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Business Studies

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Business studies is an academic program that is designed for students wanting to learn more about how businesses are run. Courses may include more general topics or more specific ones to help prepare students for a particular career.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Online Course in Business Studies in United Kingdom

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ACCA Online

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)
Online Full time Part time 6 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Study your whole ACCA qualification online with LSBF - powered by InterActive. You can choose from Live Online Classes - including tuition and revision, or study in the standard way with HD video recorded lectures. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. ACCA Online Study your whole ACCA qualification online with LSBF - powered by InterActive. You can choose from Live Online Classes - including tuition and revision, or study in the standard way with HD video recorded lectures. You will benefit from award-winning tutors and study materials trusted by PwC, KMPG and Deloitte. Course Requirements Standard entry: Minimum requirements are 2 A Levels and 3 GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics. Access to ACCA via FIA or AAT qualification: No other academic qualifications required. Gain exemptions from ACCA papers F1 – F3. Graduate entry: Degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempt from up to 9 exams. Other relevant degrees may also qualify you for exemptions. English language proficiency: IELTS 5.5 overall and each component or equivalent. Duration 6 - 30 months per course/selection of exams [-]

Human Resource Management Level 3

Oplex Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Whether you need to brighten up your CV, looking for a career change or just want to learn something new, the online Human Resource Management course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn key skills and knowledge required to effectively manage and lead a team. [+]

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We’re offering you an online Human Resource Management training course for just £29. Whether you need to brighten up your CV, looking for a career change or just want to learn something new, the online Human Resource Management course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn key skills and knowledge required to effectively manage and lead a team. Course Highlights Price: Only £29.00 Was £299.99 Course Type: Online Course Duration: 60 hours, recommended hours Syllabus: 6 course modules Tutor Support: Full tutor support included Exams: Yes, exam fees are included. Start learning: you can start your online learning 24/7 and study towards your goals. Fine Print Qualification: Level 3 CPD Award Certificate: PDF Certificate included with course, optional Hard Copies £9.99. Access: Unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months, option to extend if needed. Compatibility: Desktop, Mac, Laptop, Tablets, Smartphone and Smart Devices With over 60 hours of learning split across 6 easily accessible modules, the course has been designed to provide learners with an enjoyable and informative learning experience. The Human Resource Management course is studied online, meaning you can study in your own time, at your own pace, on your own schedule. Study whenever it suits you best, day or night. You’ll have access to the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 12 months. What’s more, the course is CPD accredited, therefore upon successful completion of the course learners will be awarded with the certificate of completion, ensuring that... [-]

First Aid at Work Course

Oplex Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

We’re offering you an online First Aid at Work training course for just £12.95. Whether you need to brighten up your CV, looking for a career change or just want to learn something new, the online First Aid at Work Course is perfect. [+]

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We’re offering you an online First Aid at Work training course for just £12.95. Whether you need to brighten up your CV, looking for a career change or just want to learn something new, the online First Aid at Work Course is perfect. Course Highlights Price: Only £12.95 Was £149.99 Course Type: Online Course Duration: 30 hours, recommended hours Syllabus: 6 course modules Tutor Support: Full tutor support included Exams: Yes, exam fees are included. Start learning: you can start your online learning 24/7 and study towards your goals. Fine Print Qualification: Level 3 CPD Award Certificate: PDF Certificate included with course, optional Hard Copies £9.99. Access: Unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months, option to extend if needed. Compatibility: Desktop, Mac, Laptop, Tablets, Smartphone and Smart Devices With over 30 hours of learning split across 6 easily accessible modules, the course has been designed to provide learners with an enjoyable and informative learning experience. The First Aid at Work Course is studied online, meaning you can study in your own time, at your own pace, on your own schedule. Study whenever it suits you best, day or night. You’ll have access to the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 12 months. What’s more, the course is CPD accredited, therefore upon successful completion of the course learners will be awarded with the certificate of completion, ensuring that the course will be recognised by employers and institutions. Course Syllabus The First Aid at... [-]

Office Management Course

Oplex Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This Office Management Course will provide learners with a fantastic insight into learning key skills to work in an office as well as successfully manage an office. Covering aspects of effective communication skills, interacting with customers and clients, creating administrative strategies and more. [+]

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This Office Management Course will provide learners with a fantastic insight into learning key skills to work in an office as well as successfully manage an office. Covering aspects of effective communication skills, interacting with customers and clients, creating administrative strategies and more. Whether you are in a position already working in an office and want to progress into a management role, or are wanting to work in this field and need the confidence to start, or simply want to gain new skills, this course is perfect. Course Highlights Price: Only £19.00 Was £199.99 Course Type: Online Course Duration: 60 hours, recommended hours Syllabus: 9 course modules Tutor Support: Full tutor support included Exams: Yes, exam fees are included. Start learning: you can start your online learning 24/7 and study towards your goals. Fine Print Qualification: Level 3 CPD Award Certificate: PDF Certificate included with course, optional Hard Copies £9.99. Access: Unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months, option to extend if needed. Compatibility: Desktop, Mac, Laptop, Tablets, Smartphone and Smart Devices With over 60 hours of learning split across 9 easily accessible modules, the course has been designed to provide learners with an enjoyable and informative learning experience. The Office Management Course is studied online, meaning you can study in your own time, at your own pace, on your own schedule. Study whenever it suits you best, day or night. You’ll have access to the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for... [-]

Course in Understanding Financial Crisis: Business Cycles and Policy

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Discover the relationship between history, financial crises and business cycles, with this free online course. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. Economic crises often have severe consequences - for everyone from governments and corporations to you and I. But crises can be seen as an essential part of an evolving economy, along with structural adjustments and institutional changes. In this course you will learn more about the role of financial crises, their history and how they can be interpreted. Explore the history of financial crisis Can we learn from the history of crises? With this course we’ll see financial crisis from a historical perspective - investigating different incidences of crisis in relation to context. By the end of the course you should be able to define and describe various economic and financial crises, and interpret such crises from a historical perspective. Understand the relationship between financial crises and business cycles Financial crises and business cycles are often closely interrelated. Various crises have evolved in different ways, depending on expectations, economic conditions, as well as institutional conditions, but we can also see some common patterns from historical examples. Could financial crisis be part of a natural business cycle? Learn how to effectively analyse financial crises Throughout the course you’ll develop your ability to identify and explain the various relationships between political action, economic theory, and economic cycle. This will lead to you being able to interpret various crises and their causes, their historical paths, and consequences in political and economic terms. The central theme of this course is why and how business cycle slumps... [-]

Course in Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Develop your understanding of genealogy. Uncover your ancestors’ past and create a meaningful family history or family tree. [+]

This online course will develop your understanding of genealogy techniques and how to communicate your family history. You’ll start by defining what you want to research, before considering the best ways to find and analyse sources, and store and record what you find. You’ll look at the challenge of locating the right ancestor, including the potential of DNA testing in genealogy. Finally, we’ll introduce the main tools that genealogists use to communicate their research, including creating a family tree, and show you how to write a meaningful family history, incorporating historical context. What topics will you cover? A consideration of the differences between primary, derived primary and secondary sources. An understanding of the importance of knowing who made a document and why and how they were created. Lateral ways to approach research including the FAN/cluster technique and mind mapping. Primary source databases including searching techniques to deal with name change or spelling differences; these include the use of wildcards. An introduction to main source types including civil, church, census and military records to give a sense of the typical type of data these records contain and how to use them. Review the content of major international and selected local and specialised databases and consider ways to evaluate datebases. The principles of the Genealogical Proof Standard including how to establish proof and how to evaluate evidence. The use of DNA testing in genealogical research with a focus on Y-testing techniques. An exploration of secondary and primary sources which provide historic and... [-]

Course : What Influences Property Value?

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Explore the factors that influence property values and house prices with this online course. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. Gain new insights into the property market Our homes provide shelter, sanctuary and comfort, but they’re also a source of wealth. So what makes some properties more valuable than others? Find out with this course. You’ll unlock the mystery of property values, looking at the influences that inflation and interest rates can have on house prices; and exploring the differences between price, market and investment values. You’ll also learn about the influence proximity to various amenities have on property demand and demographics; and interpret data on property prices. What topics will you cover? Our homes provide shelter, sanctuary and comfort, but they’re also a source of wealth. This online course asked: what makes some properties more valuable than others? In this course, we unlocked some of the mysteries of property values; reflected on whether house prices always rise; explored property related career options; considered the influence of interest rates and inflation on house prices; explored the influence of proximity to various amenities and demographics on property demand; and accessed and interpreted some data on property prices. What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... Become familiar with the language of property Explore a variety of career and investment opportunities in property Explore diverse characteristics of land that influence its value Access and interpret some data on property prices Who is the course for? This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about property, wants... [-]

Course in Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

From religious leaders to heads of state, everyone is talking about economic inequality. What form can such inequality take in different countries? What impact does it have on society? And why should it matter to you? [+]

From religious leaders to heads of state, everyone is talking about economic inequality. What form can such inequality take in different countries? What impact does it have on society? And why should it matter to you? Has the baby boomer generation had it all? This free online course will explore the growing concerns surrounding rising inequality in income and wealth in developed countries. You’ll scrutinise claims that the baby boomer generation has had it all, in terms of pension deals and affordable houses, while social and political changes have left younger generations struggling to find security for their accommodation and retirement income. You’ll examine the causes and implications of growing economic inequalities and what can be done about them, by individuals, communities and governments. Can we create a fair deal for everyone? This four-week course is extremely timely: everyday a news report mentions the growing gap between rich and poor. In many countries, politicians and social movements are arguing about austerity policies and the future of the welfare state and public services, and how to come out of the crisis with a fair deal for everyone. You’ll explore many different alternatives to achieve a more equal world for generations to come. Your course guides are Dr Jerome De Henau, Senior Lecturer in Economics at The Open University, and Jonquil Lowe, Lecturer in Personal Finance at The Open University. What topics will you cover? What is meant by ‘inequality’ and how it is measured. Comparisons of inequality across countries, different groups... [-]

Course in Commercialization of Social Enterprises: Stemming the Tide of Mission Drift

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Many social enterprises are becoming more commercial, adopting the techniques, funding or governance more usually associated with for-profit ventures. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. Many social enterprises are becoming more commercial, adopting the techniques, funding or governance more usually associated with for-profit ventures. In this online course, social enterprise and microfinance experts from Université libre de Bruxelles and their guests will shed new light on this trend. They will ask how commercialisation affects the management and operations of social enterprises, and which avenues could or should be used to avoid mission drift. What topics will you cover? Why social entrepreneurs innovate The motivations behind starting a social enterprise; new data related to inequality and happiness; the link between financial exclusion and poverty; and how social innovation has tried to tackle these problems. Microfinance practices The basics of microfinance, covering its historical roots and evolution, and the current provision of financial and non-financial services. When a not-for-profit becomes a for-profit organisation How institutions evolve beyond the not-for-profit structure; case studies exploring the impact, both internally and externally, of such a transition; and the concept of mission drift. Sources of financing, mission drift and zoom out How different sources of financing impact the social mission of microfinance institutions; the different strategies and practices to avoid mission drift in social enterprises; and what is specific to the commercialisation of microfinance and what is common to all social enterprises. What will you achieve? Describe the context in which social innovations (such as microfinance) emerge by relying on empirical data regarding poverty and financial exclusion. Explain the evolution and the main... [-]

Course in Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

A successful business starts with a clear vision and a thorough understanding of the opportunities available to turn that vision into a reality. Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course will help you consider your vision and explore the opportunities available. [+]

A successful business starts with a clear vision and a thorough understanding of the opportunities available to turn that vision into a reality. Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course will help you consider your vision and explore the opportunities available. It will give you the time to plan and help you to start documenting your thoughts in a structured business plan while allowing you to share your ideas with others. This course is the first in a series of six about ‘starting a business’. What topics will you cover? The entrepreneurial learning cycle The opportunity business model: the importance of sharing your vision Vision and opportunity in successful businesses Writing a core value proposition Introduction to writing a robust business plan. What will you achieve? Assess the entrepreneurial cycle which underpins the course. Explore the scope for discovering or creating business opportunities. Investigate businesses in your local area. Discuss the entrepreneur’s business challenge: Which business should I start and how? Evaluate and assess a business idea. Produce a business plan within 200 words. Investigate the vision and opportunities for a business plan. Who is the course for? This course is part of the ‘Going to University’ collection which has been specifically designed for schools and colleges. The course can be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource or can be studied independently by students. [-]

Course in Innovation: the World's Greatest

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This course considers innovations throughout history identifying that very few innovative ideas are new; the vast majority take something that is already working and improve it, be it a product, service or process. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. This course considers innovations throughout history identifying that very few innovative ideas are new; the vast majority take something that is already working and improve it, be it a product, service or process. You’ll consider the development of an innovation that you are particularly interested in, and, through a short project, produce and share with other learners your interpretation of its history. What topics will you cover? What is innovation? Interpretation in business and within a wider context Determining types of innovation: products, processes, services Levels of innovation: incremental, radical, disruptive Innovation in action: the challenges of an independent, serial innovator The solar fridge: finding innovative solutions to challenges in Africa What will you achieve? Discuss great innovations from history and share ideas with fellow learners. Compare your ideas with those of educators and students from the University of Leeds. Explore what the term ‘innovation’ means and reflect on how it is interpreted in business and in wider contexts. Contribute to the discussion regarding the different types of innovation and think of examples of each. Identify examples of the three levels of innovation: incremental, radical and disruptive. Evaluate your chosen innovation in light of your understanding of the types and levels of innovation. Research and report on the history and development of an innovation of your choice. Record and report on the history of your chosen innovation. Share and discuss your report on your chosen innovation with fellow learners. Who is the... [-]

Course in Innovation: the Fashion Industry

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This course introduces a case study showing how Marks & Spencer has been a key innovator in fashion, introducing new fabrics that make our lives easier and more comfortable. [+]

This course introduces a case study showing how Marks & Spencer has been a key innovator in fashion, introducing new fabrics that make our lives easier and more comfortable. You will see how M&S continues to drive innovation to bring consumers new and better products. You will also consider your own clothing and its innovation story, research how a favourite item of clothing is the result of innovative developments in the industry and share your findings with other learners. What topics will you cover? An overview of innovation: defining different types and levels Case study: incremental innovation at M&S Innovation in fashion advertising Fashion innovation outside the retail industry How to create an educational video What will you achieve? Explore the different types of innovation and discuss examples of each. Identify the three levels of innovation: incremental, radical, and disruptive. Discuss the different types and levels of innovation in the fashion industry. Evaluate the way in which clothes were marketed in the 1950s compared to today. Explore future directions in fabric and garment innovation and discuss technologies which have impacted on innovation in the fashion industry. Research and report on the history and development of an item of clothing. Record the history and development of your chosen clothing item. Share and discuss your research with fellow learners. Who is the course for? This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for schools and colleges. The course can be used as a teachers’ classroom... [-]

Course in Online Business: Customer Profiling for Success

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

When asked who their customer is, aspiring entrepreneurs often say “anyone”. This could not be further from the truth. This free online course will help you understand how you can use primary and secondary research, to identify the right customer and design engagement strategies to attract and retain them. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. This course is part of the Online Business Success program, which will enable you to launch, market and run your own successful online business. When asked who their customer is, aspiring entrepreneurs often say “anyone”. This could not be further from the truth. This free online course will help you understand how you can use primary and secondary research, to identify the right customer and design engagement strategies to attract and retain them. Understand the data and discover your customer This course will introduce you to how, where and why to gather data and how to use it to create customer personas and marketing strategies. We will help you understand how to develop market analysis strategies and show you how to develop a marketing strategy to guide you towards implementation. By the end of the course, you will understand: who your customer is; how to use data to identify and profile your customer; how to uncover the reasons why they buy; and how to develop profiles and personas for your customer. Get expert online business advice This course is one of four in the Online Business Success program from RMIT University. On every course, you will be guided by academics from the College of Business and the Business Enterprise Unit. Plus you’ll hear from successful online entrepreneurs about how they targeted the most valuable customers for their business. What topics will you cover? The role demographic, psychographic and behavioural characteristics play when... [-]

Course in Net that Job: How to Write a CV Online

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 3 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Find out how to write a CV online that will help you stand out and net your dream job, with this free online CV writing course. [+]

Why join the course? Writing a CV is a very personal thing – it’s a story about your past that employers will use to decide if you have a future with them. This free online course will guide you through the CV writing process, helping you create a CV online that will help you net your dream job. Find out how to write a CV online By the end of this course, you’ll be able to improve your existing CV, not only by making it more digital and putting your CV online, but also through being more aware of what makes a good CV and what makes a bad one. In Weeks 1 and 2, we’ll be looking at all of the key skills you’ll need to perfect your CV – the idea is that you’ll build up these key skills so that you’ll be able to see a clear improvement in your CV writing. In Week 2, we’ll consider how digital you want your CV to be, so that, by the end of the course, you’ll be in a great position to put your CV online and net that job. Get CV writing advice from experts and learners around the world Throughout the course, you’ll get cv writing advice from Willie McGuire, Rille Raaper and Viktoria Nikolova – a team of CV experts from the University of Glasgow. You’ll also be able to connect with a huge number of other job hunters around the world, who are all bursting... [-]

Course in Social Enterprise: Business Doing Good

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 3 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This course is a must for anyone who wants to understand more about what social enterprise is and its relation to sustainable development. You will learn how to evaluate social enterprise in the context of global and local problems. If you work with social enterprise or are thinking about launching a social enterprise, this course provides a valuable foundation. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. Why join the course? Can business do good? In this course, we explore different models of social enterprise and the local and global problems that they aim to address. Where could this course take me? This course is a must for anyone who wants to understand more about what social enterprise is and its relation to sustainable development. You will learn how to evaluate social enterprise in the context of global and local problems. If you work with social enterprise or are thinking about launching a social enterprise, this course provides a valuable foundation. What and how will I learn? Social Enterprise: Business Doing Good includes a mix of theory, practical information and case studies from around the world. You will assess different definitions and models of social enterprise and evaluate their social impact. Video interviews with experts and practitioners, articles and discussion steps will offer you the opportunity to learn and engage with other learners on key concepts and ideas. By the end of the course, you will understand the key concepts related to social enterprise and how to assess the social impact of a social enterprise model. Continue learning with the Social Enterprise program This course is one of three in the Social Enterprise program prepared by Middlesex University Business School, in collaboration with researchers at the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the social enterprise Living in Minca, and with funding by the British Council. The program... [-]