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Global Business, Management and Finance Ages 19+

London Summer School for Adults 2020

Also available in Oxford | Cambridge


A business summer course for adults designed to enhance critical business, management and financial knowledge. Residential in Imperial College.

2 weeks | Available July - August 2020

  • Live, dine and study in Imperial College London
  • Business, management and finance tuition with experts
  • Talks with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - form a global network
  • Inspirational cultural programme

Course Summary

Enhance critical business, management and financial knowledge through the exploration of cutting-edge theory and the application of relevant, powerful and recent case studies.

“We live in Financial Times” was the marketing campaign for one of the most respected business and financial daily newspapers in the world, the Financial Times. This provides a warning that we all need to be financially aware to be successful in the modern era, and this unique programme from Oxford Royale Academy provides a foundation for enhancing key business and finance knowledge. The course also prepares students for careers in business or entrepreneurship.

The programme has been specifically designed and developed by ORA’s expert teaching faculty to help the global business student enhance their theoretical knowledge, and draws on supporting case studies from the Financial Times, the Economist and other international business journals.

What to expect from the Global Business, Management and Finance course

Oxford Royale Academy's Global Business, Management and Finance course is targeted specifically at the business management needs of students aged 19+. They might be taking a gap year, or be a current undergraduate, looking forward to the world of work. Most degrees do not include business management skills, but might nonetheless lead to jobs that require them – this intensive, fun, hands-on two-week course can help students level-up in skills, so that they're ready to take on managerial responsibility, in whatever form that might be.

Throughout the course, theoretical arguments will be supported by specially chosen case studies from academics educated at some of the leading business schools around the world. This combination of theory, case studies and practical workshops will help students to develop business, management and financial mindsets and establish the foundations for a successful corporate and entrepreneurial career.

How will the Global Business course help me?

Students might have an inspired idea for a new app, or a charitable cause that they're passionate about, but making a success of endeavours like these will inevitably require business management skills. Likewise, any promotion gained in a future career is likely to require the management of other members of staff; and while some employers will offer training for this, many will simply expect you to work it out for yourself.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have:

  • Been introduced to corporate finance and asset markets
  • Explored risk assessment modelling, Net Present Value and the Capital Asset Pricing Model
  • Examined alternative sources of investment, including hedge funds, LBOs and Venture Capital
  • Explored marketing, market segmentation, e­‐business, digital marketing and consumer behaviour
  • Concluded their two weeks by examining topics including Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Topics covered

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.

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 (Scroll right for week 2) Week 2
Monday Lecture 1: Business structures and entities

Seminar 1: Corporate and organisational strategy
Lecture 6: Finance Asset Markets

Seminar 6: Corporate Finance
Tuesday Lecture 2: Leadership in Organisations

Seminar 2: Organisational Behavior

Lecture 3: Human Resource Management and Employment Relations

Seminar 3: Foundations of Management
Field Trip or educational event
Wednesday Lecture 4: Strategic Management

Seminar 4: Innovation Management
Lecture 7: Alternative Investments

Seminar 7: Financial Risk Management
Thursday Field Trip or educational event Lecture 8: Marketing


Seminar 8: Marketing Research and Segmentation

Lecture 9: EBusiness and Digital Marketing

Seminar 9: Marketing Consumer Behavior & Presentations
Friday Lecture 5: Competitive Strategy

Seminar 5: Open Innovation

Group Tutorial
Lecture 10: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Seminar 10: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Tutorial

Take this course if...

Take this course if you are interested in running your own business one day or simply want to learn more about management.

Welcome to London - your home this summer

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The most bustling of all our centres, London is a cosmopolitan hotspot where students can really experience the melting pot of the United Kingdom. Our London summer school takes place in Imperial College London, situated in the desirable Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Students will stay in accommodation at Prince’s Gardens, located just a stone’s throw from such iconic London landmarks as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall.

Students will live and study in Imperial College London, experiencing student life in one of the world’s most respected and prestigious academic institutions. As well as ranking consistently in the top ten universities worldwide, Imperial has already produced an impressive number of Nobel Laureates – no mean feat considering the university was officially founded as recently as 1907.

Students in London will experience life in the buzzing heart of the UK's capital, while fulfilling their educational ambitions and enjoying the summer experience of their lives. Learn more about all that our London Summer School has to offer.

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Useful information for students & parents

Accommodation

Students will be accommodated in comfortable single or twin rooms depending on their allocated college - please contact our admissions team if you would like more information. Twin rooms are strictly between students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridor and/or staircase. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for university undergraduates who study at the university, so students are able to get a flavour for what being an undergraduate at the university might be like. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, though in some cases en-suite facilities are available.

Pastoral care & student welfare

The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications. Each campus has members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

Eligibility & pre-requisites

Students on this course:

  • Must conform to our age policy.
  • Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Admissions Team on [email protected] and they will be able to assist you.
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Admissions Team for more detailed information.

Our Teaching Faculty

At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer! For full details of last summer’s teaching faculty, please click here.

Guest Lectures & Debates

At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates, involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors.

Coach Excursions

The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include at least one coach excursion to places of historical and social significance in the UK.

Extra-curricular Activities

At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of their time with us.

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