The Level 5  Higher Nationals Diploma (HND) is a two year course. During your first year you will study a Level 4 Higher Nationals Certificate (HNC). Upon successful completion of the first year, you will progress onto the second year to study the Level 5 HND which will then enable you to progress onto Level 6 Degree Top-Up programme at many Universities.

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Full-time. 5 pm to 7 pm + autonomous study.


Level 4 e 5 (240 credits)


18 to 24 month

The courses are open all year round and students can register in any month, as soon as there is a place. 


€390,00 per month.  

Tuition fees exclude registration fees of €400,00

* Prime School Students qualify for a special discount


In different fields

Classroom and project classes. It also includes online classes.


1 Month in the USA 

1 Month in the UK 

Higher National Diploma in Business

Independence. Lifestyle. Financial rewards.

In a challenging economic climate and in the midst of a boom, graduates of business degrees are in high demand among a wide range of employers. You may be taking a diploma to enhance your skills and move your career up a level, looking for a foundation in the core principles of international business or a deeper specialization in one particular market or role. Whatever your situation and career goals, there’s bound to be a business diploma to match.

Holders of the  HNC/ HND in Business will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.

In today's increasingly competitive corporate world, leading enterprises demand people with demonstrable management skills and abilities. Higher Nationals are recognized by employers around the world for their emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of an industry or sector. With their strong focus on technical skills, they help to address the high-level technical skills shortage that's an important issue in the UK and globally.

The Higher National Diploma in Business provides its learner the realistic and appropriate career-related opportunities worldwide for 21st-century employment markets.


Why Choose Business?

In Business, students are encouraged to develop a range of important skills which are transferable to any walk of life. Students can focus on their career aspirations or work area within the specification in which there are six specialist pathways consisting of Finance, Management, Marketing, Law, Administration, and Human Resources. 

Progression to both Higher Education and employment

The course is designed to replicate the Business working environment, therefore you will; Gain a broad understanding of business and be able to study selected areas in more depth. Develop skills, knowledge, and understanding in business. Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way. Follow a programme of study which enables progression to both higher education and employment within the business. Develop personal, learning, and thinking skills, which are highly valued by employers and universities. Gain confidence through developing independent learning skills.


With the internship, students will experience the application of theoretical knowledge that they gain during the previous semesters. Internship experience gives students insight into professional business practices, helps them to have a comprehensive understanding of different units of a company, to identify their career goals and it offers an opportunity to improve their social skills by interacting with employees in the companies. Moreover, nowadays, companies attach great importance to internship experience and give more chances in the recruitment process to graduates who have developed themselves in different fields. 

To graduate from the Prime International College Business Administration Department, students have to have a minimum of 20 days of internship experience in a company approved by the Internship Committee from the other graduation requirements. 
To start an internship, all students have to complete a minimum of 150 ECTS of courses. Students are expected to provide the following; 

  • To identify a problem at the company and offer solutions;

  • To identify similarities and dissimilarities between the courses and the performed business activities during the internship;

  • To write a report about experiences and give a presentation before the Internship Committee.


Higher National Diploma in Business

The Level 5 HND in Business requires two years’ study with the College. Throughout the course, you will be required to complete 15 core, optional and specialized modules (eight in year 1 and seven in year 2).

To achieve the qualification, a student must have completed units equivalent to 120 credits at level 4 and 240 credits at level 5 and scored at least a pass in 105 credits at level 4 and 105 credits at level 5, amounting to 240 + credits.

You will study the following units:

YEAR 1 - Level 4 HNC

Unit 1: Business and the Business Environment

Unit 2: Marketing Processes and Planning

Unit 3: Human Resource Management

Unit 4: Leadership and Management  

Unit 5: Accounting Principles 

Unit 6: Managing a Successful Business Project

Unit 7: Business Law 

Unit 8: Innovation and Commercialisation  

Unit 9: Entrepreneurial Ventures 

Unit 10: Recording Financial Transactions 

Unit 11: Business Data and Numerical Skills 

Unit 12: Executive Recruitment Solutions 

Unit 13: Human Capital Management 

Unit 14: Digital Business in Practice

Unit 15: Operations Management 

Unit 16: Manging the Customer Experience 

Unit 17: Professional Identity and Practice 

Unit 18: Work Experience 

Unit 19: Research Project 

Unit 20: Organisational Behaviour 

Unit 21: Financial Reporting 

Unit 22: Management Accounting 

Unit 23: Financial Management 

Unit 24: Understanding and Leading Centre  

Unit 25: Global Business Environment 

Unit 26: Principles of Operaations Management 

Unit 27:  Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportuinities 

Unit 28: Launching a New Venture 

YEAR 2 - Level 5 HND

Unit 29: Managing and Running a Small Business 

Unit 30: Resource and Talent Planning

Unit 31: Employee Relations

Unit 32: Strategic Human Resource Management

Unit 33: Marketing Insights and Analytics

Unit 34: Digital Marketing

Unit 35: Integrated Marketing Communications

Unit 36: Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Unit 37: Pitching and Negotiation Skills  

Unit 38: Law of Contract and Tort  

Unit 39: Company Law and Corporate Governance

Unit 40: Consumer and Intellectual Property Law

Unit 41: Taxation

Unit 42: Statistics for Management 

Unit 43: 
Business Strategy  

Unit 44: Business Information Techonolgy Systems 

Unit 45: Business Data Analytics and Insights

Unit 46: Developing Individuald, Teams and Organisations

Unit 47: Human Resources - Value and Contribution to Organisational Success

Unit 48: Customer Value Management

Unit 49: Sales Mangement 

Unit 50: International Marketing 

Unit 51: Brand Mangement

Unit 52: Product and Service Development 

Unit 53: Planning for Growth 

Unit 54: E-commerce & Startegy 

Unit 55: Plannimg Social Media Campaigns 

Unit 56: Tapping into New and International Markets 

Uniit 57: Busineess Intelligence 

Total Credits: 240+

Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses (Level 4/5/6)

Level 4 courses come in the form of 1st year of a bachelor's programme or HNC (Higher National Certificate). Depending on the type of associate degree a student may be able to start their 2nd year of bachelors (The course must be the same as the one they are applying for)

Level 5 courses come in the form of the 2nd year of a bachelor's programmes or an HND (Higher National Diploma). Depending on the type of associate degree a student may be able to start their 3rd year of bachelors (The course must be the same as the one they are applying for).

Level 6 courses are the final component of a bachelor’s degree.

Graduate Course

Graduate Course (Level 6)

Students who successfully completed Higher National Diploma in Business qualification can progress onto Degree Top-Up programme Level 6 course at many universities such as University of Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire New University, Teesside University, University of Sunderland, Buckinghamshire New University, University of Huddersfield, London Metropolitan University, Oxford Brookes University, University of Gloucestershire, University of Worcester, University of South Wales, Cambridge University, etc.


Teaching and Administrative Services

The college gives high priority to both teaching and administrative services. It employs suitably qualified academic personnel who are dedicated to carrying out teaching responsibilities with care & professionalism. The college also has an experienced administrative team to oversee the overall administration of the college.

College policies are closely aligned to the UK's Quality Code for Higher Education, for quality education. We are committed to providing our students with a quality education experience that benefits their learning and development as individuals.

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