If you're aiming higher up the career ladder you need courses and qualifications that build on what you know and have done.
An MBA is the first thing that comes to mind for career development. See our MBA section.
We also offer other routes to successful career development. Currently they relate to the following business and professional areas:
The following courses are part of our BA (Hons) Business Studies but can be taken outside that framework to improve your business competences and career development.
If your career would benefit from an understanding of the international dimension to managing finance and reporting in a large company, consider:
Senior HR professionals, or those aspiring to the role, can make a more strategic contribution in changing organisational contexts, by taking our HR courses singly or as part of an MBA or MSc in Human Resource Management.
Your current role or your career progression may require knowledge and understanding of, the law and legal system of England and Wales.
Have you reached the stage in your career when you would like to develop new business ideas, implement innovations or launch a new venture? This is the course for you.
We offer many courses to develop or update professional skills. Some of our flexible online courses are introductory but others build on existing experience and knowledge. Click for the full list of flexible online CPD.
See our suggested qualification routes to see how our qualifications fit together and underpin career progression.
For more career advice online, visit the OU Careers Advisory Service.
The Open University, together with international partners, offers its MBA and many other programmes across the globe.