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BA (Honours) Business Management free course icon

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BA (Honours) Business Management

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. You'll investigate how organisations think and work, how they're managed, and the external world in which they operate. You can focus entirely on business management, or choose to specialise within the subject areas of accounting, economics, leadership practice, innovation and enterprise or marketing.

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BA (Honours) Business Management and Languages free course icon

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BA (Honours) Business Management and Languages

This degree allows you to combine business management with French, German or Spanish. You'll divide your study equally between both subjects. You'll explore how businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions. You'll see what's involved in functions such as marketing, accounting and finance. Combining this with the study of a modern language opens doors to other cultures and communities, and can provide a key to the global workplace. The name of your degree will reflect your chosen language (e.g. BA (Honours) Business Management and German).

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Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management free course icon

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Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management

How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What's involved in functions such as human resources management, marketing, accounting and finance? This innovative diploma is firmly rooted in your own experience. You'll investigate how organisations think and work, how they're managed, and the external world in which they operate. You can focus entirely on business management, or choose to specialise within the subject areas of accounting, economics, leadership practice, innovation and enterprise or marketing.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management and Languages free course icon

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Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management and Languages

This diploma allows you to combine business management with French, German or Spanish. You'll divide your study equally between both subjects. It offers a solid grounding in key concepts associated with business management and in the use of your chosen language. You'll explore how businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions. You'll see what's involved in functions such as marketing, accounting and finance. Combining this with the study of a modern language opens doors to other cultures and communities, and can provide a key to the global workplace. The name of your diploma will reflect your chosen language (e.g. Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management and German).

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Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management and Languages free course icon

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Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management and Languages

This certificate allows you to combine business management with French, German or Spanish. You'll divide your study equally between both subjects. It offers a broad grounding in key concepts associated with business management and a sound knowledge of the basic concepts associated with the study of your chosen language. You'll explore how businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions. You'll see what's involved in functions such as marketing, accounting and finance. Combining this with the study of a modern language opens doors to other cultures and communities, and can provide a key to the global workplace. The name of your certificate will reflect your chosen language (e.g. Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management and German).

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Shaping business opportunities

This module provides you with a broad grounding in business and management practice and study. You will explore how organisations work by looking at their internal functions (operations, finance and marketing). You'll also learn about the external environment and how the economic and political context helps shape how businesses respond to global challenges. Using a blend of text, audio, video and interactive online activities, you'll develop vital skills for study and for work in business, public or voluntary sector organisations. Particular attention is paid to developing your critical thinking skills. You will also be introduced to mind mapping as a technique to help you express your ideas and creativity.

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An introduction to business and management free course icon Level

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An introduction to business and management

This key introductory OU level 1 module provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to business and management in a globalised world. Through readings and international case studies you'll explore a wide range of topics in contemporary business and management: what motivates people to work; how to ------ financial soundness of a business; what attracts customers; how economic crises affect businesses; and ethical challenges in business and management. Using a blend of text, audio video and interactive online activities, you'll develop vital skills for study and for work in business, public or voluntary sector organisations.

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Stefan Szymanski on the business of football

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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The role of the manager

This free course, The role of the manager, examines the manager role in theory and in practice. You will begin by considering two classic theories on the role of the manager, written about in The Manager's Good Study Guide, to ------ how relevant they are for your current work. You will then be asked to examine the work of managers in a range of other organisations using video excerpts from the BBC World News series Escape from the Boardroom.

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4 hrs
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Lifecycle of the Car Industry

PY Gerbeau discusses 'The Lifecycle of the Car Industry' in the BBC/Open University's Rules of the Game.

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Company law in context

The legal issues involved in setting up and running a business can be complex and confusing, especially when some of the terms used don't seem to have clear meanings. Company law in context is a free course from the College of Law, offering a basic introduction to the legal concepts of companies, partnerships, assets and liabilities.

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10 hrs
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What is strategic human resource management? free course icon Level

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What is strategic human resource management?

This free course, What is strategic human resource management?, is about the interplay between decision making in HR and the multiple environments within which such decisions are made. The underlying premise is that, normally, better choices are made when they are informed by an understanding of the multiple contexts which are relevant to those choices.

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4 hrs
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