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Managing my investments: your questions answered

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 16 Jun 2015
In these videos, experts Martin Upton, Jonquil Lowe and Janette Rutterford sit down to answer a number of pressing questions learners studying...

Other investment decisions: your questions answered

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Introductory level Updated 16 Jun 2015
Martin Upton sits down with Jonquil Lowe and Janette Rutterford to discuss some of the questions raised by learners studying Managing My...

Managing your private pension: your questions answered

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Introductory level Updated 16 Jun 2015
Martin Upton sits down with Jonquil Lowe and Janette Rutterford to discuss some of the questions on private pensions raised by learners studying...

Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money

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Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money Copyrighted image Credit: Knowdl
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 May 2015
Learn how to get on top of your debts and gain a better understanding of banking terms with this interactive learning tool. 

How lower tax drew trade unionists to the Tories

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Apr 2015
Alan Shipman explains how a substantial number of manual and professional workers also switched to support Thatcher in the 1979 general election....

How much government funding do universities get?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2015
John Brennan explains the latest statistics on state funding for universities.

Will pension reform give older people the freedom they seek?

Will pension reform give older people the freedom they seek? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2015
As the Chancellor seeks to unlock more pension savings, are there risks alongside the benefits on offer?

7 times people have surprised themselves by accomplishing great things

7 times people have surprised themselves by accomplishing great things Copyrighted image Credit: Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2015
Sometimes discovering what you're capable of can surprise you. Get inspiration from these seven talented people who were pleasantly surprised by...

Free course: Managing my investments

Free course: Managing my investments Copyrighted image Credit: Aprescindere | Dreamstime.com
Updated 06 Mar 2015
OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from Open University study; trying one of our free courses, such as Managing my...

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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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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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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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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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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,...

Human resources: recruitment and selection

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a...

Introducing corporate finance

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Masters level Duration 20 hours Updated 09 Dec 2014
This unit introduces you to the importance of finance and the role it plays in organisations. It explains the different functions of money and the...

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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 05 Jul 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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Duration 3600 hours Updated 05 Jul 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 05 Jul 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 05 Jul 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 05 Jul 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 05 Jul 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 05 Jul 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 05 Jul 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 05 Jul 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 05 Jul 2015
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...