Broaden your horizons with The Oxford Exchange. Experience British culture, live in an Oxford college, enjoy the study trip to London, and gain valuable skills while earning academic credit.
The course begins at The Citadel with enrolment in the International Business course taught by Dr James Bezjian. You will learn the basics of doing business internationally and how successful corporations manage diverse teams while trading and operating globally.
The second part of the programme takes place in Oxford, England where the cohort will live, learn and socialise at an Oxford University college for two weeks from 30 June to 13 July 2024. Taught by Oxford University Tutors, students will learn international management consulting, finance, and entrepreneurship & venture capital. Ultimately, students will complete their Capstone Projects at the end of the course.
In 2023, The Oxford Exchange and The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina (https://www.citadel.edu/) created an accredited International Business course for cadets to study in Oxford. All university students are welcome to apply to the programme.
One-to-One Tutorials: Each student is assigned to an Oxford Tutor who will advise on the Capstone Exercise that each Cadet will present to the cohort at the end of the course. This is also an opportunity for Cadets from The Citadel to speak privately with their tutors about their career dreams and aspirations, and to also explore postgraduate work.
Oxford Seminars: Oxford tutors will guide The Citadel cohort through themed discussions that reference key themes in international business including finance, management consulting best practices, global workforce management and culture, and entrepreneurship & venture capital.
Guest Lecturers & Discussions: In the late afternoon or early evening, we offer the opportunity for prominant scholars to share their research or a book with the class relevant to International Business. These tutorials are usually followed by dinner where the Guest Tutor is invited to dine with the students and further the discussions over a meal.
London Study Trip: The cohort will visit sites of academic interest such as Houses of Parliament, Lloyds of London, The Bank of England, and other key sites in the city.
Local Study Trips: We offer shorter trips to places such as Blenheim Palace (Winston Churchill's childhood home), the Cotswolds, Chedworth Roman Villa, and other sites.
Oxford Tours: We offer optional daily tours of the other Oxford colleges where prominant people in history studied (Adam Smith, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Shelley, etc.). We will view Chaucer's original Canterbury Tales, and tour Christ Church College Hall and JRR Tolkien's Garden. There will be time to also visit Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum (Britain's first public museum, the world's second university museum), the Pitt Rivers Museum, and other sites.
Baroque by Candlelight in Chapel: Performed by an Oxford-based musical ensemble (Chiavari Agreable), this is a magical experience we will ejoy one night after dinner, followed by drinks.
High Table Dinner: The cohort will experience a formal dining experience in the college dining hall (we refer to it here in Oxford as 'Formal Hall').
Activities: Our Oxford “Mentors” (student assistants) lead the cohort in a series of activities including Punting on the Isis, Croquet, Pub Quiz, the Oxford Pub Crawl, Movie Nights, Oxford-at-Night, Picnic in the Oxford University Parks, and more.
End of Course Celebration: After each participant has presented his or her Capstone Exercise to the cohort, we will gather to celebrate the end of the course, followed by dinner and drinks.
We welcome applications from all cadets and students enroled at The Citadel and individuals associated with other universities. We process applications on a rolling admissions basis until full.
REQUIRED - Please submit a Statement of Interest. 1) What you would like to get out of the 2024 course? 2) Are there particular aspects of International Business that you wish to explore?
Upon receipt, a member of the OEX team will usually be in touch usually within 48 hours.
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
10:00 – 17:00