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Jeremy Corbyn: Not a totally fantastic economist

Jeremy Corbyn: Not a totally fantastic economist Creative commons image Credit: See Li under CC-BY licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jul 2015
Jeremy Corbyn is fighting for the Labour leadership with an economic programme tempered by realism, says Alan Shipman

Budget 2015: How welfare cuts softened the blow to public services

Budget 2015: How welfare cuts softened the blow to public services Copyright free image Credit: National Archives
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Jul 2015
Alan Shipman shares his thoughts on the Budget 2015 and the chancellor's promise of a "higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare economy".

Budget 2015: The Experts Respond

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Duration 15 mins Updated 09 Jul 2015
A range of reactions to George Osborne's Summer 2015 budget, ranging from the impact on adoption, through defence, to questions of work, tax and...

Baffled by the budget?

Baffled by the budget? Creative commons image Credit: By altogetherfool via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jul 2015
George Osbourne has announced the first Conservative budget in almost 20 years. Are you confused by the lingo? Try our content and get to...

Cuts to make the Mail wince - but not yet

Cuts to make the Mail wince - but not yet Creative commons image Credit: markhillary under CC-BY
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jul 2015
Looking forward to this morning's budget, Michael Kitson suggests core Tory voters won't feel much pain. Not yet, anyway.

The Power of No: No, sweet no

The Power of No: No, sweet no Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
The astounding No vote that swept every part of Greece will take time to digest and understand and its meaning also depends on how the Europeans...

The Power of No: The real crisis starts now

The Power of No: The real crisis starts now Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
Victory for politics of defiance in Greece means the real crisis starts now, says Professor Anton Muscatelli.

The Power Of No: Greece still has options - if nobody panics

The Power Of No: Greece still has options - if nobody panics Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence
Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
Greece could default and refuse to leave the eurozone - it all comes down to what the European Central Bank does next.

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Facilitating group discussions

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 23 Jul 2015
Gain an insight into facilitating meetings and discussions in the workplace. In this free course you will look at some of the behaviours effective...

What is strategy?

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Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 09 Jul 2015
Thinking about strategy generates many controversial questions. This free course, What is strategy?, focuses on practitioner views of strategy. You...

The role of the manager

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
This free course, The role of the manager, examines the manager role in theory and in practice. You will begin by considering two classic theories...

What is strategic human resource management?

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course, What is strategic human resource management?, is about the interplay between decision making in HR and the multiple environments...

Managing my money

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Managing my money
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

The business of football

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The business of football
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Welcome to this free new OpenLearn course produced by The Open University working in partnership with The Football League Trust. If you are...

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting Copyrighted image Credit: © 2009 Image Source/Jupiterimages Corporation
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 11 Jun 2015
Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting,...

Project management: the start of the project journey

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Project management: the start of the project journey Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters level Duration 35 hours Updated 26 May 2015
The free course, Project management: the start of the project journey, introduces projects, what they are, how they come about, responses to...

Understanding operations management

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 18 May 2015
Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This free course, Understanding operations management, will provide you...

Management: perspective and practice

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Masters level Duration 10 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: perspective and practice,...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

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CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
The Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport and Football) – designed in partnership with the Football League Trust - will...

Certificate in Professional Practice in Delivering Public Services

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Certificate in Professional Practice in Delivering Public Services Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
This certificate course is designed to give professional recognition to employees working in public service delivery. Developed in partnership with...

BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
Do you want to combine your passion for football with your desire to obtain a business degree? The Open University degree in Business Management ...

Dip HE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
The Open University’s Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport and Football) – designed in partnership with the Football League...

Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management

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Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
This certificate will introduce you to business and management and help you to develop the skills required for further study in this area. The...

Professional Certificate in Management

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Professional Certificate in Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 700 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
If you’re new to management, or you need to develop your managerial abilities and understanding, the Professional Certificate in Management is for...

Professional Certificate in Accounting

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Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the accountancy profession, or if you need fundamental accounting...

Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...