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Shaping Business Opportunities, Short Course

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University rank #501 (WUR) Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
This Shaping Business Opportunities module from The Open University UK provides you with a broad grounding in business and management practice and study. You will explore how organisations work by looking at their internal functions (operations, finance and marketing).
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Overview

You'll also learn about the external environment and how the economic and political context helps shape how businesses respond to global challenges. Using a blend of text, audio video and interactive online activities, you’ll develop vital skills for study and for work in business, public or voluntary sector organisations. Particular attention is paid to developing your critical thinking skills. You will also be introduced to mind mapping as a technique to help you express your ideas and creativity.

What you will study

This Shaping Business Opportunities module from The Open University UK is divided into five sections. These comprise an introduction and conclusion (both emphasising skills development), and three substantive blocks each with a crucial theme that integrates the internal functions and external environment. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction
  • Big ideas in organisations
  • Competing in a global context 
  • Building long-term success 
  • Conclusion 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • This module is for anyone who wants a general overview of business studies – to learn more about the world of business and how it operates. 
  • It makes as few assumptions as possible about what you already know about business or about your experience of formal academic study. 
  • However, as this is an OU level 2 module and if you have no previous experience of studying business, it is strongly recommended that you first study An introduction to business and management (B100).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Milton Keynes

  • 848 - 1350 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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