Business influences the day-to-day lives of every individual as they spend, save and invest, work and socialise. Whichever career path you choose, you will inevitably encounter the complex world of business, and understanding the key theories and objectives behind how a successful business operates will help you thrive in diverse industries in the future.
On the campus of the prestigious, 800-year-old Cambridge University, you’ll be in good company. With famous alumni in the business sphere, such as Martin Sorrell, founder of WPP – the world’s largest advertising and PR group, and Arianna Huffington, founder of the hugely popular Huffington Post, you’ll live, learn, dine and socialise in the very same buildings that they did, feeling yourself permeated by the deeply academic atmosphere that is apparent everywhere you turn.
You might have an amazing idea for a brand-new invention or innovative way of doing something differently, but to successfully get your idea off the ground, you’ll need business acumen in spades! In the inspiring setting of Cambridge, you’ll study diverse topics such as consumer needs versus wants, the costs and risks of starting a business and how modern marketing techniques can be utilised to maximise success.
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Delight in everything captivating Cambridge has to offer. Explore its plethora of showstopping buildings, including some of the country’s finest examples of Gothic and Tudor architecture. Wander its plentiful green, open spaces and ponder the marvels of the universe under Isaac Newton’s famous tree.
Visit its fascinating museums, world-class art galleries and enjoy the city’s rich culture of trendy cafés, multicultural restaurants and quirky independent shops.
Choose ORA’s Cambridge Business course and no two days will be the same. Your passionate teacher will challenge and inspire you in equal measures, encouraging you to think deeper and always ask ‘why’. You’ll hone your ability to analyse and reason – skills that will prove invaluable to your success later on in life.
The best way to learn is to have fun whilst doing so. Your timetable will be carefully curated to include an interesting mix of individual project exploration and group activities focused around leadership, as well as workshops, group trips, games and quizzes.
All of our teachers have extensive experience of supporting students in university applications, and can offer expert guidance for those students considering their options.
The key skills you’ll develop on ORA’s Business in Cambridge programme will hold you in good stead throughout your academic and professional career.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team of people you might not ordinarily choose to work with, are essential skills in any workplace. Likewise, the ability to give presentations and pitch new ideas, manage your own time and prioritise resources accordingly, will provide you with a highly desirable core skill set.
A solid grounding in business can take you to so many different places – whether that’s to university to study further, to start your own business, or to be an effective member of a team anywhere in the world.
On an ORA Business programme in Cambridge, you’ll learn in a way that is anything but traditional.
We pride ourselves in doing things differently. All of our teachers are up to date with the latest modern teaching techniques and they utilise technology wherever possible – making learning as interesting as possible.
You’ll enjoy a busy timetable of fun workshops, guest speakers, interactive games, group project work and role play using exciting real-life case studies. Through debating business strategies and products, you’ll learn to present your opinions in a clear, concise way, and critique both your own and others’ work.
The 150 different nationalities we have each year at our summer school gives our programmes a unique international flavour.
Make lifelong friends from all over the world and keep in touch long after your course has finished. Many of our students return to ORA year after year in different locations. Learn from each other and explore business through the all-important lens of many different countries and cultures.
“I gained so much knowledge and experience from this trip; it showed me things that are totally different to my home country. Now I’m very interested in studying at a UK university in the future.”
- Vannakhone, Laos
I have gained more knowledge, and can therefore make more of an impact on the world. I think that my future goals have become clearer as I have explored options at ORA.
- Nia, Belize
“The two weeks I spent at ORA were a whirlwind of exciting activities, intense learning and unforgettable experiences!”
- Oshea, Sri Lanka
“In every topic, every student equally contributed his or her ideas and made each other see things from a different lens. It was this abundance of new perspectives and the chance to look at things from those different angles that made it an extremely fulfilling experience.”
- Minjinsor, Mongolia
“Oxford Royale Academy creates a small family-like community that makes everyone feel welcome and cared for. All in all, my experience at ORA is something that I will always remember and be grateful for.”
- Wisam, Sudan