Advanced pre-university course in Business Management in University of Sydney
Sydney is home to some of the world’s most exciting start-ups and entrepreneurs, explore the challenges they have overcome with incredible guest speaks and industry excursions across the city. At our University of Sydney summer school, participants will explore captivating real-life case studies, reflecting upon the successes and failures in business, covering topics including strategy, marketing, finance and leadership.
Learn directly from expert academics from world-class universities
Academic Insights is taught by expert tutors from the Universites of Oxford and Cambridge who will travel to Sydney from the UK to lead the course, offering exceptional teaching quality on the other side of the world.
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 and Oxford.
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
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.
Certificate & detailed participant evaluation
Live like a University of Sydney undergraduate
Dr Saroj Velamakanni
Guest speakers from previous summers
Dr Nigel Warburton
Dr Lynda Shaw
The Career Insights programme has been great. I’ve been interacting with so many different people from different cultures and different countries, and it’s been fun to learn new things about business management that I didn’t know earlier. 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. It gives you more clarity on how to present projects in front of educators, and it gives you an edge over the rest.
The Immerse programme has been absolutely brilliant because of all the things I’ve learned in only two weeks. The time went by really quickly! I’ve decided I want to continue to study business management down the line, and the Immerse programme has been really helpful for me to build my understanding of the topic and teach me about aspects of business management I didn’t know before.
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.
Explore Sydney with our Social and Cultural Programme
We are proud to offer an exceptional social programme which provides an exhilarating tour of Sydney. This includes activities like a cruise around Sydney Harbour, a sports tournament on Manly Beach and a murder mystery night in the college.
There is also a full day excursion during the programme to explore the iconic landmarks Sydney has to offer, including Sydney Opera House, the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Activities and excursions are run by our team of friendly mentors who are current University of Sydney students and city experts.
Live and study in
Experience life as a University of Sydney undergraduate
St. Paul’s College offers a wide range of modern and heritage facilities located in the heart of the University of Sydney.
St Paul’s was the first university college in Australia. Alumni include two former Prime Ministers, three High Court judges, Supreme Court judges and 29 Rhodes Scholars, as well as influential figures in business, the law, science and the arts.
The college offers comfortable accommodation used by Sydney undergraduates during term-time, allowing for an authentic educational experience that blends immersive study with our exceptional social and cultural programme.
The college is perfectly situated to explore Sydney’s iconic landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Garden and the Australian Museum.
Pastoral care and 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.
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Immerse™ Business Management Sample Modules
Module 1 - Introduction To ManagementYou 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 - NegotiationThis 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 ManagementBranding 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 StudyThroughout 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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3rd January – 13th January 2024