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About The Open University Business School (OUBS)

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For more than 30 years ambitious executives like you have been realising their potential through our innovative, practice-based courses. Our quality is underpinned by the latest leading-edge research and enriched by a global network of partnerships.

Distance learning seemed like the best fit for me at the time, with two young sons aged five and seven, a full-time job and a sick husband who was already undergoing chemotherapy; it was really the only option.

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The Open University Business School is triple accredited (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). Our internationally-recognised teaching and learning methods take education right to the heart of leadership and management practice. Tutors are experienced business professionals, and because our distance learning approach allows managers to continue at work while studying, you can apply new knowledge and skills right from the start.

Over 100,000 people from more than 125 countries have already studied with The Open University Business School. We invite you to join them.



  • We play a unique role in society, making Higher Education open to all
  • We promote social justice through the development of knowledge and skills


  • We lead the learning revolution, placing innovation at the heart of our teaching and research
  • We continuously seek new and better ways to inspire and enable learning
  • We create world class research and teaching


  • We respond to the needs of individuals and employers and the communities in which they live and work
  • We are dedicated to supporting our students’ learning success

Our Mission

Providing world-class open management education and research which empowers individuals, organisations and society to influence future global development and deliver just outcomes.

Our Vision

To empower all professionals who strive to solve complex, critical problems by continuously learning, improving practice, supporting diversity, creating knowledge and innovating for responsible growth. Our global community will deliver social mobility and create a sustainable future.