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The Bottom Line: Autumn 2016

The Bottom Line: Autumn 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC New content
Updated 29 Sep 2016
Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

Will Brexit mean London loses its financial dominance?

Will Brexit mean London loses its financial dominance? Creative commons image Scorpions & Centaurs under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2016
The decision to leave Europe could, some worry, mean that London will cease to lead as a finance centre. No need to worry, says Simeon Djankov.

Do people really behave in a rational way?

Do people really behave in a rational way? Creative commons image Derek Bruff under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2016
Economics depends, in a large part, on individuals making and behaving in a rational way. We might be wrong about that, warns Nick Hanley.

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
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...

The impact of Brexit on British wages

The impact of Brexit on British wages Creative commons image threefishsleeping - Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Peter Bloom looks back and ahead at the effect of Brexit on British wages.

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
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.

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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...

Managing my investments

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Sep 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 Updated content
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Sep 2016
This free course, Managing my money, allows you to gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property...

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...

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?...

Three principles of a coaching approach

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Three principles of a coaching approach Copyrighted image Copyright: © GlobalStock/iStockphoto.com
Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 18 Aug 2016
This course provides a good sense for three of the core skills required of an effective coach. Whether or not you recognise the use of a 'coaching...

Difference and challenge in teams

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 18 Aug 2016
This free course looks at how teams ‘travel’ together on a journey of development. Those journeys are hardly ever smooth. The course encourages you...

Commercial awareness

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Commercial awareness Copyrighted image Copyright: © Image Flow/Shutterstock.com
Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 16 Aug 2016
This short course encourages you to look across your organisation, at your place within it and the value you create. It considers how getting...

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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 29 Sep 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 29 Sep 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 29 Sep 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 29 Sep 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 29 Sep 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 29 Sep 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 29 Sep 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 29 Sep 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 29 Sep 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 29 Sep 2016
This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the accountancy profession, or if you need fundamental accounting...