Open University

Open University

Sustainable Creative Management (BB842)

The 1st part of the course addresses perception and development, looking at how the brain works, intuitive thinking, personality, beliefs and culture and how these impact on the way people act; it examines how we can develop ourselves and draw out the best in others in ways that take account of our values, style and situational constraints; the 2nd part of the course takes a practical look at different approaches and techniques; it centres round a library of problem-solving techniques that students can draw on to work with their team; the techniques range from creative thinking, mapping and issue exploration to decision making, acceptance finding and conflict resolution; the 3rd part of the course focuses on ways of developing and changing organisations; these range from sustaining a creative culture through processes to manage innovation to developing staff capabilities; the course looks at some major management trends over the last 30 years including outsourcing, the quality movement, empowerment, partnerships across boundaries and customer/client involvement; it also explores the influence of national values on policy and practice and addresses how leading-edge organisations can work responsibly and sustainably.

Entry requirements

Students need to have already completed MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice (B716) and the compulsory stage 2 module corporate finance (B831); students should also have completed or be currently studying the compulsory stage 2 module: the dynamics of strategy (B835); students whose 1st language is not English require an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months

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Distance Learning

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