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Online retail business is booming

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Updated 17 Apr 2014
Trace the growth of online shopping and e-commerce in Europe and the Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) nations.

Annihilating annuities

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Updated 16 Apr 2014
They look like a trap, but we may miss them when they‘re gone, writes Alan Shipman.

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots

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Updated 11 Apr 2014
The latest evidence about the growth in food banks reminds us that the Coalition's policies are making the situation worse, writes Dick Skellington.

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Rural entrepreneurship in Wales

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Introductory Level Duration 30 hours Updated 09 Apr 2014
What are the important issues to consider when starting up or running a small business in a rural environment? This study unit will introduce you...

The business of football

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Introductory Level Duration 15 hours Updated 09 Apr 2014
Welcome to this free new OpenLearn course produced by The Open University working in partnership with The Football League Trust. If you are...

Marketing in the 21st Century

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Masters Level Duration 6 hours Updated 10 Feb 2014
This unit offers a managerial perspective of how to deliver more effective marketing in an organisation, regardless of whether it is based in the...

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Master of Business Administration

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Duration 1800 hours Updated 27 Jun 2013
This internationally-recognised MBA qualification is designed as an integrated programme which offers you the flexibility to adjust the curriculum...

Marketing in the 21st century

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Marketing in the 21st century Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters Level Duration 150 hours Updated 16 Jun 2013 Register by 18 Oct 2013
This course explores the issues that emerge from marketing planning and uses current theories and examples to show how organisations deal with...

Postgraduate Certificate in Development Management

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Postgraduate Certificate in Development Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 26 May 2013
What can be done to promote development? This certificate provides a taste of advanced study in development management, while developing your...