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 by 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.
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?
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.
Your final class is based on your tutor’s personal expertise in the field, focusing on cutting-edge research that they’re passionate about.
RadhiyyaDiscover Technology Academy, 2019
My two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were two of the best weeks of my life. It was an amazing experience and I made some great friends that I know I will stay in touch with for a very long time.
Abdul RahmanExperience Medicine Academy, 2019
My son, Alexander, truly enjoyed his experience. He was academically and intellectually challenged while also making friends from around the world. We highly recommend this summer program.
RichardParent, Oxford Scholastica Academy
Those two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were a really wonderful experience. I got the chance to explore what Law is really all about through this programme. Classes were very interesting and I loved how the tutor made the classes very interactive!
RaviExperience Law Academy, 2017
The Law course was challenging but extremely rewarding, as it assured me that it was the path I wanted to choose at university. The Oxford Scholastica community also leaves you with an excellent support network even after the summer school. Overall, the summer school was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone.
LinaExperience Law Academy, 2019
I absolutely loved my Oxford Scholastica experience! I definitely recommend it to anyone who either knows what they’re doing and want better preparation, or even students who have no idea who they want to be when they grow up! I was both at some point and Oxford Scholastica filled that gap for me. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!
SalmaOnline Law course, 2021
I attended the Oxford Scholastica Academy in 2018. And I can genuinely say it was the best summer of my life. Not only were we exposed to different subjects and courses but also so many different cultures and people. I hope I can go back!
PruthaDiscover Business Academy, 2018
Two of my children have now attended this course. It gave them the confidence to surge ahead in life with a purpose and confidence that is so essential. One of the best decisions I made for my children and their futures is to have sent them to the Oxford Scholastica Academy.
MubasherParent, Oxford Scholastica Academy
The friendships I made will last me a lifetime. Oxford Scholastica taught me many life lessons that I will keep with me until I die.
DouwExperience Business & Enterprise Academy, 2017
I’ve never done anything like this; Oxford Scholastica has exceeded my expectations and I am glad to have made valuable memories with it, which I will cherish forever!
MariamExperience Business & Enterprise Academy, 2018
Oxford Scholastica has had a profound impact on my skills as a debater and student and is an experience I’d recommend to anyone looking for an educational, engaging summer adventure.
SophieExperience Debate & Public Speaking Academy, 2018
For the second year in a row my daughter had an unforgettable summer break in the magical setting of Oxford! A fascinating course with an untold amount of fun things to do. Oxford Scholastica has undoubtedly been one of the best experiences my daughter has ever had.
MariaParent, Oxford Scholastica Academy, 2020
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