Higher National Diploma

International in Business (Accounting and Finance)

Pearson

The HND in Accounting and Finance is a promising step forward towards acquiring educational proficiency and absorbing the skills and practices required to pursue a career in the finance sector.

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        Duration

        24 Months

        Course Level

        Level 5

        Credits

        240

        Modules

        15

        Programme Overview

        The HND in Accounting and Finance program is created with the aim of enabling students to step into the job market with the eligibility to explore career opportunities in the field of Accounting and Finance. The courses extensively cover topics of business, accounting and finance, which prepares the student for a variety of accounting and finance-related job roles.

        Through the course, students will receive a 360-degree education in business, marketing, management, HR and sales, in addition to focus on subjects of Financial Reporting, Financial Management and Advanced Management Accounting.

        Key Features

        • Serves as a doorway into future higher education opportunities
        • Helps build a strong foundation in the study of finance & accounting
        • Aims at addressing key finance related topics
        • BTEC Pearson Certifications offer UK quality of education
        • Students who attain this certification can directly enrol into the third year, saving up to 5 months on completion of their bachelor’s degree giving them an upper hand over the rest.
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          Top Skills you will Learn

          The modules of the program are going to explore theories as well as practices that are essential for professional in the accounting and finance sector and meet industry demands. It ensures that students experience simulative scenarios through projects and assignments to give them a deeper understanding of accounting and finance as a trait. However, the course does not limit students’ learning only to accounting and finance as students are offered multiple opportunities to learn about other business sectors such as management, operation, sales, and marketing.

          Job Opportunities

          • Investor
          • Financial planner
          • Financial analyst
          • Accountant
          • Credit Analyst
          • Banking
          • Insurance Agent
          • Finance and Risk Manager
          • Financial Portfolio
          • Manager
          • Financial Consultant

          Who Is This Programme for?

          The program is for freshers who look forward to pursuing higher education with specialization in Accounting and Finance which in turn will helps them acquire eligibility for job opportunities in the accounting and finance industry.

          Minimum Eligibility

          Students pursuing HND Accounting and Finance must have graduated from high-school.

          Higher National Diploma in Accounting and Finance

          Awarding Body : Pearson

          Pearson Education is a British-owned educational publishing and appraisal service for educational institutions and corporations, as well as for students directly. It integrates world-class educational content and evaluation, driven by services and technology, to allow more efficient teaching and customized learning. Their mission is to have a direct partnership with millions of lifelong learners and to link education to the way people aspire to live and work each day. They assume that wherever learning flourishes, people do as well.

          Core Modules

          Module Name Credit
          Business and the Business Environment 15
          Marketing Process and Planning 15
          Human Resource Management 15
          Leadership and Management 15
          Accounting Principles 15
          Managing a Successful Business Project 15
          Organizational Behavior 15
          Innovation and Commercialization 15
          Sales Management 15
          Entrepreneurial Ventures 15
          Business Strategy 15
          Research Project 30

          Specialization Modules

          Unit Name Unit Credit
          Financial Management 15
          Financial Reporting 15
          Management Accounting 15

          Key Learnings:

          • Develop an understanding of the core business processes
          • Acquire the skill of financial reporting
          • Learn the theoretical and practical aspects of financial management
          • Grasp the ability to perform at various finance and accounting roles
          • Understand the correlation between varying business processes on finances
          • Be able to assess and apply financial theories under prevailing market conditions

          Progression and Further Study Opportunities

          An HND can be a valuable asset for your career. Employers appreciate the practical training and workplace experience that it provides, which can help you develop a portfolio of work directly related to your field.

          Additionally, an HND can provide opportunities to explore new career paths or further your education. With an HND, you could pursue higher education such as a bachelor’s degree, postgraduate study, or professional qualifications. It’s worth considering how an HND could enhance your career prospects and personal growth.
          Your HND is a stepping stone to a number of options:

          • Topping up to an honours degree. Topping up is a great option if you want to build on your existing degree and specialize in a particular field. This can help you stand out to potential employers and advance your career.
          • Transferring to an honours degree course in a different subject. Transferring to a different subject can also be an excellent choice if you want to explore a new area of interest or pursue a career change. It’s worth considering these options and exploring the possibilities that an honors degree can offer for your personal and professional growth.

          Once you’ve completed the Pearson BTEC Level 4 & 5 Higher National Diploma, you have an excellent opportunity to further your education by progressing onto degree top-up programs at various higher education providers,
          including top universities in the UK and Middle East such as:

          • Westford University College
          • Heriot-Watt University, Dubai
          • Middlesex University Dubai
          • Northwestern University in Qatar
          • University College London Qatar
          • American University Dubai
          • University of Birmingham Dubai
          • Effat University
          • Amity University Dubai
          • Michigan State University
          • New York University Abu Dhabi
          • University of Wollongong Dubai
          • Middlesex University
          • University of Westminster
          • Coventry University
          • De Montfort University
          • University of Sunderland
          • Buckinghamshire New University
          • Northumbria University
          • University of Wolverhampton
          • University of Portsmouth
          • London Metropolitan University
          • Manchester Metropolitan University
          • University of Gloucestershire
          • University of Salford
          • University of Derby
          • University of Lincoln

          If you’re looking to gain a degree, a Higher National Diploma can be an excellent way to get started. It can serve as a stepping stone to university, allowing you to join the final year of a degree program after completing your HND. Additionally, the HND can also prepare you for a career, as the course provides learners with practical and relevant career-related opportunities. Many students have found that having an HND leads to increased pay and better promotion prospects due to the professional focus of the program. Whether you’re interested in pursuing higher education or starting your career, an HND can offer valuable benefits and help you achieve your goals.

          Note: The aforementioned universities have been sourced via the Pearson website. To explore a comprehensive inventory of university options, we advise checking their official site.

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