This HND course in business and management is delivered at Birmingham Metropolitan College over two years, full-time. It emphasises learning by doing, so you’ll get practical skills alongside your theoretical learning. You’ll study a broad range of business topics such as finance and marketing, alongside specialist management modules.
With a HND you can progress in your career or you can stay with us to get a business-related degree. Our BA students have gone on to careers in companies such as the NHS and HSBC.
This course gives you a clear understanding of fundamental business principles such as marketing, human resources and law, as well as more specialist areas like managing advertising, accounting and professional development.
With dedicated tutor support, you’ll learn about the underlying principles and techniques used in management and develop an understanding of contemporary issues in the business world.
You will get the opportunity to gain feedback on briefs and projects from industry experts. There will be the opportunity to participate in industry led guru talks and apply for an industry-based mentor. In addition, you will also be able to apply for Internships in world-class organisations.
Our staff have a wealth of knowledge and industry experience, which means you get to be taught by experts in the field.
As well as a wealth of facilities at Birmingham Metropolitan College, you’ll also have access to support and facilities at the university. This includes support services and career advice.
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We accept a range of qualifications, the most popular of which are detailed below.
|A Level||CC or 64 UCAS points. A maximum of 2 subjects are considered.|
|BTEC||MM or combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 64 UCAS points|
|GCSE||GCSE English Language and Maths grade 4 or above. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subject as long as the required subject is covered.|
|England, Wales and Northern Ireland|
|City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy||Pass||Adult Numeracy or Adult Literacy. Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics or English Language at grade 4. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.|
|Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2||Pass||Maths and English. Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics or English Language at grade 4. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.|
|Key Skills level 2||Pass||Application of Number or Communication. Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics or English Language at grade 4. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.|
|Irish Leaving Certificate (Ordinary Level)||Minimum of 64 UCAS points.||Must include Mathematics and English language. Required at the point of enrolment.|
|Scottish Intermediate 2||Minimum of 64 UCAS points.||Must include Mathematics and English Language. Required at the point of enrolment.|
Please select a qualification from the drop-down list to view our entry requirements:
If you have a qualification that is not listed, please contact the Course Enquiries Team
|EU/Non-EU (International) Qualifications||Requirements 2017/18|
|IELTS||6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands.|
If you're considering applying for this course to start in September 2017 onwards, it's important to know that the UCAS tariff system is changing.
UCAS tariff points – the points system most universities use to compare different qualifications – will be introducing a new system on how points are calculated.
From A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels
|HND||Sep 2017||FT||2 years||£5,000 per year||Apply via UCAS|
Sorry, this course is not available to international students.
The University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.
UK and EU students applying for most undergraduate degree courses in the UK will need to apply through UCAS.
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK organisation responsible for managing applications to university and college.
UK / EU students are required to submit a personal statement as part of their application for this course.*
The personal statement gives you a crucial opportunity to say why you’re applying and why the institution should accept you.
Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:
Why does this course appeal? What areas are of particular interest?
If you have a specific career in mind, say how your chosen course will help you pursue this goal.
Mention any work that is relevant to your subject, highlighting the skills and experience gained.
Highlight skills gained at school/college, eg summer schools or mentoring activities.
eg Duke of Edinburgh Award, Young Enterprise scheme.
You should also mention your future plans – if you’re planning to take a year out, don't forget to give your reasons. Talk about any subjects you’re studying that don’t have a formal assessment and any sponsorships or placements you’ve applied for. And don't be scared to add in details about your social, sports or leisure interests.
Get more information on writing personal statements.
*Non-EU students are not required to submit a personal statement when applying for this course.
There are no compulsory additional costs or charges associated with studying on this course. While you may choose to purchase personal copies of text books, all our key text books are available from our library or online (subject to normal library loan and online access arrangements).
Based on the past experience of our students, you might find it helpful to set aside about £50 for each year of your studies for your personal stationery and study materials. All our students are provided with 100 free pages of printing each year to a maximum total value of £15.
Search our Frequently Asked Questions for a range of information about our courses and studying here.
We offer further information on possible undergraduate financial support. This includes the type of loans, grants and scholarships available both from the government and from Birmingham City University.
Over your two years of study, you focus on 12 core modules, three management focused modules and one optional from management accounting and small business enterprise. The first will help develop your budget preparation and analysis skills and the latter will give you the information you need to help you develop your entrepreneurial skills should you look to set up your own enterprise. These are all assessed separately by an exam, an individual project, an assignment or a combination of these.
You’ll get tutorial support for an hour every week, have the opportunity to develop your own learning and take part in group projects and presentations. You’ll also have talks from renowned speakers, take part in visits to real businesses and get hands-on in workshops.
Your core modules cover everything from human resources, to business law to managing financial decisions. At the end of your first year you’ll complete a personal and professional development portfolio in which you update your CV, complete a SWOT analysis and create a personal development plan so you’re ready to pursue your career.
We give you a huge breadth of knowledge in many areas of business and management so you can decide with areas are right for you and your career.
Jasdeep studied an HND in Business Management and, after completion, decided to continue and get a BA (Hons) in Business Management. With the support of the University’s placements and careers offices, she secured a graduate role at multinational IT services provider Capgemini after graduation.
In the first lecture of my top-up year it was announced we would have an opportunity to attend a mock assessment centre at Capgemini. We had two weeks to submit an application and there were only 20 places. I thought at the time, what a great experience and networking opportunity. My application was accepted and I went along to the mock assessment centre from which I was called back.
If you are interested in undertaking part of your studies abroad, the Erasmus scheme may be of interest to you. It allows higher education students to study for part of their degree in another European country.
It is open to undergraduates in their second year (or above) and offers a unique opportunity to enhance your CV and experience new cultures. If you study with us you will have access to an Erasmus co-ordinator, who can provide information about which institutions we have links with.
When you get your HND, you might want to continue studying part-time so you can continue working. You can also apply for direct entry to the third year on many of our full-time business-related degree programmes, including the Business and Management BA. You’re in an excellent position to understand which areas you want to continue you study in, having worked through many different subject areas. We can help you decide which path is right for you.
There will be the opportunity to participate in industry led guru talks and apply for an industry-based mentor. In addition, you will also be able to apply for Internships in world-class organisations.
Learning at a vocational college means the emphasis is always on your employability and future career.
The course content is focused on developing your personal and business skills to prepare you for a range of careers and jobs. These might include accounting work, HR, management traineeships, marketing, purchasing, retail management and selling.
You’ll develop a knowledge and understanding of business and management concepts, theories and current issues facing businesses today. You’ll look at the connections between leadership, management and what makes a business effective from a range of perspectives and environments.
To help you forge your career you’ll learn to analyse, research and apply what you know to form practical solutions to business problems. Pitching, presenting, communicating and having good IT skills are all areas employers are looking for and we help you to flourish in all of these areas.
We work closely with the University’s careers and placements team, along with our own network of employers to offer work placement and internship opportunities across a wide range of employers and sectors.
OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.
It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.
|EU/Non-EU (International) Qualifications||Requirements 2017/18|
|IELTS||6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands.|
If you're considering applying for this course to start in September 2017 onwards, it's important to know that the UCAS tariff system has changed.
UCAS tariff points – the points system most universities use to compare different qualifications – has introduced a new system on how points are calculated. This will be different to what you may have seen if you have applied or looked at undergraduate courses previously.
Through our courses we give you the skills and experience needed to get a head start when applying for jobs. But we offer something extra too – Graduate+.
Our unique programme gives you the chance to develop valuable skills outside of the more formal classroom learning. We award points for Graduate+ activities (including firewalking!) and these can be put towards a final Graduate+ award.
We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.
This course is based at our City Centre Campus – and specifically The Curzon Building, alongside other Social Sciences, Law, Business and English students.
The £63m building offers students a unique social learning space, including a dedicated student hub incorporating student support services, in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside development.
The Business floors house an extensive number of IT facilities, breakout areas, and specialised rooms. The Marketing Link Agency is designed to replicate a modern marketing firm, allowing students to get real-life experience of working in the marketing sector. There is also the City Trading Room, which features state of the art stock market tracking equipment, keeping you up to date with all the financial comings and goings of the London Stock Exchange and Wall Street.
The Curzon building is also conveniently close to Birmingham’s business and financial centre, allowing for strong links between your studies and the real world.
Our staff come from a variety of industrial / professional backgrounds and use the knowledge gained in these roles to contextualise the learning you will experience. You can also gain valuable insight into the world of work through industry expert lectures throughout the year.