Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business

In a globally challenging and complex world, understanding the fundamentals of business is non-negotiable, both in a managerial context, and when launching a new business. Strong, confident and proactive leaders, who understand the complexities of organisations, are in high demand in all sectors.

Course details

Turn your dreams into reality with this widely-recognised and highly-valued HND in Business. You’ll develop a range of key skills essential for a successful corporate career at the leadership level, as well as build the solid foundations you’ll need to begin your entrepreneurial journey if that’s your ultimate goal.
  • Mode of study: Blended learning
  • Intake: Intakes: September, January, June
  • Course length: 4 years
  • Course fee: 6000 per year
  • Location: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Global Banking School (GBS)

Course overview

Our HND in Business will equip you with everything you need to give you a competitive edge to propel your career to the next level. You’ll gain knowledge and practical skills through research, independent study, directed study and real-life workplace scenarios, giving you the all-round capabilities that employers are looking for.


Entry requirements

Level 3 qualification or equivalent
An Access to Higher Education Certificate

English Proficiency
Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied Level 3 in United Kingdom are expected to hold an accepted English language B2 (CEFR)

All applicants must pass an Academic Interview

The final certificate is issued by Pearson Education.

Work Experience
Exceptional entry route: 2 years relevant work experience

Applications From Students 21+
We welcome applications from students 21+ who do not match the standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate willingness and commitment to studying this subject at University level, and, who can evidence academic, professional or vocational experience in a related field.


Application – Supporting Documents – Panel Interview – Final Decision


You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting gov.uk/studentfinance. This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.

A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The Loan must be repaid once you finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. This loan has to be repaid after you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £26,575. For more information please visit gov.uk/studentfinance.

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Business & Business Environment (15 credits)
  • Marketing Process & Planning (15 credits)
  • Human Resources Management (15 credits)
  • Leadership & Management (15 credits)
  • Accounting Principles (15 credits)
  • Managing A Successful Business Project (15 credits)
  • Innovation & Commercialization (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures (15 credits)
  • Research Project (Pearson set – 30 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
  • International Marketing (15 credits)
  • Global Business Environment (15 credits)
  • Digital Marketing (15 credits)
  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Developing Individuals, Teams & Organisations (15 credits)