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Business and Enterprise Programme Ages 16-18

Cambridge Summer School 2019
Also available in Oxford | London | St Andrews | Yale


Spend two weeks studying Economics and Business Management on this inspiring Cambridge Business Summer School, delivered by ORA's expert business tutors. Experience life as a Cambridge Business student and get ahead in the business world this summer.

2 weeks | Available July - August 2019

  • Live, dine and study in colleges of the University of Cambridge
  • Expert tutoring from ORA's faculty
  • Skills-based enterprise workshops and a competitive group project
  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - make friends from all over the world
  • Inspirational cultural programme

Course Summary

The Business and Enterprise Programme is designed to provide students aged 16-18 with a summer course consisting of both academic classes in international business and group activities focusing on leadership. The course is aimed at students who plan to study business at University – the business leaders of the future!

Students are taught the principles of business management, economics and finance in small groups, and will be given the opportunity to learn the principles of accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and business ethics.

In addition to the academic classes, skills-based workshops will develop the students’ presentation and leadership skills for the benefit of their future business goals. The programme will include a competitive element in which students will work as a group to research, design and market a new business idea.

What to expect from the Business and Enterprise Course

The Business and Enterprise Programme is designed to provide students with the strong theoretical and practical foundations needed to be successful in the field of business and enterprise, from setting up start-ups to working in large, multinational corporations.

Students will develop their knowledge of all aspects of running a business, such as accounting and finance, marketing, human resources, market research, business ethics and what makes businesses fail – all valuable preparation for a business career. Students will also look at real-life case studies and be set fun business challenges of their own, giving them a deeper appreciation of what’s involved in setting up and running a business, and of the hard work that goes into developing, researching and bringing a product or service to market.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Have developed an understanding of the workings of key economic models, business concepts and management techniques
  • Have grasped the different objectives of businesses and understood the factors that affect total revenue and total cost
  • Be able to describe how managers seek to motivate workers and appreciate the causes of business failure
  • Be experienced in debating the ethical issues faced by firms
  • Gained relevant experience for their CV, university or career interviews
  • Participated in a Business Challenge
  • Improved their teamwork skills

Topics covered

Students are taught the principles of business management, economics and finance in small groups. They will also be given the opportunity to learn the principles of accounting, marketing, human resources and business ethics.

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.

Day Week 1 (Scroll right for week 2) Week 2
Monday Lesson 1: Business and Economics, an introduction
Lesson 2: Supply and Demand
Lesson 3: Elasticity of Demand
Field trip or guest speaker
Tuesday Lesson 4: Market Structures
Lesson 5: Market Failure and Government Intervention
Lesson 14: Presentation Skills
Lesson 15: Finance options, project completion
Wednesday Lesson 6: Macro Economics; Aggregate Supply and Demand
Lesson 7: Government & the Economy, the effect on Business
Lesson 8: Exchange Rates, Trade and Human Development
Lesson 16: Presentations
Lesson 17: How do they work? What are the functions a company needs to carry out?
Lesson 18: How does a business function in an economy?
Thursday Lesson 9: The Financial Markets
Lesson 10: Why Business?
Lesson 19: Business Finance- Cash Flow, P&L and balance sheets
Lesson 20: the 4 P’s in Advertising
Friday Lesson 11: Introduction and Ideas Development
Lesson 12: Designing a questionnaire and conducting research

Lesson 13: Marketing Audit
Lesson 21: Manufacturing the challenge of the Global Market
Lesson 22: Management and leadership in a challenging environment
Lesson 23: HR & Business Ethics

Take this course if...

Take this course if you plan to study business at University, or if you want to become a business leader of the future.

Welcome to the City of Cambridge - your home this summer

students walking through a small street in front of the King's College, Cambridge

Cambridge has been recognised for centuries as one of the most beautiful academic locations in the UK. With its soaring gothic buttresses, green lawns, gently meandering river, and quiet little coffee shops, Cambridge has a lot to offer in terms of quality of student experience.

Students will live, dine and study in a college of the University of Cambridge, providing them with the ideal opportunity to discover what life in a top UK university is really like. Students can immerse themselves in the teaching of knowledgeable academics, many of whom have studied at top UK institutions such as Cambridge and Oxford. They will have plenty of opportunity to explore the city in their free time, and take part in educational excursions in and around Cambridge.

Students residential in Cambridge will experience life in a top UK university city, while fulfilling their educational ambitions and enjoying the summer experience of their lives. Learn more about all that our Cambridge Summer School has to offer.

A Cambridge college dining hall
Punts lined up on the River Cam in Cambridge
Students smiling at the camera in front of the King's College, Cambridge?

Useful information for students & parents

Accommodation

Students will be accommodated in comfortable single or twin rooms depending on their allocated college - please contact our registrations team if you would like more information. Twin rooms are strictly between students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridoor and/or staircase. 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.

Pastoral care & student welfare

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. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications. Each campus has members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

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 admin@oxford-royale.co.uk 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.

Our Teaching Faculty

At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer! For full details of last summer’s teaching faculty, please click here

Guest Lectures & Debates

At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates, involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors.

Coach Excursions

The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include at least one coach excursion to places of historical and social significance in the UK. O

Extra-curricular Activities

At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of their time with us.

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