FBL Perspectives

Welcome to our Faculty Blog

The Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) brings together two schools:
The Open University Business School (OUBS) and
The Open University Law School (OULS).

The Faculty is distinctive in our engagement with students and alumni at the point of practice through our unique mode of delivery, our focus on international perspectives in business, management and law, and our enduring emphasis on issues of social importance.​

We hope you enjoy reading our blog posts.

“The OU is renowned for delivering high quality skills, and I was pleased to be able to apply these from day one of embarking on my course.”

Patrick Clyne, MBA (Technology Management)


We pursue research that involves extensive engagement with professional practice and delivers a real and lasting impact in areas of policy and practice that bring wider benefits to society.

Business and Law in the time of COVID-19

This series of academic reflections on the pandemic highlights how management and legal insights from research and scholarship can help us consider and interpret the current context.

PhD Students

PhD students at The Open University Business School and The Open University Law School are engaged in researching a wide range of cutting-edge issues with real-world impact.

Find out what they’re up to.


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