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Business and Enterprise Programme

Business and Enterprise Programme

Spend two weeks studying Economics and Business Management and their practical applications, residential in a top university.

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Course Summary

The Business and Enterprise Programme is designed to provide students aged 16-18 with a summer course consisting of 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 learn the principles of accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and business ethics.

In addition to the academic classes, skills-based workshops develop the students’ presentation and leadership skills for the benefit of their future business goals. The programme includes a competitive element in which students work as a group to research, design and market a new business idea.

What to expect from Business and Enterprise for 16 - 18 years

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 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 also look at real-life case studies, and are 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:

 

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.

The table below gives an indication of the subject areas that will be covered in each day’s lecture and seminar. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please note that topics and timings may be subject to change.

Day Week 1 Week 2
Monday Lesson 1: Business and Economics, an introduction Field trip or guest speaker
Lesson 2: Supply and demand
Lesson 3: Elasticity of demand
Tuesday Lesson 4: Market structures Lesson 14: Presentation skills
Lesson 5: Market failure and government intervention Lesson 15: Finance options, project completion
Wednesday Lesson 6: Macro economics; aggregate supply and demand Lesson 16: Presentations
Lesson 7: Government & the economy, the effect on Business Lesson 17: How do they work? What are the functions a company needs to carry out?
Lesson 8: Exchange rates, trade and human development Lesson 18: How does a business function in an economy?
Thursday Lesson 9: The financial markets Lesson 19: Business finance – cash flow, P&L and balance sheets
Lesson 10: Why Business? Lesson 20: the 4 P’s in advertising
Friday Lesson 11: Introduction and ideas development Lesson 21: Manufacturing the challenge of the Global Market
Lesson 12: Designing a questionnaire and conducting research Lesson 22: Management and leadership in a challenging environment
Lesson 23: HR & Business ethics

Campuses

Yarnton Manor

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1611

St Edmund’s College

  • Location Cambridge
  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1896

Imperial College London

  • Location London
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single
  • Bathroom Type En-suite
  • Year Built Founded in 1907

Lady Margaret Hall

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 19+
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin (please note that we are unable to accept requests for particular room types)
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1878

St Catherine’s College

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Bathroom Type Single
  • Year Built Founded in 1962

Balliol College

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single
  • Bathroom Type Single
  • Year Built Founded in 1263

St Catharine’s College

  • Location Cambridge
  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1473

St Andrews University

  • Location St Andrews
  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Superior single
  • Bathroom Type En-suite
  • Year Built Founded in 1413

St Peter’s College

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 16 - 18
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1929

Yale

  • Location Yale
  • Ages Ages: 13-18
  • Bedroom Type Single & shared sets
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1701

Further Information

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Availability for: Business and Enterprise Programme

7th - 20th Jun 2020

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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5th - 18th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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19th Jul - 1st Aug 2020

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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2nd - 15th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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16th - 29th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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30th Aug - 12th Sep 2020

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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28th Jun - 11th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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12th - 25th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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26th Jul - 8th Aug 2020

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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9th - 22nd Aug 2020

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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5th - 18th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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19th Jul - 1st Aug 2020

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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28th Jun - 11th Jul 2020

  • Location

    London

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

Limited Availability

12th - 25th Jul 2020

  • Location

    London

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

Good Availability

26th Jul - 8th Aug 2020

  • Location

    London

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

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28th Jun - 11th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Yale University, USA

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

Good Availability

12th - 25th Jul 2020

  • Location

    Yale University, USA

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2-Week Programmes

Good Availability

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