Explore.
Watch, listen, debate & discover with our experts

RSS Icon

The Power of No: No, sweet no

The Power of No: No, sweet no Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
The astounding No vote that swept every part of Greece will take time to digest and understand and its meaning also depends on how the Europeans...

The Power of No: The real crisis starts now

The Power of No: The real crisis starts now Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence New content
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
Victory for politics of defiance in Greece means the real crisis starts now, says Professor Anton Muscatelli.

The Power Of No: Greece still has options - if nobody panics

The Power Of No: Greece still has options - if nobody panics Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence New content
Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
Greece could default and refuse to leave the eurozone - it all comes down to what the European Central Bank does next.

The Power Of No: the Eurozone isn't safe from contagion

The Power Of No: the Eurozone isn't safe from contagion Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence New content
Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
European leaders have consistently claimed that their anti-contagion measures would protect the rest of the eurozone from a Greek exit. But is this...

The Power Of No: now Syriza must clarify what no really means

The Power Of No: now Syriza must clarify what no really means Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence New content
Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
As Greece returns a resounding no vote in the referendum, it's time for the Greek Government to clarify its position, says Sofia Vasilopoulou.

Managing my investments: your questions answered

Featuring: VideoVideo
Managing my investments: your questions answered Copyrighted image Credit: Alain Lacroix | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 16 Jun 2015
In these videos, experts Martin Upton, Jonquil Lowe and Janette Rutterford sit down to answer a number of pressing questions learners studying...

Other investment decisions: your questions answered

Featuring: VideoVideo
Other investment decisions: your questions answered Creative commons image Credit: Stefano Bertolotti | Flickr
Introductory level Updated 16 Jun 2015
Martin Upton sits down with Jonquil Lowe and Janette Rutterford to discuss some of the questions raised by learners studying Managing My...

Managing your private pension: your questions answered

Featuring: VideoVideo
Managing your private pension: your questions answered Creative commons image Credit: Stefano Bertolotti | Flickr
Introductory level Updated 16 Jun 2015
Martin Upton sits down with Jonquil Lowe and Janette Rutterford to discuss some of the questions on private pensions raised by learners studying...

Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money

Featuring: ActivityActivity
Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money Copyrighted image Credit: Knowdl
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 May 2015
Learn how to get on top of your debts and gain a better understanding of banking terms with this interactive learning tool. 

How lower tax drew trade unionists to the Tories

How lower tax drew trade unionists to the Tories Copyrighted image Credit: Newsfocus1 | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Apr 2015
Alan Shipman explains how a substantial number of manual and professional workers also switched to support Thatcher in the 1979 general election....

Free OpenLearn courses.
OU course extracts and exclusive free courses

RSS Icon

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

Free CourseFree Course
Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting Copyrighted image Credit: © 2009 Image Source/Jupiterimages Corporation
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 11 Jun 2015
Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting,...

Introducing corporate finance

Free CourseFree Course Featuring: AudioAudio
Introducing corporate finance Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters level Duration 20 hours Updated 09 Dec 2014
This unit introduces you to the importance of finance and the role it plays in organisations. It explains the different functions of money and the...

Stakeholders in marketing and finance

Free CourseFree Course
Stakeholders in marketing and finance Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 03 Sep 2014
This unit comprises two sections introducing the idea of customers and stakeholders for financial information. It also contains two activities in...

Organisations and management accounting

Free CourseFree Course
Organisations and management accounting Copyright free image Credit: Copyright © iStockphoto.com/Nikada
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 May 2014
This OpenLearn study unit examines the nature of organisations, specifically their objectives and structure. Organisational objectives and...

Financial accounting and reporting

Free CourseFree Course
Financial accounting and reporting Copyright free image Credit: Copyright © iStockphoto.com/Pgiam
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 15 May 2014
This unit discusses how accountants act as processors and purveyors of information for decision making and the needs of those who use accounting...

Understanding and managing risk

Free CourseFree Course Featuring: VideoVideo AudioAudio
Understanding and managing risk
Masters level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
The unit provides an introduction to financial risk management. The processes of risk identification, risk measurement and risk management are...

The financial markets context

Free CourseFree Course
The financial markets context Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters level Duration 4 hours Updated 19 Jul 2012
How do financial markets match providers with users, and how efficiently does the market determine prices? Can investors rely on notoriously...

You and your money

Free CourseFree Course
You and your money Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 23 Apr 2012
An important aspect of personal finance is the way individuals and households manage their debt, how much it costs and the different types of...

Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

Free CourseFree Course
Understanding the environment: Learning and communication
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro

Free CourseFree Course
Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 13 Jul 2011
The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on the European economy? This unit looks at the key developments in...

Become an OU student.
Change your life with a qualification

RSS Icon

Certificate of Higher Education Open

CourseCourse
Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
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...

BA/BSc Open degree

CourseCourse
BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
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...

Professional Certificate in Accounting

CourseCourse
Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the accountancy profession, or if you need fundamental accounting...

Foundation Degree in Financial Services

CourseCourse
Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

CourseCourse
Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

CourseCourse
Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BA (Honours) Business Studies

CourseCourse
BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Credit: iStock
Duration 3600 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

CourseCourse
Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 100 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015 Register by 24 Jul 2015
This short course will give you a good grounding in double-entry bookkeeping and the production of basic financial statements, and an introduction...

Managing 2: marketing and finance - online version

CourseCourse
Managing 2: marketing and finance - online version Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This practical course from our Professional Certificate in Management programme covers topics in marketing and finance through activities and...

Personal investment in an uncertain world

CourseCourse
Personal investment in an uncertain world Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 06 Jul 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Explores some of the concepts that underpin investment planning and examines how investment planning decisions are affected by economic uncertainty.