Bangor Business School

Business Studies HND

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Course facts

  • UCAS code: 022N
  • Bangor code: HND/BF
  • Course length: 2 years

The HND in Business Studies is a 2-year full-time Business Studies course designed to give you a sound educational background for a range of careers by gaining a nationally- recognised qualification.

The Business Studies course is run in partnership with Coleg Menai, a local college of Further Education. If you complete the HND programme successfully, you can either enter the world of work or study for a further two years at the University towards an Honours Degree in the field of business.

Further information is available from Coleg Menai (see below), but applications for the Business Studies course should be routed through UCAS and Bangor University.

Please Note: This course is run at Coleg Menai.

Entry requirements

  • One A2-level pass, including an appropriate subject, and GCSE in English or Welsh and Mathematics
  • Mature students with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis and will be invited for interview so that the requirements of the degree can be explained.

Career Prospects

This Business Studies course is ideal preparation for a range of careers in industry, business, the public sector and management.

For more on studying degree courses see our Study at Bangor section.

Each module is assessed on a continuous basis by assignments during and at the end of the Business Studies course.

You will have the benefit of your own personal tutor, in your chosen language, who will support you every step of the way during your studies.

At the same time, you will also have the opportunity to study towards other qualifications in the business field in order to broaden your knowledge, thereby increasing your chances of employment.

What will I study?

You will study a full range of modules, of which 8 are core to the Business Studies course, during the two years.

Core modules:

  • Marketing
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Organisations, Competition and Environment
  • Quantitative Techniques for Business
  • Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Strategy

Option modules:

  • Management Accounting
  • Managing Activities
  • Marketing Intelligence
  • Human Resources Management
  • Small Business Management
  • European Business
  • Managing Information
  • Quality Management
  • Having completed the HND, you have the opportunity to enter the second year of an Honours degree involving Business. There are several such degrees which you can pursue including Business and Social Administration, Business Studies, Marketing, Business Studies and Marketing, or Economics, Finance, or a Modern Language.
  • Students may present all coursework and assignments in Welsh.
  • You will have access to Coleg Menai's Sports Centre as well as the Sports facilities in the University for all your fitness and recreational needs.
  • Bangor is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Britain, set between the sea and the mountains of Snowdonia. This gives you the opportunity to take part in outdoor activities not available on many campuses.

Contact us:

Please contact:

Brian Evans
Course Director
Coleg Menai
Ffordd Ffriddoedd
Gwynedd LL57 2TP
Tel: 01248 370125

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