Intro to the course:
Just finished your HNC or the 1st year of your HND? Are you now ready to move on to the next level?
Are you ready to apply for direct entry to the 2nd year of the HND in Business?
This course gives you a fantastic opportunity to gain advanced skills before heading off to University, into employment or setting up your own business.
The HND builds on the key functions studied at HNC whilst introducing some new topics. You will build on the introductory Economics unit to cover micro and macro theory and application, as well as economics and policies in an international context.
You will learn to prepare financial forecasts and will progress from management of people and organisations, to managing the culture and strategy of businesses.
In line with the more strategic emphasis at SCQF level 8, project management is introduced in the context of managing risk and decision-making, making use of project management software to do so while managing a project task.
Business law will give you an understanding of the legal characteristics of various forms of business organisations, the legal implications of these and an understanding of the law of contract and other forms of legislation that impact fundamentally on business organisations.
Human and cognitive transferable skills are further developed as part of the second year HND.