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Gain valuable business skills to boost your employability and effectiveness at work

Being able to communicate with colleagues, network with peers, build relationships with customers and manage projects with success are valuable skills in today’s business environment.

With the Business Fundamentals program from The Open University Business School, you can develop these skills, boosting 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 four online courses in this program provide a flexible way to support and demonstrate your continuing professional development (CPD).

When you complete all four courses and buy a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will earn a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study.

You can also complete these four courses as part of the Business and Finance Fundamentals program for academic credit from The Open University.

Courses

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 receive a FutureLearn Award.

This program will require 16 weeks of learning and cost a total of $296.

Delivered by expert academics

The Business 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 principles, concepts and terms central to business;
  • analyse problems in business and justify solutions;
  • select, communicate and use business information in a way appropriate to your purpose and audience;
  • use digital tools for learning and working;
  • and articulate and engage with relevant professional and ethical issues in business.