University of Buckingham help Bloxham School Students to Become Business Pioneers

18 October 2019

The University of Buckingham has been working in partnership with Bloxham School to offer students the opportunity to study on the first Mini MBA with university accreditation. Modeled on the internationally recognised qualification of Masters in Business Administration (MBA), the course will equip Bloxham students taking non-business or economics based A Levels with an invaluable set of business skills to carry into university or the workplace.

This week, Bloxham Mini MBA students visited The University of Buckingham for the first time to present to members of the University’s Business School on a variety of business focused topics.

Students were divided into groups to present for ten minutes on topics including primary industries, the grocery sector, the financial sector, and new technologies. Students presented to a university panel chaired by the Dean of the Business School, Deba Bardhan-Correia, who challenged students with questions on their topics, research methods and methods of team collaboration.

The Dean comments: ‘The innovative nature of assessments throughout the delivery of the course, such as poster presentations, reflective learning journals, video blogs and running a software simulation exercise will allow students to develop the life skills much needed by both academia and the business community.

This mini MBA will prepare Bloxham students for the skills of the future for a digital world and race ahead of completion.’

The programme is being delivered by Bloxham 6th form with scheduled assessments/interactions with The University of Buckingham Business school faculty/alumni and student mentors. Mr. Dann, Mini MBA course leader at Bloxham School said: “I am pleased to have seen such engagement from the students in the first few weeks of our new mini MBA course. The visit to The University of Buckingham was a great opportunity for the students to test and demonstrate their research and presenting skills and rise to the challenge of some difficult questions from the University’s panel.”

The students will be working closely with the University throughout the year with visits to work alongside student mentors and take part in workshops benefitting from the expertise of the Business School.