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Opleiding: Bachelor (HONS) International Business (BTEC4-5 TOP-up) (full-time, The Hague, in English)

Bij: Kronenburgh Business College


Kronenburgh Business College

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The Kronenburgh International Business program is a three years, full timepart time program. The program is build on the UK (United Kingdom) higher education qualification system:
first year: BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business
second year: BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business
third year: University TOP-up program: Bachelor degree (Hons)
So every year is redeemed with a certificate, a diplomaa degree.

Frist year: Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business
The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business offers students a broad introduction to the subject area ‘ Business’. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Graduates successfully completing the Higher National Certificate will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of business. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies.

They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to business, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

First year BTEC Level 4 units / modules:
Business and the Business Environment
Marketing Essentials
Human Resource Management
Management and Operations
Management Accounting
Managing a Successful Business Project
Business Law
Innovation and Commercialisation
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Optional: IELTS English.
Internship: Business Project

Second year: Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business
At the Kronenburgh International Business School we offer the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in ‘General Business’ pathway, which allows students to complete a Level 5 Higher National Diploma without committing to a particular professional specialism. This offers additional flexibility for the third year at international universities.

Holders of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making. The program is aiming students to be professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. More information: www.highernationals.com.

Second year BTEC level 5 units / modules:
Research project
Organisational Behaviour
Tapping into New International Markets
International Marketing (and Sales)
Business Strategy
Human Resources – Value and Contribution to organisational Success
E-commerce and Strategy
Statistics for Management
Business Intelligence
Optional: IELTS English
Internship: Research Project

Third year: University TOP-up program: Bachelor degree / Bsc (Hons)
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses / undergraduate degree, for example:
BSc (Hons) in Business and Management
BA and BSc (Hons) in Business Studies
BSc (Hons) in International Management.
Many universities allow advanced entry onto the secondthird year of a degree. Some universities have direct articulations on to the secondthird year of a bachelor’s degree programme with Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals. Some Universities provide a one year top-up degree program.

You should be aware that university admission criteria is always subject to change and understand the course entry requirements for subject, year and grade before applying. So always check the entry requirements for degree programmes at specific Higher Education providers. For more information on entry requirements, including 2+1 articulations, please visit: degreecoursefinder.pearson.com

Example: Business Management BSc(Hons) top-up degree (Based on the University of Brighton UK) modules: Strategic Management; People and Systems; Developing Academic Knowledge and Skills; Dissertation/Project/Research option

Toelatingseisen: wat heb je nodig?

The admission requirements are:

Dutch system: MBO4, HAVO, VWO diploma

International System:

A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business
A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subjectadequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
Other related UK Level 3 qualifications
European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong learning (EQF): level 4 EQF.
An international equivalent of the above
In order for students to be successful on the Kronenburgh International Business Program were students are both taught and assessed in English, it is critical that they have an appropriate level of English language skills.

Students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, can demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below:

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
PTE 51
IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5equivalent.
If the student is not at the B2 level, there is the opportunity to access a course at the Kronenburgh Language College in The Hague, see www.lc-kronenburgh.nl.

Some aspects of business e.g. accounting and finance require maths skills and we strongly recommend all students:

Dutch education system: Wiskunde en Economie in het vakkenpakket bij havo-ers en vwo-ers. Bij MBO-ers moet Wiskunde en Economie op de mavo in het vakkenpakket hebben gezeten. Verder het landelijke of instellingexamen Reken met positief resultaat hebben afgesloten op 3F.
International Education system: an A* to C grade GCSE Maths and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths, prior to starting the course.


3 years


Kronenburgh is a private college, therefore there is nog governmental school funding.

College fee first year € 14,995,- / College fee first year € 14,995,- (Optional pay in 10 instalments per year € 1.536,99) (College fee includes: registration fee, introduction fee, flight and hotel costs study trip).
Study materials: first year € 775,- (based on 2018-2019) / Study materials second year € 580,- (based on 2018-2019) see Studystore (Kronenburgh HBO) for the actual costs. It is possible that additional material will be charged.
You bring your own laptop. We work with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint (full software versions, so no free of limited versions)) minimum of 8 ram working memory and usb port.
You have a representative business suit.
For the third year you will admission a top-up program at an university in for example England like Brighton University, see this link for more information.


What makes this program so special?
– Fast track Bachelor program in three years;
– Average groups of 15 students;
– Positive and ambitious colleague students;
– Good balance theory and practice: morning: colleges, afternoon: practicum;
– Module work under direct supervision during practicum;
– Lecturers that also professionally work in practice;
– Possibility to do your internship abroad;
– English spoken: the best preparation to access International University’s and international working enterprise’s.

After completing the Top-up program and obtaining the Bachelor of Science BSc degree, you can register for a master's degree. This can be done at a Dutch UniversityHBO institutionat an International University. Consider, for example, one of the following Masters courses as offered by the University of Brighton:

ACCA Accounting MSc
Economics and Finance MSc
Human Resource Management MSc
Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
Management MSc
Marketing MSc

You should be aware that university admission criteria is always subject to change and understand the course entry requirements for subject, year and grade before applying. So always check the entry requirements for degree programmes at specific Higher Education providers.

Plaatsen / leslocaties

Den Haag

Beroepsbeeld: waar werk je en wat doe je?

Business Roles
The International Business program can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the business sector. Some examples of job roles are:
Business Manager
Business Development Manager
Business AdvisorBusiness Manager
Business Development Manager
Business Advisor

Career-ready education
The education program focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be successful in employment and higher education. The program is developed working together with many employers, higher-education providers, colleges and schools. Employers are looking for recruits who have a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and work-ready skills, for example teamwork. Learners who progress to higher education need experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines.

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