HND Business Management

Course Details

Course Title Business Management
Award Higher National Diploma
Award Level RQF 5
Awarding Body Pearson Education
UCAS Code 002N
Start Dates January 2024
Study Mode Full Time - 2 years

Course Overview

The purpose of BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business Management is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. 

The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business Management are as follows:

  • To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations.
  • To equip you with business skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global business environment.
  • To provide you with education and training for a range of careers in business, including management, administration, human resources and entrepreneurship.
  • To provide you with insight and understanding into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised market place.
  • To equip you with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
  • To provide you with opportunities to enter or progress in employment in business, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in business.


How you will learn

Teaching and learning

Our teaching methods will be varied, interactive and engaging.

You will take part in on campus lectures and live online lectures, tutorials, and academic support sessions. You will also access online learning content such as lecture notes, recordings, presentations, and handouts. You will also have access to our on-campus and electronic library.

When not attending lectures, you will also be studying independently. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, reading books and journals, preparing reports, presentations, and projects.


We mostly assess you through practical coursework assignments.

You will be involved in the sort of tasks you might undertake in a workplace. Sometimes these will be individual tasks and at other times, you will need to work in a group. Assignments could include essays, reports, individual and group projects, research and consultancy projects, presentations, and design of digital materials.

What you will study

Year 1

  •   HNBS 1 Business and the Business Environment
  •   HNBS 15 Operations Management
  •   HNBS 2 Marketing Processes and Planning
  •   HNBS 3 Human Resource Management
  •   HNBS 4 Leadership and Management
  •   HNBS 5 Accounting Principles
  •   HNBS 6 Managing Successful Business Project
  •   HNBS 9 Entrepreneurial Ventures

Year 2

  •   HNBS 19 Research Project
  •   HNBS 20 Organisational Behaviour
  •   HNBS 23 Financial Management
  •   HNBS 24 Understanding and Leading Change
  •   HNBS 43 Business Strategy
  •   HNBS 50 International Marketing
  •   HNBS 56 Tapping into New and International Markets


Pearson BTEC qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised by employers and professional organisations. The range of skills acquired on the course will be particularly relevant to business management, finance, banking and retail sectors.

The recognition of the BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is a way for students to prepare for jobs and careers in their chosen field through membership of relevant professional bodies.Professional bodies such as ACCA, CIMA and CIPS offer exemptions towards their qualifications to graduates of Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business. Exemptions will be available from various professional bodies in the fields of accounting, management, law and marketing.

Graduates can also progress to a 1-year BA(Hons) Top Up degree in Business Management awarded by the University of Derby.  


Entry requirements

You will be expected to have at least one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by a recognised institution
  • An international equivalent of the above.

Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language at grade C/grade 4 or above. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.

How to Apply

If you have questions about our courses or the application process, please complete the "Register your interest" form. A member of the admissions team will be in touch with you shortly.


Should you wish to apply, prior to completing the application form, please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references, etc.. You will also need access to your email.