Higher Education Business and FinanceExeter College
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- Vocational qualification
Business and Finance
Higher Education - HND
How long is the course/training?
This is a two year course. There is the opportunity for a further one or two years of study to gain an Honours Degree.
What will I be doing on the course/training?
Do you want to learn relevant skills and knowledge to work in business?
Are you keen to study a broad range of business as well as have the chance to specialise?
This practical course will give you the professional skills needed to thrive in a business environment and to make a difference. Our team of business specialists will encourage you to delve into the many aspects of business.
This programme offers you the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the core areas of business as well as finance. These skills are highly relevant not only to a career in accounting or finance but in the field of general business management.The Core Modules in Stage 1 are:
- Managing financial resources and decisions
- Organisations and behaviour
- Business decision making
- Business environment
- Common law 1
- Business strategy
In addition a specialist module is studied: Internet and e-business
Stage 2 Core Module:Research Project. In addition a specialist module is studied: Professional Development. Plus,fourspecialist modules are studied: Management accounting: costing and budgeting, Financial systems and auditing, Financial reporting, Taxation. A furthertwospecialist study modules are chosen from the following areas: Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management.
Where do I study/train?
What are the entry requirements?
You will need 160 UCAS tariff points (minimum) from AS, A2 or AVCE programmes, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate - grades MPP/MM, GNVQ Advanced, an appropriate NVQ at level 3, an Access qualification or other qualifications deemed equivalent to the above.
What can I do after this course/training?
The programme has been designed to offer two possible progression pathways: Access to degree programmes in Business and Management related areas. Students can also progress onto the BA Business Management degree awarded by the University of Exeter. Direct Entry into employment at junior management level.
What key skills will I do?
What residential/work experience is there?
There is no formal work placement but the Research Project module in the second year can provide an opportunity to investigate a business and develop work-based learning and skills.
What faculty is the course/training in?
Business and IT
How to Apply?
Most people apply through UCAS for all our full-time Higher Education courses.For more information refer to the 'How to Apply' page.
How do I study the course/training and how will I be assessed?
Teaching will be through a mixture of formal lectures, practical sessions and role plays. Specialist speakers and visits to organisations will support modules where appropriate. Students will be expected to study outside class time. Most modules will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and end of module tests. Some practical modules are assessed on 100% coursework.
What facilities are there?
You will have access to a learning resource centre. There is a refectory in Victoria House.
What will the course/training cost me?
The full-time fee in 2010-11 is £1,890 per year. For more information about fees please click here.
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Previous students' views:
Karolina: "The HND in Business and Finance is led by a group of competent, helpful and very supportive teachers. They are patient, always happy to help, explain or chat with their students. I was given a chance to catch up with my English skills as they weren't that good at the beginning. The groups are small and convenient so students get to know each other quickly"