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Realise your full potential, wherever you are. From MBAs to introduction to financial services, the Open University Business School has it covered.Read moreFind out what the OU Business School can do for you
Get a competitive edge in a fluid, crowded market with The Open University Business School.Read moreMBAs with the OU Business School
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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.Read moreBA (Honours) Business Management
This key introductory OU level 1 module provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to business and management in a globalised world.Read moreAn introduction to business and management
Mike Glover, Arup Fellow
Louise Hardy, Civil Engineer, Non-Executive Director Sirius Minerals and Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
Katy Toms, Senior Engineer, WSP Engineering Consultancy
Should companies be cautious when embracing new technologies for fear of displacing their employees?Watch now ❯Will artificial intelligence put us out of work?
Researchers have developed a new battery to enable user generated renewable power to be stored cheaply and safely, reports Tim Radford from the Climate News Network.Read now ❯Safer battery could spark investment in renewables
Studies of inclusion and diversity in the workplace have become more important than ever.Read now ❯Diversity, migrant entrepreneurship and socio-economic inclusion
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.Read more ❯BA (Honours) Business Management
This module explores the choices organisations make about employment relations strategies and the associated impacts on employee engagement. It provides an understanding of different employment relations perspectives, theories and debates as well as the national and international contexts of employment relations. Throughout the module the roles of employee participation and voice as crucial processes underlying employee engagement are critically examined. Other areas covered include managing diversity, communication, change management, and the management of conflict associated with grievance, discipline and dismissal.Learn more ❯Employment relations and employee engagement
In this free course, Products, services and branding, you will find out about how organisations manage their products and services. This will include learning about how new products are developed and how the existing portfolio of offerings is managed. The particular characteristics of service products will be explained so that you can understand the impact that these features have on how services are managed.Learn more ❯Products, services and branding
A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with operations in many different countries. This free course introduces different types of business, depending on industry sector, size and type of ownership and discusses some of the ways in which businesses differ from each other.Learn more ❯Different types of business
This free course, Retail marketing, explores how retailers use marketing to communicate with their customers, considering definitions of retailing and consumers, the basics of communications, before moving on to look at different forms of marketing communications and advertising used by retailers.Learn more ❯Retail marketing
Terry O’Sullivan is a Senior Lecturer in Management at The Open University Business School where he researches and teaches in the fields of social and arts marketing. He is the joint author of Creative Arts Marketing, a guide to applying marketing practice in the cultural industries, which is popular with practitioners and students alike. Its third edition is now available. Terry's published research includes articles on marketing to promote pro-environmental behaviour in organisations, and the enhancement of audience experience at live arts events.
Liz Moody has an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School and additional postgraduate qualifications gained through distance learning in marketing from the CIM, IDM and the British Management Institute as a management coach. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Education and she has 20 years’ experience as a manager on which she has built her consultancy knowledge.