Course Overview

If you are aged 18 and above, this course will enable you to undertake an introduction to the Fundamentals of International Business and, meeting the course requirements and standards, be awarded three university credits that you can, in a compatible system, apply towards your undergraduate degree. This credit bearing course is being offered in partnership with Wroxton College of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Attend the course and you will gain:

  • 3 US university credits awarded subject to satisfactory completion of the course Or​, subject to approval by your home institution, 5 European university credits (please confirm with your home institution, other credit systems may also be compatible)
  • Study at historic Wroxton College for three weeks
  • 37 hours of contact time
  • All teaching delivered by world-class academics from Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Around 20 students per class

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Student Life

Oxford dinner

This intensive three-week programme offers a combination of outstanding academic teaching, picturesque location, and excursions to experience the best of British history and culture.

You will stay at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College campus in north Oxfordshire, and be part of a small group of dedicated international students studying the Fundamentals of International Business course.

Your academic experience will be accompanied by a series of excursions to some of the most famous cities and landmarks in the UK in a rewarding three-week programme.

Teaching/Academic Content

Oxford Tutorial

This course allows you to gain both university credits and exposure to the academic excellence upheld by the Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Fundamentals of International Business course is designed to give students a strong understanding of the theory and practice behind international commerce. By the end of the course, you will have an awareness of how environmental and managerial factors affect international business, how strategies are developed, and how risks are managed for maximum success. The course will also explore economics, politics, and ethics in relation to international business.

Teaching for this course will involve

  • 37 hours of interactive lecture/seminar learning
  • One 3-hour examination
  • Independent study to complete assignments and revise for final assessment

Lectures will require a high level of student input, and involve Oxford Union-style debates, role playing exercises, presentation and peer-to-peer discussion. You will also receive support and advice on examination technique in the lead-up to the final assessment.

Staff Profile

Course Leader Profile: Dr Linda Lee-Davies

Dr Linda Lee-Davies is Principal Lecturer for the University of Bedfordshire Business School, UK. She has extensive experience in Executive Training and Development for a wide range of global corporate clients, national companies, and local businesses. She also has over ten years of experience in designing and facilitating MBA programmes for institutions across the globe, and has received a number of awards for her success in blending commerce with academic provision.

Dr Lee-Davies also has experience as a senior recruitment consultant in the UK, and her expertise in both academia and business is an asset to her teaching. She holds a PhD in Leadership from the University of Chester, and has over 20 academic publications to her name, and continues to research and publish in this area. She is passionate about ensuring research is kept innovative and accessible to students and businesspeople alike, and is excited to be involved in the Fundamentals of International Business course.

Accommodation

Wroxton College is situated in the historic heart of England, in a picturesque 56-acre estate. The college itself is a Jacobean manor house, built on the foundations of a 13th century priory. During its distinguished history, the college has hosted four kings of England, president Theodore Roosevelt, and distinguished writers Henry James and Horace Walpole. The college is a beautifully preserved piece of English heritage, but also equipped for the 21st century with 45 en-suite bedrooms, a lecture theatre, and a library. The great hall boasts excellent food in a medieval setting: candlelight and suits of armour will make your final night banquet an unforgettable experience.

Wroxton is ideally situated for some of the most famous locations in the UK: London, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford are all within easy reach. The college’s peaceful, rural location offers an ideal study environment, but also allows students to experience the bustle of nearby cities and take advantage of fast transport links.

Excursions and Social

A broad programme of excursions and social events will ensure that your leisure time is as rewarding as your academic experience. Planned excursions include:

  • Exploring the city of London
  • Stratford-upon-Avon and a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Medieval Warwick Castle
  • Colleges of the University of Oxford
  • Stonehenge

You will also have time to enjoy the grounds and leisure facilities at Wroxton College. In addition to the dining hall’s excellent food, you will be able to enjoy a celebratory banquet on your final evening.

Timetable

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Location

Wroxton map

Prices and Dates

Three week course: £5,645

  • 2nd to 22nd July 2017

Course fees include:

  • 3 US university credits awarded subject to satisfactory completion of the course or 5 European university credits (other credit systems may be compatible: please confirm with your home institution)
  • Accommodation at historic Wroxton Abbey
  • 37 hours of seminars and lectures
  • All excursions and trips
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Wroxton Abbey
  • A medieval banquet on the final evening