• Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
The Managing 2: Marketing and Finance programme offered by The Open University UK covers topics in marketing and accounting and finance through activities and problem-solving.

About

The Managing 2: Marketing and Finance programme offered by The Open University UK takes a very practice-based approach to studying management concepts focusing on your own role. You can study this module on its own or start your OU management studies with it. However, you may find this module easier to engage with if you have studied B628 first.

This module is offered with online tuition only. If you wish to study this module outside the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland you will need to register on this online version. Otherwise you may register for a combination of face-to-face and online tuition by choosing Managing 2: marketing and finance (B629).

You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material and study activities. You can ask the tutor for help and advice. The tutor will also mark and comment on your assignments. If you are new to the OU, you will find that your tutor will be particularly concerned to help you with your study methods.

Other tutor support will be delivered primarily online as you study. In addition, online tutorials will be offered depending on the version of the module for which you register. These tutorials are not compulsory but you are strongly encouraged to participate.

Vocational relevance

The teaching and learning strategy of Managing 2: marketing and finance is problem-based. Through this approach, the module aims to develop the skills an effective manager needs: such as analysis, constructing sound arguments, critical and reflective thinking, problem identification and problem solving, active listening and communication, sourcing and presenting information, and report writing. Many of these are the same learning skills that any university-level learner requires and will help to equip you for study at postgraduate level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you will study

  • The module is ‘solution oriented’ to help you to understand work situations from a manager’s perspective, and to work out what to do, given that you are not likely to be in charge of the organisation you work for. As you work through activities, problems and solutions, you will question the idea that there are single solutions to problems or that there is ‘one best way’. You will come to understand the constraints, choices and demands that managers need to take into account when making decisions.
  • The module includes problem scenarios and cases for you to work on. The idea is to improve your understanding of finance so that you can improve your managerial decision making, rather than to teach you accountancy. The same is true of marketing: every manager needs to understand who the organisation is serving, and why, in order to manage employees in the organisation more effectively.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • To study this module you are required to have work experience as the activities assume you have current or prior work situations to which you can apply what you are learning. Your work experience can be as a manager, deputising for a manager, management trainee, supervisor, team leader, if you work in an informal capacity, for example in a voluntary organisation.
  • To achieve the Professional Certificate in Management, you will need to take the companion module Managing 1: organisations and people (B628), or Managing 1: organisations and people - online version (BZX628), and Managing 3: the integration challenge (B690).

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Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1464 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1464 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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