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The Open University

Finance Fundamentals

The Open University via FutureLearn Program


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Being able to budget and plan financially, and weigh up the risks and rewards associated with borrowing and investment options are valuable skills in both your personal life and career.

With the Finance Fundamentals program from The Open University Business School, you can develop these skills, helping you get your own finances in shape and understand financial management principles that you can use at work.

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 professional and personal 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: Finance Fundamentals: Financial Planning and Budgeting
-With household budgets feeling the pinch this course shows how to bring order to your finances and make good financial decisions.

Course 2: Finance Fundamentals: Investment Theory and Practice
-Look at the investment choices open to you, and the risks and returns of each. Start managing your financial future effectively

Course 3: Finance Fundamentals: Managing the Household Balance Sheet
-Discover how to effectively manage household assets and liabilities in order to improve your household financial health.

Course 4: Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis
-Explore the UK financial services landscape, how financial firms and products are regulated, and how consumers are protected.


Taught by

Martin Upton


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