If you are studying this module as part of a qualification, such as the MBA (Master of Business Administration) (F61), you will need to have already completed MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice (B716). You should also have completed the compulsory Stage 2 module The dynamics of strategy (BB835). The next module you must study is Corporate finance (BB831), although you may choose to study an elective module alongside this 15 credits of compulsory finance study.
The module requires 150 hours of study over six months.
Alternatively you can study this module on a standalone basis. You will need to ensure that you have the knowledge and experience to study at postgraduate level. Please note, if you subsequently decide to study another Open University module, you will have to meet that module’s entry requirements.
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.
If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.