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Two new microcredential short courses available through FutureLearn

Upskill and unlock potential with world-class professional development short courses through OU co-owned social learning platform FutureLearn.

25th February 2022

Take control of your finances, your career and your health with a Midlife MOT

Legal & General launches its Midlife MOT: a free, educational course, in partnership with The Open University.

2nd February 2022

What it takes to be a leader – spotlight on BBC/OU Learning English online series

Academics from The Open University have collaborated with BBC Learning English to help thousands of people around the world to not only learn English but inform and inspire them about leadership.

11th January 2022
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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 12-episode podcast series, ‘Make or Break’.

29th September 2021
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Learning at Work Week 2020

Learning at Work Week 2020 runs from 5 to 11 October on the theme 'Learning Journeys - where will you go?'

7th October 2020
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OpenLearn and Legal & General make retirement planning easy

Created in partnership with Legal & General and written by Martin Upton, Senior Lecturer in Finance at the Business School, a new course sets out the series of stepping-stones to a financially secure retirement. 

17th September 2020
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Learning at Work Week – it’s more important than you know

Whatever the “new normal” turns out to be post-Covid19, the ability to prepare for and adapt to change with resilience are important survival skills for the 21st Century and learning is integral to that. Liz Moody, Head of Executive Education and OUBS Academic, discusses Learning at Work Week.

18th May 2020
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Understanding mortgages with OUBS and MoneySavingExpert on OpenLearn

A new free course, Understanding mortgages, has been produced by The Open University Business School in collaboration with the hugely popular MoneySavingExpert (MSE). The course, the first of six due to be made available over the coming months, recently launched on the OpenLearn digital platform. 

31st October 2019
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The Open University Business School receives EOCCS certification for its courses on FutureLearn

We are delighted to announce a suite of eight Business and Finance Fundamentals massive open online courses (MOOCs) has been awarded the EOCCS Certification

17th January 2019

The Bottom Line is back to banish those winter blues

A new nine-part series of the OU/BBC collaboration The Bottom Line begins on Radio 4 on Thursday 31 January.

16th January 2019

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