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The Guardian University Awards 2017

The Open University Business School wins at the Guardian University Awards

The Open University Business School has won the Business Partnership category for its collaboration with financial services company True Potential LLP at the Guardian University Awards 2017.

30th March 2017
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Do you really want a workforce of critical thinkers?

Is having a workforce full of critical thinkers an impossible dream – or a nightmare to be avoided?

21st March 2017

Do employers really want their employees to be critical thinkers?

During this Breakfast Briefing on 14 March 2017, Dr Alex Wright, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at The Open University Business School, explained his research project idea that would examine how critical thinking is understood among employers and practitioners. 

14th March 2017

The Open University Business School in the News

Recent coverage of The Open University Business School in the media.

8th March 2017
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How to resist the political rise of the global nativist

The rise of the global natives raises a profound challenge to progressives. How to build a mass movement and consciousness that is international, anti-capitalist and post-colonial? Where is the direct response to a right wing global movement whose populism is championing nationalism, corporate power and ethnic division?

1st March 2017
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Losing Political Office

The Open University Business School held an exclusive event in London to celebrate the launch of Losing Political Office by Dame Jane Roberts, Research Fellow at The Open University, as part of our Public Leadership Perspectives series.

1st February 2017

The stories we tell ourselves: narrative, emotion and fantasy in strategic decision-making

This session considered tools for strategic decision-making in uncertain times which draw on an understanding of human strengths in adaptive reasoning and the decision-traps we are prone to; drawing on cases such as Nokia and the design of the Thames barrier.

25th January 2017
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The learning propositions for millennials

We now have at least four generations in workplace, but do they really want different things from their development?

24th January 2017
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OUBS shortlisted for Association of MBAs Innovation Award

The Open University Business School (OUBS) has been shortlisted for the Association of MBAs (AMBA) Innovation Award 2016, for a second consecutive year. The AMBA Awards celebrate MBAs at the forefront of leadership excellence.

12th January 2017
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What is HR's role in ethics?

Multiple pressures can lead to undesirable business behaviour, so what can HR do to ensure companies remain ethical?

11th December 2016

Upcoming Events

May 23

Breakfast Briefing: The Ethics of Neoliberalism: The Business of Making Capitalism Moral

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -

08:00 to 10:00

Hub Suite (Juniper & Medlar), The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Jun 1

Open University Business School Berlin Alumni Informal Networking Event

Thursday, June 1, 2017 -

18:30 to 21:30

Zollpackhof, Elisabeth-Abegg-Straße 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany

Jun 7

Career Webinar: Sustainable creative management

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -

12:30 to 13:30

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