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The Open University

Business Fundamentals

The Open University via FutureLearn Program


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Being able to communicate with colleagues, network with peers, build relationships with customers and manage projects with success are valuable skills in today’s business environment.

With the Business Fundamentals program from The Open University Business School, you can develop these skills, boosting 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 four online courses in this program provide a flexible way to support and demonstrate your continuing professional development (CPD).

When you complete all four courses and buy a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will earn a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Business Fundamentals: Project Management
-Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycles effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools.

Course 2: Business Fundamentals: Customer Engagement
-Learn how to design business and marketing activities to engage customers through relationships instead of one-off sales.

Course 3: Business Fundamentals: Effective Networking
-Discover how improving your business networking can enhance your professional relationships and open up career opportunities.

Course 4: Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication
-Gain a practical grounding in communication to boost your personal effectiveness, save you time, and reduce your stress levels.


Taught by

Giacomo Carli, Haider Ali, Terry O'Sullivan and Hilary Collins


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