COURSE INFORMATION

Throughout the course, you will gain knowledge of the challenges and current thinking in business and, in particular, the challenges of decision making and of managing people effectively in organisations. You will develop your skills in managing your own performance and that of others.

Year 1

  • Managing people and organisations
  • Economics: an introduction
  • Marketing: an introduction
  • Business accounting
  • ICT in business: spreadsheets
  • Information technology: applications software
  • Communication
  • Business: Graded Unit 1
  • Economics 2: the world economy
  • Business law
  • The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course

Year 2

  • Business culture and strategy
  • Behavioural skills for business
  • ICT in business
  • Business contractual relationships
  • Preparing financial forecasts
  • Statistics for business
  • Business: graded unit 2
  • Economics 1: micro and macro
  • DURATION AND ATTENDANCE
  • Two years full-time
  • Four years part-time – available through Saturday morning accelerated learning with flexible home study (minimum one calendar year)

Year 1

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above in relevant subjects plus four National 5s at Grade C or above
  • Advanced Certificate: Business Enterprise including a minimum of 12 SQA credits
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

Year 2

  • Internal candidates must successfully achieve year 1
  • External candidates must have evidence of successfully achieving HNC: Business
  • Direct entry in to year 2 requires HNC Business

Employment in both public and private sector organisations in a range of business functions such as:

  • Human resource management
  • Banking
  • Administration
  • Retail