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Business and Enterprise Programme Ages 16-18

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


This inspiring Business and Economics London summer course, residential in Imperial College, provides students with the chance to study business and economics theory and practice over two outstanding weeks.

2 weeks | Available July - August 2019

  • Live, dine and study in Imperial College London
  • 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.

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 London - your home this summer

A view of the skyline of London, including the Gherkin and the Shard buildings, with a bright blue sky

The most bustling of all our centres, London is a cosmopolitan hotspot where students can really experience the melting pot of the United Kingdom. Our London summer school takes place in Imperial College London, situated in the desirable Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Students will stay in accommodation at Prince’s Gardens, located just a stone’s throw from such iconic London landmarks as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall.

Students will live and study in Imperial College London, experiencing student life in one of the world’s most respected and prestigious academic institutions. As well as ranking consistently in the top ten universities worldwide, Imperial has already produced an impressive number of Nobel Laureates – no mean feat considering the university was officially founded as recently as 1907.

Students in London will experience life in the buzzing heart of the UK's capital, while fulfilling their educational ambitions and enjoying the summer experience of their lives. Learn more about all that our London Summer School has to offer.

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The entrance to the Apollo Theatre, with signs for Wicked the Musical

Useful information for students & parents

Accommodation

Students at Imperial College London will be accommodated in comfortable en-suite single rooms. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for university undergraduates who study at Imperial College London, so students are able to get a flavour for what being an undergraduate at the university might be like.

Learn more about our Imperial College London centre.

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 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.

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Business and Enterprise Programme for Ages 16-18 | London is residential in the following locations:

(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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