The second of The Open University’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules, produced in collaboration with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), is now available.
Leadership for professionals follows on from the successful first course, Influencing Strategic Thinking, for finance professionals, which was available to ACCA members from June 2007.
The course covers many aspects related to leadership issues, from understanding different approaches to leadership to appreciating the factors that affect personal, operational and strategic networking.
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Busy managers don’t often have time for lots of reading to refresh or update their skills. That’s why The Manager’s Good Study Guide, published by The Open University, is designed as a handy reference manual for the home or office. It is also suitable for those who are returning to adult vocational education and want to brush up those rusty learning skills.
The book provides managers with a wealth of information on transferable management learning skills and management concepts, tools and techniques.
Author Sheila Tyler, Senior Lecturer in Management Development at the OU Business School said: “Almost all study skills are ones you need in your everyday professional life. For example, the writing skills...
Millions of people are opting out of real life and signing up to live in computer worlds like Second Life instead, The Money Programme, a co-production between the OU Business School and BBC, will show. The 3-D virtual world is entirely built and owned by its residents and a platform for business and entertainment. Since starting in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by almost 6.8 million people from around the globe.
Before writing it off as merely another game, viewers will learn that Second Life has a fully integrated economy with many...
OU Business School Dean Professor James Fleck gave a presentation on International Partnerships in Russia at the Association of MBAs conference in Moscow. HRH Princess Michael of Kent closed the conference with a keynote speech on 25 May. Other leading business schools addressing the conference included London Business School, Cranfield School of Management and Durham Business School.
The future of one of Britain’s most popular pastimes is under threat. Bingo is played by three million every week – more people than attend Premier League football or go to church. The introduction of the smoking ban on 1 July could be devastating for the industry, as 60 per cent of Bingo’s customers are smokers.
With one in ten bingo clubs in Scotland closing its doors since the introduction of the smoking ban at the end of March 2006, it is feared that the trend will continue in England.
Bigger clubs are preparing to lure in customers by offering higher prize money and getting celebrity...
The Home Affairs Select Committee is holding an evidence session on ‘A Surveillance Society?’ on 01 May in Portcullis House. The enquiry was announced after the publication of 'A Report on the Surveillance Society' by the Information Commissioner, written by the Surveillance Studies Network.
Dr Kirstie Ball, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, is one of the report's main authors and a founding director of the Surveillance Studies Network.
Following its initial publication, the report received extensive international media coverage, and raised the level of public debate about the surveillance society. Surveillance Studies Network is a registered charitable company and exists to educate and inform the general public and...
Servants are no longer the privilege of the super-rich. As people become busier, The Money Programme, a BBC/OU Business School co-production investigates the rise of new service industries that aim to take the strain.
For many people it’s no longer simply the case of having somebody in to help with the cleaning, now there are companies that offer to organise every aspect of their private lives.
The programme looks at the growth of 10UK who will do everything from finding a plumber to finding somewhere to live. In a...
As UK TV viewers see the results of the celebrity candidates taking part in the Comic Relief version of entrepreneur show The Apprentice, would-be entrepreneurs elsewhere are being alerted to a new course from the OU Business School.
Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities addresses the crucial first steps in developing new business ideas, implementing innovations and launching new ventures.
It will give students the opportunity to develop business-planning capabilities, skills and understanding, including market and competitor research and the use of financial concepts such as break-even and cashflow.
Registration for the course, which begins in November, is now open. Click on the links, right, for more information....
Studying is about to become a lot easier for RAF personnel faced with challenging lifestyles due to remote postings or operational deployments.
The RAF Foundation Degree Consortium, a unique partnership of four universities and the RAF with support from Foundation Degree Forward, will launch two foundation degrees on 25 January at RAF Scampton. Without interrupting their careers, students can opt for a foundation degree in business or leadership and management presented by The Open University, Staffordshire University, the University of Chester and the University of Derby.
“We are very excited about launching this opportunity for our staff to obtain a university qualification. Not only will the degrees develop...
Reaffirming its commitment to helping Ethiopia increase its management capabilities, the OU Business School is delighted to announce that around 50 students will receive their Master of Business Administration awards on 14 January 2007.
The ceremony will take place in Addis Ababa and will be attended by the graduates as well as four of the OU tutors and the Business School’s regional manager, Vyv Pettler.
This fifth cohort of students includes government and non-government students sponsored from the public and private sector. They have been studying through the OU Business School partnership with the British Council in Addis Ababa and the Addis Ababa University College of Commerce since May 2003.
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