HND Business (Management) Top-Up: Online

Once you have successfully completed your HNC Business, our HND Business Management top-up course is the next obvious step in developing your business career.

The HND Business Management offers a year of study at Level 5 building on the experience and learning you undertook at Level 4 (HNC). It will develop theories and ideas further as well as introducing new areas such as entrepreneurship.

The HND in Business Management is a modular business programme delivered fully online by our teachers through our Virtual Learning Environment. When you study with Activate Learning, you will belong to a group of students studying the HND and have regular one to ones, group interactions and taught sessions with a team of highly qualified teachers with business experience.

Delivered online in a similar format to the HNC, this full-time HND course has an intensive two day a week timetable (with set home study tasks). The HND will explore core business disciplines alongside units that focus on business management themes. The HND is designed to meet the needs of individuals looking to take on a managerial role working in today’s changing economic landscape.

We understand the unique needs of students studying online; we appreciate that you may be juggling work, family and other commitments, and at Activate Learning we are really experienced in supporting you. We have a dedicated team of Higher Education Study Support Tutors who are on hand if you need additional help.

We are committed to a flexible progressive learning model and so on successful completion students can apply to progress to the BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise (Top-Up).

Course fees

Home/EU* Fee for September 2022 entry: £6,165 per year

Please note: Tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students.

*Fee information for European Union (EU) students: If your course starts on or after the 1st August 2021, you will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria:

  • you are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements
  • you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under Common Travel Area guidance arrangement will continue

If you need any further information or guidance, please contact us at HE@activatelearning.ac.uk?

The HND Business Management has eight units made up of five core units and two additional units.

Core units

  • Research Project (Pearson set)
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Operations Management
  • Understanding and Leading Change
  • Global Business Environment

Additional units

  • Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • Customer Value management

The HND will also develop your academic writing and research skills and give you the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as communication, teamwork and problem-solving.

Upon successful completion, you will gain a nationally recognised Level 5 qualification designed to develop learners as independent-thinking professionals who can meet the demands of business employers and adapt to a constantly changing world.

This qualification offers the opportunity to complete a further year of full-time education and complete a BA (Hons) Business Top-Up.

This course is delivered fully online by our teachers through our Virtual Learning Environment.

The year is divided into two semesters, four units will be delivered in each 16-week semester.

If you do not have a recognised disability or specific learning difficulty, but feel that you require additional support with your studies, you may be eligible to access some discrete sessions in one of the following areas:

  • assistive software training
  • IT upskilling
  • essay planning and structure
  • proofreading and editing written work
  • bibliographies and referencing
  • time management and personal organisation
  • revision and exam tips
  • presentation techniques

Additional requirements and costs

As this programme is delivered online to complete the course you will need reliable WiFi and a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone. Textbooks are available from our library but you may wish to purchase personal copies of the core texts These will cost approximately £100

On successful completion of the HND, you can progress to our BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise. 

Our Higher Education courses allow you to progress from Level 4 (HNC) through Level 5 (HND) and ultimately complete a BA top-up year to complete a full BS (Hons) degree in Business and Enterprise awarded by Oxford Brookes.

Each level is a year of full-time education. You only commit to a year at a time and can choose to take a break in study at the end of each academic year. Each year of study provides a nationally accepted qualification allowing you to evidence achievement at each level.

You must have successfully completed a Level 4 HNC in Business to be accepted on this programme.

Explore your career progression options

If you are considering applying for this programme, why not explore your potential career progression routes using our handy tool.

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Why not visit us at an Open Event and find out more about this pathway.

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