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Could you shape the future of business?

Organisations must innovate to meet the challenges of economic uncertainty and global competition – and they’re looking for dynamic managers with adaptable skills to help them succeed.

Moreover, a growing shortage of management skills across all sectors means there are great opportunities out there for the right person. OUBS gives you a unique chance to position yourself to take full advantage.

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We also offer a range of leadership and management continuing professional development short courses in the areas of people, finance, strategy, creativity, communication, digital and organisational skills. Our courses provide the skills and knowledge you will need in your role as a manager or leader or aspiring manager or leader. As well as teaching you theories and concepts the course activities will help and guide you to put these into practice using tried and tested tools for you to use in your own context and adapt to suit you.

Our flexible approach to teaching and learning is designed to fit in with busy professional and personal lives. Whatever your motivations for studying – to get a better job, go for a promotion, develop new skills or change direction completely – we can help you transform your career and take control of your future. 

In addition, each year, OUBS celebrates our highest achieving students with achievement awards.

Our approach to teaching and learning is articulated in the Open University’s Teaching and Learning Plan 2022-27. The Plan stands as a testament to the OU's commitment to elevating the standards of supported open learning. Designed to be strategic and effective, this Plan consolidates the best of our teaching and learning practices, ensuring they're not just retained but broadened across the entire university. Distilled into five guiding principles, the Plan is both a roadmap and a reference. It ensures that all activities, innovations, and initiatives in the teaching and learning sectors of our university are cohesive and synergistic. Read the Plan in full by visiting our Teaching and Learning pages.

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