Has anyone studied the Business Management (Economics) Degree at OU?

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SarahNoTamashii
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Hi, I'm looking at enrolling for the business management degree with economics at The Open University and wondered if anyone had done this degree or a similar one? I work full time so I'm looking at doing it part time however I don't want it to take me 6 years to complete it, has anyone completed it in a shorter time and if so, how many hours studying were you doing a week? Thanks!
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Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and gets back to you
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I currently study for about 4 hours per day because I work full-time but I have managed to arrange flexible work hours and now work on a part-time basis starting end of Jan 2018 so this is perfect as I'll have more free time to study and this time will be dedicated to the new modules as well as my current modules. One of the modules will cover the economic and political context where I will learn about the economic system, economic indicators, the financial system, supply and demand, fiscal and monetary policies, market structures, comparisons of economic systems, the role of government AND business-government relations. The module that covers these topics in the first year is "B100".

I hope this helps. If you would like to know me, give me a shout!
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I am currently studying this too and I'm doing the full 120 credits which I started in September 2017. I'm planning to complete this degree with the specialism of Economics because I want to work in finance and most of my work experience is in finance. Next year I will pick up 120 credits again and in the subsequent year too. In this first year I'm studying B100, B124 and B123. (my previous message which didnt get posted)
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I'm doing the Business Management degree at the moment, I had the same thoughts as you but now I'm going I think the OU has it spot on with the recommendations, unless you're ok doing nothing else with your evenings and weekends I'm not sure how you could give it the attention it needs with over 60 credits a year alongside working full time.

Saying that I'm pretty in-experienced, I started last September and I'm currently studying B100, so my opinion may change.

I'd recommend it to anyone though if you're interested in the subject go for it, I'm really enjoying it! Even if it does take me 6 years, I'm sure it'll feel like it flew by when I get to the end.
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hi russelhobbsI am starting in October the same modules and I want to follow the same path (economics) and yes as well I am interested at more of a finance enviroment.You said you have started in September 2017 so probably you have done your first year. could you please give a feedback or your thoughts on the modules? Would the module of
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(Original post by russelhobbs)
I am currently studying this too and I'm doing the full 120 credits which I started in September 2017. I'm planning to complete this degree with the specialism of Economics because I want to work in finance and most of my work experience is in finance. Next year I will pick up 120 credits again and in the subsequent year too. In this first year I'm studying B100, B124 and B123. (my previous message which didnt get posted)
hi russelhobbsI am starting in October the same modules and I want to follow the same path (economics) and yes as well I am interested at more of a finance enviroment.You said you have started in September 2017 so probably you have done your first year. could you please give a feedback or your thoughts on the modules? Would the module of "you and your money" be more suitable than "management in practise"?
Many thanks in advance looking forward to hear from you
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