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Full time Associate

International Business (BTEC4 HNC)

Business is global; to be successful you need to understand international cultures and markets and adapt your business to their needs. As an International Business student you develop the essential business skills to lead any business anywhere. Do you aspire to lead and make change across the international business landscape and boost your international experience and contacts? Then register for the International Business Associate program at Kronenburgh International Business School The Hague. This program equips students with solid knowledge and transferable skills relevant to secure senior roles within many rewarding fields including; international trade, transports and logistics corporations, financial and investment institutions, government agencies and global business consultancies.

  • You will become acquainted with the important management areas: Business Environment, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management Accounting, Management Operations, Human Resources, Financial Accounting or Law. You will run a business project during the internship.

The program is in English. Therefore the program is open for students from all countries of the European Union (EU).

The internationally recognized associate program can be completed in 1 year. So this is a fast-track program.

During the program you will carry out various unit assignments and also during your internship.

It goes without saying that after obtaining your Associate, you can continue for your Bachelor degree.

General Information

Career-ready education
This full time (International) Business program focuses on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills necessary to be successful in work and in higher education.

The program has been developed in collaboration with many employers. Employers are looking for recruits with a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and job-ready skills, such as teamwork.

Learners who progress to higher education need experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines. Our full time program addresses these needs.

What makes this program so special?
– Fast track Associate program in one year;
– The academic year is crowned with a certificate (Higher National Certificate);
– Average groups of 15 students;
– Positive and ambitious colleague students;
– Good balance theory and practice;
– Module work under direct supervision;
– Lecturers that also professionally work in practice;
– English spoken: the best preparation to access International University’s and international working enterprise’s;
– Open for students from all countries of the European Union (EU).

How does it work per unit?
We use Pearson’s digital teaching materials. In the morning the lecturer discusses the theory and we practice with smaller assignments (Think).

You will receive an ‘assignment’ for each unit that you will work out in the afternoon (Act). You show that you can apply the theory within a practical case. You also look for extra relevant theory / literature and you ensure a bibliography in your elaboration. You show that you can draw your own conclusions and formulate advice with a critical eye. You submit a concept and you receive feedback from the lecturer. Then you hand in the final version. There is also always a presentation part with the assignment. You have to finish the unit with a pass (better a merit or distinction).

We conclude each lecture day with an end-of-day test on the theory of the morning that you have already put into practice in the afternoon. In this way we stimulate you to really take in a piece of theory every week. You and the lecturer also receive feedback every day whether the theory has landed properly or whether some repetition or additional explanation is needed.

At the end of the module there will be another final theory test. The whole of the day tests and the final test must be concluded with a pass. In this way we build up the ready knowledge that is needed to function well within the business community and to make a difference.

More information about: Pearson, BTEC level 4 HNC, BTEC5 HND and University TOP-up degree.

Study Program

The Kronenburgh International Business associate program is a one year program. The program is build on the International higher education qualification system:

  • BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business

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.

BTEC Level 4 units

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Processes and Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Accounting principles
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Operations management
  • Business Law
  • Managing a Successful Business Project

Optional: IELTS English.

More information on BTEC and Pearson. More information on BTEC level 4 HNC.

This program is open to students from all countries of the European Union (EU).

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 subject or adequate 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 B1 with good marks (we prefer B2)
  • PTE 51
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
  • or equivalent.

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 This can also be done during the first year.

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.

Kronenburgh IBS 21+ test

Do you not meet the admission criteria, but do you think you can still meet the level of the program? Then take the Kronenburgh IBS 21+ test.


At Kronenburgh we focus on the BTEC International Business Management path. The Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Qualification numbers are:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business: 601/8364/0

The awarding institution is: Pearson Education Ltd. the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked. Pearson is the world’s leading learning company.

BTEC works with a portfolio build-up. You complete an assignment for each unit and you must meet the additional educational requirements. All positively completed assignments add up to the total portfolio that will be assessed to determine if you have earned enough credits to qualify for a certificate.


The student association year starts with the HOP week and the OH OH Intro at the end of August. Meet other students from University institutions in The Hague.

The Kronenburgh introduction is on Monday, August 30, 2021. We inform you about our education system and go to the beach for some team building activities such as beach volleyball and wave surfing.

Start colleges: Tuesday August 1 2021.

Times: Monday until Friday from 9.00 until 16.20 hours.

College day: In the morning you participate the working colleges. In the afternoon you participate the practicum. During the practicum you will do all the ‘homework’ supported by the teacher.

There is also a study trip planned before the business internship.

See the full time associate programma BTEC4 HNC.

The investment:

College fee:

  • HNC € 14.995,- (Optional pay in 10 installments: € 1.537,-

You have a representative business suit.
You bring your own laptop with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

College fee includes:

  • registration fee;
  • introduction day;
  • study trip (flight and hotel costs); and
  • study materials: It is possible that additional material will be charged say € 250,- per year.

To follow a full-time TOP-up program at a university in England: see the website of the university in question for the cost overview.

Does the government contribute?
For Dutch citizens:

Kronenburgh is a private school and therefore there is no student finance from DUO.

The education costs you incur in 2021 can be deducted for tax purposes via the income statement. Read more on the website of the tax authorities.

A new scheme will be introduced in 2022: Stimulation of the Labor Market Position (STAP). You can then apply for up to € 1.000,- per year through the UWV. An annual total budget of 218 million euros is available for the scheme, divided over 6 application terms. Gone = Gone, so be on time from 2022!

An employer can deduct training costs of employees for tax purposes.

Further Education

After completing the Associate program students can progress directly into employment. You can also continue your study at Kronenburgh International Business School and select a bachelor study:

The first year of the three years Bachelor program is the associate program. So after completing the associate, you can finish the Bachelor program in two years.

More information?

You can:

• call: +31 70 3998806
• mail:
• visit: Tuesday evening > Walk-in evening
• meet online: send e-address and time and receive a ‘zoom’ invitation

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‘This structured learning system of Kronenburgh “Think – Act – Grow”, just suits me. It stimulates in realising the best results.’