The Open University Business School UK

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The Open University Business School UK

Welcome to The Open University Business School

Image result for The Open University Business SchoolA pioneer in flexible learning for over 30 years, The Open University Business School delivers transformational, high quality business and management education which is quality assured; we are proud to be part of an elite and exclusive group of the top 1% of global business schools who are triple accredited.

For more than 30 years ambitious executives like you have been realising their potential through our innovative, practice-based courses. Our quality is underpinned by the latest leading-edge research and enriched by a global network of partnerships.

The Open University Business School is triple accredited (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). Our internationally-recognised teaching and learning methods take education right to the heart of leadership and management practice. Tutors are experienced business professionals, and because our distance learning approach allows managers to continue at work while studying, you can apply new knowledge and skills right from the start.

Over 100,000 people from more than 120 countries have already studied with The Open University Business School. We invite you join them.



  • We play a unique role in society, making Higher Education open to all
  • We promote social justice through the development of knowledge and skills


  • We lead the learning revolution, placing innovation at the heart of our teaching and research
  • We continuously seek new and better ways to inspire and enable learning
  • We create world class research and teaching


  • We respond to the needs of individuals and employers and the communities in which they live and work
  • We are dedicated to supporting our students’ learning success

Our Mission

To deliver transformational business and management education to a diverse audience that is relevant to the workplace, is founded on rigorous research and practice and has beneficial social and economic impact.

Our Vision

The Open University Business School will continue to be a leader in open, accessible and flexible business and management education.


It’s an exciting time to study business and management. Organisations must innovate to meet the challenges of economic uncertainty and global competition – and they’re looking for dynamic managers with adaptable skills to help them succeed. Moreover, a growing shortage of management skills across all sectors means there are great opportunities out there for the right person. OUBS gives you a unique chance to position yourself to take full advantage.


Our programmes range from undergraduate certificates, diplomas and degrees to postgraduate qualifications (including our triple-accredited, practice-based MBA) and research degrees. Whichever qualification you choose, you’ll be studying a curriculum developed and delivered by academics of international standing with strong industry expertise.

If you’re thinking about dipping your toe in the water but would like a taste of study before you decide, samples from many OUBS courses are free to download from iTunes U. We also offer free informal learning – from blogs, features, quizzes and podcasts to short self-contained courses.

Our flexible approach to teaching and learning is designed to fit in with busy professional and personal lives. Whatever your motivations for studying – to get a better job, go for a promotion, develop new skills or change direction completely – we can help you transform your career  and take control of your future.

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