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HND International in Business

The GBS Higher National Diploma (HND) International in Business prepares you with the right set of skills to join the workplace or continue with higher education.

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Course Overview

The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a practical and industry-focused course, giving you the specialist business knowledge and the workplace skills that employers around the world are looking for.

On the courses, you'll get an in-depth insight into the world of modern business, and through assignments and projects, you'll put into practice your newly discovered business skills and knowledge.

The two-year HND course allows you to take a deep dive into your subject and allows for specialisation with one of the course's exciting specialist pathways.

The pathway options help you to develop a higher level of specialist skills and knowledge, and become the qualified professional that top employers are looking for.

Pathways

  • Business
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Procurement and Supply Management
  • Law

Whether you are looking to join an industry-leading company, or planning to start your own business, these business courses introduce you to all you need to start building a successful career at management level.

Intakes
September, January, March, June

Duration
2 year

Awarding Institution
Pearson

Delivery
Weekdays/weekends/evenings

Locations
Dubai

Fees
AED 40,000
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What will you achieve?

 Widen your understanding of the global business environment

  • Develop a wide range of specialist knowledge and practical skills, through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios.
  • Gain transferable skills and improve your employability to widen your career prospects.
  • Build the skills and knowledge to progress, and get credits towards a bachelor degree.

Career opportunities

If you're thinking of a career in digital technology, our HND will help you develop a range of key skills essential for entry into this exciting sector.

You'll also develop transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis – all of which are highly valued by employers.

The course leads to exciting careers in business areas such as:

  • Financial management
  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Logistics
  • Procurement
  • Business Administration
  • Management consulting
  • Training and development
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Year 1

Total Credits:120

Units

Unit 1: Business and the Business Environment

Unit 2: Marketing Processes and Planning

Unit 3: Human Resource Management

Unit 4: Leadership and Management

Unit 5: Accounting Principles

Unit 6: Entrepreneurial Ventures

Unit 7: Managing a Successful Business Project 

Unit 8: Business Data and Numerical Skills

Year 2

Total Credits: 240

Units

Unit 1: Global Business Environment

Unit 2: Organisational Behaviour

Unit 3: Digital Marketing

Unit 4: International Marketing

Unit 5: Planning a Social Media Campaign

Unit 6: Tapping into New and International Markets

Unit 7: Research Project - Part 1

Unit 8: Research Project - Part 2

There are no formal examinations for this course. Assessments are undertaken in various ways:

  • presentation
  • writing an assignment
  • analysing a case study
  • completing a portfolio of evidence
  • writing reports

You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

Academic Requirements

Academic entry requirements vary from country to country. For academic requirements by country, contact us.

English Requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE Academic 51 overall
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each band)
  • TOEFL Internet-based 65 (15 in listening & writing, 18 in speaking and 18 in reading)

International Universities exempt native speakers of English from the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand from English language test requirements.

If you would like to improve your English before joining your course, please contact our colleagues at English Path Dubai. They have a range of English courses that suit all needs and levels.

Year 1

Total Credits:120

Units

Unit 1: Business and the Business Environment

Unit 2: Marketing Processes and Planning

Unit 3: Human Resource Management

Unit 4: Leadership and Management

Unit 5: Accounting Principles

Unit 6: Entrepreneurial Ventures

Unit 7: Managing a Successful Business Project 

Unit 8: Business Data and Numerical Skills

Year 2

Total Credits: 240

Units

Unit 1: Global Business Environment

Unit 2: Organisational Behaviour

Unit 3: Digital Marketing

Unit 4: International Marketing

Unit 5: Planning a Social Media Campaign

Unit 6: Tapping into New and International Markets

Unit 7: Research Project - Part 1

Unit 8: Research Project - Part 2

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GBS Dubai has partnered with carefully selected education providers. Each of them helps to broaden what GBS Dubai has to offer its students.

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Enrolling for September 2022

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