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2 weeks • July & August 2023
Gain advanced pre-university insights into Business Management at Cambridge University colleges
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Cambridge Business Management Summer Program for Ages 16-18
Business Management Summer School

Advanced pre-university course in Business Management in Cambridge colleges

If you are ambitious and business-minded, the Immerse management summer programme is perfect for gaining an introduction into the study of management at the university level also and developing skills necessary for you to succeed in business. The programme is interactive, letting you explore captivating real-life case studies, reflecting upon the successes and failures of various businesses.

Expert MBA tutors provide you with a fascinating insight into a broad array of management topics, such as organisational behaviour and the management of organisations, as well as finance, strategy, marketing, and leadership.

Unsure of which subject you’d like to study this summer? Check out all of our Cambridge summer courses where you stay in Cambridge University colleges.

Overview
Academic

Learn directly from expert academics from world-class universities

You will explore novel concepts and share ideas in small groups of like-minded and ambitious peers from around the world. In small class sizes averaging 7 students, you will be guided by expert tutors who have honed their expertise through teaching undergraduate students at world-class universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard.

Our rigorous vetting process guarantees that all participants are taught by engaging and supportive educators who are, most of all, enthusiastic about sharing their expertise to ensure our summer school teaching is of the highest quality. Immerse™ is an unrivalled academic experience.

  • Average class size of 7

    Maximum class size of 10 students
  • 1:1 tutorials

    Supportive, challenging and engaging
  • Academic workshops

    Develop a practical understanding of your subject
  • World-class tutors

    Academics from Oxford and Cambridge

Boost your confidence and develop key attributes in academic skills workshops

Our workshops are geared towards unlocking participants’ potential, giving them the tools to prepare for the next steps of their education and future goals. Build upon existing study skills to support future university-level learning.

These workshops explore a diverse and enriching range of topics – past examples have ranged from ‘Productivity tips’ to ’21st Century Technology Skills’. We’re sure that you’ll learn something completely new. Unlike traditional schools, Immerse allows you to learn beyond the traditional curriculum.

This programme is designed for students with at least an upper-intermediate level of English (B2). If you are unsure if you meet this requirement, please contact advisor@immerse.education.

  • Certificate & detailed participant evaluation

    All participants receive an individual report from their tutor
  • Personal project

    Develop a personal project to present at the end of the course
  • Experience Oxbridge life

    Live and learn like an Oxbridge undergraduate
  • Enhance key academic skills

    Interview skills, academic writing and presentation

Guest speakers from previous summers

Each week, Academic Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds. Meet some of our previous guests:
Neuroscientist & entrepreneur

Dr Lynda Shaw

A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track success
Former Olympian

Abi Oyepitan

A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.
Philosopher, author & journalist

Dr Nigel Warburton

How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?
Tutors & Speakers
Reviews
Our Alumni says
"

We’ve learned about different things in business like cryptocurrency, marketing, marketing strategies and advertising. We completed our own project about brand management which has been really interesting. In our project, we created our own brand and own product along with an advertising campaign to sell it to consumers.

Throughout the programme, I’ve noticed myself developing and changing into a more confident individual who has more clarity of his future and plans and organises his education in a way that takes him to the right path. This program is like preparation for university, which I think is very important. It gives you more clarity on how to present projects in front of educators, and it gives you an edge over the rest.

Armaan S
Attended Immerse in 2022
Career Insights Business Management Participant
5/5
Our Alumni says
"

I had a great experience with learning about a new subject that I had no idea about before the programme and gaining an understanding of it in depth. My tutor has taught me using real-life examples which have really helped my understanding of business management as a subject.

The best part of the programme is… the whole experience! For example, waking up in the morning ready for class, having breakfast in the dining hall, then having afternoon sessions and working on projects and then enjoying the social and cultural aspects of the programme, like the visiting speakers – they’ve been really inspiring.

I feel I’ve learned a lot at a really high level because the tutors actually teach at Oxford and Cambridge, so they really know what it’s like to be a student here and they understand what we should know in order to attend university here.

Saveer S
Attended Immerse in 2022
Residential Business Management (13 - 15)
5/5

Work hard, play hard.

Action-packed social programme

Outside of lessons, we are proud to offer a busy and diverse social programme to help you get the most out of your time in Cambridge. This includes activities such as punting on the River Cam, zorb football and a murder mystery night in the college.

There are also two excursions during the programme, one day trip to visit Oxford and its constituent colleges, as well as an optional day out in London, seeing the city’s most famous landmarks as well as some free time for shopping. Those who choose not to travel to London are invited to afternoon tea in Cambridge.

Activities and excursions are run by our team of friendly mentors – whose main job is to maximise your enjoyment.

Work hard, play hard.

A unique social programme.

Experience traditional 'Formal Hall'

Formal Hall is a traditional weekly meal that takes place in every college. This is an opportunity for students to dress up, dine by candlelight in the magical surroundings of a Cambridge college’s dining hall.

As an Immerse student, you will experience formal dinner three times during your stay – once per week in Cambridge, as well as in an Oxford University college on the excursion day.

Formal hall is truly a memorable occasion, so remember to bring some smart clothes!

A unique social programme.

Activities

Live and study in a
Cambridge University College

Experience life as a Cambridge University undergraduate

All participants will be allocated to a college a few weeks before arriving, based on their dates and subject choice.

If you would like to stay in the same location as a friend/sibling – please let us know and we will do our best to arrange this, where possible.

Males and females have separate accommodation in every college, and there is wi-fi available throughout.

For more information, please visit this page.

Accommodation

Student Welfare & Safety

An accredited provider of academic short courses

Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector. Our accreditation with the BAC sends a positive and clear message to students and partners that they are studying with a trusted and reliable provider who has met a series of globally recognised quality assurance standards, both in terms of academic provision and student welfare.

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any students.

For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.

Pastoral Care

Meet some of our mentors and
college managers

All mentors on the Academic Insights programme are past/current students at Oxford or Cambridge University, whilst College Managers have experience running academic short courses. All of our support staff are background-checked and receive training in providing an unforgettable experience for every Immerse student. Meet some of our previous team:
  • Freya
    Mentor
  • Jem
    Mentor
  • Lily-Mae
    Mentor
  • Poppy
    Mentor
  • Photo of a female student on university grounds
    Sophie
    Mentor
Pastoral Care

Immerse™ Business Management Example Modules

To see how the programme is structured, view the Academic Insights timetable here.
  • Module 1 - Introduction To Management

    Introduction To Management
    You will explore the components, processes, and objectives of management practice. Examine how policies, practices, and systems influence employee behaviour, attitudes, and performance, and explore the subsequent managerial tools that can be deployed. You will also be introduced to case studies as a method for testing management theory in practice.
  • Module 2 - Negotiation

    Negotiation
    This session will focus on fine-tuning a specific set of relational skills: empathy and collective problem solving, the ability to spot opportunities for value creation (broadly defined), and the management of differences, to be seen as fair and objective and equipped to handle courageous conversations.
  • Module 3 - Brand Management

    Brand Management
    Branding has become one of the very few strategies that can help to build a sustainable advantage over competitors. This brand management module highlights the strategic implications of branding while providing a comprehensive overview of brand management from both firms’ and consumers’ perspectives. This course identifies the core topics involved in brand management and enables participants to understand how firms build, measure, leverage, and manage brand equity.
  • Module 4 - Develop Your Own Case Study

    Develop Your Own Case Study
    Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to research your own case study - choosing a particular industry, company or business leader that interests you. During a one day mini-conference, you'll share your findings with your class, and also learn from your fellow classmates.
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Modules
  • 9th July – 22 July 2023

  • 23rd July – 5th August 2023

  • 6th August – 19th August 2023

13 nights accommodation in a central college of the University of Cambridge/Oxford
Breakfast and dinner in College Hall
Accommodation in an individual bedroom
40 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors
Carefully designed study and lecture materials
Mentor programme and access to support material
All excursions- including formal dinner at Cambridge/Oxford colleges, punting, croquet
Comprehensive summer school insurance
2 coach excursions including a trip to London
Graduation ceremony and certificate
Detailed evaluation written by tutor
Immerse notebook and pen
Mentor family photograph
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