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  • Avoid being held to ransom by SamSam

    By Mike Richards

    The city of Atlanta was shut down by a ransomware attack - what should you do to avoid being a victim of similar...

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    5 mins

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    24 Apr 2018

  • Avoid being held to ransom by SamSam

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2018
    The city of Atlanta was shut down by a ransomware attack - what should you do to avoid being a victim of similar attacks?
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    How did a natural disaster take us closer to Brexit?

    By Rahel Cramer

    The framing of the national debate around Brexit owed a debt to coverage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, says...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2018

  • How did a natural disaster take us closer to Brexit?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2018
    The framing of the national debate around Brexit owed a debt to coverage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, says Rahel Cramer.
  • What is The Bottom Line?

    By Evan Davis

    The Bottom Line is the business conversation programme where the people at the top share their insight into what...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2018

  • What is The Bottom Line?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Mar 2018
    The Bottom Line is the business conversation programme where the people at the top share their insight into what really matters. Presenter, Evan Davies,...
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    22 Feb 2018

  • Revealed: what sexism in call centres can teach us about sexism in society

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    Call centres operate on the sexist attitudes embedded in society argues Dr Anna Kristina Hultgren, Senior Lecturer in English Language and Applied...
  • What is leading to a decline in trust in charities?

    By Professor Jonathan Garton

    Even before the damaging run of allegations of sexual impropriety amongst some Oxfam staff, trust in the charity...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Feb 2018

  • What is leading to a decline in trust in charities?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2018
    Even before the damaging run of allegations of sexual impropriety amongst some Oxfam staff, trust in the charity sector was falling. Jonathan Garton suggests...
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    DRM explained

    By Ray Corrigan, John Perry Barlow

    The EFF's John Perry Barlow and Ray Corrigan of The Open University decry attempts to provide digital locks on...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2018

  • DRM explained

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2018
    The EFF's John Perry Barlow and Ray Corrigan of The Open University decry attempts to provide digital locks on content.
  • Does handing a company on to the children work?

    By Daniela Scur

    Research shows the first causal evidence that dynastic family firms have worse management practices, says Daniela...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Feb 2018

  • Does handing a company on to the children work?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Feb 2018
    Research shows the first causal evidence that dynastic family firms have worse management practices, says Daniela Scur.
  • What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?

    By Dr Andrew Grainger

    When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2018

  • What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Feb 2018
    When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and increased customs activity, warns...
  • Uncover the mysteries of flatpacks

    By Julian Cooper

    Flatpack - does the word strike fear or joy in your heart? Julian Cooper investigates the history of the mysterious...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jan 2018

  • Uncover the mysteries of flatpacks

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Jan 2018
    Flatpack - does the word strike fear or joy in your heart? Julian Cooper investigates the history of the mysterious flatpack. 
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Jan 2018

  • How 20th century design movements may have influenced IKEAs design culture

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jan 2018
    The enduring popularity of IKEA’s products, particularly its furniture, suggests that the design principles have been carefully considered over time. But how...

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    Asset allocation in investment

    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...

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    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 24 Apr 2018
    This course looks at how to take investor objectives and constraints and turn them...
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    Fundamentals of accounting

    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the...

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    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for...
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    How to frame a business case

    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...

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    8 hours

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    05 Feb 2018

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    This free course, How to frame a business case, looks at reading strategies which...
  • Introduction to operations management

    This free course, Introduction to operations management, will introduce you to the role of operations management in organisations, and gives you...

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    05 Oct 2017

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    This free course, Introduction to operations management, will introduce you to the...
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    Campaigns and organisations

    If you've ever been involved in campaigning for change, you probably know that getting the desired result is much harder than it seems. Moreover,...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    25 Aug 2017

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    If you've ever been involved in campaigning for change, you probably know that...
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    Entrepreneurial behaviour

    Have you ever wanted to start your own business? This free course, Entrepreneurial behaviour, will give you the opportunity to consider and reflect...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Jun 2017

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    Have you ever wanted to start your own business? This free course, Entrepreneurial...
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    Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to develop your writing skills for business. You will be taken step...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Mar 2017

  • Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 31 Mar 2017
    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to...
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    Products, services and branding

    In this free course, Products, services and branding, you will find out about how organisations manage their products and services. This will...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Mar 2017

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    In this free course, Products, services and branding, you will find out about how...
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    Investment risk

    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    20 Mar 2017

  • Investment risk

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    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will...
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    Building relationships with donors

    Legacy fundraising and big-gift seeking are part of the professional fundraiser's role. This free course, Building relationships with donors, will...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 Mar 2017

  • Building relationships with donors

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    Legacy fundraising and big-gift seeking are part of the professional fundraiser's...