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BSc (Hons) Business Accounting with Industrial/Professional Experience

A collaboration between The University of Manchester, PwC and the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), this new programme combines academic study, integrated professional work placements and progress towards the ICAEW Chartered Accountancy qualification, the ACA.

Our 'Flying Start' degree offers the best of both worlds - a traditional university experience and the perfect springboard to a graduate career at PwC.

Course statistics


scholarship for every Flying Start student


PwC have been voted the Accountancy employer of choice for a record-breaking 19 years (The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey)


opportunity to complete 12/15 ACA papers during your degree


bursary available for eligible students

World University Rankings

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6th in the UK and 22nd in the world for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings 2024)

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7th in the UK and 39th in the world for Business & Management Studies (QS World University Rankings 2024)

BSc Business Accounting with Industrial/Professional Experience / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
4 years
Typical A-level offer
Typical contextual A-level offer
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

36 points overall. 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

Students without GCSE/iGCSE Maths at grade A (or 7) will need to achieve 6 in any one of the following SL subjects; Maths, Maths: Analysis and Approaches or Maths: Applications and Interpretation. Alternatively we can accept grade 6 in Middle Years Programme Maths. We do not accept Maths Studies for BSc (Hons) Business Accounting applicants for the purposes of meeting our Maths subject requirements.

Students without GCSE/iGCSE English Language at B (or 6) will need to achieve 4 in SL Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature. If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve a 6.

Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
UCAS course code
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Course description

Why study Business Accounting at Alliance MBS?

BSc Business Accounting with Industrial/Professional Experience is a collaboration between The University of Manchester, PwC, and the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).

It combines academic study, integrated professional work placements, and progress towards the ICAEW Chartered Accountancy qualification, the ACA.

Open days

We're continuously reviewing all of our recruitment events on campus, and now offer a blend of in-person and virtual activities.

If you're a prospective student, you can also find out more about student life by  chatting with our student ambassadors  at a time that suits you, and ask any questions you may have about life at Manchester.

Please check our  Coronavirus FAQs  for the most up to date information regarding events.

You can also look at our  virtual open day content  to help you learn more about the University.

Find out more at  open days .


Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2024 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £30,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


In recognition of students passing their first year of this prestigious but challenging programme, students will be awarded a scholarship in years 2-4. This scholarship will be £7,450 over years 2-4 (£2,483 per year). Both home and international students will be awarded the same amount of scholarship.

PwC's Flying Start Financial Bursary is aimed at supporting students with the day-to-day costs of University life. If you meet the bursary eligibility criteria and join the BSc (Hons) Business Accounting 'Flying Start' programme in autumn 2024, a £10,000 bursary will be awarded to you, split across the four years of the degree.  Read further details, including eligibility criteria.   

The  Manchester Bursary  is available to UK students registered on an undergraduate degree course at Alliance MBS who have had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance England.

In addition, Alliance MBS will award a range of  Social Responsibility Scholarships  to UK and international/EU students.

The School will also award a number of  International Stellar Scholarships  to international students achieving AAA at A-level (or equivalent qualification). Applicants who exceed AAA and/or have supplementary qualifications (such as EPQ) will receive additional consideration

Please see our  scholarship pages  for full details.

Contact details

Alliance Manchester Business School
+44 (0)161 306 3095
School/Faculty overview
Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more .

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