BTEC HND in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

 

Learn how to start your own business!

Expand your knowledge of entrepreneurship and develop venture management skills and techniques!

With its relevant career-related content, this course prepares you to start up your own business. Every business, large or small, must be entrepreneurial just to survive. You will develop and enhance the range of your personal, cognitive, commercial and interpersonal transferable skills and build your confidence. You will learn to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. You will be able to perform effectively in situations requiring personal responsibility and decision-making.

Each unit has a clear purpose: to cater for the increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at levels 4 and 5, providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or progression to a degree at level 6.

Each pathway consists of a total of 120 credits at level 5, delivered via core, specialist and optional units. All the pathways have specialist units which have been aligned to the relevant Professional Body standards, if applicable. All pathways permit a degree of optionality.

BTEC is the world’s most successful and best-loved applied learning brand, engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than thirty years.

Pearson BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment or those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. Pearson BTECs provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at university and are also designed to meet employers’ needs. Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are therefore widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal technical professional qualification at Levels 4 and 5.

 

    Register your interest in the programme.

    You will study 15 units over a period of 2 or 2.5 years (depending on mode of study). This will result in you achieving 240 credits, allowing to progress the Ulster BSc (Hons) Business Studies Degree

    Level 4:

    • Business and the Business Environment: 15 credits
    • Marketing Processes and Planning: 15 credits 
    • Human Resource Management: 15 credits 
    • Leadership and Management: 15 credits 
    • Accounting Principles: 15 credits 
    • Managing a Successful Business Project: 15 credits
    • Business Law: 15 credits
    • Innovation and Commercialisation: 15 credits 
    • Entrepreneurial Ventures: 15 credits

    Level 5:

    • Research Project: 15 credits 
    • Organisational Behaviour: 15 credits 
    • Principles of Operations Management: 15 credits
    • Launching a New Venture: 15 credits 
    • Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities: 15 credits
    • Managing and Running a Small Business: 15 credits
    • Business Strategy: 15 credits

    Non-core modules You need to take 2 of the 3 non-core modules above.

    Once you have completed the course, you will expand your knowledge of entrepreneurship and develop venture management skills and techniques. You will be ready to move forward and start your own business or secure a job at an established company. Entrepreneurial skills are also in demand in established companies. Every business, large or small, must be entrepreneurial just to survive. You will learn everything you need to know from preparing for entrepreneurship, to building your business, ensuring your financial strength, promoting your brand, raising capital, opening for business, and so much more. You will be able to perform effectively in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.