Business Studies BTEC HND
The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business is equivalent to years one and two of a three year UK honours degree at NQF Level 4 and 5.
This course is designed to prepare you for a career in business through a combination of theoretical and practical teaching covering the core business skills which are essential to be effective in today's work environment.
We place much emphasis on the development of practical skills which can be applied in your future working life. An important element of the HND Business Studies course is the way we combine your learning and assessment.
If you graduate from this course or achieve good results in the first year you will be able to transfer automatically to our BA (Hons) Business Administration or BA (Hons) Business Studies, which a significant number of our HND students choose to do.
The units are assessed either by 100% coursework assignments or by a combination of coursework assignment and exam.
- Business environment
- Business information systems
- Quantitative literacy
- Business law or business language skills
- Learning for work
- Organisations and behaviour
- Accounting or English in finance
- Business skills
- Research methods for business and management
- Business in its social context
Plus a choice of two from:
- Advertising and promotion
- Human resource management
- Management accounting and decision-making
- English in international business
- Developing human resources
- Management information
This course will prepare you for a career in business through the development of knowledge and skills across several business disciplines such as business information systems, marketing, human resource management, and accounting and finance.
The course will enable you to develop a wide range of employability skills through an emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching, incluing case studies, videos, role play and group work.
The employment record for this course is excellent, and recent graduates have gone onto jobs with organisations such as Tesco, Debenhams and Barclays Bank.
Upon graduation you may wish to top up your qualification to a full honors degree with the one year BA Business Management top -up degree course.
LSBU Employability Services
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes.
Teaching and learning
You will attend formal lectures during most of your units, but there is also a great deal of emphasis upon you being able to practice what you have learnt, and develop your practical skills.
Much of your learning will be through case studies, videos, role play, group work and student-led seminars.
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- 140 UCAS Points (DEE/CD at A Level); or
- BTEC National Diploma - MPP/MM; or
- All Level 3 qualifications welcome - including Access courses with Pass + 15 Merits; plus
- 5 GCSEs including English and Maths.
How to apply
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All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.
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Fees and funding
LSBU will be publishing fees for the academic year 2014/15 as of December 2013. The figures listed below for academic year 2013/14 are the latest available. The fees shown are for new entrants to programmes. Continuing LSBU students should refer to myLSBU fees section for guidance.
|UK/EU fee: £8450||International fee: £10500|
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The individual Tuition Fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.
We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. With the National Scholarship programme 500 new home full-time undergraduate students from lower household incomes could receive £3,000 by joining us in the 2014/15 academic year. For eligible students the scholarship awards a £1,000 cash bursary and £2,000 to spend on university services. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.
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Prepare to start
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