Business at Oxford College

Our Business and Leadership course will prepare you for success in your future university business studies and career. You will develop both your practical business skills and soft skills while acquiring the knowledge of the latest trends and practices in business. Subjects include budgeting and finance, marketing, sustainability and growth, as well as the communication skills necessary for success in business.

The course is delivered in a dynamic blend of lesson types such as seminars and lectures, with coaching sessions to support your university application.

You will participate in an entrepreneurial Design Sprint to engage practically with your learning by creating your own start-up company or by designing a new product. You will also benefit from authentic Industry Experience, meeting experts in the field of business and visiting real workplaces.

Subjects in Business & Leadership include budgeting and finance, marketing, sustainability and growth, as well as the development of the communication skills necessary for success in business.

Course Highlights

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    Learn from top academics

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    Work alongside industry professionals

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    Prepare for your future

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Learn from top academics

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Work alongside industry professionals

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Prepare for your future

Learn about business from top academics

  • Leading tutors and lecturers
  • Dynamic Design Sprint projects

Accelerate your learning with our dynamic range of university-style lessons, including seminars for practical discussion and traditional lectures for the classic university experience.

Put theory into practice and use business tools in a hands-on Design Sprint project each week. You will collaborate with your peers to ideate, strategise and prototype business ideas, culminating in a pitch to our college students and staff. Design Sprints may include launching a new product, rejuvenating a failing business or constructing a Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

Work alongside industry professionals

  • Discover how a successful company is run
  • Visit the company and see it in action
  • Meet the people that make the company a success

See business theory in action from the inside of an active company. Visit the business premises and facilities before learning the secrets of their success and the way the business is run in terms of management, finance and marketing from those that actually do the job on a day-to-day basis.

Prepare for your future in Business

  • Practical business skills coaching
  • Develop collaboration, creativity and confidence
  • Leading university application support

Our courses include practical skills coaching, focusing on areas such as public speaking, collaboration and creative thinking so that you have the confidence to contribute influentially in your studies and future career. Meanwhile, coaching sessions for your university application support you through the competitive process of securing a place at your ideal university.

Featured guest speaker

Guest Speaker on Innovation: Matt Steele

Matt’s diverse background in business and entrepreneurship includes work in Italy, Hungary, Egypt and across the UK, holding the position of Head of Innovation and Development for a division of a major Oxford business and setting up a digital publishing consultancy, working with educational publishers to convert and monetise printed content for online delivery. He has also constructed an intensive listening platform and was accepted into the Oxford University Incubator, where in his words, he successfully failed as an entrepreneur. He lectures as a Guest Speaker with us on this very topic, “How to fail at being an entrepreneur!”, and the invaluable lessons and techniques we can learn to make our own innovations a success.

SAMPLE TIMETABLE LANDMARKS

Below you’ll find an example overview of a typical 2-weeks on our Business course at Oxford College.
Please note that this is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to change.

Business at Oxford College

Business takes place at Oxford College (Ages 15 – 17).  To find out more about our Oxford College campus including accommodation, activities, excursions, and prices and dates visit our campus page.

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