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OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

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Updated 30 Nov 2016
Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered, and how the Big Mac was born...

OpenLearn Live: 21st November 2016

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Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2016
Are we enjoying a wet autumn, or a soggy fall? Plus, NASA's new weather satelitte, patent boxes and champagne science. Learning and research from...

The Bottom Line: Autumn 2016

The Bottom Line: Autumn 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 10 Nov 2016
Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

OpenLearn Live: 4th November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 4th November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Philip Burne-Jones
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Nov 2016
Was Europe caught in an epidemic of Vampires in the late 1720s? Why is a bank moving beyond the gender binary? What's the problem with sanitary...

Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade?

Will India prove fertile ground for post-Brexit trade? Creative commons image Ajithpithu under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2016
Brexit will change the shape of the United Kingdom's trade with the world. Can we count on historic ties with India to build success in their...

Do independent enterprises really matter?

Do independent enterprises really matter? Creative commons image Kitten & Mouse by Yosuke Muroya under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Oct 2016
Should we worry about smaller businesses and social enterprises being acquired by large corporations? Richard Blundel discusses the case for...

What is shareholder activism?

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Oct 2016
Dr Henry Lahr discusses activist investors, who look for underperforming companies where they can buy a stake in the business then...

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Introducing the voluntary sector

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Introducing the voluntary sector
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 08 Nov 2016
This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of the distinctive features and values of the voluntary sector, how...

The business of football

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The business of football
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 25 Oct 2016
Welcome to this free course, The business of football, produced by The Open University working in partnership with The English Football League...

Liquidity management

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Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 20 Oct 2016
In this free course you will focus on liquidity management, one of the fundamental aspects relating to risk management that has come under intense...

Managing my financial journey

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 19 Oct 2016
This free course, Managing my financial journey, explores the history of the financial services industry in the UK and its transformation following...

Fundamentals of accounting

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the...

Managing my investments

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
Gain the skills to manage your investments: analyse portfolio risk and plan your pension, with this free online course.

Managing my money

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Managing my money
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
This free course, Managing my money, allows you to gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property...

Asset allocation in investment

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 20 Sep 2016
This course looks at how to take investor objectives and constraints and turn them into a portfolio which aims at achieving an expected return and...

Developing high trust work relationships

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Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 12 Sep 2016
Learn about trust in the organisational context. This free course, Developing high trust work relationships, introduces the concept of trust, what...

Quantitative and qualitative research in finance

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
What are the key features of qualitative and quantitative research in finance? What do they involve in practical terms, and what they can produce?...

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Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
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...

Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

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Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
The Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport and Football) – designed in partnership with the Football League Trust - will...

BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)

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BA (Honours)  Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
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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Dip HE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 700 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
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 Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the accountancy profession, or if you need fundamental accounting...