University Top-up programme

HND can be upgraded to a Bachelor’s (Hons) degree. This is called the Top-up programme. Several Universities offer a Top-up. Kronenburg International Business School works closely with the University of Essex UK.

With an emphasis on practical and academic skills and knowledge development, the program helps to develop expertise in project management, report writing, presenting, strategic thinking, teamwork and leadership. Working with case studies to illustrate the application of business theory to real-world scenarios will give further insight into the sector of business management.

With a Top-up a student graduates with significantly enhanced employment prospects.

Home to the curious, brave and bold

The University of Essex is a business-acclaimed British public university located in the county of Essex in Great Britain. The quality of education is highly rated by the students.

Essex is a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. Essex is determined to do things differently and put student success at the centre of everything they do. Essex is committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research.
At the Top-up you can choose (I) study 1 year full-time at a university abroad, or (II) study 1.5 years part-time at Kronenburgh and the University of Essex.
Legal Residency in The Hague at Kronenburgh International Business School
Student housing in The Hague near Kronenburgh International Business School

Top-up programme abroad

Studying at a university abroad is an immensely valuable experience and will feature prominently on your CV for a lifetime.

With the Level 5 Higher National Diploma HND RQF you can access the Top-up program at many universities in the field of “Business and Management” or a similar field of study. Go to the degree finder and find the universities with a Top-up program. This list is not complete by the way. You can also check the internet at the university of your choice to see if they offer a Top-up year.

The specifications of the Top-up lecture program and the organization of education differ per university.

Keep in mind that the admission requirements of these universities are subject to change. For example, additional or different requirements can be set every year for the level of English and the level achieved at HNC and HND, etc.

Top-up programme at Kronenburgh

The Top-up program is offered by Kronenburgh International Business School in collaboration with the University of Essex.

The academic level of the program is rising again. Students will now study the literature more independently and complete assignments: apply what you have learned in the first two years.

All students again participate in the same lecture program. Once again, the students work on an assignment per unit. Students also write an article for each unit. Students are expected to actively participate in the online group discussions initiated by Essex. The students also write a personal learning report for each unit. The study counseling is provided by Kronenburgh and the University of Essex.

At Kronenburgh there are still a few lecture days per unit. Pre-recorded lectures are also available in the online environment of the University of Essex, along with other lecture materials such as the readers. The online learning environment is managed by Kaplan Open Learning on behalf of the University of Essex.

With fewer hours of lectures, there is more time for the internship and the graduation assignment: the Advanced Business Project (an in-depth study). You can also graduate without an internship.

With the graduation assignment you can focus again on your specialization from the HND year, but you can also choose a completely different direction. Your research assignment must be pre-approved by Essex.

The University of Essex conducts final assessments of student work for all units and the graduation project. The University of Essex will eventually also provide the bachelor’s degree. The graduation ceremony is at the University of Essex in the UK.

Student Corps in The Hague near Kronenburgh International Business School
Student Corps in The Hague near Kronenburgh International Business School

Huge choice of careers

Graduating with a Business and Management degree provide a huge choice of careers. Students have gone on to work in sales, marketing, human resource management, IT, purchasing, logistics, international business and general management.

Business and Management graduates have joined companies in roles such as:

  • Deloitte, Analyst
  • Nissan Motors Cooperation, Accessories Marketing Coordinator
  • Tesco, Graduate Merchandiser
  • Photobox, Social Media Manager
  • Unilever, Marketing Assistant
  • Utmost Healthcare, Business Development
  • Walt Disney Company, Partnerships Executive