The Digital Economy: Final Assessment Course

Your learning will be supplemented by activities and resources supporting critical thinking, reflection and study skills appropriate to masters-level assessment.

Key facts

Duration: 13 weeks

When is it offered? Start dates in January 2019 and July 2019. Subsequent years will offer start dates in January and July.

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: £525

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 Digital Economy program to obtain academic credit, please be aware that the final planned presentation of the Open University Assessment Course BXM871 Managing in the Digital Economy starts July 2020. Please ensure that you allow yourself enough time to obtain all four 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 four courses in The Digital Economy program. The final assessment course will allow you to revise, consolidate and integrate your learning from the program courses, as well as develop your critical thinking, reflection and study skills. 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?

The final assessment course will be supplemented by activities and resources supporting critical thinking, reflection and study skills for masters-level assessment. 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 integrating your learning.

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.

Accreditation

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