• Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code 422N
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  • Start Date(s) 17 January 2022, 20 September 2021
  • Award HND
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

HND Business is a widely-recognised and highly-valued business qualification, developing a range of skills that are necessary to pursue a career in business and providing a solid platform for further study in the subject area.

In addition to developing a set of key skills valued by employers, the course includes the key business areas of marketing, human resource management, and finance, as well as the operational and planning associated with business decision making. A distinctive feature of the course is that it provides an international focus. 

Within this international context, students develop their abilities as business practitioners through a range of work-related learning and assessment opportunities.

Successful students have the opportunity to distinguish themselves in the labour market, by offering potential employers a highly relevant skill set and contemporary knowledge base.

Students wishing to pursue further study, will be able to access either the BA Business Management or BA International Business Management course on a one year full-time top-up basis. 

What happens on the course?

This exciting and innovative general business programme is designed for students who want to embark on an in-depth study of Business to develop academic skills that can be applied to real-world situations. Four pillars underpin this programme: innovation and enterprise, sustainability, responsibility and digital. Students will explore the functional areas of business, such as management, marketing, human resources, finance and operations, through the lens of these four main themes which run throughout the programme.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This two year course provides an educational foundation for a wide range of administrative and management careers in business. The breadth of subjects covered, coupled with the development of international business perspectives, enables success students to move into a variety of positions in organisations operating in global markets. These positions would typically be junior roles in functional areas of business such as Marketing, HR departments or general management responsibilities within organisations.

Alternatively, on competion of the course, students will have the opportunity to do a one year top-up in either a BA (Hons) in Business Management or BA (Hons) International Business Management qualification.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course gives a great opportunity to study principles of management and apply these skills to real-life work situations.


Students are able to develop these skills further and reflect on their work experience and project-manage change for the organisation in the second year.


The course provides students with the opportunity to learn how different business practices operate worldwide, through linking up with both staff and students in two different countries.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Apply relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and management theory when assessing and solving problems in different business scenarios.
  2. Use and combine the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the study programme in order to demonstrate your understanding of business organisations, their behaviour, and decision-making.
  3. Apply a range of relevant transferable skills to a career in business and management (e.g. effective communication, self-management, working in teams, interpersonal skills, research) and critically reflect on the effectiveness of your skills and knowledge.
  4. Progress to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in a business or related subject area.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £8600 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £8600 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £ per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £ per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £ per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £ per year# 2021-22

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.


"I enjoyed the HND so much that I decided to enrol on the Top-up course which gave me a BA (Hons) in Business Management. The course covers all aspects of business and you can choose to specialise at this level too."

Nermeen Hameed - HND Business graduate

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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