Higher National Diploma in Business

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Do you want to enter higher education but need a solid foundation? Study business in a multicultural environment and enjoy the vibrant and beautiful city of Budapest!

Join our 2-year Higher National Diploma programme in Business to gain relevant knowledge, skills and competencies, which will open doors to careers in various fields of business and management, or serve as a springboard to Bachelor’s level studies.

Duration of programme4 semesters
Starting dateSeptember
Tuition fee per semester€ 2,750
One-off registartion fee for non-EU citizens€ 900
Degree awarded byPearson
Language of TuitionEnglish
Admission CriteriaHigh School Leaving Certificate

Programme Content

Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business is a 2-year vocational programme with top-up opportunities to Bachelor level at IBS and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The prestigious and widely accepted qualifi cation armours students with a wealth of skills that are essential to pursue a career in business and provides solid foundation for further studies in business and management. IBS offers two optional pathways to its HND in Business programme, in Marketing and Human Resource Management.


SemesterUnit name
Compulsory units 
1Business Environment
1Marketing Principles
1Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business
1Business Skills for Proposals and Pitches
2Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
2Organisations and Behaviour
2Business Decision Making
2Employability Skills
4Business Strategy
4Research Project
HRM pathway 
3Human Resource Management
3Managing Human Resources
4Human Resources Development
4Employee Relations
Marketing pathway 
3Marketing intelligence
3Advertising and Promotion in Business
4Marketing Planning
4Sales Planning and Operations
General Options (choose at least two)
3Small Business Enterprise
3European Business
3Business Psychology
3Contemporary Issues in Marketing Management

Knowledge & Skills

Core knowledge and skills are developed through a wide variety of activities including case studies, presentations, and videos as well as small group tasks and discussions. Students will earn relevant skills valued by employers and an up-to-date knowledge base through a combination of theoretical and practical learning and assessment opportunities. A core value of the HND in Business programme is the opportunity to establish individual and team building skills and experience them in cross-cultural contexts.

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