Open University

The digital economy

Delivered online

Open University
Enrolment Date(s):
5th August 2019, 17 February 2020
29 weeks
$476 + £525

Course description

4 courses + 1 assessment

Develop the business, management and marketing skills to thrive in the digital economy and take your first steps towards an MBA, with this flexible program of online courses from The Open University Business School.

Thrive in the digital economy and earn 15 credits towards an MBA

Whether you work in a micro business, a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a large firm, it’s vital to get to grips with new technologies and understand the impact they could have on your operations, sales and long-term success.

With The Digital Economy program from The Open University Business School, you can do just that. You’ll discover how four key business areas are changing in today’s digital economy.

Accessible on desktop, tablet or mobile and delivered in bite-sized chunks, the four online courses in this program provide a flexible way to enhance your business, management and marketing skills, and demonstrate your continuing professional development (CPD).

Find further information about OU registration, the assessment module in this program and your eligibility, as well as our MBA, in the entry requirements.

Academic credit

If you are aiming to use your study of courses in the Digital Economy program to obtain academic credit, please be aware that the final planned presentation of the Open University Assessment Course BXM871 Managing in the Digital Economy starts July 2020. Please ensure that you allow yourself enough time to obtain all four Certificates of Achievement from courses in the program before registering for the Assessment Course. The start dates of the relevant FutureLearn courses in 2019 and 2020 are available here.


Entry requirements

The part-time postgraduate loan is designed as a contribution to the costs associated with a full master’s course as opposed to a tuition fee loan to cover module fee costs. If the MOOC assessment module is being studied as part of an eligible master’s degree you would be eligible for a loan. You would be required to complete your registration in full, including payment of your fees, before loan instalments could be released to you by Student Finance England throughout the year.

There is no pro-rata support available where less than a full standalone master’s course is undertaken, so the MOOC assessment module on its own would not be eligible for support.

Before you start you should also check:

That you meet the entry criteria of the qualification you intend to study.
The pricing of your proposed OU qualification in your home country.
Your eligibility for the part-time postgraduate loan if applicable.