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10,000th MBA graduate reflects on the last two decades

With more than 27,300 OU MBA alumni worldwide and rising, Des Bourne fondly remembers being named as our 10,000th MBA graduate 20 years ago.

22nd July 2021

New whitepaper: Management readiness in 2021: Leaving no stone unturned

There has been plenty written about the ‘next normal’ and the ‘new world of work’ in a post-pandemic world. The overnight shift in the nature and places of work has turned transformation debates into reality – and none more so than in the field of management.

The pandemic has accelerated a shift from task-focused management towards more human qualities, such as ensuring employee wellbeing and engagement. But how can we equip the next generation of managers to deal with the changing demands they face? And where can formal management training help?

28th July 2021

Innovation adopted during COVID-19 is now “business as usual” according to OU research

The Leading school learning through COVID-19 and beyond project, led by Dr Jacqueline Baxter, together with Dr Katharine Jewitt and University of Reading colleague Professor Alan Floyd, are investigating online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools.

21st July 2021

Well done to aspiring academic

Congratulations to Open University Business School PhD graduate Nicola Croxton who passed her PhD viva on 13 October 2020.

12th July 2021
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Jo’s on The One Show talking about the menopause

OUBS academic Professor Jo Brewis was a guest on the BBC's primetime television programme, The One Show. 

8th July 2021
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It’s ‘Make or Break’ in new business leadership podcast

In life, facing tough decisions is always a possibility but in business, it’s only a matter of time. Anyone interested in business leadership can listen to a new 12-episode podcast series, ‘Make or Break’.

7th July 2021
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SMEs and Net Zero – a state-of-the-art (SOTA) review

OUBS’ Richard Blundel, Professor of Enterprise and Organisation, and Dr Sam Hampton, a colleague from the University of Oxford, have just co-authored ‘SMEs and Net Zero’.

6th July 2021
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OUBS academics share the stage in Wales: Collective Leadership in a Digital World

How has collective leadership has changed in the digital world, and how has hybrid working has affected management/employee relationships?

2nd July 2021

Electric Vehicles and the quest for smarter urban mobility strategies: Cases from Milton Keynes, UK and Kampala, Uganda

Brian Matthews, Head of Transport Innovation at Milton Keynes Council, and the founding CEO of the pioneer Electric Vehicle maker on the African Continent (Kampala-based Kiira Motors Corporation), Paul Musasizi, joined OUBS academic Dr Charles Mbalyohere to discuss the use of electric vehicles in smarter urban mobility strategies on Thursday 17 June.

23rd June 2021
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OUBS PhD graduate marks Refugee Week

Recent PhD graduate Marco Distinto explains his research, which challenges the ideological discourses about migration by telling the human stories of migrants and the people who support them.

17th June 2021

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Dec 12

Leadership…Rebooting | The 19th International Studying Leadership Conference

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 16:30 to Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 17:30

The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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