The perfect summer course for an aspiring businessperson, our Business elective offers students an exciting opportunity to learn key stages of setting up a business project in today’s world. Throughout the course students will participate in assignments and projects that develop their knowledge of marketing, leadership, finance and sales, as well as their understanding of business English. At the end of the course our young entrepreneurs will design and present a sales pitch for their own product and start-up company, to a panel of industry leaders.
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We have created our Business & Leadership programme for the young, ambitious businesspersons of today, and the industry leaders of the future. The course focuses on Business Skills, Business Knowledge and Leadership. Over the duration of the course, students will acquire knowledge of the latest business practices, alongside practical leadership skills, to develop a clearer understanding of how businesses work in practice. In addition, students will participate in a unique project to develop a concept and business plan for a new start-up company, before giving a sales pitch presentation to an external panel of business experts.
At Oxford College Summer School, our dynamic tutors ensure that the Business & Leadership programme focuses on learning through communicating, meaning that all students participate actively in spoken English at all times.
Students are taught key skills necessary in successful business interactions and transactions such as negotiating strategies, interpersonal communication, teamwork, and presentation skills. Our lessons place an emphasis on communication, so that students activate what they have studied through practical assignments and projects.
To succeed in the field of business it is essential to develop effective presentation skills. Throughout the course students will participate in an assignment in which they will develop the concept and business plan for a new start-up company. This project will culminate in the students giving a 10-minute sales pitch presentation about their start-up company to a panel, who will offer feedback and guidance to the students.
Your drive and ambition, combined with the academic learning you have participated on throughout this course, will open you up to new professional and academic opportunities. Whether your interest lies in business, marketing or finance, or you wish to take your enhanced leadership skills to a different field of management, your experience on our Business & Leadership course will assist you with preparing for your next steps towards university or your aspiring profession.
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