Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business
The HND in BUSINESS is an
internationally recognised qualification. This course aims
to equip students with the knowledge, skills and
understanding required to work effectively in a business
environment and to develop specialist expertise in the area
of their choice: legal procedure and practice or accounting.
This is a two-year full time course, which requires
college attendance four days per week. Work experience one
day a week in a legal or business setting is an integral
part of the course and is therefore compulsory.
Students are given the opportunity to study additional legal or accounting
modules in each year. The balance between the academic and the practical
application of skills gives students a unique opportunity to prepare for further
study and employment.
Modules Year 2:
- Organisation and Behaviour
- Contract Law
- Website Design
- Human Resource Management
- Irish Legal System
- Management Accounting (Accounting Pathway)
- Taxation (Accounting Pathway)
- Further Aspects of Contract (Legal Pathway)
- Business Environment
- Business Strategy
- Business Decision Making
- Research Project
- Employability Skills
- Work Experience
- Company Law (Accounting and Legal Pathway)
- Employment Law (Legal Pathway)
- Financial Reporting (Accounting Pathway)
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons
Career Prospects and Progression
Graduates can find employment in areas within the business,
legal and accounting sectors in organisations.
Graduates with appropriate
grades can progress onto year three of the Business Management Degree Course in
Tallaght IT or Blanchardstown IT, at the end of which, successful students are
awarded a pass degree and are eligible to progress onto year three for the award
of an honours degree.
Graduates can also progress onto year two of business degrees in NCI.
Other Higher Level Institutions will consider applications based on individual
Geraldine McKenzie graduated with a HND in Business with Legal Studies.
She went on to qualify with an LLB from Portabello and then for an LLM from
Trinity College. She was a member of the Teaching Staff at Inchicore College of
Further Education on the Legal Team.