Open University

Open University

Management Perspectives and Practice (MBA stage 1, B716)

This course enables students to make a real difference within their management practice through active use of frameworks, theories and tools; it helps students to develop a good grounding in the theory and practice of managing and leading, covering the core functions and disciplines of management and helping them make the connections between them; the course provides a framework for a year-long process of professional development which challenges students to engage actively with a wide variety of ideas and to develop a repertoire of techniques and approaches best suited to their own situation and management context.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent professional qualification and have a minimum of 3 years' experience in a managerial professional or technical role; usually this means that the student is at least 25 years old as it is unusual (but not impossible) to be able to satisfy the experience requirement under this age. For students whose 1st language is not English then a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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