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Project management: More than meets the eye

Project management: More than meets the eye

Project managers are the superheroes of every organisation. They’re the wing-men and women of all office-goers, helping manage projects from get-go through to execution. But what is it that they actually do? “The idea that project management is a needless overhead is surprisingly common,” says Kerrin D’Arcy, who is a renowned professional in the media…
Revealed: How top Australian business leaders manage their time

Revealed: How top Australian business leaders manage their time

This November, Open Universities Australia (OUA) teamed up with Qantas and a panel of Australian business leaders to discuss the age-old topic of how to effectively manage your time. The topic was chosen by Qantas magazine editor-in-chief, Kirsten Galliott, because time management is something that impacts all of us – whether you’re a uni student…
Why are so many women choosing entrepreneurship?

Why are so many women choosing entrepreneurship?

As Beyoncé once asked (and answered), “Who run the world? Girls.” In fact, American Express found that women started over 1,800 new businesses a day, on average, during 2017 and 2018 in the U.S. alone. And at home in Australia, women account for 34 per cent of all entrepreneurs.  So, why are so many women…
What’s new on Coursera for Business – October 2019

What’s new on Coursera for Business – October 2019

By Kyle Clark, Senior Skills Transformation Consultant Coursera released 50+ courses on our platform in October. This month brings a number of new courses focused on innovation and disruption, from developing a systems mindset to digital transformation, AI workflows, and futures thinking. Here are our top picks for enterprise for this past month: October 2019’s…
How to become a disruptor in the future of work

How to become a disruptor in the future of work

Disruptors are the people who change the status quo (and arguably, the course of our future). A unique blend of dreamers and doers, they think big, do differently, and break the mould. Think Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. But what does it take to become one?  In the future of work, it will…
How the EMBA helped Louise step into executive leadership

How the EMBA helped Louise step into executive leadership

Within weeks of finishing her Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) with RMIT, through Open Universities Australia (OUA), Louise was offered the role of her dreams:  Acting Deputy Executive Director of Safety and Security for Sydney Metro. She sat down with OUA to tell us how she did it. Ask any leader in business, and…
Innovate or die: Why innovation is the key to business success

Innovate or die: Why innovation is the key to business success

Readers of a certain age may remember a particular blue and yellow branded video store –the centre of every weekend during the 90s and 2000s. These stores were home to countless late-night discussions surrounding which movie to get, and whether the popcorn at the front of the counter was worth a few extra dollars.  …
Want to be the best in business?

Want to be the best in business?

We’re 19 years into the 21st century. That’s 19 years since we faced the millennium bug, 19 years since Sony launched the Playstation 2, and 19 years since Nokia released their infamous mobile handset, the 3310.  It’s safe to say that, these days, the world of business and technology is almost unrecognisable compared to the…
Get ahead with soft skills

Get ahead with soft skills

This week is learning at work week in the UK. But making sure you have the right professional skills is important wherever you’re based. So how good are your soft skills? These aren’t the specialist skills required in your role that you might already have (for example coding or writing) these are skills that are…
Unlimited for business

Unlimited for business

We’re 19 years into the 21st century. That’s 19 years since we faced the millennium bug, 19 years since Sony launched the Playstation 2, and 19 years since Nokia released their infamous mobile handset, the 3310.  It’s safe to say that, these days, the world of business and technology is almost unrecognisable compared to the…

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