HND Business

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Minimum of 48 UCAS points (120 old system) from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma / A Levels / Foundation Diploma / Access Diploma in a related subject; if English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 5.5 with a 5 in writing; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.

What will I learn?

Our HND in Business is studied over two-years and has a strong work-related emphasis. You will be given a more practical and vocational perspective of business as you develop a broad understanding of business and management theory, which will give you a solid base to continue onto further study, or move into the world of work. You may also be able to study this course part-time, which means you could study while working in a business or management role.

Our expert tutors will help you expand your commercial awareness and business acumen, giving you an insight into essential business functions such as management, human resources, marketing and finance. You will also study international business and the globalised market place, helping you to understand the different cultural landscapes.

We will help you to develop a good mix of employability skills as well as the essential knowledge needed to progress onto higher levels of study to complete a top-up degree giving you full honours.

During the first year you will to fine-tune your innovative approaches to business management operational systems. You will be able to explore traditional and modern methods of communication, learn how to manage an organisation, and put together a strategic plan. In the second year you will understand the Human Resources function within an organisation and study the marketing mix, and learn how each ‘P’ contributes to the success of a product. Optional modules include employment law or financial accounting, giving you the opportunity to focus on a business specialism, should you wish to peruse a particular career path in the industry.

Core modules

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project

Optional modules There are a number of electives modules you can choose from: (offered subject to demand and availability of resources)

  • Business Law
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Financial Accounting

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

What could I progress on to?

Once you have completed the HND you will have a diverse range of transferable skills that will enable you to either; start your career in the industry, or further it with promotion to management level roles, or choose to specialise in a particular business function or role. Otherwise you could continue with your studies and top-up your qualification with the full BSc Honours on our BSc (Hons) Business top-up at the University Centre Hastings.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 13291Y1
    Course name BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (QCF) Y1 NKL68
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Days Various
    Start date 03/10/18
    Duration 31 week (s)

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 13291Y1
    Course name BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (QCF) Y1 NKL68
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Days Various
    Start date 01/10/19
    Duration 31 week (s)

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