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The Bottom Line - Angel Investors

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2015
This episode of OU/BBC's The Bottom Line focuses on investors backing start-up businesses. 

The Bottom Line - Failure

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jun 2015
This week on The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests ponder business failure and how companies bounce back. 

The Bottom Line - Productivity

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2015
The Bottom Line returns with Evan Davis and guests discussing the poor productivity problem in the UK. 

The Bottom Line - Football's billions

The Bottom Line - Football's billions Copyrighted image Credit: Michael Flippo | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2015
It's well-know that top players can earn millions every year, but what about the clubs and fans? Evan Davies and guests discuss the business of...

The Bottom Line - Going global

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Mar 2015
Evan Davies and guests discover international business and how to adapt products to specific countries in this episode of The Bottom Line. 

The Bottom Line - Whatever happened to?

The Bottom Line - Whatever happened to? Creative commons image Credit: Stefano Bertolotti | Flickr
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Mar 2015
Evan Davis and his guests discuss what happened to some of the biggest brands that dominated the high street. 

The Bottom Line - Gold

The Bottom Line - Gold Creative commons image Credit: Celeste33 under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2015
In this episode of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss the business of gold. 

The Bottom Line - Trading places

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Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 02 Feb 2015
In this episode of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss some of the secrets to retailing success. 

The Bottom Line - The price of time

The Bottom Line - The price of time Copyrighted image Credit: Zoran Mladenovic | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2015
In this episode of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss how we decide on the price of our job, including factors such as time and...

30 years of SME research highlights impact of the ‘digital revolution’

30 years of SME research highlights impact of the ‘digital revolution’ Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Dec 2014
The Quarterly Survey of Small Business in Britain highlights the changes affecting SMEs in the past 30 years.

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The business of football

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The business of football
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Welcome to this free new OpenLearn course produced by The Open University working in partnership with The Football League Trust. If you are...

Rural entrepreneurship in Wales

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Rural entrepreneurship in Wales
Introductory level Duration 30 hours Updated 09 Apr 2014
What are the important issues to consider when starting up or running a small business in a rural environment? This study unit will introduce you...

Rural entrepreneurship in Scotland

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Rural entrepreneurship in Scotland
Introductory level Duration 30 hours Updated 17 Jan 2014
This unit is an introduction to rural enterprise in Scotland. It is principally designed for those developing their own enterprises and also as a...

Finding information in business and management

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Finding information in business and management Creative commons image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in business and management, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment...

Choosing a human resources consultant

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Choosing a human resources consultant Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters level Duration 6 hours Updated 19 Jul 2012
Human resources consultancies have become invaluable to businesses looking for improvements and efficiencies in their operations. This unit...

Environmental factors and organisations

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Environmental factors and organisations Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters level Duration 6 hours Updated 19 Jul 2012
The interactions of business with the non-commercial enviromnent are under increasing scrutiny. This unit looks at the relationships between...

International Management

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International Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 24 May 2012
How should you address the President of a French Company? Should you reward workers in Turkey by giving them envelopes full of money? Why are so...

Operations, technology and stakeholder value

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Operations, technology and stakeholder value Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters level Duration 40 hours Updated 28 Jul 2011
The management of processes or operations is the very essence of any kind of business enterprise, and it is critically important that they are...

Business English: Presenting the decision

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
Do you want to relocate to the UK? This unit will help you with the language difficulties that can arise while providing assistance with the...

Business English: Making decisions

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
Do you want to relocate to the UK? This unit will help you with the language difficulties that can arise while providing assistance with the...

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Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities, education, social care, families, police, prisons, business and...

CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

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CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
The Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport and Football) – designed in partnership with the Football League Trust - will...

BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)

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BA (Honours)  Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
Do you want to combine your passion for football with your desire to obtain a business degree? The Open University degree in Business Management ...

Dip HE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

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Dip HE in Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
The Open University’s Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport and Football) – designed in partnership with the Football League...

Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management

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Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
This certificate will introduce you to business and management and help you to develop the skills required for further study in this area. The...

Professional Certificate in Accounting

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Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 02 Aug 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

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Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 02 Aug 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 Retail Management

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Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly emerging to keep pace with increasingly sophisticated consumer...

Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise and play – and computing and IT skills are increasingly essential...

Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

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Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...