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The challenge of smart contracts

During this Breakfast Briefing on 29 November 2018, Dr Robert Herian, Senior Lecturer in Law at The Open University Law School, discussed the concept of 'Smart Contracts'.

29th November 2018
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Day 227, Year of #Mygration: Welcome to the UK! How long will you be staying?

OUBS PhD Student Jo Vincett outlines the current state of affairs of immigration-related detention in the United Kingdom and the impact on the wellbeing of detainees in immigration removal centres. 

16th November 2018
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Free pilot short courses on offer

The Open University is offering free access to two new short courses of interest to business professionals, as part of a pilot project running until January 2019.

15th November 2018

Bobby Seagull brings ‘Managing My Money for Young Adults’ course to life

Course presenter Bobby Seagull speaks to course producer Martin Upton, as well as two young adults in Nicola and Laura, following the launch of the ‘Managing My Money for Young Adults’ free online course on FutureLearn on 24 September.

31st October 2018

One in five parents suffer from arithmophobia

Research reveals that despite 84% of parents admitting that maths is the most important school subject to help in everyday life, almost a third couldn’t help their children with maths homework beyond the age of nine.

24th October 2018
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The Bottom Line is back to bring business alive

A new eight-part series of the OU/BBC collaboration The Bottom Line begins on Radio 4 on Thursday 4 October evening.

1st October 2018
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OUBS is joint top UK institution in Global Online MBA Rankings

The Open University Business School’s MBA remains as the (joint) top UK institution in CEO Magazine’s Global Online MBA Rankings.

24th September 2018

Webinar recording: Fraud Prevention & Detection: The Impact of Corporate Governance, Internal Controls and Culture

The webinar takes you beyond the headlines, looks past the standard internal controls, and grapples with why fraud is still able to be so prolific in a modern society with all the latest tools and technology to prevent such occurrences.

21st September 2018

What role could financial services play in increasing social mobility?

Liz Moody, Jerome Monne and Professor Janette Rutterford co-author a white paper which highlights how many financial services products, policies and practices currently work against social mobility for disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the UK and beyond.

13th September 2018

Stock market crashes linked to higher rates of suicide – new research

Tomasz Piotr Wisniewski, Professor of Finance, The Open University Business School, co-authors an article about research into the correlation between stock market crashes and rates of suicide.

13th September 2018

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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

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Oct 21

Student Hub Live - Beginning your MBA with the OU

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

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