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Baffled by Bitcoin

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Updated 14 Mar 2014
The magic of the world’s first ‘crypto currency’ is still lost on most monetary experts, writes Alan Shipman.

George tells us we are turning the corner: has he done it?

George tells us we are turning the corner: has he done it? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 20 Sep 2013
The sudden solidity of UK recovery leaves many economists wondering what went right, writes Alan Shipman.

DEBATE: Should we have a smaller financial services sector?

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Introductory Level Updated 20 May 2013
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Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting

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Understanding and managing risk

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The unit provides an introduction to financial risk management. The processes of risk identification, risk measurement and risk management are...

Introducing corporate finance

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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...

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Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 100 hours Updated 30 Apr 2013 Register by 25 Jul 2013
This short course will give you a good grounding in double-entry bookkeeping and the production of basic financial statements, and an introduction...

Financial accounting

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Intermediate Level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Apr 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Develop an understanding of the role and importance of accounting, of the frameworks underpinning accounting and audit practice, and the skills to...

Management accounting

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Intermediate Level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Apr 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Develop your understanding of the fundamental principles, practices, techniques and limitations of management accounting and apply your knowledge...