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Higher National Diploma in Business (Management)-Part Time

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business (Management) programme is aimed at students who want to continue their education through applied learning. The programme provides learners with an opportunity to gain an insight into all aspects of general business management including marketing, accounting and finance, human resource management, operations and project management and law along with other business disciplines which will provide a solid foundation in essential business practice. 

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business (Management) is a two-year programme which aims to provide a high quality vocational business education. The curriculum is carefully designed to integrate core business modules with more specialised modules offered in year two as detailed in the illustrative study schedule below.

Why enrol on this programme?

You will gain understanding of how a business operates, the challenges involved in managing a business and what makes it successful. You will study a variety of business subjects where the emphasis is on application to business organisations, and the learning environment will incorporate industry visits and guests speakers, wherever possible to give you a real life vocational aspect to your learning. Your assessments will be based on local and global business organisations with a vocational context.

Programme Delivery (Part-Time)

One module will be studied each month. There will be 10 classes per month, each class from 6 to 9pm, usually on Sundays and Wednesdays and on 1 or 2 Mondays. You will study 6 mandatory modules in the first year plus 2 additional elective units.  In year 2 you will study 2 core mandatory units, 3 specialist management units and 2 elective units. You will have a combination of classroom lectures which includes ample opportunity for you to participate in group activities, individual assignments, case study analysis, presentations, role plays and debates etc. This ensures that you will be prepared for employment in business fields and will be qualified to pursue top up degree programmes.

Exit Qualifications

Depending on course duration, there is a possible exit award available after one year - a Higher National Certificate in Business after successfully completing 6 core mandatory units and 2 electives (120 credits)


The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business (Management) qualification is a dual award programme conferred by Emirates Aviation University and Pearson BTEC, UK.  The EAU award is recognised by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai.

Student Intake

You have three opportunities to join this programme, either in January, June or September of each year.

Career Prospects
The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business (Management) programme will equip you with knowledge and skills to prepare you for employment or further study in Business at top up level.

Indicative Study Schedule

Semesters Module Title

Mandatory Electives/Specialist Modules

YEAR 1: 6 mandatory modules plus 2 electives

January   Business and the Business Environment  
February Marketing Essentials  
March Human Resource management  
April/May No Class scheduled  
June Management Accounting  
    Choice of 2 of the following 4 electives
July Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson Set) Business Law
August No Classes Scheduled  
September Management and Operations Innovation and Commercialisation
November   Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
December No Classes Scheduled Financial Accounting
  Year 2 : 2 Core Mandatory Modules , 3 Mandatory Specialist Modules and 2 Electives
  All 3 of the following Mandatory Specialist Modules
January Organisational Behaviour  


  Operations and Project Management
March   Understanding and Leading Change
April/May  No Classes Scheduled  
June   Global Business Environment
    Choice of 2 the following electives
July   Statistics for Management
August No Classes Scheduled  
September   Business Strategy
October/November Research Project (Pearson Set) Developing Individuals , Teams and Organisations
    Human Resources -Values & Contribution to Organisational Success
    Consumer Behaviour & Insight
    Customer Value Management
    Sales Management
    International Marketing
    Brand Management
    Pitching & Negotiating Skills
    Tapping into New & International Markets
    Business Systems

The above schedule is subject to change

Applicants are expected to have the following: High School Certificate – An officially certified secondary school certificate or equivalent, with a minimum total average score of 80%; scores between 70-79% will be subject to an interview
Original TOEFL (iBT) score of 61 and above or IELTS (Academic) score of 5.0 and above

Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees (AED)
N/A 2,625 52,500 per year