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Business Summer School in Oxford

Business Summer School in Oxford

Hone your entrepreneurial instincts and gain an unrivalled head start to becoming a business leader of tomorrow.

Find out what it takes to become a business leader in Oxford

Established in the 12th century and enshrined in layers of history and tradition, Oxford is the ideal location in which to study Business. Uncover the inspiring stories of its past, learn why Oxford is known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’, and visit its famous colleges and landmarks. You’ll feel the academia in the air and experience life as a student at one of the best – and most famous – universities in the world, following in the footsteps of immensely successful business owners and entrepreneurs such as Martha Lane-Fox, who co-founded, John Sainsbury of Sainsbury’s supermarket, and Antony Jenkins, CEO of Barclays.

Continue your learning outside of the classroom with visits to Oxford’s world-renowned attractions, such as the Ashmolean Museum with its colossal collection of art and archaeology, the Bodleian, one of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in Europe, and the Pitt Rivers, which is the most quirky museum you’ll ever encounter.

Business courses in Oxford

Featuring a fascinating mix of international business theory, powerful real-life case studies and critical business skills, this course is ideal for students who are considering an undergraduate business degree, are interested in starting their own business in the future,  or simply recognise the transferable benefits to almost any career.

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Call a vibrant city ‘home’

Beautiful Oxford, with its ancient, honey-hued architecture, winding cobbled lanes and hidden restaurants, boutique shops and quirky cafes, is one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.

Visit the favourite haunts of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, explore Oxford Castle with its gruesome past and discover famous Harry Potter filming locations, including Hogwarts’ Great Hall.

Enjoy the city’s plentiful green spaces and partake in the quintessential Oxford experience of punting along its pretty, meandering river.

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Give yourself a competitive advantage

On our Business in Oxford programme, you’ll develop transferable skills that are vital to any workplace, including communication, teamwork, confidence in presenting and pitching, as well as project and financial management.

You’ll participate in group activities focused on leadership and gain confidence in dealing with a wide range of new people and situations. You’ll develop the ability to manage your own time, write compelling reports and analyse data to your advantage.

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Experience different cultures

Truly immerse yourself in Oxford’s rich culture and traditions, and rapidly advance your language skills by spending time with native speakers.

We’re delighted to welcome students to our summer courses from 150 different countries across the globe, giving you the unique opportunity to live, learn and socialise with peers with diverse backgrounds.

Expose yourself to new perspectives and ideas, and gain the confidence to successfully interact with anyone, regardless of culture, race or religion – a key skill for any business owner. 

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Enjoy innovative learning

On an Oxford Royale Academy Business programme, you’ll study using the latest innovative techniques and methods. You’ll build upon your communication skills through debate, discussion and presentation, whilst honing your research and analytical skills by studying famous successful brands as real-life case studies. 

Hear exactly what it takes to succeed in business directly from those who have done it themselves. Past guest speakers include Tom Toumazis, Chairman and Founder of the ChildLine board as well as three start-ups, and former deputy Managing Director of ITV.

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Experience first-class teaching

Educational excellence is at the heart of everything we do at Oxford Royale Academy. Our passionate teachers deliver lessons that are engaging, inspiring and jam-packed with interactive fun, utilising the most cutting-edge techniques available today in education. 

Choose a business course at Oxford Royale Academy and no two days will be the same. We’ll guide you along your educational journey, maximising your potential and challenging you to strive to be the best you can be.

Find the perfect course for you

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“ORA summer school was about learning and working hard, but it meant so much more. The people you knew there were special; the friends we made were special.”

- Sofia, Cuba

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“I decided to return because I fell in love with Oxford, the gardens, the old buildings, the good books…”

- Mifta, Indonesia

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“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

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“The two weeks I spent at ORA were a whirlwind of exciting activities, intense learning and unforgettable experiences!”

- Oshea, Sri Lanka

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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

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