Business Administration


Level 4

The Profession

The administrative person ensures that management gains insight in the progress of the activities. She advises and supports management by proposing solutions. She is responsible for the administrative arrangement and recording of data, for setting up an administrative plan, for coordinating and organizing activities, for responding to requests and complaints and for establishing and maintaining contacts with clients or organizations. In many cases she will be part of a management secretariat, therefore she will direct secretaries.

The Business Administration program trains students in the first 3 years in secretarial, management and bookkeeping/accounting skills. In year 4, one of these majors will be chosen to specialize further. Interested persons can also sign up for various short courses that will be offered over the duration of the course.

Course:Business Administration
Level:4
Duration:4 years
Study load: 
Times:Day 
Age: 
Level of professional practice

Responsibility:

A Secretarial job is multifaceted. A secretary performs a great number of secretarial, administrative and organizational functions independently. For instance, a secretary conducts correspondence in English and in foreign languages. She makes preparations for meetings and takes down the minutes. When conferences need to be organized she is the appointed one as well.

Complexity:

A Secretary plans her personal work; she also monitors the work of her closest colleagues. She takes active part in the thinking process, she can take the initiative and she is proactive. She consults on a regular basis with her colleagues in various departments, most specifically with (departmental) secretaries.
Job requirements
  • Accuracy
  • Resourcefulness
  • Flexibility
  • Self-reliance
  • A helpful attitude
  • A service-oriented attitude
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Result-oriented work attitude
  • Oral and written command of English
  • Enjoy working with figures and computers
  • An analytical and conceptual intellect
  • Ability to function in as a team member
Career opportunities
Possible career opportunities include: Office clerks, Assistant managers, Assistant bookkeeper, Secretaries, Personal assistants, Entrepreneur
Course practical training
This program consist of classes in school and practical training in the workplace. A few days a week you will work at a company as a student employee. The practical training allows you to practice your skills and to learn all about the profession from professionals in real situations. This also means you will already have some work experience when you finish the program.
Level 4 schedule
Year 4Classes + Internship
Classes + Internship
Year 3Classes + Internship
Classes + Internship
Year 2Classes + Internship
Classes + Internship
Year 1Classes + Internship
Classes
Level 4 info

Level of program:

Level 4 Middle Management.

Admission

This course requires a preparatory secondary vocational education (PSVE) VMBO-TKL or SBO level 3 diploma. The student could also have made it to HAVO 3 or equivalent to enter this course.

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