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Business Pathway

MBA (Top-up)
University of Sunderland
Qualification

Mode

On successful completion of this programme


you will be awarded the University of
Sunderland MBA.

Text-based distance learning. Tutor supported.

Awarding Body
University of Sunderland
The University of Sunderland is a dynamic,
modern university with a growing reputation
for teaching quality and leading edge research.
Recognised by The Guardian as Englands best
new university in 2001, and rated best new
university in the UK for the overall quality, range
and quantity of its research. The university is
committed to pioneering new, flexible learning
programmes, allowing students to study at
home or at work.
School of Business, Law & Psychology is an
international learning community of over
3,000 students and 90 full-time academics
offering a comprehensive range of programmes
in Business, Law and Psychology from
undergraduate, postgraduate, Corporate and
Doctoral level.

Course Description
The University of Sunderland MBA is designed
as a top-up programme for those who have
completed the BTEC Diploma in Management
Studies and gained appropriate management
experience. During this programme you will
develop your modelling techniques, strategic
management knowledge, competence and
problem-solving ability. You will also become
familiar with international management
practice, and the development of effective
business cultures and performance
enhancement.

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Course Content (Modules)


Comprises four modules:

Text-based
distance learning

and management research, and deductive and


inductive research methods. You will use and
compare qualitative and quantitative research
methods to enable you to write research
projects and report research findings.

Dissertation
1. Global Corporate Strategy
This module seeks to establish the holistic
nature of corporate strategy and how this affects
organisational decision making processes. By
examining aspects of the internal and external
environment and associated forces on the
organisation, you will develop an appreciation
of business and management within a global
setting.

2. International Business
Environment
This module will explore the different
frameworks in which organisational decisions
are made. You will identify key forces of
globalisation and analyse the impact of
economic, social, cultural and political factors on
business operations and structures in a variety
of national environments. You will also relate
theories of internationalisation, innovation and
competitive advantage to differing industries
and locations.

3. Modelling Techniques for


Business and Management
This module investigates a variety of
management tools and operational research
procedures used in business/management
decision making in order to broaden your
existing decision making knowledge.

4. Applied Research Methods for


Business and Management
This module explores the nature of business/
management research, ethical issues in business

You will be required to undertake a research


investigation into a contemporary management
issue utilising primary and secondary
investigation, techniques and data sources.

Assessment
The University of Sunderland MBA Top-Up
is assessed by one written assignment after
studying modules 1,2 and 4 (three in total), an
examination after module 3 and a dissertation.
The dissertation will be of 15,000 - 20,000 words
in length.

Duration of Programme
Minimum 12 months. However, the programme
is flexible and can be extended to a maximum
of five years.

Workload
We recommend an average of 12 hours study
time per week for this programme.

Exemptions
No exemptions are allowed for this
programme.

Enrolment Dates

Giving up employment to study full time was not an option.


allowed me to study while earning and proved an extremely
flexible solution. The support I received was superb, any queries
I had were resolved quickly and easily, my student support
co-ordinator was extremely helpful and professional.
Stephen Weekes. MBA

September, January and May.

How to Apply
In addition to a completed application form,
provide two references, preferably from an
academic or current employer, and proof of
qualifications.

Apply online

Visit our website www.rdi-germany.de

@ Email us
Call us

Email info@rdi-germany.de
Contact us today on 0531 12 9999-6

Entry Requirements
To gain entry to the University of Sunderland
MBA Top-Up you must possess the Edexcel
Diploma in Management Studies or a CMI
Executive Diploma or equivalent. You must be at
least 23 and have at least two years appropriate
management experience.

Whats Included
All study materials, core textbooks and student
handbooks are supplied. You will be allocated
a tutor for academic support who you can
contact as often as you like by telephone and
email. You will also have access to a programme
co-ordinator for administrative support. You will
be invited to an optional induction day (held at
RDIs Head Office in Coventry) and you will have
access to an online Virtual Campus.

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Business Pathway

BTEC Diploma in
Management Studies (DMS)
Edexcel
Qualification
On successful completion of this programme
you will be awarded a BTEC Diploma in
Management Studies (DMS).

Awarding Body
Edexcel

Course Description
The BTEC Diploma in Management Studies is
intended primarily for those who are working
in or aspire to work in management. This
course is ideal for those who are practising
first-line managers who wish to make a career
in management at this level. It focuses on
underpinning knowledge and practical skills
and will provide you with the opportunity to
preserve and build on existing good practice.
The BTEC DMS can be studied as a stand-alone
programme or as the first year of the University
of Sunderland MBA programme.

Mode
Text-based distance learning

Course Content (Modules)


Comprises six modules:

Year 1 BTEC Diploma in


Management Studies
Comprises Six Units:
Unit 1 Strategic Management

Nature, scope and purpose


Process
Key factors
Strategy options
Implementation and control

Unit 2 Managing Operations

Requirements of customers
Design of processes and systems
Control the implementation
Monitor and evaluate

Unit 3 Managing Finance

Cost concepts
Methods
Budgetary process
Financial statements

Unit 4 Human Resource


Management
Contribution of human resource
management
Structure and culture
Factors
Performance

Unit 5 Marketing Management

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Planning principles and processes


Tools and techniques
Marketing strategy options
Strategic marketing plan

Text-based
distance learning

Unit 6 Management Report

Workload

We recommend an average of 12 hours study


time per week for this programme.

Management research
Strategies
Select and utilise
Synthesise and analyse
Present

Assessment
The BTEC Diploma in Management Studies is
assessed by one written assignment of not less
than 5,000 after studying modules 1, 2 and 5
(three in total), an examination after modules 3
and 4 (two in total) and a report of not less than
10,000 words.

Duration of Programme
Minimum 12 months for the BTEC Diploma in
Management Studies. However, the programme
is flexible and can be extended to a maximum
of five years.

Entry Requirements
To gain entry to the BTEC Diploma in
Management Studies you should possess an
Edexcel BTEC Certificate in Management, a first
Degree, or another appropriate professional
qualification. Or experience of working in a
management position.

Whats Included
All study materials, core textbooks and student
handbooks are supplied. You will be allocated
a personal tutor for academic support who you
can contact as often as you like by telephone
and email. You will also have access to a
programme co-ordinator for administrative
support. You will be invited to an optional
induction day (held at RDIs Head Office in
Coventry) and you will have access to an online
Virtual Campus.

Exemptions
For this qualification we may allow you to count
credit for relevant study you have already done
elsewhere. Exemptions are considered on an
individual basis when you submit an application
form. Please note that we cannot consider work
experience alone for exemptions.

Allowing a student to work at a different pace where they may


have knowledge gaps has certainly been of significant benefit
to me. I have been able to adapt my learning and continuous
professional development requirements to suit a busy working
and family schedule. The overall time frame for achievement is
flexible and adaptable and meets the needs of mature students.
Richard Luck. Diploma in Management Studies (DMS)

Enrolment Dates
October, January, April and July

How to Apply
In addition to a completed application form,
provide two references, preferably from an
academic or current employer, and proof of
qualifications.

Apply online

Visit our website www.rdi-germany.de

@ Email us
Call us

Email info@rdi-germany.de
Contact us today on 0531 12 9999-6

What You Could Study Next


Successful completion of the programme may
allow you entry to:
University of Sunderland MBA
University of Bradford MBA
University of Wales MBA

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MBA*
University of Wales
Qualification

Mode

On successful completion of the programme


you will be awarded a Master of Business
Administration (MBA).

Online distance learning

Awarding Body

Course Content (Modules)


Comprises an induction and eight modules:

University of Wales
The University of Wales, which was founded by
Royal Charter in 1893, is a large and distinctive
federal university comprising nine member
institutions, whose activities it exists to support
and which are closely involved in its governance.
The university is the degree-awarding authority
for its member institutions and also for around
70 other higher education institutions both
within the UK and overseas, with which it also
enjoys close links. Annually, it awards almost
15,000 initial degrees and more than 4,000 higher
degrees, making it the second largest degreeawarding body in the UK. Almost the full range
of subjects is covered in its diverse range of
institutions. Together, the member institutions of
the University of Wales and its validated schemes
of study result in a thriving population of nearly
90,000 from all over the world.
This scheme is validated and awarded by the
federal University of Wales. For further details
regarding the University and its validation
services, please log on to www.wales.ac.uk/
validation or email validation@wales.ac.uk

Course Description
The University of Wales MBA programme is
designed to equip you with essential modern
management skills and knowledge and prepare
you with an enterprising spirit grounded
on solid business practices. The programme
also aims to provide you with analytical and
decision making capabilities in order to face
different kinds of new challenges resulting
from the rapid changes seen in todays growing
business environment. You will study tools
and techniques that will help you develop and
manage products and services that will be
competitive internationally.

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1. Personal Skills Development


In this module you will develop the common
skills needed to succeed on the programme.
It will provide you with the opportunity to
develop, apply and assess your skills using
appropriate methods. You will develop
a personal portfolio of evidence which
demonstrates development in the common
skills. You will establish a foundation for personal
development and be able to apply your learning
to a future workplace.

2. Financial Management
This module will provide you with the tools to
enable you to interpret and evaluate financial
information and utilise financial information for
decision-making purposes. After completing
this module you will be able to:
Draft financial statements.
Critically analyse information contained in
published financial statements.
Select and apply financial decision-making
techniques to appraise projects.
Evaluate complex investment decisions.
Utilise spreadsheets to present and analyse
financial information.
Appreciate differences between financial
decision-making in the public and not for profit
sectors as compared to the private sector.
Apply appropriate techniques to protect
against currency loss.

3. Marketing Management
You will investigate the role and function of
marketing within the context of changing
markets and increasing international
competition. After completing this module you
will be able to:
Critically evaluate the information needs
of the marketing function in terms of its
contribution to the strategic processes and

On-line
distance learning

tactical decision-making.
Integrate marketing decision-making with
organisational strategy.
Establish a broad base of marketing
knowledge and the strategic implications.
Develop and implement marketing plans for a
product or service.
Reflect an international perspective and
the global context of decision-making in
marketing planning.
Evaluate the appropriateness of e-business
strategies.

4. Operations Management
This module will investigate the context and
processes of management operations and
show how operations management is central to
the achievement of organisational aims. After
completing this module you will be able to:
Evaluate problems in operations and identify
approaches to overcoming them.
Critically evaluate operating plans and
identify areas for improvement.
Justify, implement and evaluate changes to
operations in line with modern approaches.
Develop outline plans for investment in new
capacity, including location and layout.
Evaluate operation processes so that
customer requirements including quality,
delivery and reliability are achieved.
Differentiate and devise suitable control
systems.
Apply principles of project management.

5. Managing the Human Resource


This module will help you to develop critical
awareness of the contribution the human
resource can make to workplace effectiveness.
It will develop your ability to apply theoretical
human resource models and concepts to a
wide variety of work situations. This module
is also designed to stimulate your thought on
how organisation design can impact on the
effectiveness of people. After completing this
module you will be able to:
Critically appraise the contribution people
can make to an organisation.
Analyse how factors concerning the

management of human resource vary within


an organisation and across situations.
Compare and contrast the concepts of
management and leadership.
Demonstrate how to lead and develop
effective teams.
Analyse a human resource problem and apply
appropriate models to develop solutions.

6. Managing Change in
Organisations
This module will provide you with an
understanding of the nature of organisational
change; the role of a manager in dealing with
that change; and skills which will allow them to
contribute positively to the change process. After
completing this module you will be able to:
Critically evaluate and define the nature of
the change process.
Apply a range of appropriate conceptual
tools applicable to the management of
change situations.
Critically review how organisations have
responded to change.
Synthesise and analyse the links between
knowledge management, knowledge
tracking and knowledge migration in
organisational/change management.
Design strategies to deal with resistance to
change.

7. Strategic Management
This module will introduce you to the strategy
process in a range of organisational contexts.
After completing this module you will be able
to:
Critically analyse a range of strategic
decision-making models.
Undertake a strategic analysis of an
organisation.
Apply a range of strategic choice frameworks
to generate and evaluate an organisations
strategic options.
Demonstrate the need to reflect cultural,
structural and behavioural issues in the
strategic process.
Develop end justify plans for the
implementation of agreed strategies.

8. Research Methods
This module will provide you with a
conceptual framework from which research
philosophies, strategies and methods
associated with business management can be
critically reviewed. You will develop research
competencies, in particular those relating to
data collection and analysis, that will enable you
to design, undertake and evaluate independent
research in an organisational setting. After
completing this module you will be able to:
Critically appraise research undertaken by
others.
Propose and justify a report for a research
project in business management that will
stand up to critical scrutiny.
Critically appraise the contribution primary
and secondary data sources can make to
research studies, particularly with respect
to sampling, statistical analysis and data
presentation techniques.
Synthesize research findings to improve the
quality of decisions in management.

Assessment
The personal skills development module
requires you to develop a portfolio. In addition,
you will complete two timed assessments,
which you will complete within 24 hours, similar
to an examination, four assignments of not
less than 4,000 words each, and a 20,000-word
dissertation.

Duration of Programme
The University of Wales MBA is normally studied
over a 24-month period, but this may be
extended to suit your individual needs for up to
a maximum of four years.

Entry Requirements
First degree from an approved university
equivalent to UK second class honours, or an
acceptable professional qualification.
At least two years relevant full-time work
experience.
English ability equivalent to an IELTS score
of 6.0, where the medium of undergraduate
study was not English.

Minimum of 23 years of age.


Candidates without a first degree will be
eligible for entry if they can demonstrate
a minimum of five years managerial
experience.

Whats Included
All online study materials and student
handbooks are supplied. You will be allocated a
tutor for academic support who you can contact
as often as you like by telephone and email.
You will also have access to a student support
co-ordinator for administrative support. You
will also complete an online induction and have
access to an online Virtual Campus.

Workload
We recommend an average of 12-15 hours
study time per week for this programme.

Exemptions
For this qualification, we may allow you to count
credit for relevant study you have already done
elsewhere. For example, holders of the BTEC
DMS will be eligible for advanced standing. For
other equivalent qualifications exemptions are
considered on an individual basis when you
submit an application form. Please note that
we cannot consider work experience alone for
exemptions.

Enrolment Dates
October, January, April and July

How to Apply
In addition to a completed application form,
provide two references, preferably from an
academic or current employer, and proof of
qualifications.

Apply online

Visit our website www.rdi-germany.de

@ Email us
Call us

Email info@rdi-germany.de
Contact us today on 0531 12 9999-6

*subject to final approval

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I find my learning experience through


to be extremely flexible. It simply fuses in
with my way of life, and does not interrupt
my crazy days that mainly start at about
4:20am. Its simply the answer for people
that never want to give up their way of life
for a few months studying. It gives you a
bit of both really, Ive come to call it the
best of both worlds.

Business Pathway

BA (Hons) Business Management


(Final Year Top-up)

Text -based
distance learning

University of Sunderland
Qualification

1 - Managing Projects

On successful completion of this programme


you will be awarded the University of
Sunderland BA (Hons) Business Management.

This module will enable you to understand the


processes of project planning, financing and
implementation using a variety of techniques
covering:

Awarding Body
University of Sunderland

Course Description
The BA (Hons) Business Management will
provide you with the necessary expertise to
critically evaluate business models and concepts
and apply them to real-world situations. Upon
completion of this course you will be able to
apply your skills to a wide-range of organisations,
both commercial and not-for-profit.
The University of Sunderland BA (Hons) Business
Management (Final Year Top-up) can be studied
as a stand-alone programme for those who
already have an HND in Business, or can form
part of a three-year degree programme when
combined with the Edecxel HND Business
Management.

Mode
Text-based distance learning. Tutor supported.

Course Content (Modules)


Comprises six modules:

Effective project definition


Activity and time planning
Cost and quality evaluations
Risk management
Management and leadership of project teams
This module will introduce a good mix of
operational skills and analysis of major strategic
projects from around the world. This is an
integrative module drawing down from a range
of business functions and skills typical of the way
businesses are increasingly being managed today.

2 - Marketing Strategy
This module will enable you to appreciate how
marketing strategies can contribute to the
success of the business. You will consider the
mechanics of marketing strategy i.e. the models
and concepts that are used in developing and
implementing valid strategies. In exploring how
marketing strategies are developed you will
engage with contemporary marketing themes
and issues such as relationship marketing,
branding and e-marketing.

3 - Strategic Management of Human


Resources
This module will consider the redefinition
of personnel departments role in achieving
strategic change through benchmarking,
auditing and outsourcing. You will also review
the key policy variables that make up a human
resources strategy including: performance
management, human resource development,

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Wila Simpungwe, BA (Hons) Business


Management

Stand alone course or


combine with the Edexcel
HND Business & Management
to form 3 year degree

employee relations, strategic recruitment and


retention. This module will provide you with
an introduction to important concepts of
organisational development and learning.

4 - Financial Management
Explore aspects of internal resource
management while examining the broader
financial context in which companies operate.
Budgetary control, working capital management
and investment appraisal will also be
investigated. Your emphasis of this module will
be on the analysis and interpretation of financial
data to aid management decision-making rather
than technical preparation of data.

5 - Contemporary Developments in
Business and Management
You will explore some of the key issues of
enterprise including: innovation, effective
corporate governance and social responsibility.
You will then review the effective management
of knowledge and intellectual capital of the
organisation. This module also examines the
contribution that small and medium sized
enterprises (SMEs) make to the economy in
terms of innovation and knowledge creation.

6 - Strategic Management
Develop your skills by creating strategic plans
and communicating those plans to stakeholders.
You will take an international case-based
approach to tracking businesses through the
cycle of growth from start-up to mature market.
You will also investigate the link between core
strategic competence and competitiveness
and review emergent issues of corporate
governance and change.

Assessment

How to Apply

The University of Sunderland BA Top-Up is


assessed by one written assignment after
studying modules 1, 3, 4 and 5, and an
examination after modules 2 and 6.

In addition to a completed application form,


provide one reference, preferably from an
academic or current employer, and proof of
qualifications.

Duration of Programme
Minimum 12 months for the University
of Sunderland BA Top-Up. However, this
programme is flexible and can be extended to a
maximum of five years.

Apply online

Visit our website www.rdi-germany.de

@ Email us
Call us

Email info@rdi-germany.de
Contact us today on 0531 12 9999-6

Entry Requirements
A HND in a relevant subject. The BTEC HND
Business & Management allows direct entry to
this programme.

Whats Included
All study materials, core textbooks and student
handbooks are supplied. You will be allocated a
tutor for academic support who you can contact
as often as you like by telephone and email.
You will also have access to a programme coordinator for administrative support. You will be
invited to an optional induction day (held at RDIs
Head Office in Coventry) and you will have access
to an online Virtual Campus.

What You Could Study Next


Successful completion of the programme may
allow you entry to:
University of Bradford MBA
University of Sunderland MBA
University of Wales MBA
BTEC Diploma in Management Studies (DMS)

Workload
We recommend an average of 12 hours study
time per week for this programme.

Exemptions
No exemptions are allowed for this programme.

Enrolment Dates
October, January, April and July

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BA (Hons) Business (Final Year Top-up)*


University of Wales

On-line
distance learning

Qualification

3. Managing Self and Others

Entry Requirements

On successful completion of the programme


you will be awarded a BA (Hons) Business

This module will reinforce your study skills


and give you an opportunity to reflect on your
own wider skill set and future needs. It will
then develop your understanding of working
with and managing people. This will include
reviewing the key policy variables that make
up a human resources strategy including:
performance management, human resource
development, employee relations, strategic
recruitment and retention.

HND in Business or equivalent.


English ability equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0
.

Awarding Body
University of Wales

Course Description
The University of Wales BA (Hons) Business is
designed as a top-up for holders of the BTEC
HND Business & Management, or equivalent,
to progress to full undergraduate honours. This
programme will develop your knowledge and
skills gained at HND level. You will undertake a
rigorous study of theories, business techniques
and issues and acquire the practical skills that
are essential within the changing business
environment to enable you to pursue a business
career or further academic study.

Mode
Online distance learning

Course Content (Modules)


Comprises an induction and six modules:

1. Project Management
This module will enable you to understand the
processes of project planning, financing and
implementation using a variety of techniques
covering:
Effective project definition
Activity and time planning
Cost and quality evaluations
Risk management
Management and leadership of project teams
This module will introduce a good mix of
operational skills and analysis of major strategic
projects from around the world. This is an
integrative module drawing down from a range
of business functions and skills typical of the
way businesses are increasingly being managed
today.

2. Marketing Strategy
This module will enable you to appreciate how
marketing strategies can contribute to the
success of the business. You will consider the
mechanics of marketing strategy i.e. the models
and concepts that are used in developing and
implementing valid strategies. In exploring how
marketing strategies are developed you will
engage with contemporary marketing themes
and issues such as relationship marketing,
branding and e-marketing.

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4. Financial Decision Making


This module will explore aspects of internal
resource management while examining the
broader financial context in which companies
operate. Budgetary control, working capital
management and investment appraisal will also
be investigated. The emphasis of his module
will be on the analysis and interpretation of
financial data to aid decision-making rather than
technical preparation of data.

5. Emerging Business Themes


In this module you will explore some of the current
trends in business and management. These will
include globalisation, sustainability, corporate
governance, and the not for profit sector.

6. Strategic Management
This module will help you develop the skills
needed to create business plans in line with
corporate strategic plans and communicate
them to stakeholders. An international casebased approach to tracking businesses through
the cycle of growth from start-up to mature
market will be taken.

Assessment
You will complete one 24-hour assessment,
which you will complete within a very short
timescale similar to that undertaken in an
examination and four assignments of not less
than 4,000 words each. You will also complete a
Learning Diary, which will require you to collect
evidence and log events in your life that relate
to the attainment of the learning outcomes of
the module. This will be completed as part of the
induction at the beginning of the programme
but the assessment will be handed in towards
the end of the programme.

Duration of Programme
This programme can be studied over a
minimum of 12 months, this may be extended
to suit your individual needs for up to a
maximum of three years.

Whats Included
All online study materials and student
handbooks are supplied. You will be allocated a
tutor for academic support who you can contact
as often as you like by telephone and email.
You will also have access to a student support
co-ordinator for administrative support. You
will also complete an online induction and have
access to an online Virtual Campus.

Workload
We recommend an average of 12 hours study
time per week for this programme.

Exemptions
For this qualification, we may allow you to count
credit for relevant study you have already done
elsewhere. Exemptions are considered on an
individual basis when you submit an application
form. Please note that we cannot consider work
experience alone for exemptions.

Enrolment Dates
October, January, April and July

How to Apply
In addition to a completed application form,
provide two references, preferably from an
academic or current employer, and proof of
qualifications.

Apply online

Visit our website www.rdi-germany.de

@
Call us

Email us

Email info@rdi-germany.de
Contact us today on 0531 12 9999-6

What You Could Study Next


Successful completion of the programme may
allow you entry to:
University of Bradford MBA
University of Sunderland MBA
University of Wales MBA
BTEC Diploma in Management Studies (DMS)
*subject to final approval

My biggest regret was leaving school and not going


to university. At 25 with financial commitments it would
have been impossible for me to attend full time study and
not receive the income I receive currently.
provided a
solution that will enable me to obtain a nationally recognised
qualification whilst still bringing in my income to satisfy my
financial commitments. The course literature is simple and
easy to understand, along with the support and access to
my course tutor, has made it a win win situation for me.
Andy Cain, HNC Computing (Business IT)
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Business Pathway

BTEC HNC Business /


HND Business & Management
Edexcel
Qualification

HNC (total 10 units):

On successful completion of 10 units you will be


awarded a HNC Business. However, if you go on
to complete all 16 units successfully you will be
awarded a HND Business & Management

Organisations and Behaviour


Approaches to management practices,
structure and culture
Organisations, Competition and
Environment
External market factors and national/
international dimensions
Marketing
Marketing process, mix and targeted
marketing
Managing Financial Resources
Financial decision making and business
performance
Legal and Regulatory Framework
Consumer and employment legislation
Quantitative Techniques for Business
Statistical techniques for decision making
Management Information Systems
IT applications as a business management
tool
Business Strategy
Planning, formulation and implementation
Management Accounting
Costs, budgets and cash flow forecasting
Managing Activities
Planning, managing and improving business
activities

Awarding Body
Edexcel

Course Description
The HNC/D in Business & Management is
designed for those who wish to develop their
professional expertise and skills across a range
of essential business and management areas.
The HNC/D in Business & Management can
be studied as stand-alone programmes or can
form part of a three-year degree programme:
University of Sunderland BA (Hons) Business
Management, or University of Wales BA (Hons)
Business

Mode
Online distance learning*

Course Content (Modules)


Comprises ten units for the HNC and a further
six units for the HND:

HND (HNC plus 6 units):


Managing Self
Skills audit and personal development plan
Managing People
Teams and individuals, performance
evaluation and disciplinary procedures
Managing Information
Source, analyse and store business
information
Marketing Planning
Auditing, planning and ethical issues
Human Resources Management
Personnel management, procedures

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and practices
Quality Management
Systems, procedures and barriers to
achieving quality

Assessment
The BTEC HND in Business & Management is
assessed by 12 written assignments in total (of
2,500 - 3,000 words each) and four examinations.

Duration of Programme
Minimum 15 months for the BTEC HNC in
Business and a further 9 months for the HND.
24 months in total to HND. However, this
programme is flexible and can be extended to a
maximum of five years.

Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements,
however candidates should be at a certain
academic level such as an A Level or GNVQ,
or have at least two years full-time work
experience.

Whats Included
All study materials, core textbooks and student
handbooks are supplied. You will be allocated
a personal tutor for academic support who you
can contact as often as you like by telephone
and email. You will also have access to a
programme co-ordinator for administrative
support. You will be invited to an optional
induction day (held at RDIs Head Office in
Coventry) and you will have access to an online
Virtual Campus.

Exemptions
For this qualification we may allow you to
count credit for relevant HNC/D modules you
have already done elsewhere. Exemptions are
considered on an individual basis when you
submit an application form.

Enrolment Dates
October, January, April and July

How to Apply
In addition to a completed application form,
provide one reference, preferably from an
academic or current employer, and proof of
qualifications.

Usually at my age you leave college then spend 3 years at university


with no money and having to pay a large sum for your education, which
immediately puts you in debt when you have finished. I enjoy my job which
is full time as a HR assistant and receptionist, I can earn a full time salary
alongside gaining a university level qualification in the same time as if I were
to be studying full time. I can manage my job and my studying therefore
gaining the best of both worlds. I have found this invaluable as when I have
to
finished my course I will have a HND (hopefully to be carried on with
get a degree) and valuable work experience.

Faith Hunter, HND Business & Management

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Contact us today on 0531 129999-6

What You Could Study Next


Successful completion of the programme may
allow you entry to:
University of Sunderland BA (Hons) Business
Management
University of Wales BA (Hons) Business

* This course will be online from October 2007.

Workload
We recommend 8-10 hours study time per week
for the HNC/D Business & Management.

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