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Accounting and Business Management Accelerated
BSc (Hons)


Get an insight into the world of business through a financial lens. Keep your options open and get the skills employers want with a 2-year BSc (Hons) Accounting and Management accelerated degree.
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BSc (Hons) Accelerated




2 Years


Sep / Jan / Apr


2024/25 | 2025/26



Course Introduction

What you will learn

This accelerated degree course gets you ready for the world of work in just two years, and gives you the flexibility to pursue a career in the fast-paced financial world, or move into a range of business services.

Just like our standard degree, you’ll get the best of both worlds, with a mix of accountancy and business modules. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to give you the confidence to succeed in finance or wider business, for a wide variety of organisations.

Our industry partnerships with high-profile business leaders including KPMG, TalkTalk and Microsoft will give you unique workplace experiences and arm you with the know-how and confidence to take the next steps in your career straight away.

If you’re looking for a fast-track accounting and business management course in Manchester, our 2-year BSc (Hons) Accounting and Business Management accelerated degree is the perfect choice for you.

How You Will Study


36 weeks of
study per year


6 x 6-week blocks

1 subject module per block

4 CPD focus days per block

Subject Module

250 hours of
study per module


80 hrs face-to-face (32%)

20 hrs Digital Wednesdays (8%)

150 hrs independent study (60%)


No traditional
end-of-year exams*


Year 1 – 100% coursework

Year 2 – 100% coursework

Your course modules

Module 1 - Contemporary Business Environment

You will be introduced to the contemporary business environment and foster a practical understanding of the commercial opportunities and challenges facing businesses.

Module 2 - Principles of Financial and Management Accounting

You will get to grips with the fundamental concepts within Financial and Management Accounting. Examining methods and approaches used by accountants and how the information is used to influence business decisions.

Module 3 - Managing in the Digital World

You will delve into the core concepts in organisational behaviour and contemporary management theory.

Module 4 - Data and Decision Making

You will be introduced to a range of approaches used in analysing business data. This includes predictive analytics, regression analysis, time-series analysis, big data, and machine learning.

Module 1 - Managing Risk and Performance

You will build on your knowledge of management accounting from level 4 and get an insight into the core issues in managing risk and business performance from a financial viewpoint.

Module 2 - Marketing and Digitalisation

Get to grips with contemporary marketing management, understanding consumer and organisational purchasing behaviour. You will also explore the principal aspects of the marketing function, including issues of product design, distribution, pricing and promotion, with a focus on marketing in a digital environment.

Module 3 - Financial Management and FinTech

You will build on your knowledge of financial accounting from level 4 and develop the skills to enable you to exercise professional judgment within a financial setting.

Module 4 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the nature and role of innovation in businesses. With a focus on understanding the ways in which businesses can foster an entrepreneurial and innovative culture to deliver value to consumers and society.

Module 1 - Strategy and Ethical Leadership

You will explore how businesses develop their strategic positioning and implement strategic plans to deliver this.

Module 2 - Technology and Business Model Innovation

Explore how emergent technologies are driving fundamental change across multiple business sectors. Specifically, how digital technologies, ranging from AI to cryptocurrency, are disrupting sectors and generating innovative new business models.

Module 3 - Sustainable Financing

Analyse the two dimensions of finance and sustainability. Explore how businesses raise and manage finance in order to deliver a sustainable financial future and how long-term investments in sustainable infrastructure, such as renewable energy, carbon capture and waste recycling, can be financed.

Module 4 - Business Challenge

You will use your knowledge and skills to tackle a live case study from one of our business partners.

What is the 92 Programme?

Alongside your subject modules, you will complete the 92 Programme.

Engaging with the 92 Programme is a requirement for all students and will count towards your overall grade.

In each block, you will take part in a number of Character and Personal Development focus days. During these focus days, you will complete activities designed to boost your mindset, develop your skillset and get you set for future career success.

Throughout the 92 Programme, you will develop skills in self-reflection and awareness, wellness and resilience and professionalism and employability, as well as upskill in different areas.

Find out more about how we prepare students for future career success.

Why the 92 Programme is part of your course?

In a recent study*, 78% of employers believe graduates do not arrive in the workplace fully equipped with the skills they need to be work-ready.

Another study conducted by the World Economic Forum** identified ‘10 Skills You Need for the Future of Work’. These skills include:

  • Emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Analytical (critical) thinking
  • Active learning with a growth mindset
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Technology skills

At UA92, we prepare you for life after graduation and equip you with the skills employers value most. You may not realise it, but developing  these skills now, will get you set for career success and could land you that dream job in the future.

*CMI Report: Work Ready Graduates

**World Economic Forum: The Future of Jobs Report 2023

How is the 92 Programme assessed?

You will produce a learning journal that will document your experiences. This will be submitted at the end of each academic year (or level of study) to assess whether you have met the required standard to pass the module.

Why study at UA92

UA92 offer a deliberately different experience to traditional universities; with fixed morning or afternoon timetables and no end of year exams. Our industry-inspired courses, place character and personal development firmly at the core of the learning experience. This is more than a degree. It’s preparation for life.

  • Degrees awarded by the prestigious Lancaster University
  • No traditional end of year exams**
  • Study one module at a time
  • Courses co-designed with industry
  • Fixed morning or afternoon timetable***
  • Multiple start dates throughout the year
  • Focus on Character and Personal Development


said they felt supported with their learning.

NSS Results 2023

UA92 scored higher than all Greater Manchester Universities for Teaching, Academic Support, Mental Health Support Services and Assessment and Feedback in the National Student Survey 2023.*


UA92 Business School

Our game-changing UA92 Business School in the city-centre of Manchester opened in September 2023. As our central hub for enterprise, it will transform the way we deliver our Business and Accounting courses. The campus is in the heart of Manchester’s thriving business district, less than one minute from Salford Central train station, and well connected to the rest of Manchester and beyond.


UA92 Business School

Baskerville House

Browncross Street

Manchester UK

M3 5FS

Careers In Accounting and Business Management

What’s next for an Accounting and Business Management graduate?

The financial and business services sector offers exciting career paths for graduates with an Accounting and Business Management degree. Not only will you demonstrate a strong foundation in key business functions, but you’ll also have advanced skills in management accounting.

With only two years of study, an accelerated accounting and business management degree is a great investment in your future. It can open doors to a variety of well-paid and rewarding careers, with a graduate trainee accountant earning around £27,990 per year and an average business management salary of £42,000 (Glassdoor).

What’s more, you will have the flexibility to go into different specialisms, including business consultancy, marketing and sales, e-commerce, human resources and accounting or finance.

Industry Partnerships

We have over 60 industry partners who support our mission to develop career-ready graduates. These partnerships provide you with access to industry-leading expertise, mentorship opportunities and work-place experiences.

Our industry partners play a vital role in shaping both the curriculum you study and your student experience. From delivering guest lectures and masterclasses to providing internships and graduate roles. Here are just some of our partners:

Meet the Business Team

Firoz Bhaiyat
Head of Business

Kelly Henley
Course Leader

Lisa Moreton

Donna Walsh


Our friendly ambassadors are ready to answer your questions. Click on the ‘Ask me a question’ button to start a conversation.


*The NSS results referred to above compares UA92’s results against the 4 Universities in Greater Manchester (University of Bolton, Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford University and The University of Manchester). Teaching, Assessment and Feedback and Academic support refers to the average score across all questions in these themes. Mental health support services refers to question: How well communicated was information about your university/college’s mental wellbeing support services?

** There may be exams in some subject areas where external accreditations are available.

*** If you start in February, April or June or as an accelerated student, we can’t guarantee your timetable will be fixed am/pm throughout your studies.


The standard entry requirements for the accelerated BSc (Hons) Accounting and Business Management course is 104 UCAS points. However, each application is assessed on an individual basis, taking into consideration a wide range of factors. Depending on your personal circumstances, and in line with our  Contextual Admissions Policy, your application may still be considered if you have less than 104 UCAS Points. Alternatively, we have other courses that we can offer. If you would like to know more about applying to UA92 or have any questions about our entry requirements, please contact our Student Futures Team.


  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English Language and Maths
  • Accepted Alternatives: Functional Skills Level 2 (English and Maths)


  • UCAS Points: 104
  • A Levels: BCC (104 equivalent)
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma: DMM
  • BTEC Diploma: D*D
  • T Levels: M
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AB
  • IB: 28 points with 14 from Higher Level Subjects


Some qualifications do not carry UCAS Tariff points but may still be considered. We take into account a range of qualifications and work/life experience that can demonstrate your ability to succeed on the course. Each application is assessed on an individual basis, taking into consideration a wide range of factors.


International Baccalaureat 

Pass the IB Diploma with minimum 28 points overall, with 14 points from Higher Level Subjects.

English Language Requirements

In addition to meeting the academic criteria, if your first language isn’t English, you may be asked for a recognised English language qualification. This is especially important if you are not a national of a majority English speaking country or you haven’t completed a degree in English. If you are an international student, in order to obtain a student visa, you will be required to demonstrate that you have the correct level of English language competency to study in the UK.

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
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