Oxford Summer School

Global Business, Management & Finance

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Explore the world of Global Business

Build the skills and expand the perspectives needed to emerge as a new generation of business leader driving innovation in a period of disruptive and profound global change. Through interactions with industry experts and practitioners, you will reassess emerging trends in finance, operations, and marketing to build the sustainable global business of tomorrow.

Engage with expert business futurists, venture capitalists, and executives driving innovation at the national and global level to enhance your management competencies and become a more agile leader and thinker. Debate the global implications of innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and social responsibility as you analyze emerging markets and industry leaders. Through case studies of leading organisations like Tesla, Amazon, and Airbus, you will evaluate traditional finance, marketing and operational models to innovate new models that will drive the next generation of public and private companies.

University of Oxford

Location Oxford
For Ages 19+ years
Duration 2 weeks
Price £5995
Start Dates 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul
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Great if you're thinking about

  • The increasing role of technology in the success of business ventures

  • Using business as a platform to both “do well” and “do good”

  • Strengthening your leadership and executive management skills

  • Emerging markets and trends in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem

  • Driving innovation in existing businesses or launching new ventures

  • Pursuing careers in finance, marketing, operations and organization leadership

On this course you will

  • Analyze emerging trends and themes in finance, marketing, operations and business strategy

  • Identify how the culture, climate, and structure of organisations empowers leadership and is influenced by leadership

  • Evaluate critical business technical skills and general competencies required to be innovative, effective, efficient and successful

  • Conduct customer segmentation and market research to inform value proposition design and business modelling

  • Explore and debate management models like Agile, Scrum and Six Sigma among others

  • Debate the intersection of venture capital and idea innovation within the context of emerging, multi-national corporations

What's Included

  • Residential in the prestigious colleges of the University of Oxford

  • Inspiring courses taught by experts

  • A truly international environment - over 170 nationalities

  • Accommodation, meals, tuition and cultural programmes included

  • Graduation, report cards and certificate

  • Maximum of 15 students per class

  • 20+ hours tuition / week

  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers

  • Inspirational cultural programme, including excursions to historic UK locations

Experience

Oxford Royale Academy

Start something truly amazing at our Oxford Summer School, on campus at the University of Oxford.

  • Experience life at the University of Oxford
  • Choose from a range of fascinating subjects
  • Network with students from all over the world
  • Enjoy showstopping parties and black-tie events

Learn from world-leading experts

Whatever your motivation, our exceptional, inspiring, world-leading teachers can help you achieve more this summer. Our amazing array of talented tutors includes Oxbridge academics, Ivy League lecturers, groundbreaking medical researchers, glittering industry leaders, acclaimed authors, and more!

Meet Our Faculty

Dr Anisa Butt

Business & Entrepreneurship

A member of the Oxford Royale team for 3 years, Dr Anisa Butt is a lecturer in economics at King’s College London. Currently completing a PhD in Economics from the University of Reading, her focus is on gender and ethnic income inequality.

Dr Endrit Shabani

Law & Politics

A trained lawyer, Dr Endrit Shabani has a Doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford where he studied with a full Clarendon scholarship. He has consulted for multiple international organisations including UNICEF, UN Women and the EU, and has taught Politics internationally.

Dr Claire Keene

Medicine

Dr Claire Keene is a public health clinician with a masters in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford. She is an experienced clinical trial manager, recently managing a Médecins Sans Frontières project on HIV and tuberculosis.

Bruce Windwood

Film Academy

Bruce Windwood is one of Oxford Royale’s most senior tutors, having helped design and develop our filmmaking classes. He is a multi-award winning filmmaker, a commissioned writer for TV and audio, and also composes soundtracks for film, audio, and TV content.

Rehan Shah

Engineering

Rehan Shah is a Lecturer in Engineering Education at Queen Mary University of London. He has completed a BEng in Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance at UCL with LSE, an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing at the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics at UCL.

Dr Amy Booth

Medicine

Dr Amy Booth is a celebrated physician who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cape Town. Now working towards a PhD at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, she formerly worked with the World Health Organisation.

Dr Abdulazeez Imam

Medicine

Dr Imam, lecturer in Medicine, has over 14 years of clinical experience and a strong commitment to medical education. He completed a 6 year Paediatric programme in Nigeria and is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Oxford. He also holds an MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Leeds.

How You'll Learn

Escape ordinary classroom teaching and learn through interactive and immersive lessons.

Workshops

Hands-on classes designed to help students learn through practical application.

Masterclasses

An interactive forum with an expert in the field, giving students valuable insights into related and new topics.

Guest Speakers

Successful and famous guest speakers offer students the chance to pose their most important questions.

Debates

Essential for honing students' reasoning abilities and public speaking skills.

Interactive Lectures

Dynamic lectures given by passionate teachers packed with facts and viewpoints to engage the audience.

Group Projects

An opportunity to work closely with, and learn from, different perspectives.

Seminars

Working in pairs and small groups, students have plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate.

Educational Trips

Our trips provide real examples of the course subject in action, and bring students' learning to life for them.

See A Sample Lecture

For a taste of the educational experience you will have at our Oxford Summer School, take a look at the kinds of interactive debates and lectures our students participate in.

Be inspired by world-leading politicians, poets, philosophers, scientists and business leaders

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from world-renowned guest speakers discussing something you are passionate about.

Our Guest Speakers
Oxford Royale Summer School Guest Speakers 2022
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Oxford Royale Summer School Guest Speakers 2022
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Start something amazing today!

Book a call with one of our advisors. We will call you at the time requested to answer any questions you have and to help you through the booking process.

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Experience Life on Campus

What’s life like at the oldest university in the English speaking world? Your Oxford summer school is hosted in historic residential colleges where you will experience authentic undergraduate life.

Sleep in bedrooms set in centuries-old quadrangles, socialise in student common rooms and relax in breathtaking gardens. 

Join Exciting Activities and Trips

Summer should be fun, right? Don’t worry, we get that – we never forget that you’re on holiday! We help you uncover Oxford’s secrets, from the best coffee shops to the dreamiest riverside parks, from Oxford’s very own castle to unmissable shops, galleries and museums.

You and your new friends will enjoy an amazing extracurricular timetable including dazzling graduation balls, excursions to explore Britain’s diverse history, and so much more.

Hear From Our Students

Hear from students just like you all about their experiences on our summer schools in these videos.

Student Testimonials

Reviews

We have a 4.8 rating based on 725 reviews on Reviews.io.
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Cheinaz

It truly is an amazing experience, and for anyone hesitating to try the course- go for it! I myself am an introvert and was anxious to not make friends or fit in. I was wrong. Everyone was so kind and inclusive. It truly was one of the greatest experiences of my life. 10/10 recommend.

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Camilla

My experience at Oxford Royale Academy has been great in many ways. I really appreciated the classes, teachers and, especially, the opportunity to enjoy an international environment: nice people from all around the world.

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Josefine

I had an amazing time and I can’t wait to come back next year.

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Fatih

I’ve been in Oxford st.Catharine collage for 2 weeks engineering introducing course with Oxford Royal Academy. The course and organization was great and whole process of 2 weeks was smooth and perfect. But i believe courses and organizations are irrelevant, i believe the main purpose in such a program like this one is meeting people all around the world and making network on the way. Im happy that ORA has delivered that perfectly, it’s probably one of my most productive and self-improving 2 weeks of my life. Thanks for every person who make this happen.

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Zeynep

It was definitely one of the best summers of my life and i enjoyed every single day of it. i got to make countless new friends from all around the world. i’ve experienced so many new things and i couldn’t be happier that i decided to go to oxford this summer. it was not only the lessons that made me fall in love with the program but also the activities, the staff and my peers. the staff was always there for us and we could entrust them with everything. everything has its ups and downs but i think that we as a course handled our downs together very well and had a lot more ups and awesome experiences together. i would recommend for everyone to go to oxford royale academy at least once in their life and experience the wonders it has to offer.

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Sean

At my 2 weeks at Balliol College I met friends that I value more than friends I've met for longer periods of time. I learned more about medicine than I did in a full year of Biology at my IBDP school. This truly changed my life and my point of view on bring a Doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have decided which course you would like to attend, and where you would like to study, you can book online using our secure booking system. You will need the details of the student and of the person paying the bill, the name of the course or courses you would like to study, and a credit or debit card to pay the relevant deposit.

We are happy to accept deposit payments via a number of other, non-card payment methods (including domestic and international bank transfer), thanks to our partnership with education payment specialists, Flywire. If you would prefer to pay your deposit payment by bank transfer or another method, please contact our Admissions team who will be able to assist you.

Once your application has been submitted, your deposit payment has been received by us and your booking processed by our system or our team, you will be sent an email confirming your place. You will also receive a login to the Oxford Royale Portal, which you will use to provide us with important additional information about you as your time with us approaches.

A Welcome Pack is available to download from the Oxford Royale Portal.

If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a member of our award-winning Customer Service team, please feel free to contact us.

All enrolments require a deposit payment to secure the booking. For Summer 2023, deposit payments are structured as follows:

  • Summer Schools for ages 13-15, 16-18 and 19+ (University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and Yale University) – £995 GBP for each 2-week session

You may either pay the full course fee when you book your place, or pay the deposit amount and then the balance at a later date.

The balance clearance is required no later than 90 days before the start date of the course. Where the student is booking less than 90 days before the start date, the course fees must be covered in full. We appreciate that, with the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, people may require additional flexibility to these terms, and we are doing our best to accommodate that – please contact us if you have concerns regarding making the balance payment in line with the 90-day deadline.

Enrolments received via our online application form will require a debit or credit card payment of at least the deposit amount. If you would like to enrol and make your deposit payment via Bank Transfer or another method, we are happy to facilitate this. Please contact our Admissions team to arrange this.

Balance payments for existing enrolments can be made via a number of methods, including domestic and international bank transfer, credit or debit card, as well as local payment options; please log in to the Oxford Royale Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.

All course fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition (Minimum taught hours per week: 20 for ages 13-18, 15 for ages 19+)
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation at a top university
  • Meals in the dining hall of your college, every day of your programme (Meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner for ages 13-15; breakfast and dinner for ages 16-18 and 19+)
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • Daily updates for parents and family on the ORA campus blogs
  • A wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
  • Coach excursions (kindly note that excursions can be to local attractions or to sites further afield)
  • Welcome and graduation events
  • A multitude of extras, including an ORA notebook and branded clothing

If you wish to change your course or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to courses are always subject to availability. For this reason, it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 60 days before the course start date.

Oxford Royale Academy’s terms and conditions for refunds are as follows:

Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be made on the following terms:

  • No refund of deposit will be made under any circumstances once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
  • For cancellations before your course start date, the remainder of the course fees excluding the deposit amount will be proportionally refunded as per the table below:
Period Before Start Date Total Refunded
120+ days 100%
90-119 days 50%
45-89 days 10%
0-44 days 0%

Cancellations made after the commencement date of the course will not receive any refund.

Our English language requirements are as follows:

  • B1 for EFL courses
  • B2 or IELTS level 5.5 – 6.5 for IELTS Preparation
  • C1 or IELTS level 6.5 or higher for all academic courses

Students who have studied at an English speaking school for two or more years are exempt from English requirements.

It is certainly possible to take more than one course and combine a variety of study programmes. This can be done by enrolling on two different programmes.

Students staying for two consecutive sessions will be provided with accommodation for the Saturday night, and their campus will provide supervised activities between their first session ending and second session starting. Should you have any queries about how to take more than one course please do not hesitate to contact us.

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