has joined forces with University Challenge star Bobby Seagull to champion a financial education course designed for the needs of young people.
COLIN GRAY is Professor of Enterprise Development and member of the Centre for Innovation, Knowledge and Enterprise at the Open University Business School (OUBS
); President of the Institute for Small Business Affairs and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), and Trustee of the Small Enterprise Research Team (SERTeam).
Over the past decade the OUBS
has grown steadily from a population of fewer than 10,000 students with a turnover of 10 million [pounds sterling] to the leading distance learning business school in Europe with a turnover of 40 million [pounds sterling] and 30,000 students.
What constitutes a robust strategy in the general case is never clearly defined but in the particular it appears to come down, for the OUBS
at least, to being so nice to your stakeholders that they will tolerate your ineptitude in the face of a paradigm shift long enough to let you cobble your act together afresh.
The findings came from OUBS
' research centre, the True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (PUFin).
He is one of 15,000 managers to have earned the OUBS MBA.
OUBS concentrates exclusively on distance learning methods, which blend traditional and technological approaches in a flexible and student-friendly manner," said Prof Kaye.
It obviously suited him because since then he has taken a BA with the OU, the OUBS
MBA and a Masters Degree in Law at Leicester University by the same method.
More than 1,000 managers in the North are studying an OUBS
course at certificate, diploma or MBA level.
Full of praise for the OU, Bernadette said: 'Look what the OUBS
has done for me.
Driver team manager David Woolley and his colleagues Mike Ingledew and David Neil successfully studied alongside one another for the OUBS
certificate of management, sponsored by the company as part of its Investors in People work.
M1, a mobile and paging service in Singapore, has partnered with Overseas Union Bank's subsidiary OUB
Securities to offer a new share trading service.