Open University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Business Administration (E80) (Taught)

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Course summary

This innovative course is designed to develop a wide range of interdisciplinary skills that you can apply in your own workplace as you develop. You will gain a solid foundation in core management disciplines, including human resource management, organisational behaviour, accounting and finance, marketing and operations – learning to apply your knowledge to analyse, synthesise and evaluate a wide range of situations. You will explore economic, environmental, social and technological change issues; corporate governance; markets and customers; managing resources and operations; financing organisations; management and development of people; developing information technologies for application in business and management within a global knowledge-based economy, and development of appropriate business policies and strategies within a changing context to meet stakeholder interests. Key features of the course

  • A valuable qualification for practising managers who aspire to higher positions
  • Flexible curriculum to suit your professional interests
  • Takes you two thirds of the way to our triple-accredited MBA.


To gain this qualification, you need 120 credits as follows: 105 credits of compulsory modules: Managing in a changing world Creating and sustaining value Effective strategic management in business and the public sector Finance for strategic decision making plus 15 credits from one of these option modules: Contemporary issues in organisations Entrepreneurship in context Leadership and management of public services Supply chain management Sustainable creative management You should note that the University’s unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 40 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you.

Entry requirements

You’ll be eligible for this postgraduate diploma by satisfying the academic, work experience and language requirements. Please see the website for details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

As fees for individual modules can vary, the total cost you pay for your qualification is dependent on the modules you choose to study.
Business Administration (E80) at Open University - UCAS