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Business HND

Where taught Attendance UCAS code Campus code Year of entry
Kingston College 2 years full time 422N K 2019

Why choose this course?

This two-year Higher National Diploma (HND) course develops your ability to understand business issues from a range of perspectives, to analyse management problems and specify workable solutions.

What you will study

In Year 1, 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 fundamentals 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 Year 2.

In Year 2, 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.

Please note: this course is taught at Kingston College (validated by Kingston University), which is situated in Kingston town centre, close to the University's Penrhyn Road campus.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1

  • Business and Study Fundamentals
  • Business Organisations and the Wider Environment
  • Career and Employability Development/HRM
  • This module is a core requirement for students studying the HND in Business. It aims to introduce you to the marketing concept and enable you to apply the learning to simulated and/or practical situations. Further, it aims to develop transferable skills that will support you in your studying and employability. To that end, the module forms part of an integrated overall level 4 and HND structure.

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Year 2

  • Financial and Managerial Decision Making
  • Introduction to Project and Operations Management
  • This module is a core requirement for students studying the HND in Business. It aims to introduce you to the international environment within which businesses operate and to provide you with appropriate conceptual models to enable you to apply the learning to understand and analyse real world international business decisions.

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  • This module is intended to answer two key questions for students - What is an organisation and how do people influence how organisations work? It will also allow you the opportunity to further develop the skills you will need in order to be successful within an organisation. You will consider key aspects of organisational behaviour and apply these to case study situations.

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You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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This course is taught at Kingston College


This course is taught at Kingston College

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