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Welcome to The Open University Business School

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A pioneer in flexible learning for 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.

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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 a postgraduate business and management qualification from OUBS, you automatically belong to our well-connected global community of over 94,000 alumni.

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MBA Sponsorship Business Case Builder

Your employer could contribute towards your MBA study fees. Generate a personalised, compelling business case for your employer, with our interactive tool.

Academic Departments

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

 

Everyone at the OU is so, so helpful, from the tutors to the amazing group of students. It really is a great sense of community. They’re always there if I need any help or assistance.

Although it’s distance learning, you’re never alone.

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News

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

On Friday 27 January the OU marked Holocaust Memorial Day, a national commemoration day dedicated to the remembrance of the millions of people who died during the Holocaust under Nazi persecution and the genocides that followed in many countries around the world.

31st January 2023
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Upcoming Events

Feb 7

Student Hub Live: Introduction to essay planning (Beginners)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Feb 14

Student Hub Live: Developing your essay planning (Intermediate)

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

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