Program objective

In line with FHR’s vision to be a center of excellence in internationally and nationally accredited postgraduate education, a diverse group of midcareer professionals with various academic and professional backgrounds is admitted to our master programs in business administration, accounting, governance, humanities and law. Each year prospective students are offered the Graduate Leveling Program (GLP) to upgrade and enhance their foundational business, accounting, human resource, governance and law knowledge and to prepare them for participation in the FHR master program of their choice.

Mode of Delivery

The GLP is taught over a period of 3 to 6 months prior to the admission to the master programs. There are on-site courses that are taught by certified teachers as well as online courses from certified educational institutions. Students are guided at all times by the Leveling Program Manager to ensure optimal results.

Program Structure

The Accounting & Business Leveling Program is conducted by FHR School of Accounting & Management and consists of six (6) courses in the areas of academic skills, English, statistics, finance, economics and accounting.  In order to be successful in the business and accounting master programs, the courses aim  to equip all students with necessary academic skills, basic technical skills and business knowledge. The academic skills course is taught on-site by certified teachers. The English course is conducted online in cooperation with ‘Hogeschooltaal’. The business courses are also conducted online in cooperation with Peregrine Academic Services. Hogeschooltaal and Peregrine Academic Services are well known international institutions that grant a certificate for successful completion of their courses.

The Governance and Humanities Leveling Program is conducted by FHR School of Governance, Law and Humanities and consists of six (6) courses in the areas of academic skills, English, statistics and law. Eligibility for the Public Administration and Human Resource master Programs can be obtained by successful completion of these leveling courses.
The academic skills, statistics and law courses are taught on-site by certified teachers. The English course is conducted online in cooperation with ‘Hogeschooltaal’.

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Graduate Leveling
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Course Description
Academic skills


The academic skills course lies at the basis of each Master program. The necessary skills needed, are categorized as critical thinking and practical reasoning; complex problem solving; oral and written communication skills; interpersonal and team skills. These skills focus on the development and improvement of students’ basic research skills, professional knowledge, self-regulation skills and effective working practices.




The English course improves the basic English grammar, spelling and writing skills that students need. The theory, exercises and tests are based on the CEFR level B2 from the Cambridge Learner Corpus.


Quantitative Research Techniques and Statistics


The Quantitative research techniques and Statistics course provides a complete picture of statistical concepts and their practical applications and demonstrate how statistics methods are vital tools for modern business leaders. Students will learn about data collection and sampling, probability, sampling distribution, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and decision analysis. These skills are aimed at accurate data-driven decision-making.


Business Finance This Business Finance course focuses on financial statements and cash flows, planning for growth and control, debt management, financial instruments, capital budgeting, and returns. It is very helpful to students with a non-financial or non-economic background who want to pursue an entrepreneurial career or join the Master of Business program.


Microeconomics This Microeconomics course focuses on the areas of consumer choice, supply and demand, market elasticity, and production and costs. This knowledge is crucial for understanding the organizational level of businesses, companies and nonprofit entities. The course gives insight in how consumers and producers interact with each other.




The Accounting course gives insight into the fundamentals of business accounting, including basic financial statement analysis, analytical measures, corporate annual reports, capital investment analysis, internal controls, budgeting, and performance measures.


Legal English This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to effectively communicate in legal English, the specialized language of the legal profession. The course will cover the fundamental and most important aspects of legal English, including grammar, legal vocabulary, communication and some writing practice.
Legal Systems This course is meant to equip students with the necessary knowledge to be able to differentiate between various legal concepts in different legal families and systems, more specifically to differentiate between legal issues in civil law – which is the legal family the Surinamese legal system belongs to – and in the common law, more specifically in Anglo-American law.
Local HR Legal Framework This course is an introduction to HR Legal Frameworks in a Surinamese context. HR Legal frameworks comprise a set of documents that include the constitution, legislation, regulations, and contracts. The purpose of these laws is managing employee’s attitude and behavior so that the employee’s contributions can be influenced for enhanced organizational performance.

Eligibility Criteria

To be admitted to the graduate leveling program a participant must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant work experience, preferably in the domains of business, accounting, governance, humanities or law.
  • Payment of EURO 300/EURO 400,- enrollment fee (Payment of this fee also grants cost free access to the master program of choice)

Successful completion of the GPL grants students access to the internationally and nationally accredited Master programs of the FHR Institute for Higher Education.


The deadline for application is on June 30, 2023.