HND Business

Throughout this course, you will gain knowledge of the challenges and current thinking in Business and, in particular, the challenges of decision-making and of managing people effectively in organisations. You will develop your skills in managing your own performance and that of others.

What You Study

Year 1

  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Economics: An Introduction
  • Marketing: An Introduction
  • Business Accounting
  • ICT in Business: Spreadsheets
  • Information Technology: Applications Software
  • Communications
  • Business: Graded Unit 1

Year 2

  • Business Culture and Strategy
  • Behavioural Skills for Business
  • ICT in Business
  • Business Law
  • Business Contractual Relationships
  • Preparing Financial Forecasts
  • Statistics for Business
  • Business: Graded Unit 2
  • Economics 1: Micro and Macro
  • Economics 2: The World Economy

The Core Skills of ICT, Numeracy and Communication will be developed and certificated on this course.

Duration and Attendance

  • Two Years Full-time
  • Four Years Part-time - available through Saturday morning accelerated learning with flexible home study (minimum one calendar year)

Entry Requirements

Year 1

  • Two Highers in a relevant subject and either four National 5s or four Standard Grades
  • NC Business at SCQF Level 5, including a minimum of two units at Level 6
  • Industrial experience or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

Year 2

Internal candidates must successfully achieve year 1.

External candidates must have evidence of successfully achieving HNC Business.

Direct entry into year 2 requires HNC Business.

Further Study

  • BA Business Management
  • Completion of an HND in Business allows direct Articulation on to Year 2 or 3 of Business related degree programmes at many universities

Career Opportunities

Recent graduates achieving the award of HND Business have gained employment in both public and private sector organisations in a range of business functions such as Human Resource Management, Banking, Administration and Retail.

Application Process

If you cannot evidence that you meet the entry requirements, an interview may be required to evidence your ability to study at this level. Applications for this Andrew Carnegie Business School course are made through Fife College. 

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