100% Online PT Business Management course at IH OTTI

Online Training
13 Nov 2021 - 25 Dec 2021

Date Location Mode Fee
Online Training
100% Online PT £350

About the teacher training centre

Do you want an online professional development course, no matter where you are in the world?

The IH Online Teacher Training Institute (OTTI) is the teacher training wing of International House World Organisation. We provide online professional development courses for EFL teachers around the world. We have courses for every stage of a teacher’s career, from soon after your initial qualification to DELTA level and management courses. 

Learning online gives you the flexibility to set your own study hours and save money on travel and accommodation.

On our courses you can ‘attend’ whenever (and wherever!) is convenient for you. You don't usually have to attend a live chat or webinar at a specific time, although sometimes there are live "meetups" so you have the chance to chat with your tutor and other classmates. 

To help you there is ongoing support from your tutors in online forums and through individual feedback - and you'll probably find your other course participants are really helpful as well. You are definitely not studying alone, and this tutor and peer support is what our trainees say they like most about our courses. 

Business Management 

On this online business management course you will learn about the key components of marketing and finance. The material we cover will encourage you to become familiar with basic financial documents, and also to consider your organisation’s approach to marketing and promotion.

In this six week course, you will

  • consider your organisation’s marketing objectives and the key components of the marketing mix;
  • look at product life cycles and portfolios;
  • consider aspects of financial and budget planning;
  • look at how to read and understand a Profit and Loss Account;
  • review how to cost a course and make a business case;
  • The course is an asynchronous online course. It is designed this way so that you can access the material whenever it suits you. You don't have to log on at a certain time which means that wherever you are in the world the time difference is never an issue.

Assessment is through a portfolio.

Full Course Details

Business Management course with OTTI

If you complete 5 of the 7 IH Specialist short courses for Managers in an Academic Context, you will be awarded the IHWO Diploma in Academic Management.

If you want to apply for a complete Diploma, 5 x 6-week courses, then you will pay a specially discounted fee of £1,860 for the 5 courses. This fee is not refundable if you don’t complete all 5 courses.

Alternatively, you can pay for each 6-week course separately. After you have taken the first course you will receive a 10% discount on the remaining 4 courses, providing you complete all 5 courses within 12 months.


Good news! If you work in an International House school you will receive a discount, reducing the fee to just £300.


Unfortunately, for both business and individuals located in the UK we have to add 20% VAT. This means you will pay £420, or £360 if you are IH staff.

If you are not based in the UK, you won't be charged this. 

Tutors at this training centre

Shaun Wilden

Shaun Wilden is the online course manager for the IH Online Teacher Training Institute. He will be your first port of call when booking an OTTI course. He has been in the ELT industry for more than 30 years, but these days is more of an education technologist, holding an MA in technology and education. He heads up our fantastic team of experienced OTTI tutors based around the world. Read more about them below.

Katja Preston

Katja Preston is the IH Online Teacher Training Institute Coordinator and handles the administrative side of the centre. She has been in ELT for nearly two decades and has lived on every continent (apart from Antarctica!) and worked in a very broad range of schools. Her experience includes one-to-one specialist English classes with adults in Chile, mixed level groups of 35 Korean primary school students, residential summer camps with Thai teenagers, and teacher training with minimal resources in rural Tanzania.