Higher National Diploma HND - Business and Management

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

Edexel Award

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
Managing Communication, Knowledge and Information, Working with and Leading People, Managing Activities to Achieve Results, Managing Professional Development.

04 Professional Accreditation and Exemptions

The HND in Business and Management is a pathway programme to allow the student to progress in the field of Management. Students (if they have the correct profile) will be able to transfer onto a Business/Management degree (normally year two). All Graduates of this programme (HND) are awarded the title Associate of the Management Institute.

05 Career Prospects

The field of Management has grown rapidly in the past ten years. This coupled with the opening of new and vast markets in Europe and Asia has led to an increase in the demand for management specialists. This HND is designed to allow the student to progress onto either a degree in Business/Management.

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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