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Enterprise and Commerce

Business HND

Campus Milton Road Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

The demand for strong business-minded graduates is high and, through digital and social changes, the industry is growing. We aim to give you the skills you will need to thrive in your chosen career. Business HND will give you an advanced understanding of the business world and you will learn valuable administrative skills which are required in the industry. This course was uniquely designed with employers and universities in mind and will ensure you are qualified to progress onto further study or into a rewarding career.  

You will study a wide range of core business subjects such as; accounting, economics, managing people and organisations, IT, business law, the financial sector, and marketing.  

This course will be delivered using a blended learning model. You will have in-class theory bases lessons with some classes being delivered online. You should have access to a PC, Desktop Computer or tablet. 

What you will learn

Units include:

  • Business Fundaments and Emergent Technologies
  • Marketing: An Introduction
  • Economic Issues: An Introduction
  • Accounting for Business: An Introduction
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Business: Graded Unit 1
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Managing business culture and strategy
  • Communications: Business Communication
  • Project Management

How the course is assessed

  • You will be continually assessed throughout this course. 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week 

Entry requirements

  • Year one (HNC): Minimum of two Highers in relevant subject areas and National 5 Mathematics or equivalent 
  • Year two (HND): Completion of HND Business year one with 15 credits (external applicants must have followed a program similar to Edinburgh College students) and a minimum of two Highers in a relevant subject area
  • NC level 6 in relevant subject 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Employment as an administrative assistant or progression into junior management

Career options

  • Direct entry onto year two or three of various university degree programmes in Business Management 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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