Online Course in Business Studies in United Kingdom

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Business Studies

Courses are individual units of study that can be taken singly or as a series of classes concentrated in a specific area of study. Individual classes can vary in length, cost, and number of sessions per week.

Students who would like to work in the world of commerce should highly consider taking business studies. This academic program will help students develop skills in employee management, money management, marketing, leadership, and business ethics.

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 [-]

Course in The Digital Economy: Selling Through Customer Insight

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

No matter how sophisticated your marketing is, if it doesn’t result in attracting customers, then your business is set to fail. This free online course applies fresh thinking to how marketing and selling activities combine to create customers who keep coming back. [+]

No matter how sophisticated your marketing is, if it doesn’t result in attracting customers, then your business is set to fail. This free online course applies fresh thinking to how marketing and selling activities combine to create customers who keep coming back. Build a holistic view of your customers Perspectives on the role and behaviour of customers are changing, with marketers drawing on increasingly powerful information systems to build a holistic view of consumers. In this course, you will develop an understanding of how customer relationship management breeds business development success and will critically evaluate accepted wisdom on how marketing influences customers. You will also learn how selling has transitioned from being a ‘foot in the door’ to having a ‘finger on the pulse’, using insight-driven approaches to win those all-important sales. Thrive in the digital economy The Digital Economy: Selling Through Customer Insight is one of four courses from The Open University about the digital economy, designed to help experienced managers get to grips with today’s technology-enabled business environment. The course has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Holders of FutureLearn Certificates of Achievement for all four Digital Economy courses can earn 15 UK credits towards The Open University Business School’s flexible MBA by passing a linked Open University assessment module (requiring separate OU registration and fee). What topics will you cover? How technologies such as big data, the cloud and open-source are driving... [-]

Course in Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks October 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? [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. 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... [-]

Course in Business Futures: Sustainable Business Through Green HR

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Get an introduction to how HR, specifically Green HR, can help create a business that’s environmentally friendly. [+]

Sustainability is an embedded practice in many businesses. It recognises the long term benefits of acknowledging the social and environmental impacts of production and consumption. While governments encourage responsible social and environmental action, implementation is often left to individual organisations and many of these are under pressure from shareholders driven by a profit-centred return on investment (ROI) model. And so, environmental and sustainable practices often become a HR matter - it’s people that must make the difference. This course will explore what constitutes sustainability from both ecological and business perspectives. We will investigate the emergence of sustainable approaches to human resources, known as ‘Green HR’, and identify various types of sustainability models. Examine Green HR in the fashion industry We will take you on a journey through the fashion industry where we’ll explore the essential features of Green HR, including the value placed on human capital and the necessary balancing of sustainable values and business viability. Make sustainable business work in practice Operating a sustainable business is a balancing act. We will examine how sustainability and Green HR can work in practice by examining: How to change mindsets to balance self-interest and social responsibility How to identify and overcome barriers to sustainable business The drivers of change towards a sustainable approach How to implement a multi-stage approach to sustainability The role of Green HR in developing, implementing and maintaining sustainable shared values and initiatives. Throughout the course we identify the internal and external drivers of sustainable practice and cultural change,... [-]

Course in Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication

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

Faced with a daily deluge of information, we have never had greater need of clear communication skills. This free course offers you a practical grounding in using a range of communication media, which will boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. Faced with a daily deluge of information, we have never had greater need of clear communication skills. This free course offers you a practical grounding in using a range of communication media, which will boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels. Improve your written and verbal communication skills You will discover the principles of writing influential documents for work such as reports and proposals. As you learn simple frameworks for emails and meetings you’ll immediately put them into practice and increase your productivity. You will find new confidence in your ability to make convincing presentations and conduct productive meetings – whether virtual or face to face. You will develop communication approaches that are sensitive to cultural and personal difference and are tailored to the occasion, whether online, in print or face to face. Develop fundamental business and finance skills This course has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. It is one of eight from The Open University, designed to help you gain fundamental business and financial skills, including communication, networking, relationship building, project management, personal financial planning and management, investment and financial services. You can complete this course as part of one of these two programs: Business Fundamentals: four courses, which will boost your employability and effectiveness at work, and enable you to earn a FutureLearn Award. Business and Finance Fundamentals: eight... [-]

Course in Online Business: Planning for Success

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks February 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course focuses on the planning phase of starting a small online business and will introduce what you need to do for clarity and action. [+]

This free online course focuses on the planning phase of starting a small online business and will introduce what you need to do for clarity and action. Understand online business and e-commerce With so many ways to operate online, it is important that you understand what your business is and where it fits in. We’ll take you through the differences between various forms of online business models, to help you decide the best direction. We will help you develop a business plan or business model canvas to focus your thinking on the best opportunities for your online business. You will understand how to use primary and secondary research to identify your most valuable customer. By the end of the course, you will be ready to: refine your idea; identify your positioning; develop your pitch; create a business plan; and prepare for implementation 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 planned their online business. What topics will you cover? The many different forms of e-commerce and online small business The qualities that an online entrepreneur need to possess to operate specifically in an online environment Customer profiling techniques and how creating a customer persona can identify potential customers The types of business planning tools available to use for business... [-]

Course in Starting a Business 5: Managing Finances

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

The management of finances is crucial to a successful business; financial information provides the evidence to support your decisions about a business and helps to justify those decisions when you present them to other people. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. The management of finances is crucial to a successful business; financial information provides the evidence to support your decisions about a business and helps to justify those decisions when you present them to other people. Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course will introduce you to key financial information and gives you a chance to discuss your ideas with others. This course is the fifth in a series of six about ‘starting a business’. What topics will you cover? The importance of financial information An introduction to key financial information: sales revenue forecast; profit and loss forecast; and cash flow forecast Analysing and interpreting financial performance How to increase profitability Marketing a product in terms of price and number of sales Key financial forecasts: determining the viability of a business opportunity The business plan: business finances What will you achieve? Discuss why forecasting and planning are key skills within any successful business. Discuss sales revenue forecast, net profit and the purpose of a cash flow forecast. Evaluate the entrepreneur’s business challenge: How can Hannah make her business more profitable? Identify business finances in a business plan. Assess costs, prices, gross profit and cash flow forecasts. 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... [-]

Course in Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks July 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 Food Industry

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

This course considers the ways in which the food industry has evolved over the past 70 years and has created the industry of convenience we have today. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. This course considers the ways in which the food industry has evolved over the past 70 years and has created the industry of convenience we have today. Introduced though a case study from Marks and Spencer, you will see how new innovations have changed the way we shop. You will also consider the issue of food waste; in a world where thousands suffer from malnutrition and starvation you’ll consider the attitudes in your own society to this global problem. What topics will you cover? Key issues for innovation in the food retail sector Drivers and challenges for innovation specific to the food industry Case study: the ‘cold chain’ process at M&S Looking for solutions to the wicked problem of food waste Innovation and technology within the brewing process What will you achieve? Explore the different types of innovation and think of examples of each. Identify the three levels of innovation: incremental, radical, and disruptive. Discuss the consumer needs that drive innovation in the food industry. Reflect on a case study showing innovation in the cold chain process for food delivery. Identify drivers in food retail innovation and discuss future directions for innovation in the food industry. Explore how individuals and groups can aid innovation. Identify examples of crowdsourcing activities. Assess what the wicked problem of food waste is. Summarise in less than 250 words an innovative solution for addressing the wicked problem of food waste. Research and identify the drivers and challenges... [-]

Course in Innovation: the Fashion Industry

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks July 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 March 2018 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 Managing My Investments

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

Research shows that UK households are poor at investment management with a limited understanding of investment choices, risks and returns. The resultant ‘savings gap’ threatens a scenario where many cannot afford to retire. [+]

Research shows that UK households are poor at investment management with a limited understanding of investment choices, risks and returns. The resultant ‘savings gap’ threatens a scenario where many cannot afford to retire. Elsewhere households fail to plan properly, to make their investment choices fit with their risk appetites and the time horizons for access to their funds . Managing My Investments aims to give you the tools to avoid these personal finance nightmares. Understand investment choices, risks and returns On this free online course, you’ll learn about different investment choices, the returns and risks associated with each, and the evidence about their historical performance. You’ll explore investment strategies, as well as the practicalities about involvement in personal finance markets. And you’ll look at how to avoid the individual and group behavioural traits that can impair effective investment decision making . Throughout, the course will provide recent and current case studies on investment issues, to demonstrate how the ideas and issues explored in the course are reflected in the arena of personal investments. The course is up-to-date and covers the current reforms to UK pensions due to be rolled out in 2015 – changes that will radically alter the way many people will use their pension savings as they move into retirement . Managing My Investments aims to give you the knowledge and confidence to take charge of your investments and your financial future. You can find out more about what to expect from the course in Martin Upton’s post... [-]

Course in Introduction to Quantitative Investing

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Financial markets have become increasingly complex - it’s not easy to know where to start when it comes to investing. In today’s world the demand of accurate data-driven quantitative analysis across the world is steadily rising: it’s become crucial to understand and be able to use statistical and mathematical information accurately and promptly. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. Financial markets have become increasingly complex - it’s not easy to know where to start when it comes to investing. In today’s world the demand of accurate data-driven quantitative analysis across the world is steadily rising: it’s become crucial to understand and be able to use statistical and mathematical information accurately and promptly. This course will teach you the essentials of modern investment theory and help you learn to apply them in real life using financial data and programming. Understand modern investment theory On the course you’ll start by learning about key concepts in modern investment theory and quantitative investing like return, risk and portfolio optimisation. Get used to statistical techniques and practice using programming language R Once you’ve learnt basic investment concepts we’ll look at applying them using statistics and programming using open source language R will be introduced. You’ll practice by doing assignments every week using actual securities data from Yahoo Finance. Discover how to construct an investment portfolio Using your new knowledge of quantitative investing and your ability to analyse investment characteristics using programming, you’ll be able to build your own diversified investment portfolio based on return analysis. Learn from an expert in the field Through the course you’ll be taught by an educator who has worked in quantitative finance for more than 15 years in Wall Street global investment banks, before she joined SKKU in 2015. She was Chief Investment Officer at a hedge fund and head of... [-]

Course in Business Futures: Understanding Omni-channel Retailing and Supply Chains

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

We no longer only buy products or experience services in physical spaces. We now often buy in-store and online using a laptop, a phone and even a watch. This course demystifies the omnichannel experience, and explores how omnichannel retail and supply chains have changed the production and consumption experience for both enterprises and consumers. [+]

We no longer only buy products or experience services in physical spaces. We now often buy in-store and online using a laptop, a phone and even a watch. This course demystifies the omnichannel experience, and explores how omnichannel retail and supply chains have changed the production and consumption experience for both enterprises and consumers. Understand omni-channel retailing We trace the evolution of the retail purchase from physical acts or transactions through to multi-channel online purchasing. Today’s technology-driven virtual and physical worlds enable transactions anytime anywhere and to anyone. We will explore how the omnichannel world differs from multichannel retailing, and how businesses can adopt omnichannel approaches to the production of goods and services. Learn to manage risk and supply chains in omni-channels While omnichannel retailing has the potential to deliver unparalleled consumer experience and convenience, it poses a risk for those on the supply side unless they understand the landscape and the demands on traditional marketing and supply chain logistics. Consider the future of retail Academics and educators in the fields of supply chain and logistics will lead you through the exciting world of omni-channels and what it might mean for the future of retail. What topics will you cover? The distinction between omni-channels and multi channels to recognise the features, benefits and challenges offered by a new way of buying and selling. Evolving modes of interaction between retailers and consumers demonstrating how consumer buying patterns and expectations are changing fast. Logistical operations for omni-channel retailers to show how supply... [-]

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... [-]