Experience Business & Enterprise Academy

(for ages 15 to 18)

Oxford Scholastica’s Experience Business and Enterprise Academy will offer you an authentic taste of what studying this exciting subject at university involves, and equip you with subject knowledge that puts you ahead of the curve.

Spend two weeks of your summer expanding your understanding of business in the historic city of Oxford – home to many entrepreneurs, business leaders and world-leading ventures.

Experience Business & Enterprise in Oxford


Our courses combine Oxford-style teaching with practical challenges and debates. Small class sizes and expert tutors help you dive deep into your chosen subject area.

By joining our Experience Business and Enterprise Academy, you’ll:

  • Experience first-hand what studying business is like, and what makes a successful business thrive.
  • Increase your knowledge of key business concepts – from microeconomics to marketing – and gain much greater clarity about whether a future in business is the right path for you.
  • Gain an insider’s view of entrepreneurship through our Hero sessions with a successful entrepreneur, and put your business skills to the test in our App Challenge.
  • Develop skills in high demand with universities and employers, such as public speaking, critical thinking and teamwork, via our Masterclasses.
  • Build your global professional network by meeting students from all over the world and joining our alumni community.
  • Attend our Graduation Ceremony at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and get a Graduation Certificate and personalised Letter of Recommendation from your tutor.
Experience Business & Enterprise summer school


What better way to learn about a career than to talk to someone who’s living it? Our Heroes programme invites you to meet an inspiring professional from the business world and:

  • Learn more about what a day in their life looks like
  • Understand more about the cutting edge aspects of the sector that they work in, and hear their top career tips
  • Ask them your burning questions about their business school experience and career path


Challenges are one of the most exciting parts of our programme! Halfway through our Experience Business & Enterprise course, you’ll take part in our fast-paced App Challenge. It’s certainly not the only practical activity you’ll do on your course – the course is full of opportunities to apply your skills – but for many of our students, it’s their highlight!

  • Put all the theory you’ve learned into practice and apply your knowledge to a real life problem.
  • Collaborate with the Experience Computer Science and Coding students to come up with an idea for a mobile phone app – they’ll build a prototype, while you’ll conduct market research and come up with a brand and business plan.
  • Pitch to our expert judging panel – will you be on the winning team?
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Course programme

Course Outline

In our Experience Business & Enterprise Academy, you’ll cover a range of challenging topics across nine classroom sessions.

Class 1:Explore Entrepreneurship

Discover what makes entrepreneurs succeed (and fail) with examples from small start-ups to big corporations.

Class 2: What is Business?

Learn about all the different types of businesses – from sole traders to global franchises.

Class 3: Marketing & Social Media

How do you create a brand? We’ll explore key elements of what branding is and why it’s important, and look at how real businesses such as Coca-Cola and Facebook have built their brand.

Class 4: Explore Management Theory

Explore different management theories and learn how good management enhances successful business. You’ll take the Belbin Test to discover your own style.

Class 5: Economic Systems

Get to grips with different systems of economic thought from conventional market capitalism to alternatives.

Class 6: Explore Schools of Economic Thought

Learn about the contributions from the most renowned names including Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman.

Class 7: Macroeconomics

Discover macroeconomics – the study of economics at a national level – and how governments use monetary and fiscal policy to influence their nation.

Class 8: Game Theory and Financial Markets

Learn about Game Theory and the world of high powered finance: equities, bonds and foreign exchange.

Class X
Your final class is based on your tutor’s personal expertise in the field, focusing on cutting-edge research that they’re passionate about.

More information

Want to know more about attending our Experience Business & Enterprise Academy? Learn about what your schedule will look like, where you’ll stay, and some of the fun activities that will round out your academic experience.


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