Our HND Business course launches your business career by providing you with the skills and expertise which are both current and highly marketable. It’ll give you an edge when starting your career and set you up with a solid foundation for further study. The HND offers a flexible approach to a full honours degree through full time and part-time study options and gap years for work experience or other personal commitments. This is adaptable within a five year window with the option of studying your final year of your degree in partnership with University of Chichester. You will be taught through a blend of lectures, guest speakers, seminars, case studies as well as individual and group work. Application of theory and models to real and fictional case studies to analyse problems and make recommendations; Individual, Paired and Group work ; Design, Role Play and Experiential Learning with Presentations to Business Clients who feedback on students’ plans and recommendations. Special features of this programme include; small group sizes ensure you get the support you need to succeed and progression onto a final top-up year and achieve a full degree ( for more details see our top-up Degree year which we deliver with University of Chichester). You will complete a Research Project and study a range of modules which include; Organisational Behaviour, Financial Management, Statistics for Management, Developing Individuals, teams and organisations, Digital marketing, Business Strategy, Marketing Processes and Planning, HRM, Leadership and Management, Accounting Principles, Managing a successful Business Project, Business Law, Business Data and Numerical Skills. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony.
The course has a broad business base, such that each unit will be distinct. Teaching and Learning therefore follows a varied pattern. Learning is accomplished by: · Lectures & Seminars · Speakers & visits · Application of theory and models to real and fictional case studies to analyse problems and make recommendations · Individual, Paired and Group work · Design, Role Play and Experiential Learning · Presentations to Business Clients who feedback on students’ plans and recommendations. Year 1 Modules include; Business & the Business Environment, Marketing Processes & Planning, Human Resource Management, Accounting Principles, Managing a successful, Business Project, Business Law, Business Data & Numerical Skills, Leadership & Management Year 2 Modules include; Organisational Behaviour, Statistics for Management, Business Strategy, Developing Individuals & Teams, Digital Marketing, Finance Management.
The course is assessed by a variety of in-course assignment work. Course work assignments can take the form of Business Reports, Business Briefings, individual or group Presentations, Time Constrained Assessments, through to Presentations of Individual Research.
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
Mature students with suitable experience and/or portfolio of work are welcome to make an application and attend an interview. All students complete an interview and may be asked to present a portfolio of work or undertake an assessment/audition as part of their application.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||No factor below 5.5 for reading and writing. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.|
|Institution's Own Test||As part of your interview, you may be asked to prepare/complete a written assessment.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6800*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.