Oxford Online Summer School for Adults
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Financial Strategy and Risk Management - Oxford Online Summer School for Adults

Oxford Royale Academy's award-winning Financial Strategy and Risk Management Summer School 2021, delivered online as part of our Oxford Online Summer School for adults, and taught by elite ORA academic faculty.

Why study Financial Strategy and Risk Management?

Want to boost your chances of business success in the complex yet fascinating world of finance management? Join our week-long online global classroom and delve into Financial Strategy and Risk Management. Develop your skills in evaluating, planning and adjusting the strategy to deliver results, achieve long term goals and ensure success. Engage with your peers from around the world and design elements aimed at maximising and efficiently using financial assets. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to be able to deal appropriately with financial challenges and plan for potential risks such as funding issues, capital structuring and investment decisions.

Join our Financial Strategy and Risk Management Oxford Summer School and set yourself and your business up for success.

World Classes, World Class

Experience the magic of an ORA summer school from your own home

Offering a structured week of lectures, seminars and virtual project work, led by ORA’s elite tutoring faculty, the Oxford Royale Academy Online programmes provide many of the academic and teamwork benefits of an On Campus Summer School to students in their own homes.

Lectures and seminars are led by members of ORA’s distinguished academic faculty, many of whom have studied at top universities in the UK and overseas, including Oxbridge, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and more. Our faculty includes senior doctors and lawyers, entrepreneurs, business leaders who have worked in Fortune 500 companies, engineers, scientists and more.

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Building an Effective Financial Strategy

Course Summary

An effective and successful financial strategy enables a company to achieve company goals and objectives and maximise shareholder value. Effective and successful strategic financial management is about creating profit for a business and ensuring an acceptable return on investment.

This course is predominantly focused on achieving long-term success, developing skills in continuously evaluating, planning and adjusting the strategy to keep the company focused and on track towards delivering long term goals and results.

You will be introduced to the various elements of strategic financial management and will design elements aimed at maximising and efficiently using a firm’s financial resources. As such, the course will enable you to precisely define the strategic objectives for a firm, identify and quantify its available and potential resources, and then devise a specific plan to use its finances and other capital resources to achieve its long term goals. This will include practice in monitoring operational financing items like expenditures, revenues, accounts receivable and payable, cash flow and profitability. The final part of the course will engage you in sketching out a financial strategy framework that can be used in the future on real world projects.

Topics Covered

By the end of the course you will:

  • Have acquired and used the latest financial strategy tools and techniques, backed up with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how corporate finance works
  • Have applied a rigorous and well-tested financial strategy framework to real-world challenges, and will be equipped to do this themselves in their professional lives
  • Comprehensively understand the methods used by firms to finance their business and track its financial performance
  • Have further enhanced and developed the essential professional skills required of an international finance professional

This course includes

  • Structured timetable of lectures, seminars and projects over each week-long course, with 4+ hours of guided learning each day.
  • Cover academic topics, personal development skills and applications & careers advice under the guidance of ORA’s elite tutoring faculty.
  • Immersive, interactive seminars. Ask questions and discuss with your tutor and peers in a fully immersive digital learning environment.
  • Final report and certificate included. Students will receive an Oxford Royale virtual summer school certificate, complete with your course score.
  • 6-month access to all digital materials, including ORA’s digital library of 20+ on-demand courses, featuring almost 100 hours of self-paced learning material.

Corporate Finance - Risk Analysis and Management

Course Summary

Engage in the critical study of how organisations assess and manage funding issues, capital structuring and investment decisions with the overall goal of maximising shareholder value.

The course will begin with a detailed overview of the contemporary challenges in unstable and uncertain markets and consider different types of corporate finance risks. Debate and discuss such topics as long-term capital investment decisions, capital financing as well as short-term financial management and liquidity.

You will be taken on a practical journey through the three main corporate financing decisions. For each of these, the traditional financial instruments used to manage exposure to corporate risk will be critically evaluated. These will include such instruments as equity risk analysis, portfolio theory, CAPM models, expected rate of return and the equity cost of capital as will the new generation of corporate finance risk analysis tools such as factor models and asset pricing models.

Topics Covered

By the end of the course you will:

  • Have acquired and used the latest corporate finance risk analysis and management tools, techniques and strategies backed up with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how corporate finance works
  • Have obtained a comprehensive understanding of the methods used by firms to finance their business and manage it in both the short- and long-term
  • Understand the latest trends in the field of international corporate finance, being able to identify finance sources and make corporate finance risk calculations
  • Have further enhanced and developed the essential professional skills required of an international corporate finance and risk management professional

 

This course includes

  • Structured timetable of lectures, seminars and projects over each week-long course, with 4+ hours of guided learning each day.
  • Cover academic topics, personal development skills and applications & careers advice under the guidance of ORA’s elite tutoring faculty.
  • Immersive, interactive seminars. Ask questions and discuss with your tutor and peers in a fully immersive digital learning environment.
  • Final report and certificate included. Students will receive an Oxford Royale virtual summer school certificate, complete with your course score.
  • 6-month access to all digital materials, including ORA’s digital library of 20+ on-demand courses, featuring almost 100 hours of self-paced learning material.

What's Included?

Virtual seminars and tutorials with our elite faculty

Take part in lectures with ORA tutors and students from all over the world, following the curriculum of your chosen subject. Learn from the world’s best minds - During each virtual lecture you will learn from some of the very best academics in their field, while also being able to ask questions and discuss material. Immersive, interactive seminars. Ask questions and discuss with your tutor and peers in a fully immersive digital learning environment using Microsoft teams.

Independent study and breakout discussions

Guided and independent study periods, along with student-led breakout rooms, enable students to dive deeper into their chosen field with their tutors and peers. These interactive sessions are more student-led and provide a unique opportunity for learning in a truly global classroom.

Access to ORA's virtual campus

Through our Virtual Campus, students can access all course materials, lecture recordings, teacher notes and more from their dashboard. They can find resources related to their course, browse advice and guidance for university applications, take part in skills and personal development exercises, and communicate with students from other courses.

Final report and certificate

Based on the material gleaned through seminars, tutorials and independent study sessions, students produce two assessed projects: a presentation and an essay. The grades achieved through both of these assessments contribute to the final course grade, which will appear on your Oxford Royale Academy course certificate.

Additional private virtual learning opportunities

Students will have additional learning opportunities including; 6-month access to all digital materials, including ORA’s digital library of 20+ on-demand courses, featuring almost 100 hours of self-paced learning material. The chance to book additional live tutoring with Oxford Royale faculty members, should they wish to build on the material covered in their virtual session.

Any questions?

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How do I book a place on the course I want?

Once you have decided which course you would like to attend, you can book online using our secure booking system. Once your application has been submitted, you will be sent an email confirming that it has been received.

If you prefer, you can download an Application Form by clicking here. You can return the Application Form to us by any of these methods:

  • Scan and email to admin@oxford-royale.co.uk
  • Fax to +44 (0) 845 280 01 22
  • Post to Oxford Royale Academy, Yarnton Manor, Church Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1PY, UNITED KINGDOM.

Once your booking has been processed by one of our members of staff, you will receive email confirmation of your place on the course of your choice. A Welcome Pack will be available to download from the ORA Portal from April. If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a course advisor, please feel free to email admin@oxford-royale.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1865 954 800.

How do I pay for my course?

All courses require a deposit payment to secure the booking. For Summer 2021, this is £995 GBP for all two-week courses for ages 13+, and £395 for one-week courses for 8-12 years. 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 at least 60 days before the start date of the course. Where the student is booking less than 60 days before the start date, the balance must be covered in full.

New online enrolments 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, please contact our Admissions team, who will be happy to assist you in doing so. (admin@oxford-royale.co.uk)

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 your ORA Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.

What do my course fees include?

All course fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition (20 taught hours per week)
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation in your chosen location (see our accommodation page for the specific colleges and locations)
  • Meals in the Hall
  • 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
  • Welcome and graduation events (parents invited)
  • A multitude of extras, including an ORA notebook and branded clothing
Will I receive a graduation certificate?

Yes, students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Academy Graduation Certificate in their chosen course upon satisfactory completion of the course. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the course.

Will I have to share a room/facilities?

Most of our accommodation sites offer a mix of single and twin bedrooms, with some campuses having en-suite bedrooms available and others have shared bathroom facilities between a small group of same-sex students. If you have a particular preference for a certain room type, you can make a request on booking, which may be granted subject to availability. If a particular room type is required for medical reasons, please contact our Admissions Team who will be able to check availability on different sites, depending on the course chosen.

Sharing your room with fellow students is a great way of getting to know people and making friends.

How secure are the campuses?

All our programmes take place in a secure environment. Our students are supervised 24 hours a day by campus staff. All students must check-in regularly during the day: at roll-call at breakfast; at their morning classes; in the afternoon for lessons, workshops or activities; at dinner and in the evening before curfew. All campuses have a curfew.

Each campus office has its own safe where students may deposit items of value such as passports, travel documents, bank cards etc.

All campuses have residential staff who can be contacted 24 hours a day.

Do I need a visa to travel to the UK/US?

If your country is part of the EU or the European Economic Area you will not require a visa to enter the UK. It is always safest to check whether you need a visa with the relevant authorities.

Students attending our USA Summer Schools may be able to enter the USA on the Visa Waiver programme – we can provide individual support on request for those that do need a visa.

I want to change to another course or study option. Is this possible?

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.

If I need to cancel my booking, will I get my money back?

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

Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be 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 less 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%
I want to attend one of your English language courses: how will you know what my level of English is and what sort of tuition I need?

All students registered to attend our English Language courses will be required to take an English Language Placement Test, which will assess the relative abilities of each student. Students are then placed into ability groups based on the results of their assessment, and the material that they study is tailored to the level of the class.

Once you have booked your place on a course we will send you information on how to take our online Placement Test. This test should take approximately one hour and should be taken by the student at least one month prior to their arrival date.

Please note that Oxford Royale Academy English courses do not cater for beginners in English.

Can I take more than one course?

It is certainly possible to take more than one course and combine a variety of study programmes. This can be done in two ways:

  • Enrol on two different programmes. For example, you may wish to have two weeks on the Broadening Horizons course and then two more weeks on the Oxford Enterprise Programme.
  • Enrol on the same programme twice, but choose different subject options. For example, you may wish to have four weeks on the New Perspectives course, choosing Creative Writing & Experimental Psychology for the first two weeks, followed by Human Biology and Physics & Chemistry for the second two weeks. Four-week courses include New Perspectives, Broadening Horizons and Oxford Summer English only.

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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Experience the magic of an ORA summer school from your own home

Oxford Royale’s virtual summer school provides the high-quality tuition, international collaboration and outstanding learning experience for which ORA is internationally renowned.

Students choose one of 5 subject options spanning some of the most competitive fields, enjoying unparalleled preparation for their future.

June – August 2021 | Week-long programmes | 995 GBP | Ages 15+

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