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Oxford Royale 2024

Oxford Economics & Finance Summer School

Oxford Royale Summer School

Oxford Economics & Finance Summer School

Dive into the world of Economics & Finance

Oxford Royale’s Economics & Finance Summer School provides a comprehensive understanding of both finance and economics, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of the modern business environment. By integrating these complementary disciplines, students will develop a well-rounded perspective on the financial, strategic, and microeconomic and macroeconomic factors that influence business decision-making.

The curriculum explores the essential elements of corporate finance, including sources of funding, financial analysis, and risk management, while also delving into the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their practical applications to business decision-making.

Through case studies, simulations, and real-world projects, students will develop the ability to critically evaluate business problems, assess the economic landscape, and formulate effective strategies that drive sustainable growth and profitability. This programme prepares ambitious students for a wide range of dynamic careers in the realms of finance, consulting, entrepreneurship, and economic policy.

Location Oxford
For Ages 16-18 years
Duration 2 weeks
Course Dates
  • 14th Jul to 27th Jul
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Watch our 16 to 18 graduation video to see our students celebrating everything they have achieved on campus at their Oxford Summer School. Experience the incredible venues, lifelong friendships and atmosphere of celebration for yourself.

Our Economics & Finance Summer School is the perfect opportunity for ambitious students looking to develop key skills in Economics & Finance to dive into these subjects in an engaging environment.

We pride ourselves on our status as the world’s most international summer school, having welcomed students from over 175 countries since our foundation in 2005. This represents an invaluable opportunity for aspiring leaders in the world of economics, finance and business to gain access to a global network of like-minded peers, an essential opportunity in a fast paced, globalising world. 

Oxford Royale students have gone on to dominate in both their academic and career journeys, using the key skills they develop with us to help them get a head start to a successful future. On this programme, our learners will:-

– Develop a strong foundation in corporate finance, including sources of funding, financial analysis, and risk management.

Gain a thorough understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic principles and their application to business.

– Explore the interdependence between business operations and the broader economic landscape.

Cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving skills to evaluate business challenges and formulate strategic solutions.

– Foster effective communication and presentation skills to engage with various stakeholders.

Our dedicated faculty is hand-picked for their expertise in instilling essential subject knowledge, but also their ability to motivate and nurture students to achieve the very best of their ability. 

Our teachers have often studied at and now teach at the incredible institutions we are hosted at, meaning our international students will be learning from the very best. We encourage our students to ask questions and dive deep into their subject, benefiting from the wealth of hands-on experience our teachers can offer.

On campus at the world’s best university, you will be immersed in the world of Economics and Finance, learning through specific case studies and real world examples while also soaking up the atmosphere of academic excellence.

Oxford is a city that continues to inspire the world’s greatest minds, and has been home to some of the industry leaders in Economics and Finance. This includes Adam Smith, economist and philosopher who pioneered political economy, known by many scholars as the “Father of Economics” and John Hicks, one of the most influential economists of the twentieth century.

Join Oxford Royale for two weeks of learning and discovery on our expert Economics & Finance programme, and take part in unmissable extracurricular activities and excursions.

Our students will learn the fundamental knowledge and concepts needed to master the core elements of both subjects, as well as how to study the disciplines in tandem. This includes in depth learning on:

– Macro and microeconomics
– Supply & Demand
– Market structures, market success & market failure
– Growth, inflation, unemployment in the modern economy
– Business configuration, funding and corporate governance
– Management and financial accounting
– Business financials, ratios and investment decisions
– Sources of finance: venture capital, crowdfunding, mergers and acquisitions
– Financial strategies & risk management

Students who take part in this programme will be well-positioned for careers in various fields, including:

  • Corporate finance
  • Investment banking and asset management
  • Management consulting
  • Entrepreneurship and business development
  • Government and policy advisory roles
  • International trade and business development

The integration of business finance and economics provides students with a versatile skill set that is highly valued in today’s dynamic business landscape.

On our Oxford Economics & Finance Summer School, students will also have plenty of time to hone skills outside of their subject. This includes the extracurricular Public Speaking & Debate Society, an exclusive 5 session activity designed by our team to allow students to grow in skill and confidence, and also compete with their new friends!

Confidence in research, debate and public speaking are essential skills for the generation of the future, who will need to have the ability to navigate their academics and careers in a competitive and globalising world.

Sample Timetable

For a sample of what your programme could look like, view our sample timetable here.

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What's Included

  • Residential in the prestigious colleges of the University of Oxford

  • Inspiring programmes taught by experts

  • A truly international environment - over 170 nationalities

  • Accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tuition and cultural programmes included

  • Graduation, report cards and certificate

  • 20+ hours tuition / week

  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers

  • Inspirational cultural programme, including excursions to historic UK locations

Watch our video Graduation 2023

Exciting Activities and Trips

Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is one of the largest museums and art galleries in the UK. Home to fascinating examples of historic artefacts from across the globe, join Oxford Royale to discover examples of art and archaeology from across the globe.

See our exclusive events Ashmolean Museum

Summer school students graduating

Oxford Royale Graduation

Experience an Oxford Royale graduation, on campus at your residential college in Oxford. Dress up with your new friends, dine in a magnificent venue, and celebrate everything you have achieved on your programme. 

See our exclusive events Oxford Royale Graduation

Punting in Oxford

Feel like a real Oxford student and try your hand at punting, a type of rowing that uses a metal pole to push the boat forward! Relax in the sun and view Oxford’s stunning natural landscape as you punt along the Cherwell river.

London summer school students visiting Notting Hill

Visit London

Discover the UK’s most exciting city! From Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace to the Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery, there are endless ways to be entertained. With luxury shopping and hundreds of restaurants, London is a must-visit location. This trip is for our 16-18 year old students. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have decided which programme 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 programme or programmes you would like to study, and a credit or debit card to pay the relevant enrolment fee.

We are happy to accept enrolment fee 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 enrolment fee 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 enrolment fee 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 an enrolment fee to secure the booking. For Summer 2023, enrolment fees are structured as follows:

  • Summer Schools for ages 13-15 and 16-18 (Oxford, Cambridge, London, Berkeley and Yale) – £1295 GBP for each 2-week session

You may either pay the full programme fee when you book your place, or pay the enrolment fee and then settle the balance at a later date.

The balance clearance is required no later than 90 days before the start date of the programme. Where the student is booking less than 90 days before the start date, the programme 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 enrolment fee. If you would like to pay your enrolment fee 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 programme fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition
  • 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 are typically as follows: breakfast, lunch and dinner for ages 13-15; breakfast and dinner for ages 16-18)
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • 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 Oxford Royale notebook and branded clothing

If you wish to change your programme or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to programmes 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 programme start date.

Oxford Royale’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 enrolment fee will be made under any circumstances once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
  • For cancellations before your programme start date, the remainder of the programme fees excluding the enrolment fee 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 programme 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.

Yes, all students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Graduation Certificate upon satisfactory completion of the programme. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the programme. In general, the graduation ceremony is for students only, but in certain cases, it might be possible for parents to attend on request. Due to limited seating and viewing facilities in the colleges, it is essential that parents contact the campus office well in advance to ascertain whether space is available.

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