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Employers missing out on hidden talent pool as a large skills gap remains

According to this year’s Business Barometer report published by The Open University and the British Chambers of Commerce, three-quarters (73%) of UK organisations are currently experiencing skills shortages, which remain one of the top challenges facing employers.

4th July 2023

OUBS alumni gather to explore thought-provoking idea that “less is more”

The Business School hosted an exclusive face-to-face event for alumni, focused on the transformative idea that “less is more”, as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

29th June 2023

The Open University celebrates 50th anniversary of its first graduation ceremony

The Open University is celebrating the anniversary of its first graduation ceremony which took place on 23 June, 50 years ago.

23rd June 2023
Evan Davis in the BBC Radio 4 studio

OU/BBC Co-pro The Bottom Line returns for new series

A new eight-part series of the OU/BBC collaboration The Bottom Line, supported by an academic consultant from the Business School, begins this month airing on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.  

8th June 2023

MBA student’s global award success

Open University Business School MBA student James Markey has won a prize at the Santander X Global Awards, Santander’s prestigious international university entrepreneurship competition with his company UNI SIM.

7th June 2023

OpenLearn launches Open Sanctuary Hub, a collection of free resources to support refugees

The OpenLearn Open Sanctuary Hub is a collection of existing and new free resources - articles, videos, audio, and courses – that directly support refugees, people in the asylum system and the wider community.

11th May 2023
University of Cagliari students

Learning different ways to do HR in different organisations and countries

Italian MSc Human Resource Management (HRM) students from the University of Cagliari were at the OU’s campus in Milton Keynes for two days in late April as part of a UK trip.

9th May 2023

Business School recognised in AACSB’s ‘Innovations That Inspire’ initiative

The Open University Business School has been recognised in AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International’s Innovations That Inspire member spotlight programme which highlights impactful and visionary institutions creating value for tomorrow’s business world.

20th April 2023

At chocolate time, we’ve discovered what the brands that score best on child labour and the environment have in common

What distinguishes a company that makes “good” chocolate (chocolate untainted by child labour, modern slavery, deforestation and the overuse of agrichemicals) from one that merely makes chocolate?

29th March 2023

Centre for Policing Research and Learning Annual Report 2022

We are pleased to announce the Annual Report 2022 for the Centre for Policing Research and Learning at The Open University.

23rd February 2023

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