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The Digital Economy

Develop business, management and marketing skills

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  • FutureLearn Programs via FutureLearn and The Open University
  • £735 for 26 weeks
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The Digital Economy
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Develop the business, management and marketing skills to thrive in the digital economy and take your first steps towards an mba, with this flexible program of online courses from the open university business school.
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Cost
£735
Duration
26 weeks

Whether you work in a micro business, a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a large firm, it’s vital to get to grips with new technologies and understand the impact they could have on your operations, sales and long-term success.

With The Digital Economy program from The Open University Business School, you can do just that. You’ll discover how four key business areas are changing in today’s digital economy.

Accessible on desktop, tablet or mobile and delivered in bite-sized chunks, the four online courses in this program provide a flexible way to enhance your business, management and marketing skills, and demonstrate your continuing professional development (CPD).

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 course (requiring separate OU registration and fee). Find further information about OU registration, the assessment course and our MBA in the entry requirements.

☆☆☆☆☆ (0) 24th Jun, 2019
<h2 id="evaluate-how-to-fund-your-business-investment">Evaluate how to fund your business investment</h2> <p>Every business needs cash to grow and develop. Some can find enough cash from their operations. Others might need external sources of finance, like a bank loan. So how does a business make robust decisions about borrowing?</p> <p>Whether you are in a micro business, a small to medium-sized organisation, or a large firm, this online course will guide you through finance options.</p> <p>You will consider traditional and alternative finance options; evaluate what type of funding is suitable for your business; and develop a financial statement and funding strategy, to make the right decision.</p> <p>This course is intended for those with an interest in developing their financial skills to make robust decisions when managing business finance. The course does not require any previous experience of this subject.</p> <p>Find further information about OU registration, the assessment module and MBA in the <a href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/choose/mooc-busman-pg">entry requirements</a>.</p>
☆☆☆☆☆ (0) 13th May, 2019
<h2 id="tailor-your-offers-to-your-customers-needs">Tailor your offers to your customer’s needs</h2> <p>Marketing is all about putting the customer at the centre of the business. But what exactly does that mean today? And what challenges do marketers face in satisfying ever more demanding customers in the digital age?</p> <p>In this online course, you will look at how marketers can gain a competitive advantage, by using the vast amount of customer data available, to segment, target and personalise products for their customers.</p> <p>The course provides an in-depth grounding in market segmentation as a process, revealing how you can adapt it to improve the performance of all businesses.</p> <p>This course is intended for learners wanting to know about how the digital era is affecting market segmentation strategies of organisations, their customers and stakeholders. You do not require any previous knowledge or experience of marketing to study this course but you could benefit from having some knowledge of business in general.</p> <p>Find further information about OU registration, the assessment module and MBA in the <a href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/choose/mooc-busman-pg">entry requirements</a>.</p>
☆☆☆☆☆ (0) 24th Jun, 2019
<h2 id="build-a-holistic-view-of-your-customers">Build a holistic view of your customers</h2> <p>No matter how sophisticated your marketing is, if it doesn’t result in attracting customers, your business is set to fail.</p> <p>This online course applies fresh thinking to how marketing and selling activities combine to create customers who keep coming back.</p> <p>You will develop an understanding of how customer relationship management breeds business development success; critically evaluate accepted wisdom on how marketing influences customers; and learn how marketers increasingly draw on powerful information systems to build a holistic view of customers.</p> <p>This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn about attracting and retaining customers. No previous experience of studying sales or marketing is required, but some basic knowledge of how businesses work would be beneficial.</p> <p>Find further information about OU registration, the assessment module and MBA in the <a href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/choose/mooc-busman-pg">entry requirements</a>.</p>
☆☆☆☆☆ (0) 13th May, 2019
<h2 id="create-value-with-your-supply-chain">Create value with your supply chain</h2> <p>Goods and services reach end users through increasingly intricate channels, involving people and processes all over the world, supported by advancing technology.</p> <p>Understanding the key relationships in these supply chains can help you cut costs, boost performance and create more value for customers.</p> <p>This online course will equip you with a critical appreciation of the way supply chains work, and how to make them work better.</p> <p>Whether you are a sole trader, in a small to medium-sized organisation, or work for a large firm, you’ll find out how the supply chain is changing in the digital era.</p> <p>This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the effect the digital era is having on supply chains, customers and other stakeholders. No previous experience of studying supply chain management is required, but some basic knowledge of how businesses work would be beneficial.</p> <p>Find further information about OU registration, the assessment module and MBA in the <a href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/choose/mooc-busman-pg">entry requirements</a>.</p>

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