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Britain wants you to be banker, but are you ready for the risk?

Britain wants you to be banker, but are you ready for the risk? Creative commons image Credit: Mark Roy under CC-BY-2.0 licence New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Oct 2014
Peer-to-peer lending is being seen as an alternative to the inactivity of traditional banking but would you be willing to play the banker role?...

Capitalism: Beyond repair or awaiting a fix?

Capitalism: Beyond repair or awaiting a fix? Creative commons image Credit: Dominic Alves under CC-BY licence
Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Oct 2014
The 2008 financial crisis still thrums underneath political debate six years on - have we missed a chance to rework capitalism? Does it even need...

Hard Evidence: what do SMEs think about #indyref?

Hard Evidence: what do SMEs think about #indyref? Creative commons image Credit: Stuart Antony under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Sep 2014
With banking giant RBS announcing they'd quit an independent Scotland, a recent survey shows the opinion of smaller businesses.

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Stakeholders in marketing and finance

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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

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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

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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...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Oct 2014
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

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 25 Oct 2014
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

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Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Oct 2014
This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the accountancy profession, or if you need fundamental accounting...