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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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    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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    The housing crash and the man who saw it coming

    By Professor Nouriel Roubini

    Professor Nouriel Roubini of Stern Business School discusses how he predicted the financial bubble bursting two years ahead of the crash and was ignored by the sector.

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    Professor Nouriel Roubini of Stern Business School discusses how he predicted the financial bubble bursting two years ahead of the crash and was ignored by...
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  • How can we say Bitcoin is overvalued when we don't know how to value it?

    How can we say Bitcoin is overvalued when we don't know how to value it? Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: manfredrichter
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jan 2018
    One view of the rising cryptocurrency: We can't say it's a bubble when we don't really understand the value of the currency.
  • Mortgage vs rent

    By Ray Wright, Max Flint

    The true cost of home ownership when compared with renting is revealed in this interview with Ray Wright.

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    15 Jan 2018

  • Mortgage vs rent

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    The true cost of home ownership when compared with renting is revealed in this interview with Ray Wright.
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    22 Dec 2017

  • Why are public companies vanishing in America?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Since 1997, the number of public companies in the US has been in decline. Why - and does it matter?
  • You and your money and Brexit

    By Jonquil Lowe

    How personal financial planning is influenced by, and impacts on, the external environment of social, economic and political factors, such as UK price inflation and the outcome of Brexit. 

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    22 Sep 2017

  • You and your money and Brexit

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Sep 2017
    How personal financial planning is influenced by, and impacts on, the external environment of social, economic and political factors, such as UK price...
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    What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking?

    Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to take over at the US Federal Reserve. But who is Randal Quarles - and what might he do at the Fed?

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    02 Aug 2017

  • What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking?

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    Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to take over at the US Federal Reserve. But who is Randal Quarles - and what might he do at the Fed?
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    What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

    By Martin Upton

    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas firms.

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    30 Mar 2017

  • What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

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    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas firms.
  • What is shareholder activism?

    By Dr Henry Lahr

    Dr Henry Lahr discusses activist investors, who look for underperforming companies where they can buy a stake in the business then lobby for change.

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    19 Oct 2016

  • What is shareholder activism?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Oct 2016
    Dr Henry Lahr discusses activist investors, who look for underperforming companies where they can buy a stake in the business then lobby for...
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    Banking crimes without end

    By Prof Steve Tombs

    Has the UK financial sector become the 'serial offender' of corporate crimes with mis-selling of products like PPI and pensions? 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 May 2016

  • Banking crimes without end

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    Has the UK financial sector become the 'serial offender' of corporate crimes with mis-selling of products like PPI and pensions? 

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    Companies and financial accounting

    This free course Companies and financial accounting introduces you to the legal characteristics of limited companies and how limited companies raise finance through ordinary shares and loan capital It also introduces the interests of company stakeholders and looks at three different perspectives on companies and their role in society Finally it introduces the formats of company financial statements in comparison with those of sole traders This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course B293 Financial accounting in context Transcript

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    This free course, Companies and financial accounting, introduces you to the legal...
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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

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    29 May 2020

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

    Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping This free course Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting explains the fundamental rules of doubleentry bookkeeping and how they are used to produce the balance sheet and the profit and loss account

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    Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping...
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    The housing crash and the man who saw it coming

    By Professor Nouriel Roubini

    Professor Nouriel Roubini of Stern Business School discusses how he predicted the financial bubble bursting two years ahead of the crash and was ignored by the sector.

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    12 Mar 2020

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    Professor Nouriel Roubini of Stern Business School discusses how he predicted the financial bubble bursting two years ahead of the crash and was ignored by...
  • Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact cannot resolve the converging environmental social and economic crises we now face The primary aim of this free course Understanding the environment Learning and communication is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview This is the second course in the Understanding theenvironment series For moreinformation see the introductory sessionhere

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  • Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

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    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently...
  • Understanding and managing risk

    This free course Understanding and managing risk provides an introduction to financial risk management The processes of risk identification risk measurement and risk management are explored The course then goes on to examine reputational risk and operational risk It concludes with an examination of the subject of behavioural finance and what this can contribute to our understanding of risk taking and risk management

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    This free course, Understanding and managing risk, provides an introduction to...
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    Organisations and management accounting

    This free course Organisations and management accounting examines the nature of organisations specifically their objectives and structure Organisational objectives and structure determine management functions and responsibilities within the organisation

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    07 Nov 2019

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    This free course, Organisations and management accounting, examines the nature of...
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    Financial accounting and reporting

    This free course Financial accounting and reporting discusses how accountants act as processors and purveyors of information for decision making and the needs of those who use accounting information It also looks at the role performed by accountants and notes the need to be aware of relevant regulatory and conceptual frameworks

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    24 Sep 2019

  • Financial accounting and reporting

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    This free course, Financial accounting and reporting, discusses how accountants...
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    Stakeholders in marketing and finance

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    This free course Stakeholders in marketing and finance comprises two sections introducing the idea of customers and stakeholders for financial information It also contains two activities in which learners are asked to relate the ideas discussed to their own work practice

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    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    29 May 2019

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    This free course, Stakeholders in marketing and finance, comprises two sections...
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    Introducing corporate finance

    This free course Introducing corporate finance introduces you to the importance of finance and the role it plays in organisations It explains the different functions of money and the ways in which finance is linked to organisational strategies The course also explores the ways in which finance is linked to the governance of organisations how organisations fund their activities and the role of the finance and accounting functions

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    19 Mar 2019

  • Introducing corporate finance

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    This free course, Introducing corporate finance, introduces you to the importance...