University Academy 92 (UA92)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

Business Studies

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Course summary

In an ever-changing world where businesses are facing new challenges and developing new technologies, economic models, and workplace practices, we need leaders. People who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries, test new ideas and innovate to build a better and more stable world. Your generation will provide the answers to the challenges we face today. The UA92 Business Studies BA is designed to prepare you to do so with innovation, intelligence, resilience, creativity and flair. This University Academy 92 (UA92) course is accredited by Lancaster University and delivered by UA92 at the UA92 campus in Manchester. For more information, take a look at our website: Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience. UA92 provides you with more than just a degree, we aim to prepare you for life. Through the course you will study a series of subject modules but will also undertake our credit bearing character and personal development curriculum modules, based on an industry set brief, which will help you to situate your subject knowledge and personal skills in industry. Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Character and Personal Development curriculum.

Course details


Our industry-led approach means our leading partner organisations are integral to the UA92 experience; co-developing course curriculums and providing unique experiences for our students. Each academic year is split into 6 blocks, of which you will study for 4. In each block you will study just 1 subject module, allowing you to focus your learning. You’ll study topics in-depth, often working in small groups with academic experts and advanced practitioners. The subject modules for this course are: Year 1 (Level 4) Management and Organisation You’ll study the business environment and impacts from the internal and external forces, the skills and attributes that organisations seek in the management of employees and historical and contemporary issues in managing organisations and those working within them. Economics for Business You'll study the basic principles of the Macro and Micro-environment, the effects of government intervention on the market and supply and demand and market outcomes. Introduction to Financial Accounting You'll gain an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of financial accounting, the elements that make up financial statements and how they are prepared. Marketing You’ll explore the current issues within the marketing discipline and take a look at the marketing industry within the private, public and voluntary sectors, as well as not-for-profit. Year 2 (Level 5) Global Perspective in Managing People and Organisations You’ll take a look at the key issues affecting the management of people in organisations in the global business environment, the impact of national institutions and systems on management policies and practices in different countries and the effect of globalisation on the management of people in organisations operating internationally. Business Ethics and Sustainability You’ll look at the implications of business ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability within national and international organisations and examine different theoretical frameworks and paradigms to apply to a range of contemporary challenges. Operations Management You’ll study the Operations Management frameworks and techniques used to proactively develop strategies in order to design, plan, and control operations. You’ll look at how operational management is key to business success and explore ways to improve business performance. Digital Marketing You’ll learn to evaluate opportunities and challenges that impact the digital environment and the methods used to monitor and measure digital marketing effectively. You’ll critically assess the key issues in developing and implementing digital marketing strategy and explore how it differs across business sectors. Year 3 (Level 6) Contemporary Issues in Business Management You’ll develop an awareness of, and be able to respond to, global issues in order to make informed decisions. You’ll also examine issues relating to business management and consider how this influences the decision-making process. Enterprise and Innovation You’ll investigate business creation opportunities and learn how to utilise data from a variety of sources. You’ll gain knowledge of entrepreneurial concepts and key business functions in a practical setting and develop entrepreneurial know-how, through undertaking activities such as ideation. Strategic Leadership You’ll develop a critical understanding of the evolution of leadership theory, its function in contemporary business environments, the role and responsibilities of a business leader and the organisational principles that contribute to contemporary business leadership issues. Project You will complete a project, on an area of interest in business management, that demonstrates your research, problem-solving and use practical skills by performing an evaluation and communicating the results.

Assessment method

No traditional end-of-year exams* You are assessed within each subject module – so you learn it, then you prove it. Assessment methods include individual and group work which is undertaken in a range of formats related to your subject. This may include writing an essay or producing a report, presenting findings or creating audio/visual projects. Practical assessment is favoured where possible, for example, Media and Communication students producing a Podcast, or Sports Coaching students running a coaching session. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies. *For Accounting and Finance students you will sit some exams within your modules to obtain the necessary exemptions from the ACCA.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

In addition to meeting the academic criteria, if your first language is not 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 Tier 4 student visa, you are required to demonstrate that you have the correct level of English language competency to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also require GCSE at grade C/4, including Maths and English. We will operate a flexible admission policy and treat all students individually. We will look at your application as a whole, and give careful consideration to your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable), as well as your personal statement and work experience.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £14045 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business Studies at University Academy 92 (UA92) - UCAS