Structured, supervised, private, international business education

Kronenburgh International Business School is a private school. This results in a different education approach: Think – Act – Grow.

At Kronenburgh International Business School you will first receive structured education (tutorials): Think. Then you will work on your assignments during the practicum under the guidance of the Lecturer: Act. During the internship you can practise everything you learned and become the manager / consultant business is waiting for: Grow.

At Kronenburgh International Business School we work in smaller groups and lecturers from Business Practice.These are just two of the benefits of private education: read more.

The programmes are build on BTEC units: a globally used, recognized and valued education system: read more.

Kronenburgh International Business School provides the training under license and under supervision of Pearson: read more. The MBO4 BTEC3 programmes are also under supervision of the Dutch Education Inspection: read more.

Kronenburgh is holder of the NRTO Quality mark: read more.

How our education is structured

Kronenburgh International Business School offeres the folowing programs (click links for more information):

Every academic year consists of 3 until 4 lecture periods. In every academic year, the last period is an internship period (professional practice formation).

A lecture period comprises 8 to 10 lecture weeks. A lecture period ends with an exam week.

During a fulltime lecture day (9:00 am – 4:20 pm), 1 module is always central, for example the “Management Accounting” module throughout the day. In this way we can go into depth.

Our college days are divided into two parts. In the morning there are seminars, in the afternoon there is practicum.

During the seminars in the morning we focus on the new theory combined with small exercises.

During the practical we work on assignments / cases / projects. In this way we make the theory practical again (Act). The teacher who has given the seminars in the morning is there in the afternoon to guide students during the practical. The practical work of the student is assessed individually. So it is not the case that there are students who can ride along on someone else’s work.

At the end of the day we conclude with a small end-of-day test. In this way the student and the teacher receive feedback about the individual learning processes.

The last day of the module there is exam training. In this way you are well prepared for the exam. Orals are also planned during the last lecture day.

Legal Residency in The Hague at Kronenburgh International Business School
Student housing in The Hague near Kronenburgh International Business School

Internship: Experience in practice

At Kronenburgh International Business School you learn a lot during the lecture days. This is how we prepare you for working within the business world. Everything you have learned can be applied again in practice. Again we say THINK – ACT – GROW.

In BTEC3 there will be a number of structured assignments in line with the specific company situation you are working. At Kronenburgh we say to the company: don’t see the student as a student, but as a temporary worker. Our students want to cooperate professionally and take on responsibilities.

In BTEC 4-5 you will perform a “Structured Business Assignment” in the first academic year. You will therefore work on a specific issue that is relevant within a company. In the second academic year you will carry out a “Research Project” within a company. Here you will also participate the daily activities.

During the last lecture period, one lecture day is schedule-free. You can use this day to find a suitable company.

Prepare for business culture

To prepare you well for working within the business world, we apply rules / codes from the business community also during the lecture days. Two important rules / codes are “time is time” and “an agreement is an agreement”. If you meet expectations, you will be rewarded. If you do not, then you have a problem with extra work to bring the module grades to a positive level, while other students continue to work on their new goals.

When it is appropriate / functional, we wear a business suit. This is the case, for example, during company visits, when we welcome external speakers during a lecture day, when we do assignment presentations or during certain program components of the study trip.

We see the working colleges (morning) as a meeting within the business world. The mobile phones were switched off during the meeting. The chairperson (the lecturer) has the floor and expects an active contribution from all participants (the students) during the meeting.

We see the practical (afternoon) as the regular activities within the company. Of course you deliver quality when carrying out the work. If necessary, seek collaboration with other employees (students) and ask your team leader (the lecturer) questions. You receive feedback about the quality of your work (end-of-day test) every day, but you also receive an assessment after every examination period. When you receive your period assessment, the teachers also give a grade for professionalism. How was your participation during the meetings (seminars), how do you work during the practicum.

Student Corps in The Hague near Kronenburgh International Business School
Student sport in The Hague near kronenburgh International Business School

Study trip: Entrepreneurs

For many students, the study trip is one of the highlights of the program. The theme is “Doing business abroad”. We visit (Dutch) entrepreneurs abroad. What are their experiences being an entrepreneur in another country?

Students also appreciate the study trip of course because you and your fellow students gain new joint experiences, for example during the “cultural program” which also includes exploring the city in the evening hours (1 evening before the return trip).

During the BTEC3 International Business program, the study trip is during the first academic year. We then visit a city within Europe.

During the BTEC 4-5 program we visit a city outside of Europe during the first academic year.

(In the second year, both BTEC 3 and 5 students need all their time for graduation).