The University of Wolverhampton


Why choose this course?

HND Business is a widely-recognised and highly-valued business qualification, developing a range of skills that are necessary to pursue a career in business and providing a solid platform for further study in the subject area.

In addition to developing a set of key skills valued by employers, the course includes the key business areas of marketing, human resource management, and finance, as well as the operational and planning associated with business decision making. A distinctive feature of the course is that it provides an international focus.

Within this international context, students develop their abilities as business practitioners through a range of work-related learning and assessment opportunities.

Successful students have the opportunity to distinguish themselves in the labour market, by offering potential employers a highly relevant skill set and contemporary knowledge base.

Students wishing to pursue further study, will be able to access either the BA Business Management or BA International Business Management course on a one year full-time top-up basis.

What happens on the course?

Programme of study
Core modules (C)

Level 4 (Year 1)

Semester 1

Semester 2



Managing Individuals at Work




Analytical Skills for Business




Marketing Principles




Managing Financial Resources




Learning for Business Success




Global Business Environment


Level 5 (Year 2)

Semester 1

Semester 2



International Trade Finance




International Operations, Logistics & Marketing




International Human Resources: The Key Issues




Analysing & Improving Processes




Managerial Economics




Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation


Why Wolverhampton?

This course gives a great opportunity to study principles of management and apply these skills to real-life work situations.

Students are able to develop these skills further and reflect on their work experience and project-manage change for the organisation in the second year.

The course provides students with the opportunity to learn how different business practices operate worldwide, through linking up with both staff and students in two different countries.

What our students think

"I enjoyed the HND so much that I decided to enrol on the Top-up course which gave me a BA (Hons) in Business Management. The course covers all aspects of business and you can choose to specialise at this level too."

Nermeen Hameed - HND Business graduate

Career path

This two year course provides an educational foundation for a wide range of administrative and management careers in business. The breadth of subjects covered, coupled with the development of international business perspectives, enables success students to move into a variety of positions in organisations operating in global markets. These positions would typically be junior roles in functional areas of business such as Marketing, HR departments or general management responsibilities within organisations.

Alternatively, on competion of the course, students will have the opportunity to do a one year top-up in either a BA (Hons) in Business Management or BA (Hons) International Business Management qualification.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Apply relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and management theory when assessing and solving problems in different business scenarios.
  2. Use and combine the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the study programme in order to demonstrate your understanding of business organisations, their behaviour, and decision-making.
  3. Apply a range of relevant transferable skills to a career in business and management (e.g. effective communication, self-management, working in teams, interpersonal skills, research) and critically reflect on the effectiveness of your skills and knowledge.
  4. Progress to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in a business or related subject area.

Entry requirements

2016 Entry

  • 120 UCAS points with a minimum of 80 points from at least one 'A' Level
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP in a related subject area
  • Access to HE Diploma full award including English and Mathematics in a related subject area
  • NVQ Level 3 Business or related subject
  • AAT Level 3 Accounting
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £7,570 £11,250

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323403

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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