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  • The benefits of a longer product life

    By Dr Emma Dewberry

    A savvy shift in industrial resourcefulness is reflected in products that last longer, are adaptable, maintainable, and repairable. Such products optimise material value through preventing waste. These design strategies challenge the ways we...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2021

  • The benefits of a longer product life

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Oct 2021
    A savvy shift in industrial resourcefulness is reflected in products that last longer, are adaptable, maintainable, and repairable. Such products optimise...
  • 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. With lives and livelihoods affected, many organisations are trying to reimagine the future. Studying our free business...

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

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Jun 2021

  • Business support for small and medium-sized enterprises

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Jun 2021
    Many Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing their toughest challenges to date due to Covid-19. With lives and livelihoods affected,...
  • Stefan Szymanski on the business of football

    By Professor Stefan Szymanski

    When it comes to the business of football, you get what you pay for. Stefan Szymanski provides an insight into the professional side of the sport.

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    Article

    Updated on:

    11 May 2021

  • Stefan Szymanski on the business of football

    Updated 11 May 2021
    When it comes to the business of football, you get what you pay for. Stefan Szymanski provides an insight into the professional side of the sport.
  • SMEs and Net Zero – challenges and opportunities

    By Prof Richard Blundel

    How can small and medium-sized enterprises make the radical changes required to tackle the Climate Emergency?

    Read now: SMEs and Net Zero – challenges and opportunities about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jan 2021

  • SMEs and Net Zero – challenges and opportunities

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Jan 2021
    How can small and medium-sized enterprises make the radical changes required to tackle the Climate Emergency?
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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!

    Take part now: Can you manage a supply chain? about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Sep 2019

  • Can you manage a supply chain?

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    Can you manage a supply chain? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    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...
  • History of online retail

    By Dr Fiona Ellis-Chadwick

    How has online shopping grown since 1995? What happened when? How many of us were online, and where we could shop?

    Take part now: History of online retail about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • History of online retail

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    How has online shopping grown since 1995? What happened when? How many of us were online, and where we could shop?

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  • The benefits of a longer product life

    By Dr Emma Dewberry

    A savvy shift in industrial resourcefulness is reflected in products that last longer, are adaptable, maintainable, and repairable. Such products optimise material value through preventing waste. These design strategies challenge the ways we...

    Read now: The benefits of a longer product life about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2021

  • The benefits of a longer product life

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Oct 2021
    A savvy shift in industrial resourcefulness is reflected in products that last longer, are adaptable, maintainable, and repairable. Such products optimise...
  • 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. With lives and livelihoods affected, many organisations are trying to reimagine the future. Studying our free business...

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

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Jun 2021

  • Business support for small and medium-sized enterprises

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Jun 2021
    Many Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing their toughest challenges to date due to Covid-19. With lives and livelihoods affected,...
  • Stefan Szymanski on the business of football

    By Professor Stefan Szymanski

    When it comes to the business of football, you get what you pay for. Stefan Szymanski provides an insight into the professional side of the sport.

    Read now: Stefan Szymanski on the business of football about Managing projects through people

    Article

    Updated on:

    11 May 2021

  • Stefan Szymanski on the business of football

    Updated 11 May 2021
    When it comes to the business of football, you get what you pay for. Stefan Szymanski provides an insight into the professional side of the sport.
  • SMEs and Net Zero – challenges and opportunities

    By Prof Richard Blundel

    How can small and medium-sized enterprises make the radical changes required to tackle the Climate Emergency?

    Read now: SMEs and Net Zero – challenges and opportunities about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jan 2021

  • SMEs and Net Zero – challenges and opportunities

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Jan 2021
    How can small and medium-sized enterprises make the radical changes required to tackle the Climate Emergency?
  • 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.
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Invest Northern Ireland

    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.
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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

    Learn: Investment risk more

    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2020

  • Investment risk

    Free Course Free Course
    Investment risk Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 02 Mar 2020
    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will...
  • 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.