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Welcome to The Open University Business School

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A pioneer in flexible learning for over 30 years, The Open University Business School delivers transformational, high quality business and management education which is quality assured; we are proud to be part of an elite and exclusive group of the top 1% of global business schools who are triple accredited.

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Quality assured business school

We have a global reputation as a leading provider of qualifications and work with a number of influential professional bodies and international partners to ensure that our curriculum meets the needs of students and employers in the UK and worldwide.

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Study with us

It’s an exciting time to study business and management. Organisations are looking for dynamic managers with adaptable skills to help them succeed.

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Explore our research

Research is at the heart of The Open University Business School, underpinning all our activities from teaching to consultancy, advisory and policy work.

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Alumni and careers network

If you have a postgraduate business and management qualification from OUBS, you automatically belong to our powerful global community of over 90,000 alumni.

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MBA Sponsorship Business Case Builder

Your employer could contribute towards your MBA study fees. Generate a personalised, compelling business case for your employer, with our interactive tool.

Academic Departments

Teaching and research is organised around four academic departments, each focusing on business research into a key management discipline:

I constantly urge people to study with the OU because of the quality of the material and tutoring, and especially the flexibility of studies

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News

Paul Catley, Dr Zoe Walkington and Dr Matthew Jones

The consequences of true-life murder investigations are examined

The stories of three murder investigations and their extraordinary consequences are being told in a new three-part OU / BBC collaboration.

8th October 2019
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Upcoming Events

Oct 15

Business Network Breakfast Briefing: It’s not just ‘women’s issues’ - the cost of women’s reproductive health in the workplace

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 08:00 to 10:00

Meeting rooms 1-4, Michael Young Building, The Open University, Walton Hall, MK7 6AA

Oct 17

Student Hub Live - Effective online communication skills

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Oct 21

Student Hub Live - Beginning your MBA with the OU

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:30

Online with Student Hub Live

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