Higher National Diploma HND - Business and Finance

Programme Duration: 2 Years
NFQ Level: Level 6/7
Validating Body: Edexcel

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01 About the course

Higher National Diplomas are two year full-time and or part-time qualifications designed to allow students to progress academically in the field of study of their choice. They act as a springboard to further qualifications either on undergraduate degree programmes and or professional qualifications.

Students who complete an HND (with the requisite subject profile) may transfer onto the final year of an Honours degree or onto professional qualifications.

02 Course Content

Core Modules
Marketing, Managing Financial Resources and Decisions, Organisations and Behaviour, Business Environment, Common Law 1, Business Decision Making, Business Strategy, Research Project.

Pathway Subjects
Financial Systems and Auditing, Financial Reporting, Taxation, Management Accounting.

04 Professional Accreditation and Exemptions

QQI AwardThe HND in Business and Finance is recognised by all the Accountancy and Financial professional bodies. Currently a student can gain 4 exemptions from the ACCA.

05 Career Prospects

Whilst the HNDs are designed specifically for students to progress onto degree programmes, if a student would prefer at this stage to enter the work place, then many employees would have positions in their companies for HND Graduates on the basis that they would continue their educational pathway on a part-time programme. Many students would continue their educational pathway with a BA (Honours) in Business Studies, majoring in HRM. (See BABS for information on this degree)

Higher National Diplomas

We would recommend the Higher National Diplomas for prospective students who may not want to commit to a three year or four year degree programme at this time. These two year programmes allow the student to graduate with the HND qualification and then if they would like to progress onto a degree programme they may do so.

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