Location: University of Oxford
Organizer: Oxford Royale Academy
Spend two weeks studying Economics and Business Management, and their practical applications, on this inspiring summer programme.
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.
Where could the Business and Enterprise Programme lead you?
Why choose Business and Enterprise Programme for 16-18 years?
The Business and Enterprise Programme is for ambitious students who consider themselves budding entrepreneurs or the business leaders of tomorrow. They will be aged between 16 and 18, and think of themselves as a Bill Gates or Richard Branson of the future. They will probably count shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den among their favourite television programmes, and perhaps even see themselves as future contestants on one of them. Whether they are intent on setting up and running their own business, or they see themselves rising up the ranks in a multinational corporation, this course is perfect for them.
The Business and Enterprise Programme is also suitable for students who merely want to learn more about business, perhaps to support A-level study in a related subject, such as Business Studies or Economics. It’s the ideal background for a business career of any kind, so student’s longer-term ambitions don’t have to revolve around their becoming a global business giant in order to benefit from attending this course. What’s more, attending this course is a good way of finding out whether or not business is something they want to pursue at university.
How will the Business and Enterprise Programme help me?
The Business and Enterprise Programme is designed to be as useful as possible in giving you the strong foundations you need to get started on the right track for a competitive business career. It will introduce students to the background theories surrounding economics and business management, providing an understanding of how a business works. 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 you a deeper appreciation of what’s involved in setting up and running a business of your own, and of the hard work that goes into developing, researching and bringing a product or service to market.
Is this course for me?
If you would like to gain relevant experience for your CV, or to talk about at university interviews, and would like to gain an edge over your peers, then this course is for you.
What will you get out of the Business and Enterprise Programme?
At the end of the course students will be able to understand the workings of key economic models, business concepts and management techniques.
They will comprehend the different objectives that firms may have and understand the factors that affect total revenue and total cost. They will be able to describe how managers seek to motivate workers and discuss the steps through which businesses progress when they start up and the causes of business failure. They will also be experienced in debating the ethical issues faced by firms.