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Accounting and Business Management

BA (Hons)

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What is Accounting and Business Management BA (Hons)?

Become a well-rounded professional understanding both the operations of a business and the finances behind it with this flexible course. You can put your skills to the test and enter the CIMA Global Business Challenge, designed to foster the young business leaders of the future. Create and pitch your business case to a high profile audience with support from an expert business mentor.

You’ll work from our state-of-the-art Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester. The 18 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses.

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Study style

In your first year you’ll gain solid grounding on all aspects of accounting and business including understanding organisations, business law and financial accounting. You can then specialise in accounting, business, or both with subjects such as managing international business and management accounting.

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, group work, reflective practice, business simulations, problem-solving challenges and presenting. Real world case studies offer you the opportunity to build your expertise while simulations and live pitches give you practical experience. You’ll have opportunities to work with leading businesses and be able to complete a work placement as part of your degree. This will prepare you to graduate career-ready.

This degree meets the expectations of all global accountancy bodies, leading to maximum exemptions from professional exams including ICEAW, ACCA, CIMA, AIA and CIM when you graduate.



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Entry requirements

    • 112 tariff points (calculate your points at

      Your points must include at least 2 A Levels, BTEC or equivalent qualifications, for example:
      BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of qualifications to achieve the required tariff.

      If your course has a fast-track option that you’re applying to, you’ll also need to pass an entry interview.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants though the entry requirements still apply.

      Some courses require several years of working experiences in the relevant industry.

    • English and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2021 Oxstalls, Gloucester NN24 £9,250 £14,700
Sep 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester NN24

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Business Manager
  • CEO
  • Corporate Business Analyst
  • Strategic Management Accountant
  • Tax Advisor
  • Internal Auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Management Consultant
  • Business Planner
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Strategist.

Industry links

You’ll benefit from business links with local, national and international organisations including Hazlewoods, Pulsin, and global cult clothing business Superdry. Not forgetting our accrediting organisation CIMA. Our strong industry links offer exciting placement and internship opportunities that could result in your graduate career.

This degree is accredited with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of International Accountants (AIA). Accreditation’s for this course are reviewed annually.

A personal tutor to help you identify exciting new opportunities.

Work placement opportunities give you confidence to put your learning into practice and gain essential contacts. Students have worked for prestigious companies such as IBM, PWC, Boots and BMW. Depending on your interests you will also shadow a business or financial consultant or adviser, work with a regional accountancy or business firm and work within a large corporate department. 

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Successful students

Our students have had work experience with IBM, PwC and BMW and gone on to work for leading firms regionally, nationally and internationally. One of our recent accounting graduates did his placement with international recruitment company SThree plc, and now works in New York as their finance business partner, managing the business’s financial operations for America.

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Access real-world business experiences and challenges

Embedded in your degree are simulations with companies such as ICEAW and ACCA, leading professional bodies within the accounting sector, underpinning your learning with real-world application. Leading international brands and business figures will deliver inspiring lectures and give you real insight into how to succeed in global business.

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As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

"I use a practical approach when teaching finance and accounting which means students are always enjoying what would otherwise have been very technical concepts and techniques."

“Following academic and professional qualifications in accountancy and corporate treasury, I spent 8 years practicising whilst teaching in top accountancy colleges in London. I have also worked with a global consultancy to deliver executive education on the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards to international audiences.

As Academic Course Leader for our undergraduate accounting courses I manage the programme content to ensure that graduates obtain the range of competences and skills required for successful careers in accounting, finance and business management.”

Acheampong Charles Afriyie, Academic Course Leader: Accounting and Finance

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