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Derivatives and risk management

The global financial crisis has brought into sharp focus the need for sound risk management practices in all organisations including those in the public sector. This module will provide you with an understanding of the various financial risks faced by organisations and the ways in which those risks can be managed. The module will introduce key tools such as derivatives and risk mapping and also discuss the linkages of risk management with the organisational strategic plan. The module will also introduce enterprise risk management processes and the implications of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for financial risk management.

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Make a changing world a better place

Educating the next generation of business talent with free online learning.

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Software development for enterprise systems

Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some understanding of software development, in this free course, Software development for enterprise systems, you will learn about current development practices for this type of system and develop relevant skills to apply them to real-world problems. You will develop core skills in object-oriented analysis and design, allowing you to develop software that is fit for purpose, reusable and amenable to change.

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8 hrs
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The Bottom Line - Wearable technology

Evan Davis and guests discuss investments in wearable tech - will they go mainstream or are gadgets only for geeks?

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Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities

What does it make to be an entrepreneur? Is it hardcoded into certain individuals? Or is it just a matter of changing the way we view opportunities? In this series of audios Emeritus Professor, Colin Gray, of Enterprise Development at The Open University is joined by entrepreneur and Open University graduate, Julian Brouwer, to discuss the practical issues that ----- when you try to bring a technological innovation to market. This material forms part of the course B322 Investigating entrepreneurial opportunities

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Apprentices not entrepreneurs

Does 'the Apprentice' give a realistic picture of what being an entrepreneur is all about?

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Airlines face the Prisoner's Dilemma

If companies collude with each other, how can they minimise the damage to themselves once they're caught out?

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Teenage tycoons

Political parties are united on the need to encourage young people to become entrepreneurs, But are teenage tycoons born or made?

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The Big Question: How Much Choice Do The People of China Have?

Communist crack-down or capitalist playground? Do the Chinese have freedom of choice?

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