<div><p>You'll have access to a module website, which includes:</p><ul><li>a week-by-week study planner</li><li>module materials</li><li>audio and video content</li><li>assessment guide</li><li>online tutorials and forums</li><li>library resources including ejournal articles and referencing guides.</li></ul><p>You'll also be provided with three printed Readers, each covering one block of study, which are an edited collection of longer readings and a printed Module Study Guide.</p></div>
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
<div><p>This module provides you with a broad grounding in business and management practice and study. You will explore how organisations work by looking at their internal functions (operations, finance and marketing). You'll also learn about the external environment and how the economic and political context helps shape how businesses respond to global challenges. Using a blend of text, audio, video and interactive online activities, you'll develop vital skills for study and for work in business, public or voluntary sector organisations. Particular attention is paid to developing your critical thinking skills. You will also be introduced to mind mapping as a technique to help you express your ideas and creativity.</p></div>