Business and Management

HND in Business Management

Course overview

Do you want to achieve a HND Business Management in double quick time and for a sensible price?

This globally recognised degree level, vocational course covers all the essential subject areas of business and management. It’s not all theory though, you will also develop the leadership potential, employability skills, personal attributes and professional behaviours demanded by today’s employers.

We aim to deliver a stimulating and challenging programme of study that is both engaging and memorable for our students. Our small class sizes allow for; innovative delivery and assessment methods, targeted personal support, regular one-to-one tutorials and intensive study skills training.

We adopt a diverse approach to assessment that offers; assessments relevant to our students’ employment situations; supports progression to final year degree course studies and accommodates and enhances different learning styles. The course is continually assessed via a variety of assessment methods including: projects, reports, essays, case studies, simulations and presentations.

All lecturers who deliver on this course hold Masters degree qualifications and/or professional qualifications in their specialist subjects. In addition, all staff teaching on the course have relevant occupational experience at an appropriate level of seniority.

Entry requirements

Applicants who have recently been in education require at least one of the following:

• A BTEC Level 3 qualification in business (or related subject area)
• A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one subject
• An Access to Higher Education Certificate
• Other equivalent Level 3 qualifications (including international equivalents)

In addition, applicants must have achieved at least 4 GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above including English (equivalent qualifications accepted).

Mature applicants (over 21 years) may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/ or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language at a minimum level of CEFR Level B2/PTE 51/IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5) or equivalent standards.

Course Modules

– Business and the Business Environment
– Marketing Essentials
– Human Resource Management
– Management and Operations
– Management Accounting
– Managing a Successful Business Project
– Innovation and Commercialisation
– Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
– Research Project
– Organisational Behaviour
– Operations and Project Management
– Understanding and Leading Change
– Global Business Environment
– Business Strategy
– Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations

How will I be assessed?

We adopt a diverse approach to assessment that offers; assessments relevant to our students’ employment situations; supports progression to final year degree course studies and accommodates and enhances different learning styles. The course is continually assessed via a variety of assessment methods including: projects, reports, essays, case studies, simulations and presentations.

What can I do next

Most HND Business Management graduates progress directly to the fast-track BA (Hons) Business Management top-up degree course; which is validated by Staffordshire University and delivered at the College. The qualification is also recognised by other Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses, for example: BSc (Hons) in Business and Management; BA/BSc (Hons) in Business Studies. Alternatively, you could further develop your career in business, management or related professional occupations.