This business and management HND is delivered at South and City College over two years, full-time. You learn a broad range of business topics such as economics, finance and marketing, alongside specialist management modules. We encourage you to apply what you learn to real life scenarios, so you can use your knowledge practically when you leave.
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 forge careers in fantastic 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 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.
In addition to the core modules, students on this programme follow the management pathway of the Business and Management programme. You will also study four general business modules.
You will be taught by staff that have a wealth of knowledge in their specialist area, which means you get to be taught by experts in the field.
As well as dedicated learning hubs and a wealth of facilities at South and City 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.
CC or 64 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a maximum of 2 A Levels.
|Typical Offers (UK Students)|
GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above, at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Plus, you must have achieved or be completing one of the following:
|UK Qualification||Requirements 2020/21|
|A Level / AS Level||CC at A Level (64 points). A maximum of three subjects are considered, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|Access to Higher Education Diploma||60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 18 of of which must be achieved at merit or distinction in a related subject.|
|BTEC National Diploma (12-units not including early years) / Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma||MM in a related subject area.|
|BTEC Extended Diploma (18-units not including early years) / Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||MPP (64 points) in a related subject area.|
|BTEC Subsidiary Diploma / Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate||Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 64 UCAS points.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||
Obtain 24 points overall.Students who do not complete the IB Diploma and who achieve the minimum of 10 points or above from two Higher Level Subjects will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 64 UCAS Tariff Points.
|Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level)||64 UCAS Tariff Points in four subjects (must include English).|
|Scottish Higher / Advanced Higher||DD. Maximum of two Advanced Highers can be considered together.|
|If you have a qualification that is not listed in the table please refer to our full entry requirements on UCAS.
Further guidance on tariff points can be found on the UCAS website.
From A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels
Starting: Sep 2020
Sorry, this course is not available to International students.
The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.
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Tel: 0121 694 5000 for current fee information.
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.
The cost of accommodation and other living costs are not included within your course fees. More information on the cost of accommodation can be found in our accommodation pages.
If you've got no idea where to start or just want to check you're on the right track, we’ve got expert advice and real examples from our students to help you nail your personal statement. You can even download our ultimate personal statement guide for free.
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 eight core modules, four management pathway modules and four general business modules. All modules have two assessments, these are all assessed in a variety of ways. For example, coursework, group or individual presentations, project work or examination.
You will be assigned a personal tutor. A regular tutorial slot is available to all students. In addition, you will be provided with academic skills development support every week. These will provide opportunities 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.
You core modules cover a range of business related modules from human resources, business law, economics to managing financial decisions At the end of your second 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.
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 second year on many of our full-time business-related degree programmes, including the final year of the degree programmes in Business and Management, International Business and Business Administration, as long as you gain a Merit profile on your HND.
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.
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.
There will be the opportunity to participate in industry led talks. In addition, you will also be able to apply for Internships in European organisations, through our various partnerships.
Learning at a vocational college means the emphasis is always on your employability and future career. The course content is focused on developing personal and business skills to prepare you for a range of careers and jobs. These might include accounting work, 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.
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.
People who complete an HND with us can go straight into a career, but many choose to continue learning and often complete a full degree. For example, Jasdeep Dhillon went on to do a degree in business and management with us when she finished her HND. From there she went straight into a graduate scheme position as a Project Management Officer at Capgemini.
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 £340 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.
There are well equipped learning hubs with libraries at all of South and City College campuses. They contain books, computers, videos, journals and access to a range of electronic information sources to support your learning at college.
You’ll have access to Moodle, a virtual learning environment. There you’ll find online course details and modules, reading lists, revision notes and teaching notes. It also has interactive learning material, revision resources and online activities.
As well as access to South and City College facilities, you’ll also be able to use the support and facilities available at our state-of-the-art business school. This includes a fantastic library with over 62 million online and print resources as well as dedicated IT support. You’ll also have access to our seminar rooms, lecture theatres, catering and social spaces for group working.
Our staff are well qualified and are specialists in the areas that they teach.