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!
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, we expect the skills level of a bachelor's degree holder 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
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 study program, you have access to the current timetable via our online learning environment.
MY PREFERENCED PROGRAMME HAS JUST STARTED, CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?
Yes, in some cases it is possible to enroll in a programme that has already started. This depends, among other things, on the number of sessions and the material that has already been discussed. You can contact our customer service department for more information: +31 (0) 88 - 1474 100.
WHAT DOES AN ACTIONPLAN INCLUDE?
Making an action plan helps you to apply all the new knowledge. For a post-bachelor, post-master or shortened course, the action plan is part of your final grade. Starting from a main topic or problem, you get to work with strategy, planning, implementation and financial substantiation. You usually make the plan for your organization, but it is also possible for a client. At the end of the course you discuss your plan during the final interview. During this conversation you will receive feedback and your grade from two teachers. This way you make an optimal translation of the sessions into practice. This form of action learning ensures that knowledge really sticks.
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 some 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.
IS THE GROUP ASSIGNMENT AND / OR INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT MANDATORY?
In order to recieve a post-bachelor or post-master diploma, writing an action plan as well as participating in the (Harvard Business) Case day is required. If you do not complete these assignments, you will receive a certificate instead of a diploma.
Can I make up for a missed session?
Depending on the course you are following, you may be able to catch up on a missed session at a different location. This depends on the final schedule of the study program you are following. Beeckestijn Business School cannot guarantee that you can make up for a missed lecture.
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. If the plan has improved sufficiently, the new grade will be communicated by email within 3 working days.
What are the times of the lectures?
All our course types have their own fixed lecture times:
Evening course lecture times from 4.30 pm - 9.30 pm with a dinner buffet in between. You attend three lectures a week (on one fixed evening a week).
Day course: lecture times from 9.45 am to 5 pm with a lunch buffet in between. You attend two lectures every week (on one fixed evening a week).
Post-bachelor programmes3 hours per lecture
Evening training: lecture times from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM. You attend one lecture every week (on a fixed evening a week).
Day course: lecture times from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm with a lunch buffet in between. You attend two lectures every week (on one fixed day a week).
Are the training venues easily accessible?
Yes, all training locations are easily accessible by car and public transport. Here you will find all the exact addresses
Is catering present during the lectures?
Coffee, tea and soft drinks are always available during lectures (on location). You will also be offered a dinner buffet or lunch. This catering is included in the training price.
Do you have any dietary requirements? Let us know and we will take it into account.
Is there wi-fi at the training venues?
Yes, Wi-Fi is available at all training locations.
DIPLOMA - REGISTER - ACCREDITATION
What does the register contain?
For the above-average performing participants (final mark 7 or higher) Beeckestijn has initiated several certfied titels. On this page you will find more information about the cerfied titles >
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 get a certified title.
Is a Beeckestijn Business School diploma aknowleged?
For contestants living in the Netherlands we have a CRKBO (Central Register of Short Vocational Education) accreditation and are included in this central register for short professional training courses. Thanks to this recognition, we can invoice participants, among other things, VAT-free (if desired).
For the Belgium participants we have a KMO certfication.
Can I use a title after finishing my programme?
When you complete the program with a 7 or higher, you will get a certified title. The exact title you can use differs per study program.
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 the customer service center via firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 (21% VAT) and literature package (9% VAT). On request, the invoice can also be sent earlier, you can request this by email.
Online learning environment
I have not received login details for the online learning environment, what now?
Oops! Please contact us 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 log in to our via our learning environment aNewspring.
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.
Can I cancel my registration?
Yes, that's possible. Our general terms and conditions apply to cancellation.
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.
Codes of conduct
We are affiliated with the trade association for private education in the Netherlands - the NRTO - and strictly adhere to the codes of conduct of this trade association. View the NTRO code of conduct