Studying a business and management course with The Open University is all about you: where you’re at now, and where you want to be in the future. Starting from your own experience, you’ll develop and extend your knowledge, skills and practice – whether you’re looking for a one-off piece of professional updating or aiming for an award such as a diploma or a business degree.
We now offer foundation degrees in Business or Leadership and Management, and a major new Business Studies certificate. Specialist courses in finance and accounting will set you up with essential skills, or provide a route into the accounting profession – and you can opt to study accounting, economics, French, ICT, law, Spanish or systems practice as part of our innovative and well-respected Business Studies degree.
If you’re new to study our Level 1 business courses are a great place to start, but there are entry routes at higher levels if you’re more experienced. Employers are attracted by the relevance and accessibility of our programmes too – in fact, 75 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies sponsor, or have sponsored OU students. So whether you’re developing your current role or heading for a new career, you’ve come to the right place.