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Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money

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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 much government funding do universities get?

How much government funding do universities get? Creative commons image Credit: Stephen McKay under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2015
John Brennan explains the latest statistics on state funding for universities.

Free course: Managing my investments

Free course: Managing my investments Copyrighted image Credit: Aprescindere | Dreamstime.com
Updated 06 Mar 2015
OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from Open University study; trying one of our free courses, such as Managing my...

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
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?...

The energy dilemma

The energy dilemma Creative commons image Credit: Lee Haywood under CC BY-SA 2.0 license
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2014
How can the Government balance voter and industry expectations of the energy market in the lead up to the next election? 

What happens when you try to put a value on everything?

What happens when you try to put a value on everything? Copyrighted image Credit: King Ho Yim | Dreamstime.com
Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
Should we downgrade statistics' triple-a rating? Has the rush to put a figure on everything had a negative impact on how we do politics?

Small Data: Changes in the basket of items measuring inflation, 2004-2014

Small Data: Changes in the basket of items measuring inflation, 2004-2014 Creative commons image Credit: Andrew Eadie under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Updated 17 Jun 2014
Each year, the Office of National Statistics tweaks the contents of the baskets used to track inflation. What gets added or dropped tells how our...

Baffled by Bitcoin

Baffled by Bitcoin Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
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.

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Introducing corporate finance

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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...

Understanding and managing risk

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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...

Financial strategy and private finance initiative

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Financial strategy and private finance initiative Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 29 Jun 2009
Does a hospital have to be owned and managed by the same sector that provides its services? In the early 1990s, the Private Finance Initiative was...