Higher National Diploma in Business Management

Higher National Diploma in Business Management

This vocational, practical course has been designed to provide you with the skills needed to effectively manage a successful modern business. You will have the opportunity to acquire a full understanding of the fundamentals of business and management by exploring areas including marketing, business strategy, management, research and vital employability skills.

If you want a career in business, North East College in collaboration with partner universities offers you an excellent opportunity to attain this professional qualification. Our programmes prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities at middle and senior management levels. The course is prepared and taught by experienced academic staff, many of whom have a background in industry. Their knowledge is invaluable in bringing these courses to life and giving you the best balance of theory with practical application.

Become part of an incredibly varied industry that spans the world. This 1-year course examines the tourism and hospitality industry from every angle. The emphasis on management will lay the foundations for a management career in this most dynamic of sectors.


Successful completion of any of these courses may entitle graduate to progress to third year of Hons Degree in Science related programmes. See university list OR search Edexcel degree course finder here- Edexcel Degree Course Finder or

Some 1 year top-up degree related courses below:

  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • Business (Finance)
  • BA (Hons) Business (Human Resource Management)
  • BA (Hons) Business (Marketing)



Semester 1

      1. Business Environment
      2. Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
      3. Web Design
      4. Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business

Semester 2

    1. Internet Marketing
    2. Organisations and Behaviour
    3. The Developing Manager
    4. Personal and Professional Development

Semester 3

    1. Business Skills for ecommerce
    2. Human Resources Management
    3. Business Strategy
    4. Small Business Enterprise

Semester 4

    1. Employment Law
    2. Research Project
    3. Business Decision Making
    4. Work Experience

Programme information

      • Strart Date: 25th January, 2016
      • Delivery Method: Online live training
      • Course Duration:2 Years (16 units)
      • Essential Requirement: Text books, Good internet service and a fast Computer network.
      • ECTS Credits:120
      • Application Deadline:20 /01/2016
      • Fee per Module: €350
      • Course Registration Fee: €300

Entry Requirements

    To be eligible to apply for a place on this programme, applicants must:

      1. Hold a Level 5 or a FETAC award at NFQ Level 6 or equivalent
      2. Leaving Certificate Award-5 Passes
      3. Completion of a recognised Access Programme (or equivalent).
      4. For those EU students who have not completed their education through the medium of English, IELTS of 5.5 score band or TOEFL equivalency, or Pearson Test of English General (PTE General)
      5. Mature students, those at the age of 23 or higher on January 1st of the year of the course of entry
      6. Managers with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.

Career Opportunities Roles

      • Human resources officer
      • Logistics and distribution manager
      • Marketing executive
      • Retail manager
      • Sales executive
      • Systems analyst
      • management consultancy
      • Trading
      • Teaching, particularly with head-teacher roles
      • Investment banking
      • Distribution and logistics management
      • Public relations officer