If you have always had an interest in business and enjoy finding out about the world of commerce and industry then this may be the course for you.

The HNC provides an opportunity to explore multiple topics and units that are extremely important in today’s business environment covering business law, accounting, and leadership and management techniques.

Through the HNC it will provide specialist business education over one year. You will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required to progress into employment or continued progression onto the HND.

This course is ideal for those who wish to either begin their careers or gain a wider range of knowledge and skills to enhance job opportunities.

Openshaw Campus
Full Time
1 year
January 2019
The course leader is working towards a PHD in Educational and Professional Practice. They have previously completed a Masters of Business Administration, a BA Degree in Tourism and a PGCE in post compulsory education. They have worked and travelled worldwide.
Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

Innovation and Commercialisation (15 credits)

Marketing Essentials (15 credits)
Explore the principles of marketing, and develop a basic marketing plan that employs elements of the marketing mix to achieve results.

Year 1: Business and the Business Environment (15 credits)
Build your background knowledge and understanding of business, the functions of an organisation and the wider business environments in which organisations operate, as you examine their different types, sizes and scopes.

Year 1: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (15 credits)
Explore the definition and scope of entrepreneurship and learn what helps and hinders a business start-up, including the influence of national culture and economy, the personal characteristics of entrepreneurs, and the impact of personal situational factors like education and background.

Year 1: Human Resource Management (15 credits)
Learn how to appreciate and apply principles of effective Human Resource Management (HRM), discovering how people are the lifeblood of any organisation, how attraction, recruitment and retention of talented staff is at the core of all HRM activity, and how tools and techniques can be used to train, develop and extend employee skills for a business advantage.

Year 1: Management Accounting (15 credits)
Focus on the fundamentals of management accounting that apply to the wider business environment and the organisations within it, exploring how financial data aids planning and the importance of monitoring and controlling finance.

Year 1: Management and Operations (15 credits)
Understand the difference between the function of a manager and the role of a leader, examining the characteristics, behaviours and traits which support effective management and leadership.

Year 1: Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set) (15 credits)
Complete a project brief set by Pearson, with a changing theme and topic that will focus your abilities on exploring and examining a key aspect of a business.

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All of the books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents.

Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.

Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

Events and trips that are on an ad-hoc basis will also incur charges that students need to be aware of.

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