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HND Business

Reasons to study Business

  • Gain a broad understanding of business issues relevant to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors including marketing, human resources, accounting and project management.
  • Obtain an established and nationally recognised qualification that will equip you for employment in a wide range of business settings.
  • Progress and continue your studies by completing the BA (Hons) Business Administration and Management (Top-up).
UCAS Code: 21NN
Institution Code: S51
Start Date / End Date: September 2018 - June 2020
September 2019 - June 2021
Duration: 2 years full-time
Campus: Town Centre Campus
Course Contact: Alan Miller
Telephone: 01744 623284
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COURSE SPECIFICATION AND HANDBOOK
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see the course specification for 2017.

For detailed information about studying this course at University Centre St Helens, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
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The business world is characterised by its consistently changing state, brought about by advances in workforce skills, technology and communications.

Increasingly, businesses are required to diversify, adapt and grow to maintain a competitive edge. The HND Business will allow you to develop your industry knowledge through exploring the key functional areas of business, the current economic climate and the issues that could impact your organisation's overall success.

The HND has a strong vocational focus and ensures that you develop the skills and techniques that lead to a highly successful career in business. You will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies, classroom discussions, role-plays, exams and group and individual assignments. You will develop the leadership, operational and administration skills you need for a truly successful career in business.

What will I study?

Year 1

During the first year you will develop core study skills, boosting your employability. You will study the general global business environment and be introduced to the fundamentals of business. Other modules examine the world of work, how the business environment, including economics, influences business, the essentials of marketing and an introduction to people and organisations. At this level, you are expected to be able to describe and structure business problems. The knowledge and skills developed will prepare you for broader and deeper study of key management functions in the second year.

Year 2

In the second year you will develop analytical skills and suggest recommendations to business issues. You will further your knowledge of financial management, operations and project management and international business and culture, and make specific plans for employment.

How will I study?

Learning will be through analysing real-world case studies, classroom discussions, role-plays, lectures, seminars tutorials and workshops.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course there is a combination of assessments including reports, presentations, projects and examinations.

Who will be teaching me?

Staff who teach on this course are passionate about student learning and development. They are a highly qualified and experienced team with a wide range of interests reflecting all areas of business. Staff also have experience of working in industry.

Ref: Alan Miller

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Why study Business with us?

Industry Experts

Lecturers and tutors have extensive experience in commercial industries.

Diverse Range of Topics

Explore a wide range of topics from marketing and accounting to management.

Employer Links

Work closely with local and regional employers on live briefs and projects. 

Flexible Qualification

A business qualification is adaptable across a wide range of sectors and industries.

Progression

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Valuable Insight

You will take trips abroad and in the UK to gain first-hand experience of the industry.