The Open University Business School

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A pioneer in flexible learning for over 30 years, The Open University Business School delivers transformational, high quality business and management education

Reputation: 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. OUBS enables talented people to reach their full potential, and businesses to make the most of their staff.

Assured quality education: We are proud to be part of an elite and exclusive group of the top 1% of global business schools who are triple accredited. 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.

Truly international business school with more than 36,000 students are studying with us:

  • In 112 countries round the world
  • With 750 tutors supporting them
  • A global network of more than 100,000 alumni, including over 25,000 MBA graduates
  • An internationally relevant curriculum , created and taught by academics with industry insight and experience, and underpinned by research that achieves global impact.

Research: Research is at the heart of The Open University Business School, underpinning all our activities from teaching to consultancy, advisory and policy work. Our mission is to undertake user-focused research in the fields of business, management, accounting and finance that is intellectually leading, meets international standards of excellence and provides a strong evidence base to inform practice.

Curriculum: We work closely with businesses to develop our MBA and Masters in HR Management and Finance qualifications. Our practice based approach focuses on using skills directly in the workplace. Our programmes range from undergraduates certificates, diplomas and degrees to postgraduate qualifications (including our triple-accredited, practice-based MBA) and research degrees. Whichever you choose, you’ll be studying a curriculum developed and delivered by academics of international standing with strong industry expertise.