Oxford Business College

Introduction

Oxford Business College is an independent education and training establishment specialising in a range of higher level business management courses, offering those embarking on their careers an alternative route to a degree, postgraduate or professional qualification. We are situated in the centre of Oxford, and therefore in a perfect position for you to enjoy all the tremendous attributes the city has to offer.

WHY CHOOSE OXFORD BUSINESS COLLEGE

Based in the heart of the city of Oxford, we specialise in a range of Business Management courses of varying durations. Each course is tailored specifically to the needs of today's student, with flexible start dates throughout the year, competitive fees and with scholarship places available.

HISTORY AND ACCREDITATIONS

The college was founded in 1985 with a distinct position in the post-18 independent educational sector, offering professional qualifications as a way into the job market without holding a degree. In particular the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s programme (CIM) was offered on a full-time basis as an alternative to a degree course.

While retaining the CIM franchise until 2008, the college has shifted from the provision of further education business qualifications towards higher education qualifications, such as the BTEC Higher National Certificate and Diploma, and BTEC level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. The college was accredited by Edexcel for the provision of BTEC Higher Nationals in 2005, with subsequent accreditation for the Travel and Tourism Management programme and the BTEC Professional programme achieved.

Oxford Business College was first accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education in 1995. It retained its accreditation with BAC until June 2015.

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IN OXFORD

Oxford Business College is able to provide student accommodation in Oxford. The College Accommodation Officer is responsible for arranging our student accommodation for the majority of those on our courses.

The college offers student accommodation in Oxford City Centre at a hall of residence, highly suitable and convenient for students studying with us here in Oxford. The number of rooms are limited and are allocated on first come first served basis, therefore students are advised to apply in advance.

As well as student accommodation international students are given additional help in order for them to integrate more effectively into UK life - assistance in opening a UK bank account is an example of the type of help given.

ADMISSION

The courses, facilities and the resources available to students at the College are only touched upon on this website, which is why we recommend you visit the College.

This gives you an opportunity to discuss individual academic and student accommodation requirements with the College’s experienced staff and to receive advice on the course that may be most suitable. If you are interested in a course at the College then please telephone to arrange a convenient time for an informal interview. International students may find it difficult to visit the College so, wherever possible, we recommend you consult a Local Agent that is working on behalf of the College.

Please note: Oxford Business College is based in the 1st and 2nd floor of a building with no wheelchair access and lift.

SPORTS AND SOCIAL

A number of sporting activities are available through the College. Squash, football, rowing and weight training/aerobic classes are popular activities among our students. The College social committee organises social events which culminate in a special end-of-term event. Pub evenings, paint-balling and black tie dinner at Blenheim Palace are just a few of the events that have been organised.

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Courses

Business English Language Preparation

Campus Full time 1 - 252 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom Oxford

Our <strong>Business English</strong> course allows students to acquire knowledge of the language skills necessary to succeed in business through materials designed to present English language usage in a variety of contexts, including describing products and strategies, conducting meetings and negotiations and travel abroad. [+]

The course is divided into four parts: Business English: Our Business English course allows students to acquire knowledge of the language skills necessary to succeed in business through materials designed to present English language usage in a variety of contexts, including describing products and strategies, conducting meetings and negotiations and travel abroad. Classroom exercises, including examining case studies and taking part in business role-plays allow students the opportunity to develop their confidence in an international business English context IELTS preparation Students will receive a comprehensive introduction to the four parts of the Cambridge International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for University entrance, in which learners' key skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking are explored using authentic IELTS materials. Students gain confidence in communicating in both oral and written contexts, including extended speaking on course topics and how to engage in discourse, as well as describing factual information and processes. The skills of reading for gist, skimming, scanning and gleaning meaning from context are practised, and listening skills are improved through exposure to authentic material. Conversational Fluency Developing confidence to interact with tutors and peers, and to participate fully in seminars and lectures, is the focus of this part of the course. Fluency is developed through 1-1 and group exercises with a strong emphasis on pronunciation. Audio-visual material and lectures from visiting speakers offer exposure to a variety of spoken English. Students are also offered tuition on improving their presentation skills, essential in academic and professional life. Reading and Writing for Business Studies This part of the Business English course is designed specifically to help students with their business studies assignments, utilising a variety of reading texts taken from authentic academic and business sources and offering students the business vocabulary necessary to produce successful assignments. Tuition is given on how to structure and produce business essays and reports for a variety of business studies topics. Pathways A part of our international English courses the English Language for Academic Study courses are designed to provide international students with the language and skills needed in order to be successful in a number of Oxford Business College courses as well as for further and higher education courses. Our Business English courses aim to develop students’ level of general English, while also providing skills such as the planning and writing of academic texts, understanding lectures and note taking and the preparation and presentation of seminars. The length of time a student should allow for language preparation depends on their ability and learning capacity. [-]

Diploma

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business (Business Management)

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months July 2016 United Kingdom Oxford

Completion can offer students 1st, 2nd or 3rd year entry into UK Universities. [+]

Our Higher National Certificate / Higher National Diploma courses (HNC courses / HND courses) based in Oxford are 12 month courses that provide an intensive, fast-track route to the 2nd or 3rd year of a university degree. Beat the rising tuition fees by completing your Business BA in two years rather than three! Higher National Certificate/Diploma Modules: Business Environment Managing Financial Resources and Decisions Organisations and Behaviour Marketing Principles Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business Business Decision Making Business Strategy Research Project Personal and Professional Development Working With and Leading People Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information Introduction to Internet and E-Business Small Business Enterprise Operations Management in Business Project Management Entry Requirements Students must have at least one of the following: 1 A level A recognised university foundation programme BTEC Nationals Level 3 High School Diploma Related work experience and, for non- English speaking students, the following English Language Proficiency test at level B2 is required. IELTS Application Route Completion can offer students 1st, 2nd or 3rd year entry into UK Universities [-]

BTEC level 3 Diploma in Business Management or Business Marketing

Campus Full time 9 months October 2016 United Kingdom Oxford

The BTEC level 3 Diploma we offer here at Oxford Business College is recognized by UK universities and colleges.Completion can offer students 1st year entry into UK universities or entry into BTEC HNC/D. [+]

BTEC level 3 Diploma in Business Management or Business Marketing Study Level: 3 Study Mode: Full Time Course Length: 9 month Start Date: October Entry Requirements: Students must have one of the followings: BTEC level 2 diploma 4 GCSE (2 in which include Math and English minimum grade c) Recognised High School Diploma Or Related work experience Funding information: Private Funding Progression Completion can offer students 1st year entry into UK universities or entry into BTEC HNC/D Diploma in Business Management or Business Marketing modules: Mandatory Units: The Business Environment Business Resources Introduction to Marketing Business Communication Optional Units Creative Product Promotion Market Research in Business Relationship Marketing Internet Marketing in Business Training in the Business Workplace Managing a Business Event Developing Teams in Business Managing Physical Resources in Business Environment University approval The BTEC level 3 Diploma we offer here at Oxford Business College is recognized by UK universities and colleges. University entry After successfully completing the BTEC level 3 Diploma students can apply for first year entry into UK universities (subject to individual universities entry criteria) Small classes Classes for the BTEC level 3 Diploma are small with close individual attention from your tutors. Experienced Tutors Tutors have outstanding academic qualification from leading universities and have many years of experience in senior management positions. [-]

Foundation Diploma for International Students

Campus Full time 3 - 9 months July 2016 United Kingdom Oxford

The Foundation Diploma programme is designed for students wishing to improve their English and prepare for an undergraduate degree. [+]

The Foundation Diploma programme is designed for students wishing to improve their English and prepare for an undergraduate degree. We combine the Business English Language programme (BELP) with one of the Foundation Pathways awarded by Oxford Business College. Successful completion can enable students' 1st year entry into many UK Universities. There are 3 pathways available: business, engineering and law. Foundation in Business Modules: English Language Preparation Study Skills Computer Technology Core Mathematics Business Studies Business Law Economics Financial Accounting Foundation in Engineering Modules: English Language Preparation Study Skills Computer Technology Core Mathematics Pure Mathematics Mechanics Matter and Waves Electricity and Fields Foundation in Law Modules: English Language Preparation Study Skills Computer Technology Core Mathematics Business Studies Business Law Legal Principles British Politics 1st year University Entry After completing the Foundation Diploma, students can apply via UCAS or privately to the 1st year of many leading universities. Alternatively they can continue with our BTEC Higher National Diploma awarded by Edexcel. Entry Requirements Students must have the following: Secondary or High School Diploma and, for non-English speaking students, the following English Language Proficiency test at level B1 is required. IELTS [-]

Certificate

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business

Campus Full time 9 months July 2016 United Kingdom Oxford

Our Higher National Certificate course (HNC courses) based in Oxford is a 9 month course that provides an alternative route to the 1st or 2nd year of a university degree. [+]

Our Higher National Certificate course (HNC courses) based in Oxford is a 9 month course that provides an alternative route to the 1st or 2nd year of a university degree. Beat the rising tuition fees by completing your Business BA degree in two years rather than three! Higher National Certificate Modules: Business Environment Managing Financial Resources and Decisions Organisations and Behaviour Marketing Principles Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business Personal and Professional Development Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information Introduction to Internet and E-Business Entry Requirements Students must have at least one of the following: 1 A level A recognised university foundation programme BTEC Nationals Level 3 High School Diploma and, for non-English speaking students, the following English Language Proficiency test at level B2 is required. IELTS Application Route Completion can offer students 1st or 2nd year entry into UK Universities [-]