Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) Programme

Higher National Diploma in Business

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Course Summary

Programme Category: Higher National Diploma (HND)
Time: 6 semesters (2 years)
Study Mode: Full Time & Part Time
Intakes: January, May and August
Admission Requirements: KCSE / IGCE
BTEC Level 3

Tuition Fee: KShs. 92,000 per semester
BTEC Registration Fee: £285 (One Time)
Exam Fee: £123 (Annually)

Programme Description

The Higher National Diploma in Business programme is examined by Pearson BTEC (UK) and meets international standards of quality delivery. It provides a broad introduction to business and relevant practical business knowledge and skills in areas such as; Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, Operations Management, Marketing, Human Resource and Business Management. The programme aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of the graduate.

Programme Objectives

To equip students with business knowledge and skills necessary to achieve high performance in the global business environment.

To offer employability skills and knowledge essential for entrepreneurship, employment or higher education aspirations.

Career Opportunities

Business Development

Business Consultancy

Administration & Operations

HR Management

Sales & Marketing


Admission Requirements

Requirement 1

BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business
IGCE – ‘A’ level with passes in English and Mathematics
KCSE – C (Plain) with C- in English and Mathematics

Requirement 2

ICT Proficiency - ICDL or any other proof of basic computer literacy

Qualification for the award

To qualify for a Higher National Diploma in Business award, a student must take a total of 16 units, comprising of 8 Core units and 8 Electives. However, a student can earn a Higher National Certificate (HNC) after one (1) academic year of specific course combinations.

Course Duration and Timetable

Two (2) academic years which is equivalent to 6 semesters

Full Time:

Monday to Friday:
08:30 am – 10:30 am
11:00 am – 01:00 pm

Tutorial Sessions:
02:00 pm – 04:00pm

Part Time:

Monday to Friday:
05:30 pm – 08:00 pm

08:30 am – 10:30 am
11:00 am – 01:00 pm

Course Fees

Admission Fee:KShs. 10,000One Time
Tuition Fee:KShs. 92,000Per Semester
Extra Unit:KShs. 30,000Per Unit
BTEC Registration Fee:278 UK PoundsOne Time
Examination Fee:121 UK PoundsAnnually
ICDLKShs. 47,000

Course Schedule (Modules)

Year One (Level 4)

Core Units (ALL are Compulsory)

  1. Business and the Business Environment
  2. Marketing Essentials
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Management and Operations
  5. Management Accounting
  6. Managing a Successful Business Project

Electives (Any TWO are required)

  1. Business Law
  2. Innovation and Commercialisation
  3. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  4. Financial Accounting

Note: Professional and Short Courses are also available on recommendation by the Academic Board based on your area of interest.

Year Two (Level 5)

Core Units (ALL are Compulsory)

  1. Research Project
  2. Organizational Behaviour

Electives (Any SIX are required)

1. Taxation 12. Brand Management
2. Statistics for Management 13. Planning for Growth
3. International Marketing 14. Digital Marketing
4. Business IT Systems 15. Pitching and Negotiation Skills
5. Business Systems 16. E-Commerce and Strategy
6. Developing Individuals, Teams and Organizations 17. Social Media and Practice
7. Business Strategy 18. Business Intelligence
8. Consumer Behaviour and Insight 19. Understanding Leading Change
9. Customer Value Management 20. Global Business Environment
10. Sales Management 21. Employee Relations
11. Human Resources – Value and Contribution to Organizational Success 22. Tapping into New and International Markets

Admission Process

Step 1
Complete the online admission form via the button below
Step 2
Attach certified copies of academic credentials, two (2) passport size photos and proof of identification (National ID or Passport)
Step 3
Pay Admission Fee of KShs 10,000/- by MPesa Paybill or cheque payment direct to the college account. Account details to be provided on request
Step 4
Submit all the items to INtel College

What next after HND

After successfully completing the Higher National Diploma in Business, a student can proceed to further studies in a related area.

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Why INtel?

INtel courses offer students and working professionals solid, international qualifications that help them stand out in any modern business context.

At INtel College, everything you learn can and will be applied to the context around you. You will have opportunities to put your principles to practice in an ecosystem designed to challenge and stimulate. 

Our approach combines local context with an international accreditation that is applicable to any job market. Think beyond the textbook and four classroom walls. We will help refine your goals and career path as you go deeper into your chosen field. 

That’s not all. The peaceful and pleasant environment on campus provides the perfect backdrop to your student journey.

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