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Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list

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Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list Creative commons image Quagmire's Photos under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
Tax judgements, privacy concerns, wonky algorithms, Labour's digital plans and antitrust worries. OpenLearn brings you a quick guide to a busy day...

What's next for British wages?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Peter Bloom looks at the future of wages in Britain.

Innovative efforts to raise wages

Innovative efforts to raise wages Creative commons image Image by uusc4all on Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Peter Bloom investigates the innovative efforts to raise wages that are happening around the world.

The reason for low wages

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Peter Bloom outlines the current reasons for low wages and how the issue can be addressed.

Can Britain Have a Payrise?

Can Britain Have a Payrise? Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC New content
Updated 18 Aug 2016
One hundred workers representing all levels of pay face each other in a studio to try and work out whether Britain can have a pay rise.

Free Course: Leadership in the public service

Free Course: Leadership in the public service Copyrighted image Copyright: © Rawpixelimages | Dreamstime.com - Diverse Multiethnic People with Different Jobs New content
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 17 Aug 2016
Do you want to gain some fantastic resources to help aid your understanding of leadership in the public service? OpenLearn has a range of...

Rio 2016: Green pools, drug cheats, sexism and nationality - A short reading list

Rio 2016: Green pools, drug cheats, sexism and nationality - A short reading list Creative commons image Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasi under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Aug 2016
Why has the diving pool gone green? What does 'your team' mean in 2016? Will hosting the games make people happier? How sexist are the Olympics? A...

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Fundamentals of accounting

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 Aug 2016
Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the...

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?...

Managing virtual project teams

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Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 28 Jul 2016
Many projects are now ‘virtual’, i.e. some or all of the team are located remotely and may be working in different time zones. The project manager...

Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO)

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Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO) Copyrighted image Copyright: © iStock.com / Rawpixel
Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 28 Jul 2016
Whether a project is large or small, innovative or similar to other projects, governance and administrative support will be needed. The type of...

Employment relations and employee engagement

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Employment relations and employee engagement
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Jul 2016
This free course, Employment relations and employee engagement, looks at raising levels of employee engagement, which is the latest in a long line...

Understanding different research perspectives

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Understanding different research perspectives
Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 19 Jul 2016
This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different...

Introducing the voluntary sector

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Introducing the voluntary sector
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 19 Jul 2016
This free course, Introducing the voluntary sector, will guide you through some of the distinctive features and values of the voluntary sector, how...

Discovering development management

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Discovering development management
Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jul 2016
Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the basic capacities for managing the multiple challenges of...

Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 13 Jul 2016
In this free course, Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring, you will consider theoretical and practical issues in planning and managing...

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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 30 Aug 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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Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Aug 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 30 Aug 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 30 Aug 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 30 Aug 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 30 Aug 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 30 Aug 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 30 Aug 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 30 Aug 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 30 Aug 2016
This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the accountancy profession, or if you need fundamental accounting...