SQA HND Business

The cutting-edge curriculum of the HND in Business is specially designed to enhance the practical skills and knowledge of candidates who wish to obtain a job oriented qualification and cater to the demands of the dynamic business world.

The HND in Business also provides a pathway for direct entry into the 3rd (Final) year of a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree offered by Northshore College and many other recognised Universities worldwide.

Entry Requirements
  • Age should be minimum 16 years (to register with SQA) AND
  • A/L with 2 passes + Credit for English at O/L OR
  • O/L with Credit for English + Diploma in Computer Science and Web Technology or Business Information Technology offered by Northshore College of Business and Technology OR
  • O/L with Credit for English + ICT Diploma from any other recognised institution, of a duration of minimum 4 months
Mode of Study & Duration
  • Full Time – 18 Months
  • Part Time – Weekends – 24 Months

Payments:

Flexible Payment Plans (including monthly payments) and Special Scholarships are available

 Value Addition

Diploma in English Programme will be offered by the Northshore College free of charge to the HND candidates as a value addition

 

Job Opportunities available for HND Holders
  • Associate Software / QA Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Hardware Technician
  • Web Designer/Developer
  • Lecturer
  • Junior Systems Analyst
  • IT Executive
  • Business Analyst
SQA HND @ Northshore College of Business and Technology
  • Globally recognised qualification
  • Equivalent to 1st and 2nd years of a UK Honours Degree and certain degree programmes offered locally
  • Direct entry into 3rd year of a Computing degree especially from UK, Australia, Canada Universities
  • Assignment based assessments.
  • Well-equipped computer lab facilities and all other modern amenities
  • Real university learning environment
  • Job placement opportunities
Structure

Semester 1

  1. Managing People and Organisations

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to gain an understanding of different approaches to managing an organisation in today’s dynamic and complex business environment.

  1. Marketing: An Introduction

This Unit is designed to provide candidates with a knowledge and understanding of marketing and its importance in organisations.

  1. Economic Issues: An Introduction

This Unit introduces candidates to fundamental issues in economics with a particular emphasis on the business environment.

  1. Business Accounting

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop their knowledge and understanding in the preparation and use of accounting information within a business organisation.

  1. Behavioural Skills for Business

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to explain what managerial behaviour in organisations involves and to analyse the behavioural skills which managers need in order to manage their own behaviour and to deal with others.

  1. IT in Business: Spreadsheet

This Unit is designed to allow candidates to develop an understanding of spreadsheet design and how to use spreadsheet features and functions for practical and effective use.

  1. Information Technology: Application software

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to use Information Technology (IT) systems and applications independently to support a range of information processing activities.

  1. Human Resource Management: Introduction

This introductory Unit is intended for candidates who are preparing to study Human Resource Management or are considering a career in this discipline.

Semester 2

  1. Economics 1: Micro and Macro Theory Application

This Unit is designed to build on candidates’ knowledge of introductory economics and expose them to microeconomic and macroeconomic applications of theory.

  1. Economics 2: The world Economy

This Unit introduces the world economy, the main focus being the key features of the global economic environment.

  1. Communication Technology in Business

This Unit is designed to develop candidates’ knowledge and skills in identifying, evaluating, managing and presenting business information to facilitate and influence decision-making.

  1. Statics for Business

This Unit introduces candidates to statistical concepts and descriptive statistics used in business

  1. Preparing financial forecasting

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop an understanding of the use of management accounting information within a business organisation.

  1. Business Law: An Introduction

This Unit is designed to introduce the candidate to the framework of law as it applies to the business environment.

  1. Business Contractual Relationships

This Unit is designed to develop candidates’ knowledge of the law as it applies to the business environment.

  1. Graded Unit 1

This Graded Unit has been validated as part of the HNC Business.

 Semester 3

  1. Research Skills

This Unit is about developing the candidate’s ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of primary and secondary sources by planning and reporting on a research investigation.

  1. Business Graded Unit 2

This Graded Unit has been validated as part of the HND Business.

  1. Business Culture and Strategies

This Unit is designed to enhance candidates’ understanding of business strategy and how it can be developed and managed within the culture of an organisation.

  1. Human resource management: Introduction

This introductory Unit is intended for candidates who are preparing to study Human Resource Management or are considering a career in this discipline

  1. Internal Marketing: An Introduction

This Unit is designed to provide candidates with a basic knowledge of the marketing techniques applicable to different international markets.

  1. Manage Operational Resources

The purpose of this Unit is to enable candidates to analyse the management of operational resources in an organisation.

  1. International purchasing and supply chain Management

This Unit will provide candidates with knowledge of the contribution of international purchasing and supply to the competitiveness and profitability of domestic companies and will allow them to explain the reasons why businesses are prepared to procure internationally


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