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OUBS launches Centre of excellence for Voluntary Sector Leadership

The Open University Business School has announced the launch of its first free online course as part of the newly established Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership.

1st March 2016

OUBS ranked sixth in QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016

This year’s edition is QS’s most comprehensive yet, with thirty online MBA’s being ranked. The Open University’s online MBA has risen two places from 2015 to stand sixth in the 2016 rankings.

23rd February 2016

What does the head of Ofsted do?

The government's search outside the UK for the next chief inspector of schools is misguided.

18th February 2016

Why are today’s progressive political heroes still old white men?

Left-wing grassroots movements are swelling their ranks and winning elections – but their standard-bearers are same old, same old.

12th February 2016

OUBS ranked sixth in Global Online MBA Rankings 2016

The OUBS is ranked joint sixth in the Global Online MBA Rankings, alongside IE Business School.

8th February 2016

Making the brand part of the business model

How can organisations use their brands as an instrument that captures and is part of their business model? The Breakfast Briefing, which took place on 26 January 2016, saw Dr Cláudia Simões, Senior Lecturer in Marketing explore the ways brands may be used as an asset to an organisation’s marketing and to the organisation itself.

28th January 2016

The government’s vision for education is difficult to swallow – here’s why

The system of oversight of England's academy schools has been criticised

20th January 2016

Why leaders need to be systems thinkers

Systems thinking is a highly effective approach to managing organisations.To get the complete picture, leaders need an in-depth knowledge of the entire organisation, its various moving parts, and how each component impacts upon the rest. But there’s more to systems thinking than that.

11th January 2016

OU research could slash energy bills in Milton Keynes

The OU is developing the UK’s first community based website that will allow people in Milton Keynes to have greater control of their energy needs. Through the use of interactive data analytics and information from local energy suppliers, individuals or groups can more effectively use the resources available.

7th January 2016

Two-thirds of UK employees have never received any financial education

64% of UK employees have never received any personal finance education, according to research commissioned on behalf of the OUBS and Share Radio.

9th December 2015