Welcome to The Open University Business School

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A pioneer in flexible learning for over 40 years, The Open University Business School delivers transformational, high quality business and management education. We are proud to be part of an elite and exclusive group of just 1% of business schools worldwide that are triple accredited.

About the OU Business School

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Quality assured business school

We have a global reputation as a leading provider of qualifications and work with a number of influential professional bodies and international partners to ensure that our curriculum meets the needs of students and employers in the UK and worldwide.

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Study with us

It’s an exciting time to study business and management. Organisations are looking for dynamic managers with adaptable skills to help them succeed.

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Explore our research

Research is at the heart of The Open University Business School, underpinning all our activities from teaching to consultancy, advisory and policy work.

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Alumni and careers network

If you have an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification from OUBS, you automatically belong to our well-connected global community of over 100,000 alumni.

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Scholarship and innovation

SCiLAB is our centre for pedagogical research and innovation, operating within and outside The Open University.

Academic Departments

Teaching and research is organised around five academic departments, each focusing on business research into a key management discipline:


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I would recommend the OU to anyone, especially the Business modules. If you run a business, then study Business and Management!

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The latest Chocolate Scorecard highlights urgent need for industry change

The Open University is proud to be part of the 5th Edition of the Chocolate Scorecard that grades chocolate companies on their sustainability and ethics.

28th March 2024
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Upcoming Events

Apr 16

Financial capability of young people from the Black ethnic group

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:30


Student Hub Live: Neurodiverse student community: planning to complete your module with success

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00

Online with Student Hub Live

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