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How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in functions such as marketing, accounting and finance? This innovative degree is firmly rooted in your own experience.Read moreBA (Honours) Business Management
This key introductory OU level 1 module provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to business and management in a globalised world.Read moreAn introduction to business and management
Researchers have developed a new battery to enable user generated renewable power to be stored cheaply and safely, reports Tim Radford from the Climate News Network.Read now ❯Safer battery could spark investment in renewables
Studies of inclusion and diversity in the workplace have become more important than ever.Read now ❯Diversity, migrant entrepreneurship and socio-economic inclusion
Want to understand the science of battery recharging but don't know where to start? Dip into our handy glossary.Read now ❯Battery Challenge Glossary
Andy Street, Managing Director of the department store chain John Lewis, discusses the future of retail.Watch now ❯Retail agnosticism
Do you want to combine your passion for football with your desire to obtain a business degree? The Open University degree in Business Management (Sport and Football) – designed in partnership with the Football League Trust - will develop your understanding of the wider business world using case studies and examples from the football industry. You will develop your skills and understanding of business, management, training and sport with a focus on football. Your studies will use film, text and online materials to help you apply theory to real world situations. Students in England and Wales will be able to attend workshops at Football League stadia to gain a wider understanding of a professional club. This degree will enhance your career prospects and develop a wide range of business skills which are transferable beyond sport and football.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting and finance? This degree in business studies provides an innovative and accessible introduction to the world of business, and helps you relate your studies directly to your own workplace. You’ll investigate how organisations think and work, how they’re managed, and the external world in which they operate. You’ll also gain a general understanding of business organisations and their key elements; wider considerations such as environments, markets and processes; and how all these work together. This degree course includes flexible options, enabling you to specialise in an area of business studies – for example, accounting – or you can combine business studies with another subject and study for a BA (Hons) Business Studies with Economics, Environment, French, International Development, Law or Spanish.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) Business Studies
This key introductory OU level 1 module provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to business and management in a globalised world.Read more ❯An introduction to business and management
In this free course, Products, services and branding, you will find out about how organisations manage their products and services. This will include learning about how new products are developed and how the existing portfolio of offerings is managed. The particular characteristics of service products will be explained so that you can understand the impact that these features have on how services are managed.Learn more ❯Products, services and branding
A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with operations in many different countries. This free course introduces different types of business, depending on industry sector, size and type of ownership and discusses some of the ways in which businesses differ from each other.Learn more ❯Different types of business
This free course, Retail marketing, explores how retailers use marketing to communicate with their customers, considering definitions of retailing and consumers, the basics of communications, before moving on to look at different forms of marketing communications and advertising used by retailers.Learn more ❯Retail marketing
Peter's primary research interests include ideology, subjectivity and power, specifically as they relate to broader discourses and everyday practices of capitalism and democracy.
He is currently completing a manuscript entitled ‘Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization’ to be published by Edward Elgar Press.
His scholarly work has been published in Human Relations, Theory and Event, Journal of Political Ideologies, Journal of Political Power, Research on the Sociology of Organization, Culture and Organizations, Ephemera, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Organization and International Journal of Žižek Studies among others.
His writing has also been featured in The Washington Post, The New Statesmen, The Week, The Conversation and Open Democracy among others.