Course commercie / commercial sales tweetalig (bol)

Doing business – International trade – Entrepreneur – Sales – Running a company – English language - Commercial – Targets – Responsibility – Communication – Social skills – Customer loyalty - Engelsta

Description of the study programme

The study programme in a nutshell

The IBS program is a unique combination of courses and experiences, based entirely upon the international aspect of business whilst utilising the English language throughout. As such, the IBS code of conduct insists upon appropriate business-like procedures and behaviour.

The theory classes explain the various methods that can be used to sell products/services, how marketing is used by sales departments, how to deal with financial figures, and the principles of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to ensure positive customer relationships. The course also includes Dutch and English language classes, mathematics lessons and Careers & Citizenship advice.

The internship program provides a valuable "prove yourself" opportunity, where a student's performance and employability can be measured in the real-world business environment.

Internationally-recognised Certificate of Excellence: Graduates with an average score of 7.0, whilst meeting some additional standards, will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence: the European Business Baccalaureate Diploma (EBBD). The combined IBS and EBBD program focuses on an understanding of economic relationships in Europe and require individual readiness for mobility, extensive soft-skills and business competence in order to comfortably deal with international business challenges.

Within each course we offer the possibility to add-on extra, non-compulsory subject modules enabling a tailor-made course to suit your interests and specific needs.




Opleiding commercie / commercial sales tweetalig  (bol) bij het Koning Willem I College

What can you do with it in the future?

The International Business Studies (IBS) department provides training for Commercial Sales Assistant (Commercieel Medewerker) and Junior Account Manager positions. International Business courses are conducted entirely in the English language. Both training programs are designed to prepare the individual with a commercial mindset suitable for positions within business-to-business environments, e.g. within wholesale, production or service companies.

As a Commercial Sales Assistant selling your company’s products or services, you are the source of information via telephone calls with prospective customers. You are also responsible for the internal order processes and incorporating market research into proposals as and when required by your supervisor.

The Junior Account Manager role requires sales guidance and consultancy for a company’s larger customers. Being the day-to-day contact for larger customers requires maintaining positive long-term relationships in addition to coordinating projects with the customer.

 

What skills are required to start?

  • Vmbo-diploma (preparatory secondary education): vocationally oriented route, mixed educational route, theoretical route Economics
  • Vmbo-diploma: vocationally oriented route, mixed educational route, theoretical route Technology/Health and Personal Care and Welfare/Agriculture with mathematics or economics or second foreign language
  • Transit certificate havo 3 to havo 4
  • Related professional education level 3
  • A test English with a sufficient result is mandatory to make before starting this education.


The internship

The (mandatory) internship element of the course provides the opportunity to become a trainee of an actual company, often with the possibility to be hands-on with the daily tasks, demonstrating and developing skills whilst achieving real-life work experience for the resume! The IBS department collaborates with businesses to provide supervision for all internship work placements.

Please note:
1. Only companies listed on http://www.stagemarkt.nl/ are approved for our internships.
2. In order to achieve the EBBD, an internship abroad is required!

Further education

National and international bachelor studies.

How to enroll?

BOL = Beroeps Opleidende Leerweg (daytime vocational training).
This means you come to school for five days a week (on average) and you have to do work placement.

  • Your registration will only be considered if you forward a xerox copy of the front and back of one of the following documents:
    o Passport
    o Identity card
    o Driving licence
    o Residence permit
  • In order to verify your previous education you have to send a xerox copy of your latest school report and/or diplomas and lists of marks.
  • If necessary you will be invited for an initial interview.
  • As soon as you have been enrolled as a student you will receive a confirmation together with an Education Agreement. Please sign it and send it back to us. This is mandatory! It is only then that you are enrolled at Koning Willem I College.
  • Do you still attend vmbo, mbo or havo? Then you should fill in a so called "transfer file" (doorstroomdossier). Ask your mentor or student counsellor for it. The transfer file may be a reason for an initial interview.

Study programme in numbers

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