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Two-thirds of UK employees have never received any financial education

64% of UK employees have never received any personal finance education, according to research commissioned on behalf of the OUBS and Share Radio.

9th December 2015

The Open University 2016 Entrepreneurship Competition

The OU has launched the 2016 Entrepreneurship Competition. The competition will help students and recent graduates take their business ideas forward by securing cash prizes to invest in their ventures.

8th December 2015

OUBS shortlisted for Association of MBAs Innovation Award

The Open University Business School has been shortlisted for the Association of MBAs Innovation Award which recognises new practices, risks and creativity initiated around AMBA-accredited programmes.

30th November 2015

How much of the new state pension will you get?

The True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance, has found that many consumers are confused by their likely pension entitlements.

25th November 2015

Socialism is not a dirty word: Bernie Sanders really is changing US democracy

The irascible, unassuming junior senator from Vermont is riding high – and the effect could echo for years to come.

21st November 2015

More women on company boards, but what about the public sector?

If the FTSE 100 can do it, then the public sector can also wake up to the benefits of female representation.

13th November 2015

HR needs to listen well and talk louder

Has the HR function changed? The HR professionals I talk to, and perhaps most importantly, the students working towards a career in HR, still seem to struggle with a ‘caught in the middle’ positioning between employees and employers. 

28th October 2015

Financial Education for employees? The business benefits of good citizenship

Research undertaken by Secondsight (1) found that 67% of the working population receive no financial education from their employers. Only 20% of employees had a coherent financial plan. Clearly there is a financial education gap that needs filling – but why should this be the responsibility of employers and their HR functions?

28th October 2015

The machine that is still changing the world

The automotive sector is not only continuing to adapt and improve itself, but through the adaptation and spread of its techniques to manage operations more effectively in other sectors, it is also continuing to change the world. Dr Paul Walley, Lecturer in Operations Management at The Open University Business School, explains.

28th October 2015

Pinewood Studios launches free online course ‘The Business of Film’

Pinewood Studios has announced that its free online course that looks at the business side of film making launches Monday 5 October 2015. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) launch coincides with the opening of the 59th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday 7 October 2015.

5th October 2015

Upcoming Events

Sep 12

Rapid internationalisation and performance: Is the sky the limit?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 -

08:00 to 10:00

Juniper and Medlar, The Hub, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Open University Business School London Alumni Networking Informal Drop In

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 -

18:30 to 21:30

Champagne Charlie's, The Arches, 17 Villiers St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6NG

Oct 6

AOUG Foundation for Education Research Awards and Lecture

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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