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Business Management Accelerated BSc (Hons)


Do you dream of becoming an effective and agile business leader, deliver value and drive transformation? Are you keen to get ahead in the business world? A 2-year BSc (Hons) Business Management accelerated degree will give you the business know-how to achieve your ambitions fast.
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BSc (Hons) Accelerated




2 Years


Sep / Jan / Apr


2024/25 | 2025/26



Course Introduction

What you will learn

An accelerated business management degree is your high-speed ticket to a successful career in the business world.

In just two years, you’ll learn how people and communities can affect how businesses change and adapt, and get to grips with the power of technology to shape strategy. You’ll consider important environmental and ethical issues, and learn to lead responsibly and deliver value while benefitting society.

Just like our standard degree, our 2-year accelerated degree course covers relevant and exciting topics, including commercial opportunities and challenges, risk management, sustainable finance, data, marketing, human resources and change management.

You’ll be focused on real business challenges, and have the opportunity to tackle a live case study with one of our high-profile business partners.

If you’re looking for a fast-track business management course in Manchester, check out our BSc (Hons) Business Management accelerated degree and unlock your greatness at UA92.

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 - Managing Finance and Risk

An introduction to the core issues in managing risk and financial resources. Learn how to assess and quantify risks understand how tools such as risk registers are used by organisations to mitigate organisational risk.

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 - Operations and Sustainability

Get an in-depth understanding of operations management across service and manufacturing organisations.

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 - Human Resource Management (HRM) and Leading People

Develop your people management skills by understanding the aspects of contemporary human resource management including recruitment, culture and managing change.

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 Business Management

What’s next for a Business Management graduate?

A business management degree at UA92 will set you up for the real world of business. You’ll leave with super-employable skills that give you options across a range of fast-paced sectors including retail, construction, technology finance, health and charity.

You’ll be ready to take on an influential role from day one, and pave your way to a rewarding career in anything from business development to marketing, human resources, management consultancy, project management or investment.

Whatever kind of business you go into, you’ll play an important role in building and developing its long-term sustainability, growth and profit. Your hard work will be rewarded with an average UK business management salary of around £42,000.

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

Emma Gaskill
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) 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
  • 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
Students studying on the Accelerated Accounting and Business Management course.