22 May 2007

The OU signs new partnership agreement in Czech and Slovak Republics

The Open University (OU) has signed a partnership agreement with Open Management International (OMI), a management development organisation based in Slovakia, to present two management courses through its network of centres in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

The full range of Open University courses are already available in these countries, but the two management courses will be translated into Czech and Slovak and taught by OMI’s locally appointed part-time tutors. Both courses will be offered with a combination of face-to-face and online tuition.

The agreement forms part of the OU’s commitment to extend its global reach and promote educational opportunities through the provision of accessible, high-quality university education. Mike Green, Director of Partnerships, said: “The partnership will allow students to complete Open University courses in their native language and benefit from the OU’s wealth of experience in providing learning support, advice and guidance for their studies.”

The OU Business School’s Professional Diploma in Management will be launched in May 2007, followed by the Professional Certificate in Management in November 2007. Students who complete these courses may progress onto the MBA Programme.

Interested students can attend a launch event:
23 May 5-8pm
Hotel Pariz
U Obecního Domu 1
Praha 1
Czech Republic
+420 222 195 195

24 May 5-8pm
Holiday Inn Bratislava
Bajkalska 25/A
Bratislava, 82503
+421 2 48245111

For further details, please contact
Miroslav Kucka, OMI, email:, Tel: +421(0)69-2002170
Sarah McGowan, Open University Worldwide, email:
Tel: +44 1908 858747

Editors' Notes

OU Worldwide is the international and commercial division of The Open University with a remit to deliver the innovative teaching methodology and learning resources of the OU to a wider UK and international market, often in partnership with other higher education institutes.

OMI is a management development organisation, established and managed by OU Business School tutors in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

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