Taught course

Business agility intermediate (online short course)

Open University · School of Access, Open and Cross-curricular Innovation

Entry requirements

This course is for anyone with a basic understanding of business agility gained through prior experience or study.

Some workplace and/or team-based experience will help you understand the content of the course in the context of a working organisation (of any size, sector, or industry).

It’s suitable for those who want to deepen their understanding of business agility frameworks and tools to develop ways to survive and thrive in complex and uncertain environments. It's also helpful for those looking to broaden their skillset and develop their own practical business agility for current and/or future roles.

The content in this course is suitable for a global audience and the skills you learn can be applied in a wide range of roles and types of organisations, whether in the public or third sector, large corporates, or SMEs.

This course will take around 48 hours to complete and you can learn at your own pace. You can begin learning at any time and you will have at least six months to complete the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Discover frameworks and tools for developing business agility in leadership, culture, people, strategy, and governance. Created with agility experts, the Agile Business Consortium, you’ll explore the skills and competencies of agile leaders, how to assess and improve agility in an organisation’s culture and foster teamwork and collaboration. You’ll also consider how agile strategy and governance are used to plan, execute, and guide business agility. By reflecting on your own role in business agility, you’ll identify how to apply your new skills, including the steps you can take towards agile leadership and ways to influence the culture around you.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    0.4 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Multiple-choice questionnaires100

Course contact details

The Open University