We are pleased to offer this Leadership in Business Management Programme course for overseas corporate sector managers.
Provisional course topics: The course will be designed and tailored according to the needs of the attendees, and will largely focus on how businesses are conducted in the UK/EU. The course topics will be selected from subjects such as: UK/Europe business English, formalities and customs; business structure and entities; organisation, strategy and leadership; human resource management; innovation and entrepreneurship; strategic and innovation management; marketing in the digital age; social responsibility; post-Brexit UK-World business relationship, etc.
This course will not only look at the UK/EU business practices and structures, but will also have a strong component of business communication and business English. Businesses in today’s markets live in a global village where not even local businesses are immune to international financial events. Therefore, it has become ever so important for business managers to have an eye on current business affairs in the world outside outside their own country via published literature (magazines and newspapers), which is mostly in English. Furthermore, communicating with overseas business partners has become an essential part of businesses looking into expanding and selling abroad. Therefore, in order to understand such literature, and for effective communication, a certain minimum level of understanding of business English is needed. We will thus have an introductory session on business English, which will help the attendees understand how to communicate effectively with international business partners.
Additional Services: In addition, we will be pleased to offer our course attendees access to UK/USA intellectual property, and full assistance in setting up a marketing branch or a company wing in the UK via our Oxford-based partner organisations. We can also provide entrepreneur incubation and acceleration support, allowing businesses to effectively and efficiently grow in the UK. Based in Oxford – one of the UK’s premier technology ecosystems – we can facilitate entrepreneurs, as well as provide actionable business advice and technical support, to access the UK market for their products or services.
How will this course be taught?
The course will be taught by one or more tutors and will consist of approximately 15-20 hours of teaching per week. This will include lectures, presentations and keynote plenaries to be given by Oxford academics. However, a major component of the course will be practical insight into local businesses and industry by site visits. For example, the places to visit will be selected from: Satellite Applications Catapult; Diamond Light Source; Oxford University Press; business parks and companies of interest located at these business parks; University of Oxford China Centre; Blavatnik School of Government; Saïd Business School; historical Oxford University colleges – such as Christchurch, Merton College, Corpus Christie College, Balliol College and St Edmund Hall – University of Oxford science departments; and shopping centres. We will also include recreational activities, such as punting – the centuries-old Oxford tradition – traditional British Sunday Roast, afternoon tea and British sports.
Who should attend this course?
- This course is suitable for overseas business managers/CEO/CTO, in particular from non-EU countries, who are interested in gaining an insight into the UK business practices and structure, and are looking into setting up an outlet of their business in the UK, such as a marketing wing or a corporate entity.
- English proficiency equivalent to IELTS level 5.0 (modest user) or above (IELTS test certificate/score is not required)