HND in Business

An internationally recognised level 5 qualification that provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required today by global organisations.

You will gain specialist knowledge and understanding in key concepts of business and accounting, alongside the ability to apply this knowledge to real world business situations. Experienced tutors will expose you to the dynamic world of business through case studies, group work and business projects.

The course has been designed to provide specialist knowledge of business and accounting. This course is made up of 16 units that reflect the knowledge and skills that employers are seeking from graduates, such as business decision making, management accounting and marketing principles.

What will you achieve
  • Use this qualification to transfer onto the third year of a degree programme
  • Gain specialist knowledge and skills to further your career prospects
  • Use this qualification as a starting point to work towards a professional membership
Specialise in
  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law

The course has been designed in a way where you can progressively develop your knowledge and practical skills in business and accounting. The course is made up of 16 complementary units with a focus on providing you with knowledge that can be applied in practical situations.


Higher National Certificate (HNC)
  • Business Environment
  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
  • Business Decision Making
  • Business Strategy
  • E-Business Operations
Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Business Environment
  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
  • Business Decision Making
  • Business Strategy
  • Research Project
  • Business Economics
  • Employability Skills
  • Work-Based Experience
  • Business Work Experience
HND Specialisation - Choose any One

Specialisation - Accounting
  • Management Accounting: Costing and Budgeting
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Financial Systems and Auditing
  • Taxation
Specialisation - Management
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Working with and Leading People
  • Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results
  • Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information
Specialisation - Marketing
  • Marketing Intelligence
  • Advertising and Promotion in Business
  • Marketing Planning
  • Sales Planning and Operations
Specialisation - Human Resource
  • Human Resource Management
  • Managing Human Resource
  • Human Resources Development
  • Employee Relations
Specialisation - Law
  • English Legal System
  • Business Law
  • Further Aspects of Contract and Tort
  • European law

  • Level 3 or 'A' Level equivalent or similar
  • English proficiency (CEFR – B1 or IELTS – 5)

Why should you choose the Global Banking School?
  • Industry experienced with excellent education/professional qualification lecturers
  • Simplified learning
  • Personal attention to all learners
  • Small classes
  • Free career development mentoring programme
  • Connect with our very successful Finance and Banking alumni

In exceptional circumstances managers with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.

  • Intakes: November/ January/ April/ August/ October
  • Duration: HNC - 1 year, HND - 2 years
  • Accredited by: Edexcel

  • At least 18 years of age
  • 4 GCSEs (including English and Maths) or 120 UCAS points or equivalent
  • Mature students without the above qualifications can be considered and are encouraged to apply, citing their interests, qualifications and work experiences
  • English proficiency – for non-English speaking countries as defined by the UKBA
  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

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