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Excluded combinations


You cannot count BZX821 and any of the following course(s) as modules towards the same qualification:

B821: Financial strategy
B831: Corporate finance
B841: Managing financial risk
B883: Corporate financial strategy
BYM821: Financial strategy
BZA821: Financial strategy
BZCE821: Financial strategy
BZE883: Corporate financial strategy
BZH821: Financial strategy
BZJ821: Financial strategy
BZN821: Financial strategy
BZR821: Financial strategy
BZR831: Corporate finance
BZR841: Managing financial risk
BZS821: Financial strategy
BZS883: Corporate financial strategy
BZT821: Financial strategy
BZT831: Corporate finance
BZT841: Managing financial risk

The course(s) listed above may include:

  • current courses
  • discontinued courses that have been updated or replaced
  • versions of OU courses specially adapted for presentation overseas or in an in-house company training scheme
  • future courses
  • recognised United States Open University (USOU) courses.

What is an excluded combination?

An excluded combination means that some pairs of groups of courses cannot be counted as modules towards the same qualification because their content overlaps. If you’re thinking of taking a course in a similar area to one you have already completed as a module of a qualification, you need to find out if they are an excluded combination.

What impact will this have on my study plans?

If you are studying towards a particular qualification and you have already completed a course that is an excluded combination with BZX821 then you would not be able to count both of these towards the qualification. However, you might still wish to study excluded combinations even though you cannot count both towards the same qualification. For example, if you are returning after a study break you may want to study a new version of a similar course that you have previously completed.

Credit Transfer

If you have eligible previous study from elsewhere, you can apply for credit transfer. If you are awarded credit transfer, your Notification of Credit Transfer Award will list any OU courses which you are prohibited from studying because of significant overlap with your previous study.

Where can I go for further information?

If you require any further information or advice about excluded combinations please contact an adviser in our Student Registration & Enquiry Service:

  • by email
  • phone +44(0) 845 300 60 90

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