Ukrainian-Dutch Double Degree Bachelor Program
The Double Degree Program in Business Administration is implemented by «KROK» University in cooperation with the Dutch University of Applied Sciences for Business Professionals (Breda, the Netherlands). The main goal of the project for students is receiving of a qualitative education to get Bachelor Degree in accordance with EU standards.
The program benefits are determined by its unique characteristics. The main ones are:
- International diploma of the accredited Program of Dutch University;
- Competence approach to study with the formation of "competence portfolio";
- Practically-oriented training;
- Modern methodical approach;
- Development of entrepreneurial skills;
- Mentoring as part of the educational concept.
Teaching is provided by the team of highly experienced Ukrainian and the Netherlands lecturers. They combine educational activities with practical ones in fields belonging to the range of their teaching. This ensures a close combination of theory and practice during the classes. Studying is provided by using interactive methods and designed to meet the individual needs of students.
Dutch University of Applied Sciences for Business Professionals (DUABP) is situated in the town of Breda, the Netherlands. Prof. Jan van Zwieten RI RA RO (1960) is the co-director of Mentally Fit Institute in the Netherlands. He left the Department of Defense in 1995 and became Financial-Economic Consultant for organizations. Since 1997 he manages private educational institutes, one of which is Dutch University of Applied Sciences for Business Professionals.
The aim of Dutch University of Applied Sciences for Business Professionals training is that you obtain as efficiently as possible a regular BBA certificate and Bachelor's degree. This is possible because they are able to measure prior learning with an APL-assessment.
As described, the program is competency oriented, with the assumption that the student functions at the BBA level in his/her professional practice as relates to theoretical knowledge, insight and basic skills. All theoretical courses are concluded with an examination or test on basic skills, about half of the training’s study load consists of the theoretical component.
Private and public universities of the Netherlands
DUASBP is a private Dutch university. As in many other countries, the Netherlands has a system of private and public universities. In public universities tuition is relatively low. The state compensates them the cost of those students’ education who successfully completed the training. The government provides private universities with no financial support. Accordingly, students of such institutions pay for their education more. Such universities are generally smaller and more focused on the market. They are mostly specialized in working professionals who want to get Bachelor degree, or in companies wishing to conduct training for personnel.
Because public education is well funded and the state guarantees its availability to majority of the population, the private universities can attract students only with a help of high quality training and special programs.
Bachelor's Degree at DUASBP
The BBA Business Administration training has a duration of 4 years. An exemption for the basis year may be obtained with the appropriate education and/or a minimum 3 years work experience based on APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning). Years 2 and 3 form the so-called major study. The first half of year 4 focuses on Leadership, Entrepreneurial Skills, Human & Behavior, Conflict Management and Public Law. The last half year is scheduled for the graduation assignment.
BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration Specialty is now one of the most popular and widely used. The academic degree "Bachelor in Business Administration" is awarded to professionals who are trained to work in business and management. Graduates of this program have the appropriate knowledge and skills and have the kind of world view, based on deep understanding of the features of a market economy and its features, functions and economic role of the state, awareness of social responsibility and the need for civilized ethics of its conduct. The training is created for those who plan in future to claim for responsible positions in business.
The Double Degree Program covers the basic functional fields of the specialty, namely: management, organizational behavior, accounting, finance, marketing, sales, operations management, information technology, law, human resources management. The program curriculum has obvious practical orientation. The Program promotes individual improvement through the development of such qualities as decision making and negotiating capacity for teamwork, leadership, communication skills and presentation.
Education based on competences
The Double Degree Program uses the education system, based on competencies. Competences are the combinations of theoretical knowledge, personal skills and professional attitude. We believe that it is impossible to train practitioners, teaching them only the theory. Students should know how to apply theory in practical situations, and have the right professional attitude.
The Double Degree Program is based on the competencies profile, developed in close cooperation with business environment.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
The Double Degree Program involves the use of a special assessment tool, developed at DUASBP - «Recognition of prior learning» (RPL). This means that students can be exempted from some parts of the Bachelor program in accordance with their professional experience. For introduction and adoption of such a tool in the educational system DUASBP specially developed method of personal assessment RPL.
Using this method, one can estimate the available expertise and competences of each student. The assessment process consists of several parts, including a written component and interviews with experts. Exemptions from specific courses are available after the assessment and portfolio with supporting documentation taking into account.
The program is created for 3-4 years depending on previous education.
Classes are held at least twice a month on Saturdays from 9:00 to 15:00. Additionally, participants are engaged in free training sessions, workshops and seminars on topical issues.
Classes start: first year - November, next years - September.
I year - € 700
II year - € 800
III year - € 900
IV year - € 1000
A vital part of the program is training in the Netherlands after a three-year cycle. Duration of training - 10 to 14 days. Internship Program in the Netherlands consists of two parts:
Part I. Academics
- Mentally Fit
- Business with the Netherlands: cross-cultural management
- Study visits to Dutch companies
Part II. Cultural Program
- Tour in Amsterdam
- Visiting Amsterdam museums
- Visiting seaside
- Tour to Hague
Estimated fee: € 700-800.