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Welcome to The Open University Business School

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A pioneer in flexible learning for over 30 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 92,500 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:

To anyone who is seeking a challenge and is eager to learn about business or accounting, I can thoroughly recommend the OU Business School. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a successful professional life.

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News

REF 2021 recognises 82% of OU research impact as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

These results are a welcome acknowledgement of the impact of OU researchers’ work in transforming lives, shaping policy and tackling critical challenges across the UK's four nations and worldwide.

12th May 2022
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Upcoming Events

May 17

Student Hub Live: Preparing for exams

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Gendered Organisational Practice research cluster presents - Gaga Euphoria

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 12:30 to 13:30

Online with Gendered Organisational Practice (GOP) research cluster

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