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Business, HND, University of Portsmouth

the United Kingdom

University of Portsmouth

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About Business, HND - at University of Portsmouth


Do you want to learn the all-round business skills that employers are looking for, while working on your personal development and setting yourself up to get a degree in the future? 

This HND Business course kick-starts your business career by providing a valuable introduction to topics including business strategy, finance and marketing. 

It’ll give you an edge when starting your career and give you a solid foundation for further study.

After the course you can top up to a full degree by joining the final year of one of our selected Business, Finance or Marketing courses at our main campus in Portsmouth. 

This course is delivered at:

  • Havant & South Downs College (near Portsmouth)
  • Isle of Wight College (Isle of Wight) 

Studying at our partner colleges means you'll experience a nurturing environment, with plenty of support from experienced college tutors. You'll have access to the University’s services and campus, which includes study support, the Students' Union, student accommodation and our library's online resources. 

You'll have opportunities to visit and experience the University lifestyle to help you decide whether you want to take the final year top up degree route.

Course Highlights 

On this course, you'll:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in business
  • Learn from experienced tutors, lecturers and business leaders
  • Build knowledge in subjects such as marketing, business finance, business law, data management, business strategy, organisational theories and human resource management
  • Work on a research project and put your knowledge into practice to demonstrate what you’ve learned
  • Study at Havant & South Downs College in Waterlooville or the Isle of Wight College in Newport

Careers and Opportunities 

What can you do with a Business HND?

After completing this course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to top up your HND to a Bachelor's degree or begin a career in areas such as:

  • marketing
  • sales
  • publicity
  • administration
  • ecommerce
  • accounting,
  • financial and risk analysis
  • HR

What jobs can you do with a Business HND?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • business development officer
  • recruitment consultant
  • publicity officer
  • graduate food buyer
  • financial analyst
  • risk analyst
  • retail manager

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Notes about fees for this course

Entry requirements

48-56 points to include a minimum of 1 A level, a BTEC qualification, or equivalent, in any subject.

Other qualifications such as Vocational A levels (AVCE) and Access courses will also be considered.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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