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At A Glance

  • Location of Course: 2 Weeks
  • Tuition: 15 Hours Per Week
  • Campus: St Hugh’s College
  • Age Range: 15 to 17 Years
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 Students
  • Key Skills Developed: Finance, Teamwork, Presentation Skills, Entrepreneurship, Critical Thinking
  • Language Level Required: Intermediate and Above
  • Suitable for Further Study or Career: Accounting, Finance, Business, Marketing, Management

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Why Choose Business & Leadership?

We have developed our Business & Leadership course for the young business people of the future. Students will develop their business skills and acquire knowledge of the latest business practices. Subjects in Business & Leadership include: budgeting and finance, marketing, sustainability and growth, as well as the development of the English language skills necessary for success in business. As part of our Time to Shine project, students will develop a business plan for a new start-up company and deliver a product pitch to a panel of judges.

Course Objectives

  • To gain a better understanding of core business concepts relating to setting up a company
  • To use analytical reasoning and critical evaluation skills to adopt competitive strategies
  • To combine theory with real-world application, through case studies and a visit to a thriving, successful business
  • To enhance communication skills and deliver effective arguments in a range of different contexts
  • To develop effective presentation and leadership skills
  • To improve all-round confidence in using English communicatively
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Time to Shine

To succeed in the field of business, it is essential to develop key skills in business interactions and transactions, such as negotiating strategies, interpersonal communication, teamwork, and presentation skills. To reflect this, students will participate in an assignment in which they develop the concept and business plan for a new start-up company. This project will culminate in students giving a sales pitch presentation about their start-up company and product to a panel of judges, who will offer valuable feedback and guidance to the students.

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What You’ll Take Away

Through communicative lessons and the practical assignments students will have successfully completed by the end of the course, our Business & Leadership students will leave with a developed set of core business skills, business knowledge and business in practice. Whether students have an interest in business, marketing or finance, or they wish to take their enhanced leadership skills to a different field of management, this course will assist them in preparing for their aspiring profession.

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