Project Description

International Business (for students outside EU)

BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in business – EQF4 – MBO4 – Pre-University – full-time

In an increasingly globalised economy, it is essential that international business students develop a sound knowledge of the key business functions and how they work together, as well as an appreciation of factors including customer and market requirements, competition, sustainability, and economic, political, and technological change.

Is your country too small for you and is the world you’re playing field? Are you interested in cultural differences? Can you quickly establish good contact with people and are you going for a win-win? Do you see export opportunities in the market for new products or services? Do you want to search for the best producers and start importing? Is there an international entrepreneur in you? Then register for the extended diploma in international Business.

Widely applicable within business

Students can find a job as assistant manager at (international) companies such as international wholesalers, production companies and services. The assistant manager is enterprising and creative to implement commercial insights into import and export. The assistant manager works in different cultures and knows how to deal with international laws and regulations to achieve sales goals.

What makes this program so special?
– Fast track MBO4 program in combination with the International recognised BTEC3 programme;
– Pre University: Best preparation for a bachelor’s degree programme.
– Average groups of 15 students;
– Positive and ambitious fellow students;
– Good balance theory and practice: morning: lectures – afternoon: practicum;
– Assignments under supervision during the practical (so no homework);
– Lecturers who also work professionally in business practice;
– Ability to do an internship abroad;
– The programme is both taught and assessed in English: the best preparation for access to the international higher professional education programs and a position at internationally operating companies.
– Also open for students from European countries.

More information on BTEC and Pearson. More information on BTEC level 3 extended diploma in business.

First year units

  • Investing Retail Business
  • Exploring Business
  • Investigating Customer Services
  • Research and Plan a Marketing Campaign
  • Principles of Management
  • Intrapreneurship and innovation in an Enterprise
  • Sales Techniques and Processes
  • Managing an Event
  • Business Spanish
  • Digital Marketing
  • International Business
  • Business Internship / Vocational Practice.

Second year units

  • International Logistics / Exportplanning
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
  • Launch and Run an Enterprice
  • Survival and Growth
  • Business Decision Making (for MBO4 keuzedeel Spanish or Havo Economie)
  • Branding
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Team Building in Business
  • Developing an Enterprise Strategy
  • Market Research
  • Business Etiquette
  • Business Internship / Vocational Practice.

For MBO4: de keuzedelen zijn:

  • Ondernemer MKB (K0165) en
  • Havo Economie (K0843) of Spaans A2 (K0098) / Spaans B1 (K0099)

Students from outside the EU can only study in the Netherlands for one year. This BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in business (EQF4 / MBO4, full-time) is a two-year programme. So, you take the other year at a BTEC3 school in another country. This is a perfect way to build international experience.

This programme is open for students who meet the criteria:

  • age of 18 years (on 1 October of the academic year) or older up and until 22.
  • falls within the maximum of students from outside the European Union (Kronenburgh will check the possibilities and inform the student).
  • a residence permit granted by de IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service) for 12 months.
  • a registration of the place of residence within the municipality.

In the situation that a student who registers does not meet the admission requirements, Kronenburgh will inform the student and enable the student to provide additional documentation to meet these requirements.

The full-time programme is developed for students who want to be trained as an assistant entrepreneur within an enterprise or who want to move on to a Bachelor Entrepreneur Small Business program.

Pre education requirements

  • students from international schools after 4 years of secondary level 2 education in the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (2EQF).

Other pre-education can be discussed.

Some training modules / units, for example Accounting and Finance, require math skills and we strongly recommend that all students:

  • An A * to C grade GCSE Maths and / or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths, prior to starting the course.

Required level of English

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level A2 (with good grades, so preferably B1),
  • PTE 51,
  • IELTS 4.5 (overall band score) preferable Reading and Writing is 5.5 or equivalent, or
  • Students that have studied in English for two years.

It is also possible to do an English level intake test.

This BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in business (EQF4 / MBO4, full-time) is a two year programme. You can get a permit for only one year in The Netherlands. So you take the other year at a BTEC3 school in another country. This is a perfect way to build international experience.

The units are assessed using an assessment scale from Distinction (D), Merit (M), Pass (P) and Unclassified (U). All units contribute proportionally (depending on the size of the module) to the general qualification level.
To get a qualification, you must complete all units (1080 GLH), obtain a Pass or higher in all required modules. 180 GLH only allowed in U-class of other (non-compulsory) BTEC3 modules.

Induction: Monday August 22, 2022 we make a start with the introduction program. We inform you about our education system and we go to the beach for some teambuilding activities like beach volleyball and wave surfing.

Start colleges: Tuesday August 23, 2022.

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 lecturer.

The college year involves 3 periods of 8 college weeks (and 1 exam week), followed by a business internship of around 11 weeks.

In the first year there is also a study trip planned before the business internship.

Lecture schedule year 1
Lecture schedule year 2

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

  • College fee per year € 12,495,- (Optional pay in 10 instalments € 1.281,-) (College fee includes: registration fee, introduction fee, flight and hotel costs study trip).
  • Study materials: first year € 775,- (based on 2020-2021) / Study materials second year € 580,- (based on 2020-2021) see Studystore 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 or limited versions)) minimum of 8 ram working memory.
  • You have a representative business suit.

Our MBO4 diploma / BTEC3 diploma is accepted by international universities and higher education institutions.

The best continuation offered by the Kronenburgh International Business School is:

Associate program

Bachelor program

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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