The Hague, Netherlands
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The Hague, Netherlands

Course Information: 2019 Spring

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC’s partnership with The Hague University of Applied Science’s Faculty of Management and Organization provides you with an array of academic offerings taught in English. You may choose from courses offered in the European Studies and Communication management “programmes” (departments), subject to courses availability and host university approval of prerequisite requirements. All students are required to take the semester-long course, Introduction to Dutch Culture and Society. USAC students also have the opportunity to engage in hands-on, student-led, project-based learning through participation in one of two “Projects” courses.
Recent courses include:

Business Management

  • Consultancy Skills
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Introduction to Export Management
  • Management of Organisations in Europe
  • Marketing Planning & Strategic Management
  • Multicultural Consumer Behaviour
  • Strategic Export Marketing Plan
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Planning in the Private and Public Sectors
  • The Business Dimension of Europe

Communication Management

  • Branding and Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Change Management
  • Communicating with Stakeholders
  • Communication and Behaviour
  • Content Analysis
  • Corporate Communication
  • Crisis Communication
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Digital Communication
  • Digital Writing Skills
  • Ethical Communication
  • Events Organisation
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Internal Communication
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Introduction to Organisational Communication I & II
  • Introduction to Sustainability and Stakeholder case studies
  • Journalism and Media
  • Marketing Communication
  • Media in Contemporary Society
  • Media Relations
  • Media Theory
  • Placement Survival Skills
  • Public Communication

Culture and Society

  • American Studies
  • Art & Globalisation
  • Cultural Theory & Popular Culture
  • Issues in 21st Century European Society
  • Italy Politics and Society
  • Personal Leadership
  • Political Ideology
  • Powerhaus Germany
  • Religious Ideology & Iconography
  • Society and Culture in the English Speaking World
  • The Cultural Dimension of Europe
  • The History of Europe through Music
  • Women & Society

Law, Politics, and Administration

  • Contemporary European Politics
  • Decision Making in the European Union
  • European Public Policy
  • Global Development Issues IGOs and INGOs – World Citizenry at Work Institutions of the EU
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law
  • International Relations
  • Media & Politics I & II
  • Nation & Identity in Contemporary Europe
  • Public International Law
  • The Legal Dimension of Europe
  • The Political Dimension of Europe

Modern Foreign Languages

  • Survival Dutch
  • Modern Foreign Language Courses
  • Language Partner Programme

Other Academic Opportunities

Project “Europe 21”is an intensive and practical six-week (6 ECTS/3 US credits) independent research project, where you work to identify a solution to a real-world problem posed by a local organization. The project allows you to gain practical insight into a contemporary theme that combines the public and private sectors. Teams of five to six students work with a support member of the local organization, and their solution is reviewed and assessed by a committee of faculty/staff and external representatives.
The Hague Summit +20introduces you to arguably one of the most urgent questions of 21st century modern society—how to sustain an acceptable level of wealth for over 7 billion people on our finite planet. Guest lectures, group work, self-study, and individual research will combine to expose students to the concept of sustainable development and to develop an appreciation of the difficulty of international cross-stakeholder decision making.

The Hague Summit is usually offered during the fall semester only, and students will earn 5 ECTS (2.5 US credits) upon successful completion.

Course Descriptions

Please visit the link below for a more comprehensive list of courses available to USAC students studying at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.