of the global RSM alumni network. You can find the LinkedIn group here: MCCA LinkedIn

Testimonials

The international focus of this programme broadens your perspectives and network. The knowledge learned in each masterclass can be directly applied in the daily business of managing and marketing your organisation, which makes this master programme a great investment.

- Milou Halbesma

The MSc in Corporate Communication offers the perfect combination of theory and practice, and the part-time format allows you to be the master of your agenda. I use what I have learned during the programme in my work in various ways.

Petra Sommer

The MSc in Corporate Communication at RSM does not only provide academic learnings, but also has immediate practical value. The programme can be combined with a career, and it offers a great variety of subjects

Bart van Leeuwen

RSM alumni network

After you graduate, you join a global network of more than 40,000 talented professionals in more than 80 countries, with connections to hundreds of prominent employers worldwide. The RSM alumni office offers graduates from all programmes a wide range of services, learning opportunities and networking events so you can grow your skillset, meet new people, rekindle old friendships, or brush up on your industry knowledge.

Career impact

Our graduates can move into more senior roles, take on more responsibility, or switch career paths. They work in all kinds of sectors and industries, in both commercial and non-commercial organisations.

Many reasons to apply for an Executive Master's Degree by students

Student explaining why to apply for an Executive Master's degree

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The MCC programme in short

This RSM’s part-time executive master of science degree programme in corporate communication has many benefits for professionals and organisations:

  • Strong combination

    of academic rigour and real-world experiences

  • Modular design

    You can choose from various specialised electives and create your own tailor-made programme leading to the MSc degree

  • Exceptional flexibility

    You can start at any time and follow the programme at your own pace

  • Proven career impact

    during the programme and after graduation

  • Lifelong access

    to an extensive community of professional peers worldwide

  • Learn and develop

    at one of Europe’s leading business schools.