Identify and understand how financial needs change over the life course
Identify, understand and apply a model for financial decision-making
Identify and appreciate how human behaviour affects financial decisions
Identify and understand the impact of inflation and tax on incomes
Apply and appreciate the social and economic factors that influence spending
Design and manage a household budget
Identify and understand insurance products and when to buy them
This online courses explore how current economic conditions impact household finances, before showing you how to manage yours more effectively.
You will find out whether you have bad financial habits and how to address them; discover a simple four-stage model for making sound financial decisions; examine the two components of household budgeting – income and expenditure – and how to manage them; and look at a key area of household spending – insurance.
The Open University’s Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance created this course, with the generous support of True Potential LLP.
Financial planning over the life course
Human behaviour and financial decisions
Applying a financial decision-making model
Income and inflation
Income and taxation
Factors influencing household expenditure
Creating and managing a household budget
Understanding when to buy insurance products
The range of insurance products
For further information about registration, the final assessment course, your eligibility and the BA in Business Management, visit the Open University website.
IMPORTANT! 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. Details of runs of the relevant FutureLearn courses in 2019 and 2020 are available here.