HND in Business Management - Fast Track

Course overview

This unique ‘fast-track’ course makes it possible for you to achieve this career enhancing qualification on a part-time basis in only two years (approximately half the time of most equivalent part-time degree-level courses). This degree-level, work-related course covers all the essential business and management subjects, including; accounting, human resource management, marketing, operations, project management and business strategy. Not only will you learn about these vital areas, and how they all integrate and function together, but you will learn how they can be applied in organisations right now.

And it’s not all theory; you will also further develop your leadership potential and other important employability skills, attributes and strengths required by 21st century employers.

Please note this course will only run at locations with sufficient demand.

Entry requirements

Applicants who have recently been in education require at least one of the following:

A BTEC Level 3 qualification in business (or related subject area)
A minimum of 2 GCE Advanced levels at grade E or above
An Access to Higher Education Diploma
Other equivalent level 3 qualifications (including international equivalents)

In addition, applicants must have achieved at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English (equivalent qualifications accepted).

Mature applicants (over 21 years) may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language at a minimum level of CEFR level B2/ PTE 51/ IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5) or equivalent standards.

How will I be assessed?

We adopt a diverse approach to assessment that offers; assessments relevant to our students’ employment situations; supports progression to final year degree course studies and accommodates and enhances different learning styles. The course is continually assessed via a variety of assessment methods including: projects, reports, essays, case studies, simulations and presentations.

What can I do next

HND Business Management graduates may have the opportunity to progress to the final year of a BA (Hons) Business Management degree at a UK university or other Higher Education Institution – including the College’s own BA (Hons) top-up course (validated by Staffordshire University and delivered as a part-time fast-track course ).

Course Modules

Business and the Business Environment
Marketing Essentials
Human Resource Management
Management and Operations
Management Accounting
Managing a Successful Business Project
Business Law
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Research Project
Organisational Behaviour
Operations and Project Management
Understanding and Leading Change
Global Business Environment
Business Strategy
Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations

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Start Date
September 2017

Qualifications / Level
Level 5

Study Type
Part Time

Locations
Bromsgrove Campus
Osprey House Redditch
St Wulstan's Worcester

Cost
HE Fee Information
HE Financial Support

Course Code
BMG-HD5