Wolverhampton Business School

Business

HND Full-time 2 years

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.

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.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code 422N
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  • Start Date(s) 20 January 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award HND
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

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?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1

4BU006 Learning for Business Success (20 Credits)

4AC012 Finance and Accounting for Managers (20 Credits)

4HR018 Organisational Structures for Effective Management (20 Credits)

4HR001 Managing Individuals at Work (20 Credits)

4MK002 Marketing Principles (20 Credits)

4IB004 Business in a Global Context (20 Credits)

Year 2

5BE001 Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

5HR002 Leading and Managing in Organisations (20 Credits)

5MK006 Marketing Planning (20 Credits)

5IB004 Economics of Managerial Decision-making (20 Credits)

5BU012 Operations and Supply Management (20 Credits)

5BU013 Business Research Project (20 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

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 £8400 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £6165 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £8600 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

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

2020 Entry

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • 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

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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