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  • Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: FranciscoFdez

    Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble?

    By Loizos Heracleous

    As it launches a new model, Apple is hoping that its brand will persuade enough people to dig deep into their pockets...

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble?

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    Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: FranciscoFdez New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    As it launches a new model, Apple is hoping that its brand will persuade enough people to dig deep into their pockets. Loizos Heracleous explores Apple's...
  • Hidden histories: Britain's oldest family businesses Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Balsons Personal Archive - Used with permission

    Hidden histories: Britain's oldest family businesses

    Uncover the extraordinary history of three of Britain’s longest-running family businesses with this BBC Four series.

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Hidden histories: Britain's oldest family businesses

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    Uncover the extraordinary history of three of Britain’s longest-running family businesses with this BBC Four series.
  • Has footballer price inflation run out of control in the Premier League? Creative commons image Icon Alex Fau under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Has footballer price inflation run out of control in the Premier League?

    By Josh McLeod

    The English Premier League is starting to suffer financial strains familiar in Mugabe's Zimbabwe. As the transfer...

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Has footballer price inflation run out of control in the Premier League?

    Has footballer price inflation run out of control in the Premier League? Creative commons image Icon Alex Fau under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    The English Premier League is starting to suffer financial strains familiar in Mugabe's Zimbabwe. As the transfer window prepares to slam shut, Josh McLeod...
  • The many forms of workplace bullying Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rodw

    The many forms of workplace bullying

    By Frances McGregor

    Workplace bullying can take many forms - and can sometimes be hard to spot. Frances McGregor tells you all you need...

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    25 Aug 2017

  • The many forms of workplace bullying

    The many forms of workplace bullying Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rodw
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    Workplace bullying can take many forms - and can sometimes be hard to spot. Frances McGregor tells you all you need to know.
  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    By Dana Kornberg

    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg

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    02 Aug 2017

  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2017
    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg
  • What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking? Creative commons image Icon Fed Building: AgnosticPreachersKid / Randal Qaurles image US Treasury handout under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking?

    By Jay L Zagorsky

    Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to take over at the US Federal Reserve. But who is Randal Quarles -...

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    02 Aug 2017

  • What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking?

    What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking? Creative commons image Icon Fed Building: AgnosticPreachersKid / Randal Qaurles image US Treasury handout under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to take over at the US Federal Reserve. But who is Randal Quarles - and what might he do at the Fed?
  • An American Classic: How Spam became a success Creative commons image Icon Brent Moore under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    An American Classic: How Spam became a success

    By Dr Ayalla A. Ruvio

    Fritter away a few minutes with the story of how chopped meat in a tin became a branding success. What can we learn...

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    11 Jul 2017

  • An American Classic: How Spam became a success

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    An American Classic: How Spam became a success Creative commons image Icon Brent Moore under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Updated 11 Jul 2017
    Fritter away a few minutes with the story of how chopped meat in a tin became a branding success. What can we learn from the constant reinvention of a...
  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    By Prof Steve Tombs

    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Jun 2017

  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2017
    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve Tombs, the result is a loss of specialist...
  • If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money? Creative commons image Icon Christiaan Colen under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money?

    By Bill Buchanan

    Hundreds of thousands of computers locked across the globe - but Wannacry raised less than other ransomware attacks....

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    23 May 2017

  • If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money?

    If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money? Creative commons image Icon Christiaan Colen under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 May 2017
    Hundreds of thousands of computers locked across the globe - but Wannacry raised less than other ransomware attacks. Bill Buchanan explains why.
  • Privatising Thames Water Creative commons image Icon Richard Ellis under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Privatising Thames Water

    By Michael Pryke

    How did a public utlity turn into a financial instrument?

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    18 May 2017

  • Privatising Thames Water

    Privatising Thames Water Creative commons image Icon Richard Ellis under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    How did a public utlity turn into a financial instrument?

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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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    If you've ever been involved in campaigning for change, you probably know that...
  • 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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    In this free course, Products, services and branding, you will find out about how...
  • 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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    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 20 Mar 2017
    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will...
  • 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

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    12 Mar 2017

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

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    28 Feb 2017

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 28 Feb 2017
    Have you ever wanted to start your own business? This free course, Entrepreneurial...
  • Liquidity management

    In this free course you will focus on liquidity management, one of the fundamental aspects relating to risk management that has come under intense...

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    20 Oct 2016

  • 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...
  • Understanding different research perspectives

    This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Aug 2016

  • 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...
  • Preparing a project

    Managing projects is something most managers will find themselves doing at some point in their career. This free course, Preparing a project, aims...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    10 Aug 2016

  • Preparing a project

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    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 10 Aug 2016
    Managing projects is something most managers will find themselves doing at some...
  • Discovering development management

    Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the basic capacities for managing the multiple challenges of...

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    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Jul 2016

  • Discovering development management

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    Discovering development management
    Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jul 2016
    Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the...
  • Planning a project

    Gantt charts, critical path analysis, SMART objectives and estimation skills are just some of the topics covered in this free course, Planning a...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    09 Jun 2016

  • Planning a project

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    Gantt charts, critical path analysis, SMART objectives and estimation skills are...