• Business

    HND Business

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


This course will provide you with essential business and IT skills applicable across various industries. Whether you aspire to manage in business or step into roles within HR, marketing, or entrepreneurship, this course can help get you there.

Entry Requirements

To join this course, you'll need:

  • HNC Business with a minimum of 15 credits
  • an interview with us

Course Content

Building on your HNC Business foundation, this one-year full-time course introduces new skills, preparing you comprehensively for your career. Looking at business strategy, managerial behaviour, Human Resource Management, international marketing, economics, ICT, and financial management. Engage in real-world experiences, like working on case studies for local businesses.

  • develop strategies for success and navigate organisational change
  • explore managerial behaviour, leadership, and conflict management
  • look into Human Resource Management and international marketing
  • expand your knowledge of economics and the global economic environment
  • enhance ICT skills, including data communication systems and project management software
  • strengthen financial knowledge, utilising management accounting and statistical analysis
  • working on real case studies and business plans
  • networking with local business employers
  • possible placements or part-time/summer work with local employers

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Upon completing this course, you may choose to:

  • progress to a university degree (e.g., BA (Hons) International Business at GCU, with direct entry to year 3)
  • start your career in business with roles such as HR assistant, marketing advisor, business advisor, customer services officer, or local government positions
  • explore entrepreneurship by setting up and running your own business

Why Choose This Course?

Gain practical skills for success. This course offers:

  • strategic thinking for business success
  • enhanced managerial and leadership skills
  • expertise in HR, marketing, and international business
  • practical exposure through business case studies
  • networking opportunities with local employers

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

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