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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).

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).

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

Courses and assessment

To get an award you will need to upgrade all courses on this program, then qualify for a Certificate of Achievement on each course. To qualify you need to do at least 90% of each course and score an average of 70% or above on any tests.

Once you have qualified for a Certificate of Achievement on every course you will be able to take a final assessment course. Pass the final assessment course to earn 30 UK credits which can count towards The Open University's BA (Hons) Business Management.

This program will require 32 weeks of learning, plus 22 weeks of assessment. The total cost for the courses is $592. You will also need to pay £699.00 GBP to take the assessment.

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.

Learning outcomes

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.

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