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Online Part time Bachelor (Hons)

International Business BTEC4-5 + TOP-up

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 online part time International Business Bachelor program with Kronenburgh International Business School The Hague. This program programme 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.

  • In the first year 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.
  • In the second academic year you will specialize in International Business. The units you will take: Business Strategy, Organisational Behaviour, Global Business Environment, E-commerce and Strategy, Operations and Project Management, Tapping into New International Markets. You will also run a research project during the internship.
  • In the third academic year you will go deeper into the content or broaden it again. The units you will take: Research Methodology, Marketing Strategy, Global Marketing, Brand Corporate, Marketing Issues, Globalisation Emerging Markets. You will also do a graduation project during the internship.

The internationally acclaimed English-taught program can be completed in 3 years. Therefore this program is open for students from all countries.

During the program you will carry out various unit assignments within the company where you work / do your internship.

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

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General information

Career-ready education

This online part 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 part time program addresses these needs.

What makes this program so special?
– Fast track online part-time Bachelor program in three years;
– Good balance theory and practice;
– Module work under direct supervision;
– Lecturers that also professionally work in practice;
– In English: the best preparation to access International University’s and international working enterprise’s;
– Open for students from all countries.

How does it work per unit?
You get access to Pearson’s digital teaching materials per unit. This material is set up interactively. There are questions after each theory block. It is possible to highlight important elements in the text and these elements will be included in your own summary. This way you quickly master the material. So you do not come to our face-2-face lectures.

You will be assigned a professional: your private lecturer. The lecturer has a total of 2 hours to answer your questions. This can be done by telephone, e-mail or via a zoom meeting. Those two hours can be divided into different sessions. It’s best to always save up a few questions per session.

When you are ready for this, you will receive an open book theory exam. For this you have to pass to continue.

You get an ‘assignment’ that you work out. You show that you can apply the theory in practice. Your employer’s practice or you rely on information that you have been able to find on the internet about a company. You show that you can draw your own conclusions and give advice with a critical eye. You submit a concept work out and you receive feedback from the lecturer. Then you hand in the final version. There is also always a presentation section with the assignment. You give this presentation online. The assignment must be assessed with a ‘pass’, but of course you are going for better: a ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’.

Then you go to the next unit.

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

Study program

The Kronenburgh International Business Bachelor (HONS) is a three years, online part time program. The program is build on the International higher education qualification system:

  • first year: BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business (HNC)
  • second year: BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (HND)
  • third / fourth year: University TOP-up program: Bachelor in Business (HONS)

So every period is redeemed with a certificate, diploma or a degree.

In the Dutch system HNC is comparable to HBO1+2: Associate. HND is comparable to HBO3. Top-up is comparable to HBO4 / University. See the how Nuffic compares the Dutch and English education system.

First year: BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business provides students with a broad introduction to the field of “Business”. Students acquire broad practical knowledge through lectures, self-study and research. HNC graduates will be able to communicate and work accurately and appropriately with a degree of personal responsibility. They have developed a range of skills to ensure effective teamwork, problem solving, initiative taking, organizational ability. They will be flexible in their approach to business, show resilience under pressure and achieve challenging goals within the given framework. More information: More information:

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
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project

Optional: IELTS English.

Second year: BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) 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.

Level 5 Higher National Diploma graduates have developed an understanding of the principles in their field and their broad application. They have learned to assess the suitability of different problem solving approaches. They developed qualities necessary for taking personal responsibility and managing decision-making. The education program strives for students to be professional, self-reflective individuals capable of meeting the demands of corporate employers and adapting to a constantly changing world. More information:

BTEC level 5 units / modules

  • Business Strategy
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Global Business Environment
  • Sales, Pitching and Negotiation Skills
  • E-commerce and Strategy
  • International Marketing
  • Research project

Optional: IELTS English

Third year: University TOP-up program: Bachelor Business (Hons)

Next step is the TOP-up programme. Kronenburgh offers this program as blended learning. This means that you can work online and also participate college lectures and group coaching.

Top-up units / modules are:

  • Research Methodology
  • Business Strategy
  • Global Business
  • International Marketing Strategy
  • Business Law
  • Business Finance
  • Strategic HRM
  • Project / Dissertation

It is also possible to study full-time at a university that offers a TOP-up program in, for example, England. The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognized by higher education providers as fulfilling the entry requirements for many relevant business-related courses / undergraduate degree, e.g. BA and BSc (Hons) in Business Studies. You should be aware that university entrance requirements are always subject to change. So always check the admission requirements for programs with specific higher education providers. For more information on admission requirements, please visit, please visit:

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

This program is open for students from all countries.

The admission requirements are:

– Dutch system: MBO4, HAVO or 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; or
  • An international equivalent of the above.

In order for students to be successful on the Kronenburgh International Business Program where 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 instellingsexamen 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
  • Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business: 601/8365/2

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.

You can take the third academic year, the TOP-up year, at a university abroad or part-time at Kronenburgh International Business School.

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 / diploma / degree. The last TOP-up part-time academic year at Kronenburgh also works with the portfolio structure as described above.

If you are doing the TOP-up year at a university abroad, the requirements of that specific university apply to obtain your bachelor’s degree.


In the online part-time program you determine your own schedule. As a standard guideline, 5 weeks can be used per unit.

The advice is to stick to the standard order of the units in view of the structure of the unit content.

However, it is possible to deviate from this.

It is also possible to do only the units of your interest. You will receive a certificate upon successful completion of a unit.

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


College fee:

  • HNC / HND per unit € 515,-.
  • 8 units per year, so € 4.120,- per year.
  • in case of study delay, € 30, – will be charged to continue enrollment at Pearson.
  • Top-up online € 6.000,- (prices are subject to change).

College fee includes:

  • registration fee; and
  • Study materials: It is possible that additional material will be charged say € 250,- per year.

Does the government contribute?
For Dutch citizens:

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 TOP-up Bachelor program students can progress directly into employment. You can also select a master study like for example:

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

Dutch education system: je kunt kiezen voor een HBO of een Universitaire master.

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.

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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