Business (HND)

Business (HND)

This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment in the field of business.

Course Information

  • Course Type University Level
  • Subject Area Business
  • Qualification Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 5
  • Course Length HNC is a 1 year full time programme with the HND top up being an additional 1 year full time.
  • Start Date September yearly
  • Fee £6,995
  • Reduced Fee See below
  • Course Code 022N HND/B

Do you want to learn relevant skills and knowledge to work in business?
Are you keen to study a broad range of business as well as have the chance to specialise?

This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment in the field of business. This programme covers a broad-based overview of business allowing you to develop wide-ranging skills and knowledge.

This programme is modular and coursework based. Most units will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and end of unit tests. Some practical units are assessed on 100% coursework. Teaching methods include formal lectures, practical sessions and role plays with some units supported by special speakers.

Click here to view the Student Handbook for this course: HN Business Student Handbook 2019-20

HNC (Year 1) units:

  • Business Environment
  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Decision Making
  • Business Strategy

HND (Year 2) units:

  • The Internet and E-Business
  • Business Events Management
  • Research Project
  • Sales Planning and Operation
  • Marketing Planning
  • Corporate Environmental and Social Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Working with and Leading Others
Entry Requirements

You will need an overall pass in Business HNC to progress to this course. If you have an equivalent Level 4 qualification in a business and management related area you will need to be interviewed in order to assess accredited prior learning and support you to create an individual timetable which will ensure you cover all requirements. GCSE Maths and English is required at grade C (or 4) or above (or equivalent O Level).


You will have access to a learning centre with dedicated higher education study space. There is a refectory in Victoria House as well as a social area for higher educationstudents in Business and IT.

Additional Costs

The purchase of recommended textbooks for the programme. There is an additional expense associated with the optional educational visit each year which will be confirmed once a destination is selected.

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