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Making It Happen! Leadership, Influence and Change in Retailing, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
The Making It Happen! Leadership, Influence and Change in Retailing programme is offered by The Open University UK.  


This module focuses on leadership and change practice in a retail context. Its strong work-based and reflective enquiry component will help you explore how to initiate and carry through improvements and projects in your current work from an early stage. You will also develop skills to enable you to manage your learning in new work contexts. For successful completion of this module it’s very important to be involved in some ongoing project in a retail context where you can influence others and initiate change.

Modules count towards OU qualifications

OU qualifications are modular in structure; the credits from this undergraduate-level module could count towards a certificate of higher education, diploma of higher education, foundation degree or honours degree.

The Making It Happen! Leadership, Influence and Change in Retailing programme is offered by The Open University UK.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

What you will study

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • understand processes of leadership, influence and change within the day-to-day operations of organisations
  • draw upon different, and often conflicting, academic ideas in order to develop your own skills and practice of leading and initiating change within the scope of your potential to do so
  • use robust, practical and scholarly processes of research and reflection so as to evaluate the contribution of new ideas and practices to success within your work context
  • plan, manage and communicate the processes and outcome of practical, work-based projects that require high-quality inquiry.
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements


This is an OU level 2 module and you need to have a good knowledge of the subject area, obtained either through OU level 1 study or by doing equivalent work at another university.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    2864 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2864 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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