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OpenLearn Live: 8th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 8th June 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Didgeman
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jun 2016
Why antibiotics in cow dung might be even more worrying than you'd guess, and the sinking value of Coca-Cola. Free learning from through the...

10 billion dollar companies that didn't exist 10 years ago

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 May 2016
To continue the celebrations around OpenLearn's 10th birthday, here's a list of ten billion dollar companies that didn't exist ten years ago. 

Drugs and consumerism

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Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 03 May 2016
Peter Bloom and Gerard Hastings discuss consumerism vs citizenship in the context of broader issues around drug pricing, advertising and marketing.

Is norovirus an economic threat?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Apr 2016
Is the loss to the global economy of the "winter vomiting virus" hard to swallow?

What would it take to save British Home Stores?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Apr 2016
Could BHS be saved? Maybe, says, Robert MacIntosh - but it would take a brave team to take it on.

Battered, Hurt, ...Shutting? Why has BHS struggled on the high street?

Battered, Hurt, ...Shutting? Why has BHS struggled on the high street? Creative commons image Mtaylor848 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Apr 2016
The once-mighty BHS is stumbling, and the money may soon run out. Leigh Sparks explains how a High Street stalwart can come so badly unstuck.

OpenLearn Live: 12th April 2016

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Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2016
The birth of commercial spam, and the customer services stars you probably don't even notice. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 5th April 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Apr 2016
Rupert Murdoch's attempt to create an old-style, brand-new newspaper. Then more free learning across the day.

Can Starbucks sell coffee to the Italians?

Can Starbucks sell coffee to the Italians? Creative commons image N i c o l a under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Mar 2016
A few years back, internet wags had fun pretending Starbucks was about to start selling its coffee in Italy. Now, life is imitating LOLs.

What's the difference between a tall organisation and a flat organisation? The one-minute guide

What's the difference between a tall organisation and a flat organisation? The one-minute guide Copyright free image Copyright free: Puravida_fotagrifie
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Mar 2016
Tall organisations have many layers of hierarchies; flat ones have fewer. But what is the advantage of each approach?

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Different types of business

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with...

Introducing a framework for strategy

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 08 Apr 2016
If you are currently engaged in strategic decision-making, or will be in the future, this free course, Introducing a framework for strategy, will...

How to frame a business case

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Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 11 Mar 2016
This free course, How to frame a business case, looks at reading strategies which help you to frame a business case. In particular, you will learn...

Retail marketing

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
This free course, Retail marketing, explores how retailers use marketing to communicate with their customers, considering definitions of retailing...

Marketing communications as a strategic function

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Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
Marketing communications help to define an organisation's relationship with its customers. This free course, Marketing communications as a...

Managing local practices in global contexts

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Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
It is hard to think of a part of the world that has not been touched by globalisation. From 'Big Macs' in Moscow to Blockbuster video in Beijing,...

Working life and learning

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Intermediate level Duration 25 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
What is your experience of work and what have you learned from this experience? This free course, Working life and learning, will enable you to...

Conversations and interviews

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
This free course, Conversations and interviews, explores how to ask and answer questions in interviews and conversations.

Products, services and branding

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
In this free course, Products, services and branding, you will find out about how organisations manage their products and services. This will...

Estimating the cost of equity

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
This free course, Estimating the cost of equity, looks at how to estimate the cost of equity using the dividend valuation model (DVM) and the...