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Business HND

The course brings together the practical and theoretical elements of management, marketing and finance.

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Block teaching designed around you

You deserve a positive teaching and learning experience, where you feel part of a supportive and nurturing community. That’s why most students will enjoy an innovative approach to learning using block teaching, where you will study one module at a time. You’ll benefit from regular assessments - rather than lots of exams at the end of the year - and a simple timetable that allows you to engage with your subject and enjoy other aspects of university life such as sports, societies, meeting friends and discovering your new city. By studying with the same peers and tutor for each block, you’ll build friendships and a sense of belonging.

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This course leads to a HND award from De Montfort University in the first instance, which on successful completion may then be ‘topped-up’ to a full BA (Hons) Degree in Business Management via a third year of study at the main DMU campus.

Key features:

  • A career-focused and practical course that allows you to study a range of subjects from different disciplines
  • Get the opportunity to tailor your degree by following a general business pathway or choose specialist modules in Marketing and Human Resource Management.
  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies including Rolls Royce, IBM, Walt Disney, the NHS and Siemens
  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles such as Business Analyst at Capita, Supply Manager at Cummins, General Management Graduate at Network Rail and Business Process and Design Analyst at Vodafone
  • Benefit from block teaching, where most students study one subject at a time. A simple timetable will allow you to really engage with your learning, receive regular feedback and assessments, get to know your course mates and enjoy a better study-life balance.


  • UK
  • EU/International

Location: Leicester College

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: 422N

Duration: Two years full-time

Fees and funding: 2020/21: £6,165

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

This course is not available to international students. 

Entry criteria

Qualification requirements

  • A typical offer is 32 points from at least one A Level.
  • GCSE Maths & English at grade 4/C or equivalent study at Level 2.
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma PPP
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at PP

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS core of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.



Structure and assessment


Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Contact hours


Year one

Block 1: Foundations of Business Management

Block 2: Introduction to Marketing

Block 3: Accounting & Budget Management

Block 4: Human Resource & People Management

Year two

Block 1: Finance and Reporting for Management Decisions

Block 2: Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business

Block 3: Business Research and Analysis

Block 4: Choose one from the below:

  • Ethical and Responsible Leadership
  • Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Work Based Management Project


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review and license approval by Pearson. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Through lectures, tutorials and seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment includes coursework (such as presentations, essays and reports) and normally an exam or test.

You should expect to attend Leicester College approximately 16 hours a week 

Facilities and features

Leicester College

You will be taught at Leicester College, St Margaret’s Campus.

We want you to have the best possible experience with us, and the excellent facilities at Leicester College help you to do so. From nurseries (ranked as outstanding by Ofsted) to sports facilities, everything you need is conveniently located so you can get the most out of your time with us. Each campus also hosts a well-stocked library.

You will also benefit from an exclusive undergraduate social space at St. Margaret's Campus. The HE Hub is equipped with comfy seating, PCs, Macs, BYOD and Craft desks, and presentation facilities. There is also a dedicated Higher Education team.

You are also able to use the Leicester College Inter-Campus Minibus to assist with transport to De Montfort University.

You will be taught at Leicester College but will also have access to facilities at DMU.

Facilities at DMU include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

The Newarke café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Learning Zone, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.


You will also have access to Leicester College’s library services. Each campus also hosts a well-stocked library which includes study spaces, computer facilities, and media appropriate for your course. You will also have access to a dedicated e-library on the college’s VLE Moodle, that hosts all of the library’s e-books, e-journals and databases as well as information to support study. DVDs and music CDs free to borrow and you will also have access to copying, printing and scanning facilities.

Campus Centre

The home of  De Montfort Students' Union, (DSU) our Campus Centre offers a welcoming and lively hub for student life. Conveniently located at the heart of campus, it includes a convenience store, a Subway and a Starbucks. Here you can find the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and DSU’s shop, SUpplies, selling art supplies, stationery and clothing, and printing and binding services. The building is also home to the DSU officer team. 

Opportunities and careers

Find the people who will open doors for you

DMU's award-winning careers service provides guaranteed work experience opportunities DMU Careers Team

DMU Global

Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich studies, broaden cultural horizons and develop key skills valued by employers. 

Through DMU Global, we offer an exciting mix of overseas, on-campus and online international experiences, including the opportunity to study or work abroad for up to a year.



Work-based placements are one of the best ways to boost your skills and experience, and can often lead to your first graduate role.

They are the perfect means of discovering how your studies relate to the real world, and provide an opportunity to improve your confidence and make contacts to help you get ahead in the job market.

DMU’s dedicated Placements Teams can help you by providing access to hundreds of opportunities, giving one-to-one CV advice and interview preparation, and offering training sessions and support from a dedicated tutor.


Graduate careers

A degree in Business and Management opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers.

You may choose to specialise in a discipline that you enjoyed studying on the programme.

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