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Academic departments

Teaching and research at The Open University Business School is organised around four academic departments, each focusing on business research into a key management discipline:

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Accounting and Finance

Responsible for accounting and finance teaching at all academic levels, providing teaching on certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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People and Organisations

Represents our efforts in organisational studies, human resource management, organisational psychology, professional development, and organisational change.

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Public Leadership and Social Enterprise

Examines key governance, leadership and management challenges faced by public, private and third sector organisations.

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Strategy and Marketing

Focusses on social marketing, consumer behaviour, marketing strategy and branding, services and information systems, and digital marketing.

Department teams include academics who are practising leaders in their fields, visiting experts, specialist research staff and postgraduate students. The result is a dynamic, collaborative approach to business research and programme development that's engaged with the real needs of international business, industry and government.