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

The internationally recognized Bachelor’s program can be completed in 3 years. So this is a fast-track program.

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 infomation

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;
– Open for students from all countries of the European Union (EU).

How does it work per unit?
We use Pearson’s digital teaching materials. During the lectures, the lecturer deals with the theory and we practice with smaller assignments. The following lecture days we start with a kick-off test on the theory of the previous lecture. We encourage you to really take in a piece of theory every week. After the fourth day of lectures, there will be a final theory test. The whole must be concluded with a pass. In this way we build up the ready knowledge that is necessary to function within the business community.

You will receive an ‘assignment’ that you work out for each unit. You show that you can apply the theory in practice. The practice of your employer or you start from information that you have been able to find on the internet about a company. You are also looking for additional relevant theory 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. As a final verdict, you have to get a pass (better a merit or distinction).

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, 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. 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 / modules

  • 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.

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
  • Sales Management / 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 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; or
  • 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
  • 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 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.

The investment is:

College fee:

  • HNC part time € 4.495,- (Optional pay in 10 installments € 461,-) (participation per unit € 575,-)
  • HND part time € 4.495,- (Optional pay in 10 installments € 461,-) (participation per unit € 575,-)
  • Top-up (1 up and until 2 years) part time € 6.000,- (Optional pay in 10 installments € 615,-)

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

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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