Business & Enterprise/Economics


This course is designed to give students a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the various business processes and economic, providing students with a firm foundation in business. They will learn about many of the fundamental and key aspects of setting up and running a business. Topics will be chosen from: business economic models; human resource management; accounting and finance; understanding balance sheets; business plans; market research; marketing; intellectual property; entrepreneurship and innovation; and business leadership and teamwork. The students will not only develop strong academic knowledge, but will also have the opportunity to study business models of real-life companies.

The students will also participate in a business challenge where they will develop their own business idea, write a business plan and launch their business in a student workshop. In addition to the workshop they will also prepare and give presentations on other business-related and current topics. They will be taught about the important aspects of making a good presentation, including voice modulation and body language.

How will this course be taught?

The course will be taught by one or more tutors and will consist of approximately 20 hours of teaching per week. This will include lectures, presentations by students and essay writing, and one or more keynote plenaries to be given by Oxford academics. The students will also be encouraged to actively participate in class tutorial discussions. We are confident that such interactive learning will enhance students’ language and communication skills, develop critical thinking and build their confidence.

Are excursions and activities included?

Yes! Although the key focus of our programmes is academic development, it will not just be work and study! We want our students to take back many happy memories. All our students will enjoy visits to places in and outside Oxford, and join various social and extra-curricular activities alongside a diverse range of cultural experiences.

Who should attend this course?
  • Students planning to study business at university level
  • Anyone planning to start own business
  • Anyone interested in understanding business processes
  • English proficiency equivalent to IELTS level 5-6 (modest-competent user) or above (IELTS test certificate/score is not required)
Additional services
  • We are happy to offer you access to our University Application Service at discounted rates if you book this course with us. Please inquire at the time of your enrolment.