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.
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.
Business Fundamentals: Effective Networking
Learn how to build and sustain your network to enhance your professional relationships and open up career opportunities.
Business Fundamentals: Customer Engagement
Learn how to design business and marketing activities to engage customers through relationships instead of one-off sales.
Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication
Gain a practical grounding in communication to boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels.