The HND Rural Enterprise Management programme provides the skills and understanding for graduates to help shape the changing nature of business within a rural context. Students study traditional business areas from a new perspective which takes account of the challenges of rural enterprise. The rural economy has the potential to significantly contribute to economic growth and entrepreneurial activity; a study by the Federation of Small Businesses noted that ‘the entrepreneurial spirit is alive in our rural communities. There are more businesses per head of population in most rural areas compared to the majority of urban areas’. The majority of rural enterprises are SMEs or microbusinesses which have specific characteristics and face different challenges from urban business and larger corporations. Our HND Rural Enterprise Management programme aims to develop your understanding of the specific concerns of rural enterprise within a wider business context. The programme has sustainable and ethical thinking at its core and as a learner you will challenge existing paradigms, interrogate new paradigms and debate business solutions which will focus on developing and sustaining rural enterprises as part of the wider rural economy and community.
Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE & HND) • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Contemporary Management Approaches (20 credits; compulsory) • Distinctiveness and Regeneration (20 credits; compulsory) • Financial Management for Business Sustainability (20 credits; compulsory) • Global Business Challenges (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module). Year Two – Level 5 (HND) • Business Inquiry and Research (20 credits; compulsory) • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • International Independent Study Abroad (60 credits; optional - this module can replace 60 compulsory credits at Level 5 for BA awards only) • Rural Business and Diversification (20 credits; compulsory) • Rural Resilience (20 credits; compulsory) • Technological Change and Innovation (20 credits; compulsory).
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|