Business summer school

Business Summer School

Your successful future in business starts here. Join our Business Summer School held on the Oxford University campus and discover, experience and prepare for life in business or as an entrepreneur.

Oxford Business Summer School

Imagine spending two weeks of your summer exploring business in Oxford, a global hub of business innovation.

Rooted in Oxford’s spirit of academic excellence, the Oxford Scholastica Academy’s Business summer courses will enable you to master your subject, gain clarity on your future and prepare for a changing world.

Our programmes will challenge, inspire and engage you. You’ll meet successful entrepreneurs, pitch your own business idea and join an international community of ambitious high school students. You’ll live the true Oxford experience. And you’ll leave prepared to apply to world class universities, equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully navigate your future.

Browse our Business Summer Courses

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Discover Business (12-14 year olds)

Interested in what business is about? This business summer school will help you to better understand how businesses work. It will introduce you to basic business concepts and and help you discover if business is the right path for you.

Business summer school students in the Oxford Union

Experience Business & Enterprise (15-18 year olds)

Thinking of going into business or setting up your own venture? This business summer course helps you to experience what business life is really about. You’ll explore topics from economics to entrepreneurship. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience business in action by creating, branding and pitching your own app.

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Business & Management Preparation (15-18 year olds)

Certain you want to study business at university? This business summer programme is designed for students planning to study business at university. The course will give you an authentic taste of life as a university student, prepare you to tackle the university application process and deepen your business knowledge.

The Best Courses, The Best People, Your Future Success:

Get the Oxford Experience

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The Best Business Courses

High school summer business courses designed to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – whatever your subject knowledge

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The Best People

Taught by tutors from world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities

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Your future SUCCESS

Business summer school designed to help you discover, experience and prepare for a successful future

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Get the Oxford Experience

Delivered on the prestigious Oxford University campus

Business Summer School Testimonials

Oxford Scholastica was one of the best experiences of my life. During these two weeks I was able to meet absolutely amazing people from all over the world. The business summer course was informative and entertaining. Class sizes were small enough to get plenty of feedback from our tutor, but large enough to be able to have engaging, interesting discussions on the topic of economics and the business world. The Academy had a perfect balance of social activities and academics and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for the most memorable summer of his/her life.

Rachel Scharff-Hansen

Switzerland, Experience Business & Enterprise Academy

It just surpassed our expectations in every way – pre-attendance organisation, facilities, high level of the programme, challenging course, interesting and diverse attendees from all around the world, dedicated creative teachers, great balance of time working and time for personal endeavors and friend making, supportive staff, teamwork oriented, family-like atmosphere, caring and nurturing environment, academically and personally challenging, true college campus experience…in short, just exceeded all expectations.
Bill & Tanya Mateo

Russia, Parents of Paulina

I have taught with Oxford Scholastica for a number of years and am consistently impressed by the excellent experience students are offered. As both a former teacher and university admissions advisor at a leading UK school, I can say with confidence that OSA students are offered an invaluable opportunity to explore what really interests them, and prepare for their path to university. It really does give students an advantage.

Jo Cruse

Tutor, and former teacher at leading UK school

Why choose our Oxford Business Summer School

Completing one of our Business summer courses is the ideal first step for students in their business careers. Choosing one of our business courses will give you access to:

  • Expert teaching by a largely Oxbridge-educated faculty of tutors
  • The very best programmes which are both rich in classroom learning and in-person experiences, like our interactive sessions with young entrepreneurs
  • Our proven track record of successfully preparing thousands of high school students for future success. Our students leave us equipped with subject knowledge which puts them ahead at college or university, and invaluable insights for their university and college applications
  • The opportunity to develop skills in high demand by both universities and employers, such as public speaking, critical thinking and teamwork.

What can you expect from our Business Summer School?

Perhaps you’re interested in exploring a role in an established business, or are looking for a summer school for entrepreneurship. Either way, taking part in one of our international business summer school courses will prepare you for future success in business by:
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Introducing you to all the key concepts, historical trends and latest developments in business, management, finance, economics and more

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Helping you to get a taste of what a university degree in business offers – from an introduction to management to game theory – through our fully accredited business school summer programme

Business summer courses students in class

Enabling you to be taught by our exceptional teaching faculty who are experts in the business field

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Giving you an insider’s view of entrepreneurship through our in-person Hero sessions with successful entrepreneurs

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Putting your entrepreneurship skills to the test in our ‘Dragons’ Den’ style start-up challenge

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Helping you to decide on the best university course for you, and equipping you with excellent subject knowledge and experiences which will be invaluable for university applications

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Introducing you to cutting edge research as you take our Class X, designed to show you the forefront of studies in business
Student networks

Building your global professional network by meeting students from all over the world and joining our alumni community

Business summer courses students at graduation

Giving you the opportunity, on successful completion of the course, to formally graduate at our Graduation Ceremony held at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School

All of our summer business courses are two weeks’ long and are held on the world famous Oxford University campus. Whether you have studied aspects of business, such as economics, before, or are totally new to the subject, our Business Summer School offers a perfect course to suit your needs.

How does our Business Summer School programme offer you an authentic university experience?

  • You’ll learn in small, dynamic classes like at leading universities
  • You’ll be taught by our first-class teaching faculty thereby ensuring you have the very best business summer school experience
  • You’ll have the opportunity to study and socialise on the Oxford University campus, and take part in legendary activities such as punting
  • You’ll leave equipped with key skills for the future – like public speaking, how to prepare for your future career and how to bounce back from failure – thanks to our Masterclass programme
  • You’ll have the opportunity to meet and make friends with ambitious students like you from all over the world

Why study Business?

Many of the students who graduate from our business school summer programmes go on to study a business-related degree at university. So what can a degree in business offer you?

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A business degree can offer you a unique opportunity to develop skills considered very desirable by employers

For example, examining case studies of real-life businesses – a key component of many business courses – will develop your analytical and critical thinking skills. The research and public speaking skills required for university class discussions and presentations are vital for success in the workplace. Also key is the variety offered by business degrees, which make graduates particularly appealing to potential employers. For example, business degrees include a mixture of practical and theoretical components (i.e learning business theory and then applying it to practical examples). In addition, you can also often tailor your business degree to your interests by selecting different modules, and many business degrees now incorporate an option for you to study abroad, or have work experience in real businesses.

A wide range of career opportunities are available to business graduates

A business degree could give you access to careers such as accounting, management consulting, social media management, financial analysis, law, journalism and teaching.

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Business summer school students at graduation

Business graduates often have more competitive salaries and better chances of securing a job than others

Business graduates not only leave university with a range of highly valuable skills, but they are also often more successful at securing both jobs and higher salaries. For example, it was recently reported that UK business graduates have a much greater chance of earning significantly more than the average graduate because of their degree choice.

Not sure exactly what career path you want to pursue? A business degree is an excellent place to start

Business degrees are generally very varied, covering topics ranging from marketing, to operations, to statistics and management. Not only will this give you a very strong foundation wherever your career path takes you, but exposure to such a wide variety of topics is also an excellent way of narrowing down what really interests you.

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Whatever interests you, it’s likely there is a business degree to suit you

Business courses are constantly innovating to keep up with trends such as technological change and the growing appetite among young professionals to work in start-ups or become entrepreneurs. There has also been a flood of new types of business courses into the market. Many of these are designed to help ensure that the entrepreneurs of tomorrow are fully equipped to build successful businesses in an uncertain future, such as Founders Academy and the altMBA.

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Meet Business Students from Around the World

This past summer, students from 85 different nationalities chose to experience our business summer school:

out of 10 students said our business summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life

out of 10 students said that our high school summer business courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction

out of 10 parents said they would recommend our business summer courses to other parents

Graduation at the Said Business School

Inspected and Accredited

Our business summer courses have been independently accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a short course provider for Independent Further and Higher Education. The BAC have assessed our teaching quality, pastoral care, and overall standards.

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