You will need to have already completed MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice (B716). Your first module in Stage 2 of the MBA will be the compulsory 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.
Alternatively it is possible to 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 that if you wish to study towards a qualification at a later date you must meet the entry requirements for that qualification.
The module requires 150 hours of study over six months.
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.
If you are studying this as a standalone module and have little or no prior experience of business and management subjects, we strongly recommend that you complete the free OpenLearn course, First steps in innovation and entrepreneurship, which requires eight hours of study.