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Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business

HND in Business

January 2021

24 months




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Higher National Diploma in Business

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business offers a perfect platform for students and professionals with the ambition to pursue a career in various fields of business. Awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, this vocational qualification is recognized by universities and employers all over the world.

Suitable for students – aged 18 and above, with an academic background or related work experience in Business, this HND programme offers a practical learning framework from which to develop the skills required to succeed in the field. This vocational course is designed in consultation with employers, qualified higher education providers and business experts. This process provides students with a syllabus that balances the future professional needs with academic progression.

This programme offers a strong emphasis on hands-on learning along with the development of essential knowledge and understanding of the business sector.  This course develops your ability to understand business issues, analyze management problems and find workable solutions. Specifically designed to address an increasing need for skilled professionals, the HND provides a clear line of sight towards a higher education with transfers to over 200 universities worldwide or towards employment in the different areas of business.

For programme registration details, contact our Course Advisors here


Why UKCBC Dubai?

  • Credibility
    We are the first UK Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) provider in the UAE.
  • Pearson Qualifications
    Our BTEC & Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, ensuring students gain global recognition for their achievements and serve as a pathway to more than 200 universities globally.
  • Affordable
    We offer attractive tuition fees and flexible installment plans.
  • Practical
    Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to real world events and situations when completing their assignments.
  • Partnerships
    We are partnered with two prestigious universities – University of Birmingham Dubai Campus & Bath Spa University, UK to allow student progression into their undergraduate programmes.
  • Student Support
    Vibrant student life and dedicated support services offered, including assistance with transportation, visa and accommodation.

Course assessments

The Higher National Diploma in Business is evaluated through a variety of assessments. For many units, the practical demonstration of skills is mandatory in addition to students to carry out their own research and analysis, working independently or as part of a team.

The following are some of the main types of assessment:

  • Written reports, essays.
  • Creation of financial documents.
  • Work-based projects.
  • Academic posters, displays, leaflets.
  • PowerPoint (or similar) presentations.
  • Recordings of interviews/role plays.
  • Working logbooks, reflective journals.
  • Presentations with assessor questioning.


Career Progression

Course structure

Throughout the course, students are required to complete 960 guided learning hours (GLH).
Qualification Credit Value: 240 Credit value
Total Number of Units: 15 units (8 mandatory units & 7 specialist units).

Mandatory Units

Unit 1: Business and Business Environment 15 Credits Level 4
Unit 2: Marketing Essentials 15 Credits Level 4
Unit 3: Human Resource Management 15 Credits Level 4
Unit 4: Management and Operations 15 Credits Level 4
Unit 5: Management Accounting 15 Credits Level 4
Unit 6: Managing a Successful Business Project 15 Credits Level 4
Unit 11: Research Project 30 Credits Level 5
Unit 12: Organizational Behaviour 15 Credits Level 5

Specialist Units

Unit 8: Innovation and Commercialization 15 Credits Level 4
Unit 9: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management 15 Credits Level 4
Unit 31: Statistics for Management 15 Credits Level 5
Unit 32: Business Strategy 15 Credits Level 5
Unit 35: Developing Individuals, Teams and organizations 15 Credits Level 5
Unit 40: International Marketing 15 Credits Level 5
Unit 42: Planning for Growth 15 Credits Level 5

For more information on the course structure, you can connect with our Academic Advisor here

Entry Requirements

  • 60% overall grades with 55% in Math and Physics for CBSE, American, Filipino and Thanaweya Amma in Grade 12 exams
  • 3 C’s at AS levels
  • 2 D’s at A levels
  • 5 A’s in IGCSE’s including one Business related subject
  • IB Diploma 24 points
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in any field
  • Minimum 4 C4 grades including Math and English in WAEC curriculum
  • Relevant work experience
  • Additional English language proficiency may apply where medium of teaching is not English.

Fee Structure

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business

AED 33, 000 / year (inclusive of VAT)

Additional Fee

Administration Fee

 Amount (AED)

One-time Application fee 500
Security deposit (refundable) 2,000
Transportation Fees 600-800 per month depending on location/emirate
Visa Fee 3,500
Medical Insurance 2,000
Visa deposit (refundable) 2,500

Scholarships and discounts are available. For more details on the tuition fees, please contact the UKCBC Dubai team at admissions@ukcbc.ac.ae

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