Sun 26th September 2021

Business & Law ProgrammesWe are pleased to announce the development of a new range of qualifications in Business, Business English and Law. In most cases these lead to internationally recognised qualifications , which can be used for professional purposes and also for entry to many UK Universities.

The programmes include:

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The LCCI International Qualification range includes:

All these examinations can be taken at various levels and are valuable professional qualifications. The examinations are set throughout the year, and the programmes last from two weeks to one year. For further information on these qualifications please visit the LCCI /EDI website

Pre-MBA Programme

The programme is designed for graduates with at least two years business experience who are considering applying for MBA programmes. It is intended as an introduction to the main areas of business which are included in the MBA. It is taught by leading business tutors in Oxford, some of whom are also teaching in the University. The seminars take place in the University and at our own premises.

Participants follow a course of core topics which include the following:

  • Marketing
  • Principles of Finance
  • Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Fundamental/Basic Accounting Methods
  • Entrepreneurship
  • A Globalisation related module esp on Emerging Markets
  • Operations Management
  • Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE)
  • Building and Sustaining Successful Companies

In addition they can select electives from a very wide range of further topics in business and finance.

Support and advice is given concerning university applications and interviews. On completion participants are given an certificate which states the names and positions of their tutors, and that the programme took place in the University of Oxford.

University of Cambridge Certificate in Business English

The Business English Certificates (BEC) are internationally recognised qualifications that shows employers your skills for using English in the workplace. BEC is an ideal English language exam if you are preparing for a career in business. There are three different levels of BEC: BEC Preliminary, BEC Vantage and BEC Higher.

These examinations take place regularly throughout the year, and the programmes last from two weeks to six months. For further information on Cambridge examinations, please visit their website

Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES)

  • TOLES Foundation Level
  • TOLES Advanced Level

The examinations are for those at intermediate level or above who want to focus on English for Law, either for academic or professional purposes. For example, it is suited to those seeking a career in Law, or those who want to study Law at University before entering another profession, eg Business. These examinations are set regularly throughout the year and programmes last from two weeks to six months. For further information on TOLES please visit their website

OISC Certificate in Business or Law

For students not wishing to take any of the above examinations, we provide the Oxford International Study Centre Certificate in Business for all students who successfully complete their programme.

Our own Business Programme is offered at three levels , and includes options in Marketing, Business Administration, Finance, and Management. We also arrange programmes in Business English and Legal English.

The OISC Certificate in Business (or Business English or Legal English) states the details of the programme, the level achieved, and the dates of the course.


Can be arranged with Oxford families or in hotels

Starting dates

Flexible (every Monday)