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 (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 (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.