HNC and HND Business qualifications are designed for candidates who wish to pursue a career in business. The College works closely with Universities to ensure you can progress to the course of your choice. There are a wide range of optional units to choose from including Arabic Language.
The HNC and HND in Business are designed to provide a broad understanding of business organisations and the environment in which they operate. Candidates who successfully complete these qualifications may go on to study further academic and professional qualifications or embark on an administrative, managerial or commercial career.
The HND has a strong managerial focus which helps successful candidates to progress to management roles. In addition, the wide range of options enables candidates to progress to specialist roles such as Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Financial Services.
This course may be suitable for:
This programme is approved and credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It is available on a full-time or part-time basis.
HNC in Business is awarded at SCQF level 7
HND in Business is awarded at SCQF level 8
Year 1 (HNC)
Year 2 (HND)
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|Year 2 (HND)||
English Language requirements
Full entry requirements are available here
|Year 1 (HNC)||Year 2 (HND)|
|Business Accounting||Behavioural Skills for Business|
|Business Graded Unit 1||Business Contractual Relationships|
|Communication: Business Communication||Business Culture and Strategy|
|Economic Issues: An Introduction||Business Law: An Introduction|
|IT in Business: Spreadsheets||Business Graded Unit 2|
|IT: Applications Software 1||Economics 1: Micro and Macro Theory and Application|
|Managing People and Organisations||Economics 2: The World Economy|
|Marketing: An Introduction||Information and Communication Technology in Business|
|Preparing Financial Forecasts|
|Statistics for Business|
|Year 1 (HNC)||Year 2 (HND)|
|Business Law: An Introduction||Statistics for Business|
|Creating a Culture of Customer Care||Global Business Organisations|
|Human Resource Management: Introduction||Human Resource Management: Introduction|
|International Business Environment: Geographical Influences|
|International Purchasing and Supply|
|Management: Developing Self-Management Skills|
Students can choose whether to study Full-time or Part-time (daytime, evening and/or weekends), and will be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, case studies, group work, projects and Virtual Learning Environments. All teaching will take place within the College.
Students will be assessed using continuous assessment and exams throughout the duration of the course.
The HNC/D may enhance your career by developing skills such as critical analysis, networking, team-building, communication skills, problem-solving, negotiation and influencing skills and written and oral presentation skills.
The College provides a conducive environment for its learners and staff in terms of facilities. More importantly, the College promotes multiculturalism as encapsulated in its vision and philosophy. The College is also situated near the city centre of Dundee close to the Universities of Dundee and Abertay as well as the Dundee College.