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Higher National Diploma in Business (Management)

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

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

1 year

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 two opportunities to join this programme, either in the Fall semester (August / September) or in the Spring semester (January / February).

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

YEAR 1: 6 mandatory modules plus 2 electives (semesters 1 & 2)



Business and the Business Environment  
Marketing Essentials  
Human Resource management  
Management Accounting  



Management and Operations Choice of 2 of the following electives

Managing a successful business Project


Business Law
  Innovation and commercialization
  Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  Financial Accounting



Year 2: 2 Core mandatory modules , 3 mandatory specialist modules and 2 electives (semesters 3 & 4)
  All of 3 the following mandatory specialist modules
Organizational Behaviour Operations and Project Management
  Understanding and leading change
  Global Business Environment



  Choice of 2 of the following Electives
Research Project (Pearson Set) Statistics for Management
  Business Strategy
  Developing Individuals , Teams and Organizations
  Human Resources -Value & Contribution to Organizational Success
  Customer Behavior & 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