We offer academic courses that will provide students with the opportunity to travel. We also guide them to actively participate in our collective conversation about the global present, past and future. We focus on the academic rigour of Oxford tutorials, interactive learning, and challenging our students to step out of their comfort zones.
The OBS China program has successfully combined two ingredients for an invaluable summer experience: academic rigour of Oxford seminars and tutorials, and the opportunity to live and study in China. At OBS, we recognise the importance of standing out from your peers in university applications, internship assessment days and graduate position interviews. The most talked about nation in the world; China marks the pinnacle point of globalisation and perhaps even, the next major shift in world super power domination. So how did it achieve this rapid modernisation in such a short space of time? What are the positive and negative impacts of China to the global value chain? How stable is the Chinese economy? We aim to explore these questions during the Masterclasses in Contemporary Chines Studies during the program.
With Chinese Mandarin lessons every morning, students will gain exposure to the most widely spoken language in the world.
China offers a 'China Dream' that has attracted everyone from young entrepreneurs, business tycoons to international organisations. The complexity in its cultural, political, and institutional system however, poses a serious challenge for those who want to assert their entrepreneurial spirit in China. To survive and reap the rewards of this rapidly developing economy, bright minds will first need an insider's perspective. If you are interested in an career in business, management or finance, the China Enterprise Program offers a combination of seminars that discuss key concepts in economics and business, tutorials that will examine topical issues and a business challenge that will enable students to experience the Chinese market firsthand.
Institutional differences between the East and West also means very different legal frameworks. For students who are considering a career in law, international management or politics, this is an opportunity to explore conceptual frameworks, discuss current and topical issues with expert teachers of the field, and evaluation real life cases to combine knowledge and experience. The Emerging Market Law Program is demanding, but exceptionally rewarding. If you are interested in the possibility of law school in the future, this program will definitely provide you with an insight into the academic adventure and professional environment you are about to embark on.