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Oxford Summer School for Adults 2018

Global Business, Management and Finance Ages 19-25

Oxford Summer School for Adults 2018

A business summer course for adults designed to enhance critical business, management and financial knowledge.

2 weeks | Available July - August 2018

  • Live, dine and study in colleges of the University of Oxford
  • Business, management and finance tuition with experts
  • Talks with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - form a global network
  • Inspirational cultural programme

Course Summary

Enhance critical business, management and financial knowledge through the exploration of cutting-edge theory and the application of relevant, powerful and recent case studies.

“We live in Financial Times” was the marketing campaign for one of the most respected business and financial daily newspapers in the world, the Financial Times. This provides a warning that we all need to be financially aware, and this unique programme from Oxford Royale Summer Schools provides a foundation for enhancing key knowledge, as well the platform on which to build further undergraduate university studies. The course also prepares students for careers in business or entrepreneurship.

The programme has been specifically designed and developed by ORA’s expert teaching faculty to help the global business student enhance their theoretical knowledge, and draws on supporting case studies from the Financial Times, the Economist and other international business journals.

Where could the Global Business, Management and Finance course lead you?

Why choose the Global Business course for 19-25 years?

Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s Global Business, Management and Finance course is targeted specifically at the business management needs of students aged 19 to 25. They might be taking a gap year, or be a current undergraduate, looking forward to the world of work. Most degrees do not include business management skills, but might nonetheless lead to jobs that require them – this intensive, fun, hands-on two-week course can help students level-up in skills, so that they're ready to take on managerial responsibility, in whatever form that might be.

How will the Global Business course help me?

Students might have an inspired idea for a new app, or a charitable cause that they're passionate about, but making a success of endeavours like these will inevitably require business management skills. Likewise, any promotion gained in a future career is likely to require the management of other members of staff; and while some employers will offer training for this, many will simply expect you to work it out for yourself.

Is this course for me?

After all, the skills that are vital in the boardroom are just as applicable to managing a theatre group or political campaign. Surrounded by like-minded peers, this course will not only train students in management and business knowledge, but help build their confidence so that they know that they're ready for the challenges ahead.

Topics covered

The table below gives an indication of the subject areas that will be covered in each day’s lecture and seminar. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please note that topics and timings may be subject to change. Regarding topics, our teachers retain the flexibility to adapt to the academic interests of the students in the class, in order for the members of the class to benefit from their broad spectrum of knowledge and experience in the field.

Day-by-Day Schedule

Week | Day Lesson Content
Week One | Monday - Business Structures & Entities
- Corporate & Organizational Strategy
Week One | Tuesday - Leadership in Organisations
- Organisational Behaviour
- Human Resource Management & Employment Relations
- Foundations of Management
Week One | Wednesday - Strategic Management
- Innovation Management
Week One | Thursday - Field trip
Week One | Friday - Competitive Strategy
- Open Innovation
Week Two | Monday - Finance: Asset Markets
- Finance: Corporate Finance
Week Two | Tuesday - Field trip
Week Two | Wednesday - Alternative Investments
- Financial Risk Management
Week Two | Thursday - Marketing
- Market Research & Segmentation
- E­‐Business and Digital Marketing
- Marketing: Consumer Behaviour
Week Two | Friday - Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

What will you get out of the Global Business, Management and Finance course?

By the end of this course, each student will have:

  • been introduced to corporate finance and asset markets
  • Explored risk assessment modelling, Net Present Value, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model
  • Examined alternative sources of investment, including hedge funds, LBO’s and Venture Capital
  • Other areas students will examine include marketing, market segmentation, e­‐business, digital marketing and consumer behaviour
  • Students conclude their two weeks by examining such topics as Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Throughout the course, theoretical arguments will be supported with uniquely chosen case studies from academics educated at some of the leading business schools around the world. Whatever career path you decide to take, you simply cannot avoid the impact of business, management and financial issues.

This course will help you develop business, management and financial mindsets and the foundations for a successful corporate and entrepreneurial career.

Welcome to the City of Oxford - your home this summer

ORA Experience

Oxford is a city like no other, combining startlingly beautiful architecture with a buzzing, modern city centre, with superb shopping, restaurants, cafés and more. With the colleges of Oxford University at its heart, some almost 800 years old, it is a city steeped in history and academia.

Students on Oxford Royale's Oxford summer courses will have the chance to live, dine and study in this stunning city, exploring all of its major sites and discovering its hidden secrets. Through both organised trips to key landmarks and free time in the evenings, students will become acquainted with all that Oxford has to offer.

As students walk the cobbled streets and gaze up at the spires, gargoyles and honey-coloured stone buildings, they will be walking in the footsteps of some of the most influential figures in history, including prime ministers, presidents, Nobel prize-winning scientists, authors and more.

Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?

Useful information for students


Students will be accommodated in comfortable single rooms in either Merton or University College, depending on the course chosen - please contact our registrations team if you would like more information. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for university undergraduates who study at the university, so students are able to get a flavour for what being an undergraduate at the university might be like.Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, though in some cases en-suite facilities are available.

Programme Staff

The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge and are able to provide an insight into life at these prestigious institutions.

Eligibility & pre-requisites

Students on this course:

  • Must conform to our age policy.
  • Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on and they will be able to assist you.
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information.

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(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our registrations team)

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