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  • Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2020

  • Make a changing world a better place

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Oct 2020
    Educating the next generation of business talent with free online learning.
  • Gain Skills with The Open University

    The OU are offering Rolls-Royce staff and their families the opportunity to upskill and reskill using OU courses.

    Read now: Gain Skills with The Open University about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Jun 2020

  • Gain Skills with The Open University

    Free Course Free Course
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Jun 2020
    The OU are offering Rolls-Royce staff and their families the opportunity to upskill and reskill using OU courses.
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    Online training support for businesses

    The Open University has partnered with Invest Northern Ireland to offer a range of free business-focused training.

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 May 2020

  • Online training support for businesses

    Online training support for businesses Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Invest Northern Ireland
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 May 2020
    The Open University has partnered with Invest Northern Ireland to offer a range of free business-focused training.
  • Business support for Small and medium-sized enterprises

    Many Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing their toughest challenges to date due to Covid-19. Study our free business courses to help improve your skills and knowledge.

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2020

  • Business support for Small and medium-sized enterprises

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Apr 2020
    Many Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing their toughest challenges to date due to Covid-19. Study our free business courses to...
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    The Bottom Line 2020

    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

    Learn more: The Bottom Line 2020

    Radio Programme

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Feb 2020

  • The Bottom Line 2020

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Feb 2020
    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
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    Gain Skills with The Open University

    Michelin and The OU are working together to offer all Michelin staff and their families the opportunity to upskill and reskill using OU courses.

    Read now: Gain Skills with The Open University about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jan 2020

  • Gain Skills with The Open University

    Free Course Free Course
    Gain Skills with The Open University Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Michelin
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jan 2020
    Michelin and The OU are working together to offer all Michelin staff and their families the opportunity to upskill and reskill using OU courses.
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    Inside the Supermarket

     Behind the scenes at Sainsbury's

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    TV Programme

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Nov 2019

  • Inside the Supermarket

    Introductory level Updated 04 Nov 2019
     Behind the scenes at Sainsbury's
  • The effects of ambient cues in retail environments

    By Dr Morteza Abolhasani

    Research shows that within 17 milliseconds, we've already judged how attractive we find a product. But how much does your environment affect you, could playing the right 'muzak' encourage you to spend?

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2019

  • The effects of ambient cues in retail environments

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Oct 2019
    Research shows that within 17 milliseconds, we've already judged how attractive we find a product. But how much does your environment affect you, could...
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    Can you manage a supply chain?

    By Dr Paul Walley, Dr Björn Claes

    Test your skills of running a supply chain. Can you complete the ordering process, without ending up with too much stock? Your profits and reputation are at stake!

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Sep 2019

  • Can you manage a supply chain?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Sep 2019
    Test your skills of running a supply chain. Can you complete the ordering process, without ending up with too much stock? Your profits and reputation are at...
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    What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day

    Our trading relationships face their biggest change in decades. How much do you know about our imports and exports?

    Learn more: What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day

    TV Programme

    Updated on:

    24 Sep 2019

  • What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day

    Updated 24 Sep 2019
    Our trading relationships face their biggest change in decades. How much do you know about our imports and exports?

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  • Understanding your customers

    This free course Understanding your customers is a short introduction to understanding customers The course underlines the relevance of understanding customers as individuals members of society and members of organisations It clarifies some key marketing concepts and terminology and highlights some differences between consumer and businesstobusiness marketing The course is suitable for a variety of learners including small business owners and those working in small businesses with limited access to specialists as well as marketing professionals and those thinking about pursuing a course of study to become a marketing professional This free course is an adapted extract from the Open University course B206 Understanding customers355 Transcript36

    Learn: Understanding your customers more

    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Nov 2020

  • Understanding your customers

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    Understanding your customers
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 06 Nov 2020
    This free course, Understanding your customers, is a short introduction to...
  • Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2020

  • Make a changing world a better place

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Oct 2020
    Educating the next generation of business talent with free online learning.
  • Gain Skills with The Open University

    The OU are offering Rolls-Royce staff and their families the opportunity to upskill and reskill using OU courses.

    Read now: Gain Skills with The Open University about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Jun 2020

  • Gain Skills with The Open University

    Free Course Free Course
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Jun 2020
    The OU are offering Rolls-Royce staff and their families the opportunity to upskill and reskill using OU courses.
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    Online training support for businesses

    The Open University has partnered with Invest Northern Ireland to offer a range of free business-focused training.

    Read now: Online training support for businesses about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 May 2020

  • Online training support for businesses

    Online training support for businesses Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Invest Northern Ireland
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 May 2020
    The Open University has partnered with Invest Northern Ireland to offer a range of free business-focused training.
  • Business support for Small and medium-sized enterprises

    Many Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing their toughest challenges to date due to Covid-19. Study our free business courses to help improve your skills and knowledge.

    Read now: Business support for Small and medium-sized enterprises about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2020

  • Business support for Small and medium-sized enterprises

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Apr 2020
    Many Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing their toughest challenges to date due to Covid-19. Study our free business courses to...
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    Investment risk

    Risk in a financial context is a synonym for uncertainty This free course will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore investment risk You will examine how and why investors are riskaverse and look at the risk factors involved in making a decision to invest

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2020

  • Investment risk

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    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 02 Mar 2020
    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will...
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    The Bottom Line 2020

    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

    Learn more: The Bottom Line 2020

    Radio Programme

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Feb 2020

  • The Bottom Line 2020

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Feb 2020
    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Michelin

    Gain Skills with The Open University

    Michelin and The OU are working together to offer all Michelin staff and their families the opportunity to upskill and reskill using OU courses.

    Read now: Gain Skills with The Open University about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jan 2020

  • Gain Skills with The Open University

    Free Course Free Course
    Gain Skills with The Open University Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Michelin
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jan 2020
    Michelin and The OU are working together to offer all Michelin staff and their families the opportunity to upskill and reskill using OU courses.
  • Introduction to operations management

    This free course Introduction to operations management will introduce you to the role of operations management in organisations and gives you the opportunity to understand what an operations manager does It looks at how the role might influence the short and longterm success of the organisation It is important to develop a clear understanding of the impact of good and bad operations management practice on the performance of an organisation as a whole

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    04 Dec 2019

  • Introduction to operations management

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    Introduction to operations management
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 04 Dec 2019
    This free course, Introduction to operations management, will introduce you to the...
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    Marketing communications as a strategic function

    Marketing communications help to define an organisations relationship with its customers This free course Marketing communications as a strategic function emphasises the strategic importance of such communication and its longterm effect on consumers Communication models can act as a predictive guide but in the end it is important to recognise the autonomy and unpredictability of consumers

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2019

  • Marketing communications as a strategic function

    Free Course Free Course
    Marketing communications as a strategic function Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 14 Nov 2019
    Marketing communications help to define an organisation's relationship with its...