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Oxford Summer Business School

Oxford Summer Business School, part of CBL International Oxford Summer Institute at Oriel College provides students and young professionals from around the world an opportunity to study within colleges of the University of Oxford, (UK). Delegates can study abroad for one 2-week session or can extend their stay for up to 10 weeks in Oxford or combine this program with its sister program in Cambridge, Cambridge Summer Institute offered jointly with Magdalene College, University of Cambridge (UK).


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Session Dates

Attend intensive lectures on International Economics and Politics, Philosophy and Economics(PPE). Expand your network with lecturers from world-leading faculties and representatives from the businesses we visit on the following 2017 session dates:

Oxford Summer Business School 2017 Sessions

  • Spring:            2 April – 15 April 2017
  • Session I:           2 July – 15 July 2017
  • Session II:          16 July – 29 July 2017
  • Session III:         30 July – 12 August 2017
  • Session IV:          13 August – 26 August 2017
  • Session V:         27 August – 9 September 2017

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Economics Course Listings

1.Global Macroeconomics: This course will cover important subjects of macroeconomic fluctuations in the Western World, mainly the United States and the European Union, as well as China, Japan, and South-East Asia; fiscal policy and debt dynamics in the world economy; exchange rate policy and global demand imbalances; international inflation performance, consumption, and savings in the global economy.
2. Financial Crisis and Policy Responses: This course will at first introduce participants with the banking systems and the financial crisis of 2008, emphasizing the credit crunch and its effects on the real economy, and then deal with the sovereign debt crisis in Europe; the so-called ‘Euro Crisis’.
3. International Taxation: This course offers an in-depth understanding of international taxation, various aspects of taxation in cross border transactions, historical background of the OECD Model Tax Convention and how it has developed, basic scheme of the convention, role of commentaries, observations, and reservations.
4. Development Economics: This course will give an overview of policy-related issues faced by developing countries from both theoretical and applied perspectives.
5. Behavioral Economics: The objectives of this course are to introduce students to the approach and methods of behavioral economics.


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PPE Course Listings

Oxford Summer Business School Course Listings – PPE & Philosophy Courses

Historic Political and Economic Philosophy: This course gives delegates an overview of historic philosophical schools. It covers aspects of ancient European philosophy with its origins in Athens and Rome as well as medieval thinking and different concepts of state, power, individual rights, as well as the origins of economical ethics.

Contemporary Political and Economic Philosophy: This program gives an insight into the modern philosophical thinking beginning with Machiavelli and the enlightenment. Various philosophical schools and their viewpoints will be discussed and the ideas of John Locke, Adam Smith, and Descartes will be analysed. Concepts of justice, equality, need, and human rights will be addressed.

Ethics and Global Issues: This course aims to give a broad overview of some of the major topics and debates within contemporary ethics, introducing students to the nature and motivation of normative inquiry, the leading theories of moral conduct, as well as considering a number of prominent ethical issues relevant to current affairs.

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Program Features

Additional Program Features

These features are offered complimentary in each session to all students

Cultural Activities in Oxford: Throughout the program, delegates will have the opportunity to get to know the city of Oxford through a variety of activities.

Examples of cultural activities and visits include:

  • Oxford Walking Tour
  • Ashmolean Museum
  • BMW Mini Plant Tour
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Sports activities
  • Punting
  • Bodleian Library
  • Oxford Castle
  • River Cruise on Thames
  • Botanic Gardens

Visit to London: It is essential not only to learn the theory of international law and economics but also to understand some of the important practical aspects. Therefore included in the program is a trip to the City of London where students will have the chance to visit some of the following: British and international institutions, city law firms, Inns of Court, banks, corporations, or courts.
Examples of cultural activities and visits include:

  • BBC
  • Houses of Parliament
  • City University London
  • The Royal Courts of Justice
  • Bank of England
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • Fountain Court Chambers
  • United Nations International Maritime Organisation
  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Middle Temple Inn
  • International Maritime Organisation
  • International Sugar Association
  • Incorporated Council of Law Reporting
  • Lloyds of London
  • Marsh
  • Whitehouse Consultancy Group
  • Amnesty International

Excursions in Oxford: Delegates will have the opportunity to travel to some of the most amazing tourist attractions and historical landmarks in Oxford and the United Kingdom. Guided tours and coach excursions are included in your tuition. Examples of excursions include:

  • Bath
  • Stratford upon Avon
  • Cotswolds
  • Cambridge

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Certificate and Academic Transcript

Oxford Summer Business School Certificate and Academic Transcript

A certificate will be jointly issued by Oriel College, University of Oxford (UK) and CBL International to the participants. Oxford Summer Business School is a certificate program that may be accountable for optional credits depending on the requirements of the home institution/school/university.

The Academic Transcript will show the courses chosen and attended by each delegate. It will indicate the workload of each course as well the results of exams and assignments.  Each week, one course will be taught. Combining lecture time, preparation, study time, and tests, each week is designed to be equivalent to 2 – 3 ECTS credits or 1 – 1.5 US credits. Each week delegates are invited to participate in one examination.