Business and Finance Fundamentals: Final Assessment Course

You will revise, consolidate and integrate your learning from the eight courses, as well as develop your academic skills for undergraduate study and assessment (fee may vary according to applicant's status and country of residence)

This assessment course will run for the final time in October 2020. It is available for learners that have already enrolled in the program and are able to complete all 8 courses in time. Please note, it is not possible to enrol as a new learner now, with the intention of completing the final assessment course, as not all of the courses will be running in this period.

Key facts

Duration: 22 weeks

When is it offered? October 2020

How is it delivered? Entirely online via a dedicated website hosting study materials and supplementary resources; online activities; and access to a learning adviser.

Cost: £719 for students in England, Republic of Ireland, Continental Europe and Rest of World. Price varies for applicants in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Visit the Open University website to find out more and register for your place on the final assessment course.

Academic credit

If you are aiming to use your study of courses in the Business and Finance Fundamentals program to obtain academic credit, please be aware that the final planned presentation of the Open University Assessment Course BXM191 Business and Finance Fundamentals in Practice starts October 2020. Please ensure that you allow yourself enough time to obtain all eight Certificates of Achievement from courses in the program before registering for the Assessment Course. The start dates of the relevant FutureLearn courses in 2019 and 2020 are available here.

What will the final assessment course involve?

The final assessment course tests the knowledge and skills you have gained in the eight courses in the Business and Finance Fundamentals program. It will allow you to revise, consolidate and integrate your learning from the eight courses in the program, as well as develop your academic skills for Open University Level 1 undergraduate study and assessment.

You will be asked to complete an extended written assignment integrating your learning.

How is the final assessment course different to the other courses in this program?

In the final assessment course, your learning will be integrated, and supplemented by activities and resources to develop academic skills appropriate to assessment at this level of undergraduate study. You will have access to a learning advisor, but need to be a proactive learner to benefit from the activities and resources supplied, such as peer-review assignments, case studies, readings and online discussion. The activities and assessment will address your personal context, culminating in an extended written assignment.

How will I know if I have passed?

As a student registered with The Open University, you will receive communications via a personalised webpage called StudentHome. Towards the end of your study of the assessment, your StudentHome page will give you an estimated date for the issue of results. You will be sent an email to advise you when your result has been made available on your StudentHome page.


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