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HND in Business (BTEC HND)

Fact: CEE has achieved an 'A' grade in its External Verification report by Edexcel UK for 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12.

Students world wide enroll for the HND and get into the workforce.

Advantages of HND Business:


Quality Education does not have to be expensive. At CEE , 100s of students graduate each year and 100s enroll for the BTEC HND both in the morning and evening sessions.

Enroll for the Edexcel HND in Business with the Centre for Executive Education running successfully for over 10 years.

The HND in Business is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment.

The course is a broad-based one and aims to provide an overview of business and the environment in which it operates. Students will become familiar with some of the skills necessary for effective business operation, and will undertake practical business tasks. In the core subjects, the emphasis is on the application of knowledge, skills and understanding; use of conventions in the field of study; use of analytical skills and selection and organisation of information. In the specialist subjects the emphasis is on: application and evaluation of contrasting ideas, principles, theories and practices; greater specialism in the field of study; and an increasing independence in systematic enquiry and analysis.

After the HND
On successful completion of the HND at the Centre for Executive Education (CEE), students use the HND as an end qualification and use it to enter the professional world where they are welcomed as the employers are too aware of the vocational and work related value of the Edexcel qualifications.

The first choice is for students who have a strong HND profile and who can, through their personal statement and reference, provide evidence of the appropriate level of motivation and commitment.

Advantages of HND

Course structure
The course is made up of sixteen units (16) – 12 core units making the BTEC HNC, which everyone takes, and four specialist units leading to the HND. The specialist units enable you to study particular areas in depth, and there is opportunity to follow a clear specialist pathway. These specialist pathways are recognised in the following endorsed qualification titles:

  • BTEC HND in Business
Study Pattern for the HND in Business
Higher National Certificate in Business CORE COURSES
  HB01 Marketing
  HB02 Managing Financial Resources
  HB03 Organizations and Behaviour
  HB04 Organizations, Competition and Environment - Business Environment
  HB05 Common Law 1
  HB06 Business Decision Making
  HB07 Business Strategy
  HB08 Research Project
  HB25 Managing Professional Development
  HB26 Working with and leading people
  HB27 Managing Activities to achieve results
  HB28 Human Resources Management

HND in Business SPECIALISM Tracks
General Business
HB 17 Marketing Intelligence  
HB 18 Advertising and Promotion
HB 19 Marketing Planning
HB 23 Human Resources Development

The student counsellor will assist the student in selecting the same. Units will be offered for cohorts and will not be based on single student preference. Specializations will be offered as per demand.

Course Assessment

Each unit is internally assessed and graded by lecturers. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit or Distinction against each module completed. The entire program is then moderated by an External Verifier from the UK who is independent of the CEE. (For the last four years the External Verification visit has graded CEE and its processes at an 'A')

Entry Requirements
You will normally need to have at least one of the following:
  1. High School Diploma / GED / 10+2 / O levels
  2. a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an appropriate area
  3. a GCE A Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at level A-C
  4. Age of 17 yrs and above
  5. related work experience.
More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Application Procedure
Students are required to submit:
  1. Completed application form available on the CEE website. Available also in hard copy from CEE student services
  2. Clear passport photographs – 6 Nos
  3. Copy of high school certificates (Students may also undergo GED qualification)
  4. Work experience letters (for mature learners)
  5. Complete Resume (for mature learners)
  6. Signed Declaration (part of the application)
  7. Registration Fees to accompany the application

Program Fees
The entire HND comprises of 16 units of study.

Title AED>
Application Fees Not Applicable
Registration (one time) AED 2800*
Program Fees per Unit

AED 2500

Textbooks Fees AED 1000
* Non Refundable, Non Transferable Fee

Optional Fees associated to the program

The miscellaneous fees associated with the program are charged on a case by case basis and does not form part of the formal course fee.
  Re-Registration Fees   AED 2800/-
  Diploma/ Certificate Replacement/ Duplicate Fees   AED 500/- and Dhs 300/- resp*
  Attestation Fees   As per actual**
  Library Services  AED 200/- refundable deposit/ book
  Late Fees per week per unit on fees   AED 50/-
  Return Cheques Fee (for any reason)   AED 200/- per cheque
  Enrollment Verification Letter   AED 100/-

*The cost of courier is not included in the fees
** CEE will recommend the service provider for attestation. Student pays directly to them for the service. CEE is not responsible for attestation service.
CEE will recommend transport service providers. The student is required to negotiate the pick up points and other formalities directly with the transport providers


I am a Male Student almost 18 years of age and on parents visa now, Will CEE provide me visa assistance?
Yes absolutely. Students that require visa letters in order to remain on parents sponsorship will be provided assistance to renew their residence visas.

Where can I study for the BTEC HND in Dubai?
Centre for Executive Education is an Edexcel Accredited centre offering BTEC HND since 2003

What specializations can I opt for in the HND with CEE?
CEE offers the HND with specialization Business and with units from Human Resources (Personnel), Finance, Marketing and General Business.

Are the classes held during the day-time or in the evening?
CEE offers both morning and evening options. Evening option is for the working professional who wish to complete their qualification at the earliest convenience while working fulltime. The Morning session is filled with students who have completed their highschool and realize the benefits of studying their HND Business and how they can enter the industry at the earliest convenience.

I am a mature learner (over 21 years of age) and don’t have appropriate qualification. Can I apply for study of the HND?
Yes. More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

When can I register for these qualifications?
Registration occurs for the following intakes: June / September / January/ April. There may be interim enrollments as well.

When do classes start?
April / June / September / January of each year. Classes may start interim as well.

What is the CEE Refund Policy
Requests for refunds are entertained as follows:

  1. The student will request for refund in writing to the Officer of Accounts / Student Relations Manager at the CEE
  2. The grounds for refund are required to be stated in the letter for refund request.
  3. The decision to make a refund will depend on the CEE.
  4. The schedule of the refund payments will be as follows:
    • 100% refund will be made if the request for refund is made 2 weeks before the start of class
    • 50% refund will be made if the request for refund is made 1 week before the start of class
    • 25% refund will be made if the request for refund is made at the end of class one (same day)
    • 0% refund will be made if the request for refund is made after class one
    • The registration amount of AED 2800/- is non-refundable and non-transferable in any case
Processing of refund requests will take 14 working days from the date of application. The refund policy will be followed in all cases and no exceptions will be made. Please look at the Refund Policy in your latest student handbook. All policies will apply as per latest edition.

What study materials will I receive upon commencing the term?

CEE will provide complete set of study materials to the students designed for the module. These include texts, notes manuals where applicable and sets of slides where applicable. There is no extra charge for the same. Materials are included in the fees. During the course, students maybe required to take photocopies or project reports. These will be at their own expense and not included in the fees.

Are textbooks included in the fees for study materials?
Textbooks / Course Manuals as applicable are included in the fees. Materials are included in the fees. During the course, students maybe required to take photocopies, bind project reports etc. These will be at their own expense and not included in the fees. For simplicity, Students who do not wish a course book / textbook cannot claim for any rebate.

What is the method of assessment for these qualifications?
Each unit is internally assessed and graded by faculty members against various kinds of assessments – case studies, projects, field visits, reports, tests etc. There is an External Validation team from the UK that visits the Centre twice each year to quality assure the Centre and its program offerings.

What will I receive after I complete this qualification?
BTEC HND in Business (HND Business) issued by the Edexcel, London, UK

Where is the Centre for Executive Education located?
CEE is located in the Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai. The campus address is:

Centre For Executive Education
F12-14, Block 6
Dubai Knowledge Village
Tel: +9714 390-0990 Fax: +9714 366-4684
Email: Web:

Will CEE provide transportation to Knowledge Village?
CEE will recommend transport sevice providers and the students may directly negotiate formalities with them. The Dubai Municipality Public Transport service has recently introduced bus #8 to Knowledge Village. Students can obtain a monthly bus pass at discounted rates provided the CEE seal is stamped on their bus pass application. The metro has started now and students may get off at Nakheel or Dubai Internet City station.

For more current information, please check with Student Services at CEE. The website is updated periodically and may not always contain the most updated information.

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