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#Oxford #13-15 years old #Maximum class size of 15 #From £5895

Business and Entrepreneurship

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Learning

Outline

Market products and services, run promotions, make a profit. Anyone can do that, right? Sure they can, but to do it well – satisfying customers, meeting market demands and generating a stable income, you need to learn the tools of the trade. We’ll start you off, teaching the basics of how to run a successful business from the ground up. Then we’ll look at case studies of successful businesses for inspiration.

Teaching methodology

Learning in a small group (no more than 15 students and often fewer) means that you get quality time with your teacher and ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our teachers will guide you through new concepts and assign you practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills. You will also have an opportunity for group work, independent research, and homework assignments to be discussed in class. Small classes mean everyone gets to have their say, and students learn from debating with one another, as well as from their tutor.

The experience

You’ll have time to explore Oxford for yourself, as well as forging new friendships for the future, and there’s an action-packed programme of social activities, field trips and excursions to help bring your learning to life. We might even head to London for the day.

You’re not a tourist, so we won’t treat you like one. Instead, we’ll help you uncover genuine local treasures and show you what life here is really like, from the inside.

Typical outings

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British Museum

Discover amazing treasures and experience the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square to the National Gallery and St James' Park.

Warwick Castle

Let your imagination roar with history, magic, myth and adventure in the age of gallant dragon-slaying knights. And discover dark dungeons and watch birds of prey soar at one of England’s finest mediaeval castles.

Tower of London

The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.

Westminster, London

The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.

Bath

Explore the cobbled streets and Georgian architecture of this historic English city. And discover the secrets of the literary world of Jane Austen, the Roman Baths, and its lively shops and cafés.

Blenheim Palace

Uncover the amazing history of the palace where Winston Churchill was born. And explore incredible state rooms, the tricky garden maze, the butterfly house, the beautiful grounds, and much more.

Ashmolean Museum

This world-famous museum of art and archaeology in the heart of Oxford University unveils a world of incredible historical artefacts, Egyptian mummies, Picasso, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and much more.

Oxford

Let us show you around our home town. We’ll visit lots of fascinating museums, take a punt down the river, explore Oxford Castle, and uncover all the best bits of this classic English city.

Portsmouth

It’s action stations as you step aboard world-famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, brave the glass floor of the Spinnaker Tower, and explore one of England’s most important naval cities.

Bristol

Explore Brunel's amazing engineering feat, the SS Great Britain, get hands-on with science at We The Curious, marvel at the Planetarium, and uncover the secrets of one of the UK’s coolest cities.

Reviews

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Krisha, India

"We were taught about business: what is it? how can we set up our own businesses? How can we successfully one day become leading entrepreneurs? Our classes were very engaging and informative. We did lots of case studies which helped us understand better."

Summer, New Zealand

"I like my course, business and entrepreneurship, because I can learn many things there and the teacher can be more focused in teaching me since there are only six students."

Stay in Oxford

Where it all began. Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and it’s also where Oxford Summer Courses was born. Known as the city of dreaming spires, Oxford has educated and inspired world-changing thinkers through the ages. And its renowned tutorial teaching keeps the university among the global elite. But it’s so much more than books. This is a lively, cosmopolitan and open-minded place. There’s room for everyone, with something new (or very old) to discover at every turn.

All of the accommodation in Oxford is based within Oxford University college grounds, and the beautiful buildings that date back in some cases to the 13th century, present a real sense of the traditional university. Although the bedrooms have been appropriately modernised, they remain in-keeping with the college surroundings with lots of character and charm. Accommodating full-time students during term time, the rooms are practical and usually have some desk space for quiet study time. Each corridor houses a pastoral member of staff, who oversees students throughout the night. We are able to offer twin or single bedrooms with either shared or private bathroom facilities.

You will get the chance to eat at a range of Oxford's best restaurants and cafes during the week, and each Friday evening you will experience an Oxford University formal hall. As an Oxford Summer Courses student, you will get to attend two formal halls per course, where you can expect an excellent dining experience and an electric atmosphere, as students and staff celebrate the achievements of the week together. Usually followed by a traditional party and graduation ceremony it really is an experience of a lifetime, so don’t forget your cameras for this one!

Tutors

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Ani Haykuni

MBA, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford - Ani is an engineer, inventor and serial Entrepreneur. She is also the Founder and Director of the Ani Haykuni Cancer Treatment Support Foundation, which supports cancer patients from poor and low-income families in Armenia. Ani is currently working on her clean energy company based in Oxford, where she is building new technology to build a clean energy generation.

Anna Jones

Anna is a highly experienced leader with 30-year track record of senior leadership, strategy, innovation, P&L, and advisory roles in the public sector, non-profits, start-ups, and global corporates. She's a passionate believer in business as a force for positive social action: driving financial inclusion across Africa at MasterCard, supporting entrepreneurs around the world at Virgin, transforming tax collection at McKinsey, and developing the next generation of talent at start-ups White October and Akibia. Anna currently runs the business side of the European for Europe Proforest, a global organisation that supports responsible agricultural and forestry production and sourcing.

Georgina Whiteman

PhD Youth Entrepreneurship, Cardiff University - Geena is a freelance Youth Entrepreneurship Project Manager and Content Writer alongside her studies. Her research focuses on how young people pursue entrepreneurship in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, exploring their use of personal networks in accessing entrepreneurial start-up opportunities. She's also in the process of launching a social enterprise in partnership with friends in Nepal, empowering Nepalese youth entrepreneurs through an e-commerce and work exchange model.

Henrietta Nagy

MBA, The Open University - Henrietta is currently Module Leader and Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. Since 2011, Henrietta has managed her professional development consultancy, providing coaching and training for Oxfordshire based organisations. She's worked with company directors, academics, scholars, managers and entrepreneurs.

Dr Syed Jafri

PHD Impact of Management Control System and Leadership Style, Southampton Solent University - Syed is a Lecturer and research supervisor at the Department of International Business Economics at Greenwich University. His research is situated in the field of Impact of Management Control System Technology & Innovation, with a special focus on international technology transfer, academic entrepreneurship and collaborative R&D in high technology industries. With a level 5 diploma in Education and Training, Syed teaches several courses on entrepreneurship and the business economics of high-technology industries.

Dates & Prices

25 Jun - 8 Jul 2023

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£5895

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

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£5895

9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

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£5895

16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

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£5895

23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

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£5895

30 Jul - 12 Aug 2023

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£5895

6 Aug - 19 Aug 2023

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£5895

13 Aug - 26 Aug 2023

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£5895

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