The Open University

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning.
Since it began in 1969, the OU has taught more than 1.8 million students and has almost 250,000 current students, including more than 15,000 overseas. The OU is rated in the top five of UK universities for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, since the survey began in 2005. In 2012/13 it had a 92% satisfaction rating. Over 70% of students are in full-time or part-time employment, and four out of five FTSE 100 companies have sponsored staff to take OU courses.
In the UK’s latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) the Open University was ranked in the top third of UK higher education institutions. More than 50% of OU research was assessed in the RAE as internationally excellent, with 14% as world leading.
Regarded as Britain’s major e-learning institution, the OU is a world leader in developing technology to increase access to education on a global scale. Its vast ‘open content portfolio’ includes free study units on OpenLearn, which has had more than 26.7 million visits, and materials on iTunes U, which has recorded more than 60 million downloads. The OU has a 41 year partnership with the BBC which has moved from late-night lectures in the 1970s to prime-time programmes such as Frozen Planet, Bang Goes the Theory, James May’s Big Ideas and The Money Programme.
More info: http://www.open.ac.uk/

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Management and Leadership: Planning Your Personal Development (FutureLearn)

Oct 12th 2020
Management and Leadership: Planning Your Personal Development (FutureLearn)
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Focus on and plan your personal development as a manager with this online course from The Open University and CMI. Personal development is an essential management skill. This online course will help you define your development needs and recognise opportunities for development.
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Global Ethics: An Introduction (FutureLearn)

Oct 5th 2020
Global Ethics: An Introduction (FutureLearn)
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Explore the key ethical theories surrounding global challenges and learn how philosophy can be used to address these problems. Widespread poverty, closed borders and catastrophic climate change. In our interconnected world, we face challenges that demand global solutions. But how do you find the right [...]
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Make Change Happen (FutureLearn)

Oct 5th 2020
Make Change Happen (FutureLearn)
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Understand how power dynamics, collaboration, opportunity and action can tackle injustice and bring positive change. Learn what drives positive social change in your role as a changemaker. If we want to make effective and lasting social change, we must understand power dynamics, social systems and how change really [...]
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Management and Leadership: Leading a Team (FutureLearn)

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Management and Leadership: Leading a Team (FutureLearn)
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Develop a business plan and build a team with one of two courses in the Management and Leadership program. This course is all about what’s core to leading and managing in organisations. Understanding who is important to an organisation – and that’s everybody who has a stake in it [...]
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Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager (FutureLearn)

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Explore the foundations of successful management with this free online course from The Open University and CMI. This free online course will provide an introduction to the foundation skills and knowledge that you need when becoming a manager. The course is designed for new or aspiring managers, who wish [...]
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The Digital Economy: Effective Supply Chain Management (FutureLearn)

Aug 3rd 2020
 The Digital Economy: Effective Supply Chain Management (FutureLearn)
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Learn how supply chains work in the digital era, and how you can make them more effective and efficient. Goods and services reach end users through increasingly intricate channels, involving people and processes all over the world, supported by advancing technology. Understanding the key relationships in these supply chains [...]
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Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis (FutureLearn)

Aug 3rd 2020
Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis (FutureLearn)
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Explore the UK financial services landscape, how financial firms and products are regulated, and how consumers are protected. The financial crisis of the late 2000s transformed the UK financial services industry. This online course takes stock and examines the industry today.
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Finance Fundamentals: Investment Theory and Practice (FutureLearn)

Aug 3rd 2020
 Finance Fundamentals: Investment Theory and Practice (FutureLearn)
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Look at the investment choices open to you, and the risks and returns of each. Start managing your financial future effectively. Ensure your investments are effective and match your risk-return appetite. Research shows that UK households are poor at investment management, with a limited understanding of choices, risks and [...]
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The Digital Economy: Finance for Business Growth (FutureLearn)

Learn how to develop a funding strategy for your business; explore different types of finance and learn when, and how, to use them. Every business needs cash to grow and develop. Some businesses are able to find enough cash from their own operations to take advantage of growth opportunities. [...]
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Business Fundamentals: Customer Engagement (FutureLearn)

Learn how to design your activities to engage customers through relationships instead of a one-off sale. When did you last do business with someone you didn’t trust? Or who broke a promise? Building a relationship with your customer involves time, communication and commitment, but the benefits are a sure [...]
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