Does your career need direction or a change of direction?
If it does then discover where your future lies with an Open University Business School foundation course or qualification; there's an exciting choice of courses to help a career start or career change.
There are two main things to consider:
To get you started on a rewarding career in a commercial organisation you should consider our business studies options.
An introduction to business studies explains what a business is all about and can be used as a building block towards several qualifications, such as:
A Foundation Degree (FD) takes about 4 years of part-time study. This will be recognised by your employer as proof of your ability to contribute to business success.
By studying part-time for a further two years you could earn the right to put B.A. (Bachelor of Arts Honours) after your name.
Understanding management introduces you to the skills and techniques of being a manager or team leader. It takes only three months and leads on to valued management qualifications such as:
We can give you the tools to make your mark in:
You can find out if you’re suited to financial services by taking the three month part-time courses, Introduction to financial services or Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting. Foundation Degrees take about 4 years of part-time study.
The Law degree will take about 6 years and will qualify you to be a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. If you are considering a law career, there’s a three month introductory course, Starting with law, which will help you make up your mind.
If you’re not seeking a qualification but would like to acquire a basic professional or business skill quickly, look through our range of flexible online CPD courses. There’s almost a hundred ranging from New Managers Toolkit to Social marketing.
See our suggested qualification routes to find out where your new qualification could lead.
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.