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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...

Introducing Fiscal Responsibility and Monetary Policy

Introducing Fiscal Responsibility and Monetary Policy Copyrighted image Credit: Tameek | Dreamstime.com
Updated 28 May 2014
Alan Shipman introduces the video collection where leading economists summarise their views on fiscal responsibility and competing approaches to...

OU on the BBC: Bankers - Episode 1

OU on the BBC: Bankers - Episode 1 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Updated 26 Apr 2013
The Bankers series kicks off with the inside story of the scandal that ripped through the banking industry last summer and took down Bob Diamond

OU on the BBC: Bankers

OU on the BBC: Bankers Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Updated 26 Apr 2013
Bankers is a brand new series which will lift the lid on the recent banking crisis while asking: can we turn back the clock? 

The Bottom Line - Alternatives to banking

The Bottom Line - Alternatives to banking Copyrighted image Credit: Robin Lund | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 13 Feb 2013
Evan Davis and guests discuss the financial alternatives to banking. 

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Managing my money

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Managing my money
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

The three-way catalytic converter

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The three-way catalytic converter Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 01 Jun 2011
This extract is concerned primarily with the chemistry that underpins the operation of the three-way catalytic converter that is placed in the...

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...

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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 01 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...

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 01 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 Business

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Diploma of Higher Education in Business Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015
How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? And how do these factors impact on a business...

Foundation Degree in Business

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Foundation Degree in Business Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015
How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? And how do these factors impact on a business...

Business functions in context

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Business functions in context Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
A practice-based course about how five essential organisational functions – human resources; marketing; operations management; information...

Managing 2: marketing and finance - online version

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Managing 2: marketing and finance - online version Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This practical course from our Professional Certificate in Management programme covers topics in marketing and finance through activities and...

Professional communication skills for business studies

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Professional communication skills for business studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Develop specialised communication skills for business studies while enhancing your understanding of areas like human resource management; finance...

You and your money: personal finance in context

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You and your money: personal finance in context Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This practical course builds your financial knowledge and skills, improves your understanding of personal finance and develops your awareness of...

Introduction to corporate finance

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Introduction to corporate finance Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 23 Oct 2015
This module provides a grounding in the core areas of corporate finance and enables you to gain a basis to build specialist financial expertise. 

Corporate finance

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Corporate finance Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters level Duration 150 hours Updated 01 Aug 2015 Register by 23 Oct 2015
This course will help you develop the knowledge needed to tackle the main financial issues that you are likely to encounter in your organisation.