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  • Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish Creative commons image Icon leesean under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish

    By Madhavi Kapur

    The head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy finds the multilingualism of Indian society has positive advantages, even...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Sep 2017

  • Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish

    Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish Creative commons image Icon leesean under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    The head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy finds the multilingualism of Indian society has positive advantages, even though it makes it harder to maintain...
  • What makes people happy at work? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 May 2017

  • What makes people happy at work?

    What makes people happy at work? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 May 2017
    Experts identify what makes workers happy - and why it's important.
  • What is a transformation process? The one minute guide Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission - see article page for details
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    18 Aug 2016

  • What is a transformation process? The one minute guide

    What is a transformation process? The one minute guide Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission - see article page for details
    Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Aug 2016
    When businesses or economists talk about "a transformation process", what does it mean?
  • Battered, Hurt, ...Shutting? Why has BHS struggled on the high street? Creative commons image Icon Mtaylor848 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Apr 2016

  • Battered, Hurt, ...Shutting? Why has BHS struggled on the high street?

    Battered, Hurt, ...Shutting? Why has BHS struggled on the high street? Creative commons image Icon Mtaylor848 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Apr 2016
    The once-mighty BHS is stumbling, and the money may soon run out. Leigh Sparks explains how a High Street stalwart can come so badly unstuck.
  • Can Starbucks sell coffee to the Italians? Creative commons image Icon N i c o l a under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can Starbucks sell coffee to the Italians?

    By Professor Jonathan Morris

    A few years back, internet wags had fun pretending Starbucks was about to start selling its coffee in Italy. Now,...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Mar 2016

  • Can Starbucks sell coffee to the Italians?

    Can Starbucks sell coffee to the Italians? Creative commons image Icon N i c o l a under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Mar 2016
    A few years back, internet wags had fun pretending Starbucks was about to start selling its coffee in Italy. Now, life is imitating LOLs.
  • What are Mintzberg’s five components of an organisation? The one-minute guide Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: helpsg
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2016

  • What are Mintzberg’s five components of an organisation? The one-minute guide

    What are Mintzberg’s five components of an organisation? The one-minute guide Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: helpsg
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Mar 2016
    Writing in 1979, Henry Mintzberg identified five components to answer the question 'what is an organisation'?.
  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2015-16 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2015-16

    The Bottom Line returns with a new series from The Open University and the BBC, presented by Evan Davis.

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    Radio Programme

    Updated on:

    03 Mar 2016

  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2015-16

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2015-16 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 03 Mar 2016
    The Bottom Line returns with a new series from The Open University and the BBC, presented by Evan Davis.
  • 10 years of The Bottom Line Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    10 years of The Bottom Line

    By The OpenLearn team

    As The Bottom Line celebrates its 10 year anniversary, we look back over the past decade in the world of...

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Feb 2016

  • 10 years of The Bottom Line

    10 years of The Bottom Line Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 26 Feb 2016
    As The Bottom Line celebrates its 10 year anniversary, we look back over the past decade in the world of business.
  • Customer Service: Expert's Corner with Professor Sally Dibb Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sally Dibb

    Customer Service: Expert's Corner with Professor Sally Dibb

    By Professor Sally Dibb

    Professor Sally Dibb answers questions on customer service in business, including how globalisation affects brands...

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    Article

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • Customer Service: Expert's Corner with Professor Sally Dibb

    Customer Service: Expert's Corner with Professor Sally Dibb Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sally Dibb
    Intermediate level Updated 16 Feb 2016
    Professor Sally Dibb answers questions on customer service in business, including how globalisation affects brands and why is customer relationship...
  • The Bottom Line Expert Opinion: Customer Service Creative commons image Icon Richard, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    The Bottom Line Expert Opinion: Customer Service

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    Is a consumer focus appropriate for all business - public as well as private? Peter Bloom discusses customer service...

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    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • The Bottom Line Expert Opinion: Customer Service

    The Bottom Line Expert Opinion: Customer Service Creative commons image Icon Richard, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 16 Feb 2016
    Is a consumer focus appropriate for all business - public as well as private? Peter Bloom discusses customer service in the contemporary age.

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  • Different types of business

    A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • Different types of business

    Different types of business Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Ant Clausen/Shutterstock.com
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite...
  • Business English: Making decisions

    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Making decisions, will help you with the language difficulties that can...

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Mar 2016

  • Business English: Making decisions

    Business English: Making decisions Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 11 Mar 2016
    Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Making...
  • Rural entrepreneurship in Wales

    What are the important issues to consider when starting up or running a small business in a rural environment? This free course, Rural...

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    Free course

    30 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2016

  • Rural entrepreneurship in Wales

    Rural entrepreneurship in Wales
    Introductory level Duration 30 hours Updated 09 Mar 2016
    What are the important issues to consider when starting up or running a small...
  • Company law in context

    The legal issues involved in setting up and running a business can be complex and confusing, especially when some of the terms used don't seem to...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2016

  • Company law in context

    Company law in context Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
    The legal issues involved in setting up and running a business can be complex and...
  • Choosing a human resources consultant

    Human resources consultancies have become invaluable to businesses looking for improvements and efficiencies in their operations. This free course,...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • Choosing a human resources consultant

    Choosing a human resources consultant Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    Human resources consultancies have become invaluable to businesses looking for...
  • Creating an ethical organisation

    Businesses are increasingly making explicit their commitment to dealing with ethical concerns. This free course, Creating an ethical organisation,...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • Creating an ethical organisation

    Creating an ethical organisation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    Businesses are increasingly making explicit their commitment to dealing with...
  • Environmental factors and organisations

    The interactions of business with the non-commercial environment are under increasing scrutiny. This free course, Environmental factors and...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • Environmental factors and organisations

    Environmental factors and organisations Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    The interactions of business with the non-commercial environment are under...
  • The life sciences industry: An introduction

    This free course, The life sciences industry: An introduction, covers the emergence of the life sciences sector out of its precursor the...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • The life sciences industry: An introduction

    The life sciences industry: An introduction Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    This free course, The life sciences industry: An introduction, covers the...
  • Strategic view of performance

    Strategic management and planning are no longer the preserve of senior executives. This free course, Strategic view of performance, looks at three...

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • Strategic view of performance

    Strategic view of performance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    Strategic management and planning are no longer the preserve of senior executives....
  • An introduction to business cultures

    Disney and Google are just two companies renowned for their 'business culture'. Have you ever wondered why the company you work for is different...

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • An introduction to business cultures

    An introduction to business cultures Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    Disney and Google are just two companies renowned for their 'business culture'....

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Business

    Diploma of Higher Education in Business Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take...

    Foundation Degree in Business

    Foundation Degree in Business Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take...

    BA (Honours) Business Studies

    BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

    An introduction to business and management

    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This key introductory OU level 1 module provides an accessible and comprehensive...

    Financial accounting

    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 15 Mar 2018
    This is the module for you if you want a route into the accountancy profession or...
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