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HND - Business

HND in Business (Management)

Course Overview

This industry-focused Higher National Diploma (HND) equips you for a successful management career by providing a solid understanding of essential business management principles and practices. Through case studies, engaging projects and group work, you will encounter the real-world business situations faced by today’s managers.

The HND in Business (Management) pathway covers the main functions of management, including facilitating and managing change and providing a vision for the future of the organization. You will focus on topics such as managing financial and physical resources; technology; managing information and providing products and services; building relationships and partnerships; managing people; leading business operations; and meeting customer needs.

This Pearson HND in Business (Management) course is ideal for those who would like to gain the first two years of a Business Management Degree, and then move onto a 1 year top-up at University to gain a full undergraduate degree. The HND course is also ideal for managers who require a sound understanding of essential business and management activities and or a qualification that is highly respected by employers in all sectors, or managers who need a degree level business qualification.

Course details

  • Location

    Regent College London
  • Duration

    2 years
  • Study mode

  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with

Course specification


  • Optional units may be subject to change.
  • UNIT 1 – Business and the business environment (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 2 – Marketing Processes and Planning (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 3 – Human Resource Management (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 4 – Leadership and Management (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 5 – Accounting Principles (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 6 – Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson Set) (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 8 – Innovation and Commercialisation (Optional)
  • UNIT 9 – Entrepreneurial Ventures (Optional)
  • UNIT 19 – Research Project (Pearson set)* (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 20 – Organisational Behaviour (Mandatory)
  • UNIT 24 – Understanding and Leading Change (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 25 – Global Business Environment (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 26 – Principles of Operations Management (Specialist/Mandatory)
  • UNIT 43 – Business Strategy (Optional)
  • UNIT 53 – Planning for Growth (Optional)

Career progression

On successful completion of this 2 year course, students will have strong career prospects in diverse areas of business including:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Project management
  • Human resources
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Advisor
  • Office Manager

Entry Requirements

GCSE passes at grades A to C

including English Language, and either a minimum of one A Level at grades ‘A’ to ‘E’, or a BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
  • GCSE passes at grades ‘A to C’ including English Language, and either a minimum of one A Level at grades ‘A’ to ‘E’, or a BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution; or
  • College-recognised certificated learning equivalent to the above. Where possible Regent College London uses the NARIC database to determine equivalents to GCSE and A level qualifications; or
  • Normally, two or more years of work experience at a managerial/supervisory/admin level relevant to the programme applied for. This must be evidenced via a personal statement, work experience form and successful interview, and supported by employment reference(s) indicating the duration of employment and the role.

You may be eligible to join an HND programme if you have previous learning that satisfies the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course you are interested in, normally with 90 credits (subject to syllabus studied previously). It is your responsibility to demonstrate this with objective evidence.

Prospective students who are not UK nationals, or who are UK nationals but do not have GCSE English Language at grades A to C, are required to take our English language assessment. If you hold IELTS grade 5.5, with both reading and writing at grade 5.5, you do not need to sit this assessment.

If you do not meet the required standard of English in the assessment, you will be offered an English language course to help you improve your English to the necessary level to gain admission to the Pearson HND in Business programme.

Academic Team

  • Kashif Khan
    Kashif Khan
    Dean of School (Business and Law)