Amsterdam, 20 – 25 August 2023
Do you want to gain the most important knowledge and learn skills that are needed for a successful international career! Join the Mini-MBA course and discover nowadays business tendencies, develop leadership skills, visit companies and build a network with professionals who might help you in your future career!
The course takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and focuses on the labour market in the EU and particularly in the Netherlands. The course will be also interesting for those who are considering an international career and moving to Europe.
Amsterdam is one of the most international cities in the world! It is one of the global capitals of transnational business! If you see yourself as a global leader – Amsterdam is the best place to choose for your career development!
We tried to fit in a short period of time numerous studies and help you to enhance your career!
If you consider doing a full-time 1-year MBA – during the Mini-MBA course, you have the chance to visit universities in Amsterdam and learn about their full-time MBA scholarship programs (for example, one of the universities we usually visit – Nyenrode University).
All participants receive a certificate at the end of the course.
What is this mini-MBA program about?
Boost your career
Mini-MBA is a super booster for your career! You get the knowledge and skills that help you to advance your career and develop it worldwide!
You build the network with people who can help you with your career! Moreover, you learn how to network! It is not a secret that the networking process in different countries is happening in different ways – you learn what are the effective ways for networking in the Netherlands! You will go to various networking events in Amsterdam where you can meet people working in different business areas!
Visits to companies
You visit the companies and see how the actual international business is done. You will meet people who have strong experience in business and who will share with you the information about their companies.
You will acquire the knowledge and experience that will greatly contribute to your personal development!
You will understand yourself better – your strengths and weaknesses. A person will always be more successful in trying to build the career basing on own strengths and not weaknesses. Being aware of your strong sides, you will be able to understand better what are the ways of working that can deliver the best result for you.
You learn about the modern tendencies of the business, you will learn the basics of the theories that are commonly accepted by the modern business environment. You receive the professional knowledge which helps you to understand current business trends better and be able to make a better decision while acting in practice.
You will develop your leadership skills. You have unique gifts and natural leadership skills that you were born with, and personal strengths you’ve developed over your lifetime. Realizing and utilizing these gifts and strengths will assist you in being a formidable leader. And we will help you to do it!
Having great leadership skills includes your ability to clearly and specifically communicate your vision, goals, skills, intentions, and expectations to others. This also includes your ability to listen to what other people are consciously or unconsciously communicating. To become a great communicator, continually strive to improve your verbal, nonverbal, and listening skills. The course helps you to develop your communication skills – especially public speaking skills!
The world is becoming an ever ‘smaller place’. We are increasingly brought into contact with different languages and cultures. Through multicultural societies, international organizations and online connections. Communication has become an international – and therefore an intercultural – matter. The importance of understanding cultural parameters and mutual perceptions is rapidly increasing in fields such as business, education, conflict resolution, and more. You will develop your intercultural communication skills and start understanding better people from other countries and with other cultures!
Starting your own business
If you already have your start-up or considering starting one – the course will help you to get the knowledge and skills needed for the development of your own business. You will learn about leaning start-up, writing a business plan and how to determine the business model for your future business. And of course – we share with you some information on where to look for funding for your future business if you think about business in the Netherlands.
You will be given the consultation on your career. You will learn about the specifics of the development of your career in Europe, particularly – in the Netherlands. You learn how to approach the Dutch labour market. We share with you tips & tricks while writing a CV and cover letter for applying for the jobs in the Netherlands. If you are certain about the development of your career and inform us about your choice before the arrival in the Netherlands – we might be able to arrange for you a meeting with the recruiter from your chosen field.
Sunday is the arrival day. There are no activities planned on Sunday. No meals provided on Sunday. The sessions will be from Monday to Thursday. Friday is the departure day. There are no sessions planned on Friday. Breakfast will be served on Friday.
The program will take place on 20 – 25 August 2023.
Price and Program fee policy
| Program activities (including all the materials)
Accommodation (shared room for 2)
Meals (breakfast, lunch and coffee-breaks)
| Tickets to and from The Netherlands.
Visa processing fee
|This payment is nonrefundable
Applicants pay 100% of the course fee. Then we send you the following package of documents:
1. Visa invitation from the organization.
2. The official visa invitation from the Municipality of Amsterdam confirming the invitation and supporting your visa application process.
3. Proof of payment that can be included in your visa application package to confirm your financial sufficiency.
4. The sponsorship letter from us stating that we are covering all your travel expenses during your stay in the Netherlands.
|This payment is nonrefundable
Participants pay 50% of the course fee. Then we send you a visa invitation from the organization that you use to apply for a visa.
|This payment is nonrefundable
Participants pay the remaining 50% of the course fee within 5 business days after receiving a visa.
Note: If a participant cancels registration due to visa refusal, there is no refund. Deposit is kept on the student’s account within the organization (Stichting Libertas International). There validity is 1 year and student can use deposit anytime in future for any of the courses in Amsterdam. Deposit transfer is available only between programs and can’t be moved to another person.
If you want to travel to the Netherlands, you might need a visa. Here you could determine whether you need a visa. Please tick “90 days or less” in the first question.
When you apply to our programs and provide mandatory pre-payment, we provide you with a visa assistance: an official visa invitation letter which is necessary for applying for a visa. Also, we will guide you on the visa process and consult you regarding the documents that you need to prepare for the successful visa application. We will be happy to look through the package of the documents that you will prepare for the visa application, analyze it and help you to prepare all the documents correctly. Usually, visa type required to attend our courses: Short-term business visa. But it would be better to make a double check at your local Consulate / VFS Center.
Please go to your local Consulate / VFS website and make an appointment. Sometimes you can make an appointment only 1-2 months in advance. We recommend doing that as soon as possible and then proceed to Step 2.
Please learn more about the list of all the required documents (usually, those documents are listed on the website of your local Consulate / VFS. This list also includes visa invitation letter that we send. Usually, we send a visa invitation letter within 1-3 days after receiving the required pre-payment from the applicant.
With the full list of documents and completed visa application form, you have to go to the local Consulate/VFS on the appointment day and submit them. The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply. VFS might also apply an extra charge for their services.
We strongly recommend to check all the documents before the submission and make sure you provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case, you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.
If you have any questions, we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!
In order to apply for the program:
- All nationalities are welcomed to apply
- Must be between 17 – 40 years old
- Able to travel to Amsterdam during the program
- Able to speak in English
- Have an interest in Business, Leadership, Writing and International Travel.
- Able to afford the program fee and other expenses (self-funded)
- Physical and mental health
How to apply?
|Self Funded Scheme (First come, first serviced basis)
|Step 1: Pay the non refundable registration fee in amount of USD 20.
Click here to pay.
Step 2 : Please fill up the application form.
Step 3 : Get a confirmation message from AYFN within 2 days.
Step 4 : Pay the program fee. You will get Invitation to process Visa.
Step 5 : Visa processing (if needed)
Step 6 : Preparation
Deadline of application: 10 July 2023
The program will be organized by our partner in Amsterdam, namely The Netherlands Education Group, is the joint project of Stichting Libertas International and Utrecht Consulting Group.
For inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to stay in the Netherlands longer?
Do you want to arrive before the program or leave after the program? It is possible with EXTRA COST. In that case, we will provide you with the visa invitation for a period longer than the period of the program. Please note – the maximum duration of the visa can be 90 days. We can also provide you with accommodation at our venue in Amsterdam. The fee for the accommodation will be € 50 per additional night.
Term & Conditions
In exchange for being granted the opportunity to participate in The AYFN and Netherlands Education Group (TNEG) programs, the student, intending to be legally bound, agrees to the following terms and conditions:
ELIGIBILITY AND COMPETENCIES
1. ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible to participate in TNEG programs, you must:
a. Have good command of English;
b. Be in good financial standing to pay for the course;
c. Be in good academic standing;
Please note that we do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. A person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the program.
2. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: In order to participate in AYFN & TNEG programs, you must demonstrate the following required competencies:
a. Ability to be flexible and adapt to new, unexpected circumstances as they occur. Navigate independently and/or appropriately in a new and /or unfamiliar environment. (Ex: live in a host dorm; use urban/rural public transportation systems).
b. Ability to be responsible for all known personal medical and psychological needs prior to participation in the program.
c. Ability to respect the host culture and its different language, values, customs, and belief systems.
d. Ability to respect people living with you as well as your neighbors, if living in an accommodation provided by TNEG. It is not allowed to make any kind of noise after 10pm, included but not limited to speaking on the phone loudly. If participant makes noise after 10 pm, he or she may be asked to leave the accommodation.
COST AND PAYMENTS
1. REGISTRATION FEE POLICY:
1st instalment: You pay 50% of the course fee. Then we send you a visa invitation from the organization that you use to apply for a visa. 2nd instalment: You pay the remaining 50% of the course fee within 5 business days after receiving a visa.
1st instalment: You pay 100% of the course fee. Then we send you the following package of documents:
Visa invitation from the organization
The official visa invitation from the Municipality of Amsterdam confirming the invitation and supporting your visa application process
Proof of payment that can be included in your visa application package to confirm your financial sufficiency
The sponsorship letter from us stating that we are covering all your travel expenses during your stay in the Netherlands. 2nd instalment: No
2. ACCEPTANCE: By submitting an application or registration form online to an AYFN program you are agreeing to enroll in the program for which you applied/registered if you are approved and accepted. Programs may require interviews, written statements, or both, before deciding to accept a student.
3. PROGRAM COST AND BILLING: Upon acceptance into the program, if applicable, the TNEG’s communication manager will send you an invoice for the program cost less the deposit. Full payment is due as stated on the invoice. For specific costs, please refer to the applicable program.
4. STUDENT WITHDRAWAL: In order to withdraw from a program, you must notify the communication manager and/or Program Leader(s) in writing. The participant has the right to cancel his/her participation in the program 30 days prior the starting date. In this case, second installment is not required (if it has not been already paid). If the participant cancels participation in less than 30 days, provided that a visa has been obtained (if necessary) and there are no other good reasons for canceling participation, then the participant must pay the full amount for participation in the program (remaining 50% of the payment, if they have not yet been paid) or reimburse all expenses incurred for the organization of the program. The organization, in negotiation with the participant, will determine which option is most appropriate.
5. REFUND POLICY. If a student cancels registration, there is no refund. Deposit is kept on the student’s account within the organization. If a student can’t join the planned course, the student can join any other one in future and the deposit will be successfully transferred. There validity is 1 year and student can use deposit anytime in future for any of the courses. Deposit transfer is available only between programs and can’t be moved to another person.
VISAS: You are generally responsible for obtaining proper visas and paying all costs associated with such visas. However, some programs include visa processing, which is coordinated by the Program Leader(s). Obtaining visas may be a lengthy and detailed process involving persistence. Check for specific entry requirements from VFS advisor. To attend our courses which are up to 3 months, you have to apply for a Short-Stay Schengen Visa. Go to VFS Advisor webpage, enter your country and destination. Complete the online application form, print it and sign it: https://consular.mfaservices.nl/schengen-visa/short-stay. Take your documents and print the completed Application Form and go to your local VFS center on the booked date and time. Submit your visa application.
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