Frequently asked questions
On this page you will find a number of frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers and / or a link to the page where you can find more information about the subject. Is your question not listed? Feel free to contact us, we are happy to help you!
What measures have you taken with regard to the corona virus?
All our international courses are always taught via online live sessions.
For our Dutch programmes: the courses are being taught online for the time being.
Courses – differences & content
WHAT TYPE & LEVELS OF COURSES DO YOU OFFER?
We offer different types of education & training at different levels. All our courses have the same goal: to teach you all the ins & outs in the subject of your training in a relatively short period of time through an optimal mix of theory, strategy and practice. Depending on your background, experience & career wishes, a particular education or training will suit you. View the differences between the types of training here.
IS PRE-EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR TAKING A COURSE?
A certain prior education is not compulsory for most programs. We do, however, assume (at least) bachelor work and thinking level to be able to successfully follow and complete a course. A bachelor or master diploma or relevant work experience is strongly recommended as a basis for successfully completing a post-master programme.
CAN I GET PERSONAL ADVICE?
Of course, we are happy to help you. You can contact our programme advisors in several ways for non-binding advice.
PRACTICAL ASPACTS ABOUT TAKING A COURSE
MY PREFERENCED PROGRAMME HAS JUST STARTED, CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?
In consulation it’s in some cases it is possible to enroll in a programme that has already started. This depends, among other things, on the number of lectures and the material that has already been discussed. You can contact our programme advisors for more information: +31 (0) 88 - 1474 100.
WHAT DOES AN ACTIONPLAN INCLUDE?
To successfully complete a course you’ll individually work on an actionplan. Completing this final assignment ensures an optimal translation of the lectures to your practical situation.
The individual assignment can be seen as a plan related to the main subject of your study program and contains strategy, planning, execution and a businesscaseker. You usually write the plan for your organization or client. Are you currently unemployed? Then we are happy to help you in the search for a client.
During the writing of the plan you will be supervised your teache. You can ask your teacher for feedback, discuss your progress and check whether the plan contains all the necessary elements. During a final interview, which is scheduled at the end of the course, you discuss and defend the plan with two teachers. After the interview you will receive feedback about the plan, your defense and you will immediately receive your grade. This grade is part of your final grade.
I HAVE COMPLETED A COURSE BEFORE, INCLUDING AN ACTIONPLAN, CAN I GET AN EXEMPTION?
If you have previously successfully completed an individual assignment during a course at Beeckestijn Business School, you can in most cases get an exemption for this part. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.
I currently don’t have a job, can I still write an actionplan?
Yes, the fact that you currently don't have a job shouldn't be an obstacle in completing a course. We are happy to help you find a client to write the plan for. We regularly receive requests from our network to write a plan, within various fields. Not having an employer does not necessarily have to be a reason to refrain from following a course, it is even an excellent opportunity to expand your network and make new contacts.
How is my final grade structured?
In the post-bachelor and post-master courses, the final mark consists of your mark for the action plan and your mark for the (Harvard) Case Day. Your action plan counts for 75%.
Can I resit?
If your action plan grade is lower than 7, you will be given the opportunity to improve your plan. Points for improvement are discussed during the final interview. You’ll process the points of improvement in the plan within a week (5 workdays) and submit it again to the teacher.
WHAT DOES THE SCHEDULE OF MY PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?
The latest version of the timetable for a course can be found on the course page, under the Dates & locations tab. After registering for a course, you have access to the current timetable via our online learning environment.
DIPLOMA - REGISTERY - ACCREDITATION
What does the registery contain?
For the above-average performing participants (final mark 7 or higher) Beeckestijn has initiated the registers together with several branch organizations. On this page you will find more information about the registers
When do I get a diploma or certificate?
After completing your programme you can obtain a diploma. In order to receive a diploma your must meet the following:
- Get a pass (final mark of 5.5 or higher) for your action plan
- An attendance of 80% at the lectures
- If applicable: a satisfactory assessment for the group assignment
Do you not meet all above points when completing your study? Then you will receive a certificate instead of a diploma. In consultation it is also possible to submit your action plan at a later time in order to convert your certificate into a diploma.
With a final mark of 7 or higher, you will also be included in the Register.
Is a Beeckestijn Business School diploma aknowleged?
Post-HBO, bachelor, master and doctoral education in the form of post-master and post-bachelor education is not accredited by the Dutch government. However, Beeckestijn has ceveral accreditions including a CRKBO (Central Register of Short Vocational Education) accreditation and a NTRO quality mark. Learn more about our accreditations
Can I use a title after finishing my programme?
When you complete the program with a 7 or higher, you will be added to the Register and you may use a title. The exact title you can use differs per study program. Learn more about the registery
Can I request a quote?
Ofcourse it is possible to receive a quote for the total amount of a training that you may want to follow for your manager or the personnel department, for example. You can email the quotation request to email@example.com. They are happy to help you.
Can I pay in terms?
Payment in installments is possible for courses from € 1,000. The installments are split into equal monthly installments. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.
When can I expect the invoice?
You will receive the invoice approximately 2 weeks before the start of your training. This invoice includes the total amount of your training including: tuition fees, coaching and final interview and literature package. On request, the invoice can also be sent earlier, you can request this by email.
Which VAT rate applies to my situation?
That depands on whether you paying for it yourself or in which county your employer is based. On our financing page you can dicover what applies to your situation.
What does the alumni network contain?
In addition to the relationships you build up during your training, we regularly organize free accessible clinics. During clinics you will meet other alumni and our teachers are regularly present as speakers or visitors. We will keep you informed through, the agenda on the website and our social media channels.
Can I register optionally?
Yes, it is possible to take a non-binding option with every course. An option is free and you are not committed to anything. If you take an option, we will keep a spot for you and notify you personally when a group reaches its maximum number.
Can I cancel my registration?
Yes, that's possible. Our general terms and conditions apply to cancellation.
I have not received login details for the online learning environment, what now?
Please contact our customer service department and we will arrange the login details for you as soon as possible.
Where can I log in to the online learning environment?
You can find the link to log in to out learning environment at the top right of each page.
How long can I access the online learning environment?
You have access to the learning environment during your programme until about a month after the graduation ceremony. We will notify you of the end of admission approaching so that you have enough time to download any lecture materials and presentations for your own use.
Does Beeckestijn also offer incompany opportunities?
All courses & training courses from our open offer can also be organized specifically for your team or organization at the location and times of your choice. Read more about our in-company options here.
I have a complaint, where can I submit it?
If you follow a course or training with us, you can submit your complaint or feedback in aNewspring. Ofcourse you can also inform us of your complaint by e-mail or telephone.