Delivering transformational, high quality business and management education, The Open University Business School (OUBS) has a global reputation as a leading provider of qualifications, executive education and informal learning; supporting individuals and organisations through open access, digital and blended learning.
With over 30 years’ experience, OUBS enables talented people to reach their full potential, and businesses to make the most of their staff. A truly international business school, we are rated ‘excellent’ (the highest possible rating) by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for teaching and support, and are among the largest business schools in the world to be triple-accredited.
More than 36,000 students are studying with us in 112 countries round the world, with 750 tutors supporting them
We have a global network of more than 100,000 alumni, including over 25,000 MBA graduates
Our curriculum is internationally relevant, created and taught by academics with industry insight and experience, and underpinned by research that achieves global impact
OUBS is one of an elite group to have earned AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditation* – awarded by the world’s leading international management education associations to fewer than 1% of business schools globally.
*the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
Ranked 6th in the world for online MBA programmes by CEO Magazine and the QS Distance Online MBA Rankings (2016)
Ranked 13th in a recent THE survey of the best UK universities chosen by employers (2015)
Our flexible qualification structure leads from a postgraduate certificate to diploma to a Masters. You can study for a certificate, or put it towards a diploma and stop there, or carry on towards a Masters (including our triple-accredited, practice-based MBA and specialist Masters in Finance and HR Management). Whatever you decide, each award is a valuable qualification in its own right and will help to take your career to the next level.
Our flexible, practice-focused MBA is among an elite 1% worldwide to be triple accredited - a guarantee of quality. Valued by students and employers for its relevance, international reach and immediate applicability, your studies will benefit both your career and your organisation.
A specialist MBA programme exploring technological innovation and the challenges of technology from a strategic perspective – developing your ability to manage technological and organisational process, strategy and change to achieve excellence in fast-moving business environments.
The MSc in Finance develops the specialist knowledge and skills you need for high level financial management roles - whether you are developing in your career or aspiring to enter the sector. You will develop an understanding of areas such as financial statements, corporate finance, financial strategy and governance, the working of financial markets, valuation of securities, risk management, and investment and portfolio management.
Provides you with skills that are essential for a career as a modern HR practitioner, combining an in-depth understanding of HR management with a broader exploration of its organisational and management context. Designed to increase your effectiveness at a strategic level in today’s rapidly changing business environments.
Provides a strong foundation in the functional areas of management and leadership, and develops your ability to analyse, synthesise and solve complex business problems. A wide choice of options enables you to adjust the curriculum to suit your professional interests. Also forms the first two stages of our MBA degree.
Enables professional development and practice in wide-ranging roles such as investment and portfolio management, corporate finance, treasury, and consultancy – developing knowledge and skills related to ethics and corporate governance; reporting and disclosure; and financing and investment in uncertain and global business environments.
Deepens your understanding of HR management and strategy, while developing essential specialist skills such as interviewing, coaching, managing conflict and managing performance. Also forms the first two stages of our MSc in Human Resource Management.
Designed for professionals from a wide range of contexts and backgrounds who need to engage with the challenges of contemporary management – developing essential management skills and knowledge of management frameworks, theories and tools and learning to use them appropriately to make a real difference in practice. Also forms the first stage of our MBA degree.
Provides a thorough grounding in areas such as corporate finance, financial decision-making, financial reporting, governance and an introduction to Islamic finance and behavioral finance – whether you’re developing your career or aspiring to enter the sector.
Enables HR professionals and those aspiring to enter the profession to address business and change management issues and work effectively at strategic level in today’s fast moving organisational contexts. Also forms the first stage of our MSc in Human Resource Management.
Focuses on effective, integrated management of teams, departments and projects reflecting on your own practice throughout. Ideal for aspiring middle managers or leaders in smaller organisations, this qualification also forms the first stage of our MBA degree.
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