Study materials

OUBS modules typically attract mature students with considerable management experience, who expect module material to be engaging and relevant. Our learning materials exploit a wide variety of media, including print, web, audio-visual and face-to-face. They are inherently student centred, and are developed by an experienced multi-professional team including leading academics in the field, experts in learning technologies, global employers and professional bodies.

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Tutor support

Teaching is facilitated by a network of subject-specialist tutors who are also working professionals, bringing expertise and contemporary experience to contextualise learning. They guide, advise and support students throughout their studies, mark and give feedback on assignments, and provide group tuition.

‘Quality at scale’

The OUBS teaching model enables us to deliver consistent learning experiences at scale. Every student, no matter where they live, studies using robust, innovative and research-informed materials.

A truly international business school

We have more than 19,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students distributed across 80 countries round the world, leading to internationalisation without the need for student exchanges. They are encouraged to learn from and support one another, formally in tutorial groups and through online learning activities, and informally through module websites, student study areas, forums and chat rooms. In addition, students completing postgraduate qualifications automatically join a powerful international alumni network that will support them in their continuing personal and professional development (currently there are more than 26,000 MBA graduates worldwide and about 66,000 diploma and certificate members).

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