Higher National Diploma in General Business

Higher National Diploma in General Business


This is a non-specialist pathway, which allows students to complete a Level 5 Higher National Diploma without committing to a particular professional specialism. This offers additional flexibility to providers and students.


Department of Professional Studies

Entry Requirements

A National Diploma (12 years of schooling) with a score of 60% (C grade) or above. All equivalent UK and other international qualifications (IB, GCSE) are also accepted. For applicants whose first language is not English, a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 is required.

Examining Authorities
Edexcel, British Technical Educational Council (BTEC) Duration

Two years full time

Programme Content
First Year:
  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set)
  • Business Law
  • Financial Accounting
Contact Details
  • Mr Vaheed Z Ubaidullah, Acting
    Director Professional Studies Department
    Office lines: 24502288, ext: 407
  • Mr Niranjan Shetty, Programme Leader for HND Business Level 5,
    Office lines: 24502288, ext: 363
  • Mr Ahmed Al Raisi, Programme Coordinator for HND Business
    Office lines: 24502288, ext: 408