Taught course

Managing uncertainty through policy implementation (online short course)

Open University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic requirements.

The course will require around 20 hours to complete. You can begin at any time during the life of the course and study at your own pace.

Months of entry


Course content

In this course you'll read case studies and watch videos that illustrate how societal challenges and policies will shape our future societies. You'll also have the opportunity to consider how policies and the broader macroenvironment affect your organisation, and you'll learn to use machine learning software to collect data and evidence.

You'll learn to:

  • define public policies and investigate their importance
  • critically think about how public policies can affect your organisation
  • identify societal challenges and policies in a post-COVID-19 era
  • critically reflect on the effects of these challenges upon your organisation and/or professional life
  • identify, collect and assess evidence useful for your organisation
  • critically think about the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • determine the benefits and risks of using artificial intelligence in your organisation.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    0.2 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Practice-Based Assignment 100

Course contact details

The Open University