Study Business Finance with our Oxford Summer School 2017 | Students aged 16-18
Class Summary

On this course, students will delve into the complex world of business finance, covering aspects ranging from company finance to the bigger picture of the UK economy. Students will investigate how big businesses weather the storm of turbulent economic times, with topical debate on the impact of Brexit on the UK’s businesses and their finances.

Students will be introduced to aspects of business finance such as investment, the finance of mergers and acquisitions and financial forecasting. They will explore what happens when a company becomes publicly listed, and gain an understanding of the relationship between a business and its shareholders. They will discuss specific business case studies, as well as working in groups to complete exercises such as creating a pitch for investment for a fictional company.

Finance is a lucrative and sought-after career, and attendance on this course will stand students in good stead for pursuing jobs in this sector. Students will gain an excellent introduction to the world of business finance during their time on this course, providing valuable knowledge and experience that can be mentioned on CVs and in job applications. Students who wish to pursue a career in business finance will have the chance to quiz our expert teachers about university applications and what employers in this sector look for in candidates.

In addition to expanding their knowledge of business finance, students will also develop important transferable skills during their time on this course. For example, opportunities for debate help develop students’ confidence in public speaking, while group exercises strengthen their ability to work effectively in a team. These skills will prove useful for any future job, whether students choose to pursue business finance or any other career.

Expectations/Prerequisites

No knowledge of business finance is necessary for this course, but students are expected to have an interest in business and to be familiar with current issues affecting the UK’s economy and businesses.