Department of International Business Communication

Department of International Business Communication researches and teaches professional market and organisational communication across boundaries. We focus our attention on mastering the communicative challenges that businesses face in a globalized world. The department focuses on ‘building bridges’ between candidates and the business world


Department of Management, Society and Communication

From 1 January 2017, the Department of International Business Communication has merged with the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management into the new Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC).

Cross- and inter-disciplinary by birth, MSC brings together scholarship within management, communication and the broader social sciences, with a particular interest in studying organisations in global environments and the relations of organisations to the wider society.

MSC is  a significant supplier of research based teaching to a broad portfolio of programmes, which includes undergraduate, graduate and doctoral supervision and teaching as well as executive education in the fields of (Responsible) Management/Leadership; Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability; Business and Development  (with an emphasis on the emerging/growth economies context dimension as well as (social) entrepreneurship & innovation); and Organisational Communication (Corporate Communication, Strategic Communication, Marketing Communication, Leadership Communication, International Business Communication).

MSC will be situated in the Dalgas Have part of the CBS campus; the co-location process is expected to be completed by the end of August 2017. In the meantime, the new department will carry on its activities in both Porcelænshaven and Dalgas Have. The MSC website is under construction. Until it is launched, information about activities, news, staff, etc. will be posted on the sites of the two former departments.

For further information about the merger, please contact the MSC Head of Department, Dorte Salskov-Iversen, or the MSC Head of Secretariat, Annika Dilling.


Welcome to Department of IBC


About Department of IBC The Department of International Business Communication is based at Dalgas Have, and was established in 2012 through a merger of the departments of International Language Studies and Computational Linguistics, and Culture and Communication Studies. The department focuses on professionally solving the communicative challenges facing organisations operating in international markets. Our students acquire competences, which allow them to navigate in an organization across structural, cultural and diversified barriers.The students gain competences in converting academic knowledge to communicative practice across national, cultural, social and organizational boundaries.  Our teaching is strongly embedded in the research within our Academic Areas as a result of a close collaboration with researchers at home and abroad. 

Academic Areas

To strengthen and support our focus we are organized in three Academic Areas: 

- Integrated Language and Culture Competences 
- Communication in Organisations 
- Communication in Markets. 

These three Academic Areas represent core aspects of the Department’s research and teaching portfolio. Their aim is to develop targeted research projects in close contact with the corporate world and other stakeholders. The Academic Areas constitute environments for development and interaction between several stakeholders and organisational members. This is e.g. the Department’s researchers, who collaborate with companies and organizations.  
The structure of the Academic Areas helps facilitate a development of the students’ abilities and professional identity, which makes them able to navigate effortlessly in the interplay between the acquired academic competences and the practical needs of the business world. The Academic Areas provide research-based insights by focusing the research close to practice. This approach supports the students becoming proficient in delivering context appropriate communication. Additionally, the students develop competences within e.g. negotiations with international organisations, or through the supply chain management of the organization, which can involve several international suppliers.

Successfully through the education system and onto a professional role

To ensure a continued academic development, the Department takes a holistic approach to education from upper secondary school or Business College to job function after graduation. The Department of International Business Communication collaborates with schools and business colleges just as it initiates bridge building between the university and professional life.



Read the PDF iconIBC Strategy 2012-2017 (Revised 2016)


The page was last edited by: Department of International Business Communication // 01/03/2017


Department of International Business Communication
Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have 15
DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Telephone: +45 3815 3064