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Business Finance Summer Course in Oxford Ages 16-18

Oxford Summer School 2019
Also in London

Part of the BROADENING HORIZONS Programme


Study Business Finance with our Oxford Summer School 2019. On this course, students will delve into the complex world of business finance, from micro-studies to macro-finance.

2 or 4 weeks | Available July - August 2019

  • Residential in historic buildings in Oxford
  • An inspiring Business Finance course taught by experts.
  • Combine this course with other options - tailor your programme
  • A truly international environment - over 135 nationalities in 2018

Course 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 or finance will have the chance to quiz our expert teachers about university applications and what employers in this sector look for in candidates.

What will you get out of the Business and Finance Summer Course?

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.

The Broadening Horizons Programme

This subject is part of the Broadening Horizons course at Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s Oxford summer school.

The Broadening Horizons course, for students aged 16 to 18, is suitable both for those who are trying to decide what to pursue in further education, and for those who simply want to learn about a variety of interesting subjects - 30+ study options are available!

Students choose two morning classes and one afternoon workshop to provide a diverse and stimulating curriculum that is tailored to their needs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or try out something new. Students studying Broadening Horizons in Oxford get the chance to live and learn in a college of the University of Oxford or in our 17th-century manor house, Yarnton Manor.

Learn more about and apply for the Broadening Horizons Programme in Oxford

Expectations and Pre-requisites

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 world's economy and businesses.

Choose your options and apply for Broadening Horizons

The Broadening Horizons programme - our flagship Oxford summer course - allows you to combine different subject options to enable a flexible, tailored programme that best suits your academic needs

To view other options, select your choice of options and apply, please visit the main Broadening Horizons Programme page

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