Business HND

UCAS code 101N

What is special about this course?

The HND Business will give you an excellent introduction to a wide range of business and management skills.

You will gain a range of knowledge and understanding that is highly sought-after by employers, including: marketing; economics; ICT; communication; business accounting; management; business culture; business law; business behaviours; and skills and statistics.

The diverse nature of the course will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge to start your own business, undertake a variety of business-related job roles or progress onto further studies.

Special features

  • You can study full-time, part-time or flexibly to suit your personal and professional circumstances*
  • The course is available to study at a number of UHI campuses
  • You can progress to further study on a range of degree courses

*The modes of study available vary depending on which UHI College you are applying to study with

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A Levels at grade D or above
  • Direct entry to year 2 may be possible with a recent HNC Business qualification
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above may still be eligible for a place on year 1 of the course dependent upon previous work experience/study

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Business accounting
  • Communication: business communication
  • Economic issues: an introduction
  • Graded unit 1: business
  • Information technology: applications software 1
  • IT in business: spreadsheets
  • Managing people and organisations
  • Marketing: an introduction

Option units may include:

  • Business law: an introduction
  • Creating a culture of customer care
  • Digital marketing communications: an introduction
  • Human resource management: an introduction
  • Human resource management: core activities
  • Personal enterprise skills
  • Preparing to start a business
  • Recruitment, selection and induction
  • Work placement

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

Year 2 - HND

Mandatory units are:

  • Behavioural skills for business
  • Business contractual relationships
  • Business culture and strategy
  • Business law: an introduction
  • Economics 1: micro and macro theory and application
  • Economics 2: the world economy
  • Graded Unit 2: business
  • Information and communication technology in business
  • Preparing financial forecasts
  • Statistics for business

Optional subjects may include:

  • Digital marketing communications: an introduction
  • International marketing: an introduction
  • Presentation skills
  • Research skills
  • Work experience

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time attendance (structured)
  • Part-time attendance (unstructured)
  • You will study by way of classroom-based lectures and tutorials in college
  • You will be assessed by way of continuous assessment and two graded assessments at the end of the year

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 2 years (HNC + HND)
  • Part-time (structured): 4 years (HNC + HND)
  • Part-time (unstructured): Variable (HNC + HND)

Start date

  • September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2017-182018-19
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN credit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2017-182018-19
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,720
Part-time (per HN credit) £434 £448

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2017-182018-19
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,720
Part-time (per HN credit)** £434 £448

*There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of your course you will be qualified to take up a variety of posts in administration, business and management, or self-employment.

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to the third year of the BA (Hons) Business and Management degree.

Is there more information available online?

QR Code - scan to visit course page

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Business HND

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2019

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

Search again