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Hosted by one of the UK's leading independent Sixth Form Colleges this is an inspirational programme to challenge and develop ambitious business students, who improve their CVs as well as their chances of being accepted to an excellent university. 

Specifically, this course is ideal for students who aim to study business subjects like, finance, accounting, economics, management, marketing etc., either for their Swiss "maturité", baccalauréat, IB or at university.
In a pleasant and friendly environment, experienced staff deliver courses in English on business administration and management, introducing all the essentials.  You'll study mainly in the mornings and in the afternoons and evenings a range of activities and excursions are offered to ensure the programme is well-balanced.

The school is only an hour from London meaning access to and from the capital is easy. Trips to the heart of London (Wednesday) are done by high-speed train, the station is just down the road - avoiding all those London traffic hassles.

Because this is a year-round school, the facilities available are excellent. The accommodation is top notch, meals are prepared in house and taken on the campus. If ever you wanted to experience life and an excellent English private school, then this is your chance.
To be accepted on this programme you must pass the English requirement (B2) before arriving. (*If you are worried about your English you can always take a two week English course before this programme at the same school.)

Courses

The 22 hours of courses each week are provided by motivated, qualified and experienced teachers. The maximum number of participants in each class is 12. 
Modules include:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisations
  • Marketing

Courses are given in English. If you are looking for an intensive and comprehensive introduction to business for your CV or university application, then this is your course. At the end of the programme a participation certificate is awarded.

Extras/Options

 There are a few cool optional extras you can add either to your English courses or as activities:

  • One-to-one English lessons (4 hours/week)
  • Golf lessons (4 hours/week)
  • Horse-riding (4 hours/week)
  • Paintball (1 session)

PLUS: A London musical (e.g. The Lion King), Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios trip, The London Experience weekend - just ask us about these and how to book

Excursions/Outings

The Mini-MBA students will join with the other students at Earlscliffe (those studying English-only) for a full programme of excursions and activities. Mini MBA students will also benefit from 2 special visits exclusively for them during the London trip, visiting the Bank of England and heading to the top of "The Shard" (currently) Europe's tallest building. Each week 2 full day excursions are planned (Wednesdays and Sundays usually). All day trips are supervised and all include some free time for older students. Typical destinations include destinations :

  • The Tate Modern
  • Chelsea Football Club
  • The London Eye
  • Canterbury
  • Leeds Castle
  • Thorpe theme park

Activities/Other stuff

On top of the study and the day trips there are also other activities to keep everyone amused:

  • basketball, football tournaments
  • shopping
  • karting, quiz nights
  • Art gallery visits
  • mini-golf, volleyball
  • swimming at a local pool (not far from the school) 

Extras

For an extra fee you can also add horse-riding, golf lessons, a paintball session, or even a week-end in London among other things to your programme (list is not complete, please ask us for details)

Arrivals & departures

Transfers are included in the course price. You'll be picked up from the closest airport or train station. See details below. It's important to arrive not just on the right day...but at the right time.

Transfers

Airport transferts (welcome and returns)

- Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW)
- Ashford Station (Eurostar)
Stay within the times...
Out of hours private taxi transfers are available at an extra cost.

Please note that, in accordance with UK Border Control rules and regulations, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst in the airport/international station. Therefore, if your child’s flight/train departure time is booked outside of standard transfer times, Out Of Hours Transfer fees will apply. Students cannot wait by themselves.

Schedule

Arrival & Departure day: SATURDAY
(Except 1.7.2018)
- 09:00 - 16:00
*Attention*
- These are landing and take-off times!

Sample Timetable

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast
House games Leeds Castle and Bluewater Introduction to Management Marketing London visit:
London Dungeon and The Shard, Europe's tallest building, exclusively for the Mini-MBA students
Entrepreneurship Introduction to management
Lunch Lunch Lunch
Ashford outlet village trip Accounting Entrepreneurship Marketing Organisations 
Activity sessions Activity sessions Activity sessions Activity sessions
Football Golf Visite to Folkestone in small groups Basketball
Sandy beach trip Softball Badminton
Arts and crafts Volleyball Arts and crafts
Supper
Welcome BBQ and games Jeux sans Frontières Casino night Fashion show Formal dinner Ten pin bowling trip Hawaiian disco night
The information above is for example purposes only.