Open University program

Business and Finance Fundamentals

Develop your fundamental business and finance skills, with the prospect of earning level 1 credit towards a Business Management BA

Business and Finance Fundamentals

Boost your employability, with the prospect of earning credit at Level 1 of The Open University’s Business Management BA degree

The Business and Finance Fundamentals program will help you develop valuable skills for today’s business environment.

From communicating with customers to managing projects with success, creating financial plans to weighing up investment options, you’ll gain an awareness of a wide range of business and finance areas, which will boost your effectiveness at work today and your long-term employability tomorrow.

Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile and delivered in bite-sized chunks, the eight courses in this program provide a flexible way to support and demonstrate your continuing professional development (CPD).

For further information about registration, the final assessment course, your eligibility and the BA in Business Management, visit the Open University website.

Academic credential program

Holders of FutureLearn Certificates of Achievement for all eight courses can earn 30 UK credits towards The Open University Business School’s BA in Business Management by passing a linked Open University assessment course (requiring separate OU registration and fee).

Duration
32 weeks recommended learning
22 week assessment course
Price
$592 USD (course costs)
£699 GBP (assessment cost)
Overview
8 courses + 1 assessment
Credential
30 UK credits which can count towards The Open University's BA (Hons) Business Management

What skills will I learn?

When you successfully complete the program, you will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamentals of business and finance;
  • analyse problems in business and finance and recommend plausible solutions;
  • communicate and use information in a way appropriate to your subject, purpose and audience;
  • use digital tools and numerical skills for learning and working;
  • and articulate and engage with relevant professional and ethical issues in business and finance.

Courses on this program

8 courses + 1 assessment

How does our pricing work?

Start Learning Free
$592 USD - Course Upgrades
£699 GBP - Final Assessment

Start learning for free

Yes, there's no obligation to upgrade any of the free courses on your program.

If you do choose to upgrade your courses, you'll enjoy the following benefits:

  • Unlimited access to the courses for as long as they exist on FutureLearn
  • Access to tests if the course has any
  • A certificate when you complete the course and score at least 70% on any tests

Please note: In order to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program

How do course upgrades work?

Programs are made up of short courses, some of which you can join for free. If you want to spend more time on the material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get unlimited access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You'll also be granted access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

Please note: In order to take the final assessment, you must upgrade and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program.

What is the final assessment?

The final assessment is designed to rigorously test your understanding of the subject. This test is marked by experts and enables you to demonstrate your learning to yourself and to employers.

The assessment is summative and may include a multiple-choice test, or tutor-marked assignment.

Passing the final assessment unlocks the academic or professional recognition associated with completing an entire FutureLearn program, plus a FutureLearn Award.

If the program is accredited, you’ll also obtain an academic or professional credential.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Delivered by expert academics

The Business and Finance Fundamentals program has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution triple-accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.