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Part time Bachelor (Hons)

International Business BTEC4-5 + TOP-up

Follow the part-time Bachelor (International) Business at Kronenburgh International Business School in The Hague. You will be trained to become a versatile international manager / entrepreneur / business consultant. You will become acquainted with the important management areas: strategy, marketing, international business, e-commerce, operations, finance, human resources.

The internationally acclaimed English-taught program can be completed in 3 to 4 years.

During the training you will carry out various assignments within the company where you work (or do your internship).

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

Career-ready education
This 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 Bachelor program in three years;
– 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.

Study program

The Kronenburgh International Business Bachelor (HONS) is a three or four years, part 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 (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. See the how Nuffic compares the Dutch and English education system.

Frist 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 / modules

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Business Law
  • 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
  • Tapping into New International Markets
  • E-commerce and Strategy
  • International Marketing
  • Statistics for Management
  • Value and Contribution to organisational Success
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Research project
  • Optional: IELTS English

Third (fourth) 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. The program can be done in three up and until four years.

Top-up units / modules are:

  • Business Strategy
  • Global Business
  • International Marketing Strategy
  • Business Law
  • Business Finance
  • Strategic HRM

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.

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.


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.

Obtaining the Bachelor degree is done at the University as the provider of the TOP-up program.

In the part-time program, we provide first-year lectures on Tuesday afternoons and evenings. Second-year lectures on Thursday afternoon and evening. The third-year lectures are on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Start of lectures: Tuesday November 10th 2020.

Lecture times: 1.30pm to 8.50pm.

See the  first year programme HNC.

See the second year programme HND.

See the third year programme TOP-up.

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

College fee:

  • HNC part time € 4.495,- (Optional pay in 10 instalments per year € 461,-)
  • HND part time € 4.495,- (Optional pay in 10 instalments per year € 461,-)
  • Top-up (1 up and until 2 years) part time € 6.000,- (Optional pay in 10 instalments per year € 615,-)

You bring your own laptop. We work with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint (full software versions, so no free of limited versions).

College fee includes:

  • registration fee; 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.

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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