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OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016 Creative commons image Erik Wilde under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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?

What is shareholder activism? Copyrighted image Copyright: © Ximagination | Dreamstime.com
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...

Theresanomics explained

Theresanomics explained Creative commons image Policy Exchange under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Updated 10 Oct 2016
Combining social justice concerns with social and economic conservatism, championing nostalgia and 'Britishness'—Dr Peter Bloom explains...

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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...

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...

Managing virtual project teams

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Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 22 Aug 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 22 Aug 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 22 Aug 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 22 Aug 2016
This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different...

Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
In this free course, Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring, you will consider theoretical and practical issues in planning and managing...

Three principles of a coaching approach

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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...

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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...

Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management

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Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly emerging to keep pace with increasingly sophisticated consumer...

Foundation Degree in Retail Management

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Foundation Degree in Retail Management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly emerging to keep pace with increasingly sophisticated consumer...

Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management

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Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
How do leadership and management theories and ideas influence the way organisations and individuals think and work? If you want to contribute to...

Diploma of Higher Education in Business

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Diploma of Higher Education in Business Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? And how do these factors impact on a business...