HND in Business

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Course Course
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Management is designed to develop students into professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. Equipping students with business skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global business environment.

Key Units

Business strategy (15 credits)
Looking at the different kinds of strategy used in an operational, tactical or strategic role for an organisation.

Understanding and leading change (15 credits)
This is to prepare students to anticipate, plan and deliver organisational change.

Organisational behaviour (15 credits)
To develop a students' understanding of the influence of culture, power and politics have on the behaviour of others in an organisation.

Students will study a total of 7 units in this year, one of which is a research project worth 30 credits and runs throughout the year.

Entry Requirements

In order to study on this programme, you must have at least a grade 4 or above in both GCSE English Language and Maths, or an equivalent i.e. IELTS at 6.0.

You will also need a relevant Level 3 qualification (either A Levels or BTEC) with a minimum of 48 UCAS points.

You should have already completed a Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) or equivalent university level qualification with a minimum grade of Pass/40% or above. Work related experience will also be considered.


The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business Management is assessed using 100% course work. This includes:

  • presentations
  • essays
  • report writing
  • academic posters
  • discussions
All units (with the exception of a few) have two assignments which you need to pass to gain an overall grade for that unit. The grades awarded range from, Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Where does this Lead

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business Management can lead to further study on all business related course, including:

  • BSc (Hons) Business and Management
  • BA and BSc (Hons) in Business Studies
  • BSc (Hons) in International Management

Future Opportunities

This course provides opportunities in a variety of different business sectors, including:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management

Tell Me More

Once you have made the decision to study on the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business Management, you will need to apply through UCAS.

You will then be invited to open day activities, taster days and an interview with the Curriculum Leader.

Course Handbooks
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