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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 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 award-winning interactive tool.

I chose the OU Business School because of its truly international orientation and I also liked the blended learning approach which enabled me to keep up with my job and study at the same time.

Read more Priya E. Abraham, OU student

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


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Elite Business Schools join forces to strengthen leadership development for the voluntary sector

The Open University Business School and Cass Business School, University of London, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work collaboratively to further expand the provision of online leadership development for the voluntary sector.

25th October 2016
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Upcoming Events

Oct 27

Webinar - Setting up your corporate communication strategy: a roadmap

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:30 to 19:15


Nov 1

Breakfast Briefing: Business Legitimacy - ‘Staying on the “right” side of public opinion… and how to avoid controversy’

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 08:00 to 10:00

Hub Suite (Juniper & Medlar), The Open University, Milton Keynes

Nov 2

Munich Community Theme Meeting (former Stammtisch) - Canvas Business Model

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 19:00 to 21:00

Eden Hotel Wolff Restaurant (Peter & Wolff), Arnulfstr. 4, 80335 München

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