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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Learning at Work Week 2024

This year, Learning at Work Week runs from 13 to 19 May 2024, focussing on ‘Learning Power’ which encapsulates three key strands: power to grow, power to connect and power to engage.

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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 Open University, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Greater Manchester Police unite to launch perinatal mental health toolkit

A toolkit has been designed to enhance support for maternal mental health in the workplace as a result of a research study conducted by The Open University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Greater Manchester Police Association of Women in Policing.

8th May 2024
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Upcoming Events

May 22

CVSL Conference 2024 - Voluntary Sector Collaborations: Cohesive or Coercive Influences on Leadership Strategy

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 09:15 to 16:30

IN PERSON @The Open University, Milton Keynes and ONLINE

May 23

Student Hub Live: Creative problem-solving: techniques for success

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00

Online with Student Hub Live

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