This module is the first module in our Open University Business School masters degree programme. Normally, to register for this module you must have a UK honours degree or equivalent professional qualification, and a minimum of three years’ experience in a managerial, professional or technical role.
If you're an experienced manager, who does not meet the academic requirement, you can be accepted if you hold the Professional Certificate in Management (S01) (previously coded C31). This is now discontinued.
If you have the equivalent of a UK bachelors degree without honours, you may be permitted to progress on to the MBA or other masters qualification by taking Managing 1: organisations and people (B628). Alternatively if you have an official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 640 or above, and the equivalent of a UK bachelors degree, you will be allowed to progress directly on to the MBA. If you think either of these possibilities may apply to you, please speak to an adviser.
You will also need an appropriate facility in English language, sufficient to be able to work effectively at postgraduate level; generally this means capability equivalent to an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5. To assess your English language skills in relation to your proposed studies you can visit the IELTS website. If you are unsure whether your skill level in English is adequate you may find it helpful to look at our Skills for OU Study site.