The Open University - Business Management: Improving Organisational Practice

Develop your managerial and leadership skills to create a positive impact on your organisation, with The Open University that created this microcredential.
  • The Open University, England
  • 569 $
  • 3 Months
  • Online
  • 24 October 2022

Course Information

Organisational practice is the examination of how the structures and culture of a company shape the actions and behaviours of its workforce. On this microcredential, you’ll learn how to become a manager who can increase productivity and efficiency to empower your workforce and benefit the broader environment.

You’ll achieve this by exploring different organisational structures and learning how to adapt to change. You will also learn to recognise what is driving change in the contemporary world and how to adapt to it positively, in a way that’s inclusive, ethical, and promotes diversity.

Each week, using your current or previous experience of organisational practice, you will focus on areas relevant to you and your work.

Using the latest academic thinking in this area, you’ll have the opportunity to familiarise yourself and experiment with different contemporary organisational models, tools, and frameworks to develop and improve your skills.

From this, you’ll gain a strong understanding of different types of organisational structures and how they evolve over time.


About the University / School

The Open University is a public research university and with more than 170,000 students it is the University with the largest number of students in the UK. Worldwide The Open University has more than 2 million students. They offer flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications. With more than 50 years of experience in delivering part-time flexible education, the University has broadened its range of programmes to suit all needs.


Learning Format

Your learning, your rules- this course is split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like.

Join a global classroom- Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners.

Map your progress- Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control.

You’ll have access to our online welcome area where you’ll be able to read any announcements relating to your microcredential.

This microcredential consists of a single course of 10 week length. You are supposed to dedicate 10 study hours per week.

Once you’ve successfully completed the microcredential, you’ll receive your academic credits from The Open University. You’ll also have ongoing, unlimited access to the course materials.


Entry Requirements

This is an introductory course and no previous knowledge of organisational studies is required. You do not need any specific experience or qualifications to enrol but you should feel comfortable engaging with some academic content.

The course material does not assume that learners are currently working but to get the most out of this course it would be beneficial to have experience of a managerial or professional role. However past experience in the paid or voluntary sector will be just as relevant.

Apply before:

24 October 2022

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