demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamentals of business and finance;
analyse problems in business and finance and recommend plausible solutions;
communicate and use information in a way appropriate to your subject, purpose and audience;
use digital tools and numerical skills for learning and working;
and articulate and engage with relevant professional and ethical issues in business and finance.
Boost your employability, with the prospect of earning credit at Level 1 of The Open University’s Business Management BA degree
The Business and Finance Fundamentals program will help you develop valuable skills for today’s business environment.
From communicating with customers to managing projects with success, creating financial plans to weighing up investment options, you’ll gain an awareness of a wide range of business and finance areas, which will boost 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 eight courses in this program provide a flexible way to support and demonstrate your continuing professional development (CPD).
For further information about registration, the final assessment course, your eligibility and the BA in Business Management, visit the Open University website.
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.
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.
Finance Fundamentals: Financial Planning and Budgeting
With household budgets feeling the pinch this course shows how to bring order to your finances and make good financial decisions.
Business Fundamentals: Effective Networking
Learn how to build and sustain your network to enhance your professional relationships and open up career opportunities.
Finance Fundamentals: Managing the Household Balance Sheet
Explore household assets (investments, property and pensions) and liabilities (debts). Find out how to manage each effectively.
Finance Fundamentals: Investment Theory and Practice
Look at the investment choices open to you, and the risks and returns of each. Start managing your financial future effectively
Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis
Explore the UK financial services landscape, how financial firms and products are regulated, and how consumers are protected.