About Us

Oxford Business College is an independent education and training establishment specialising in a range of higher level business management courses, offering those embarking on their careers an alternative route to a degree or professional qualification. We are situated in the centre of Oxford, and therefore in a perfect position for you to enjoy all the tremendous attributes the city has to offer.


Most of our programmes allow you to start your studies in January, April, July and October, with the majority of subjects being assessed rather than examined. You can enrol on our Business English Language Preparation programme on any Monday.

The qualifications that can be obtained include BTEC Higher National Certificate (level 4) and BTEC Higher National Diploma (level 5) in Business Management. We offer you the option to specialise in different pathways on our HNC and HND programmes. These pathways include marketing, human resources, management studies, accounting and law. You can choose either to remain at the College to progress to the next level of study or, with our support and assistance, apply to a wide selection of top UK universities.

Our Business English Language Preparation programme (BELP) is offered to you from 1 week to 9 months. Whether it be that you are looking for a short break whilst to improve your English, or an intensive programme to prepare you for your next academic or professional step, the BELP is tailored to suit you.

Our summer courses run from June to September, giving you the possibility to experience a range of fantastic events and social activities, whilst improving your business English and business skills.

Access and Participation Statement

Oxford Business College are committed to widening access and participation in Higher Education. The College continues to implement its pledge by providing scholarships and bursaries. Oxford Business College is diligent in its commitment to facilitate activities which include induction workshops, continuing study skills support, one-to-one tuition, up-to-date digital resources, and specific transition courses for students who do not hold the standard qualifications for the course. The College offers accelerated programmes thereby widening access to an increasing number of students who have visa, family and/or work restrictions. Additionally, the College offers flexible timetabling and one-to-one mentoring for those who find that they would benefit from additional support whether for academic or personal requirements.

Why Choose Oxford Business College?

Based in the heart of the city of Oxford, we specialise in a range of Business Management courses of varying durations. Each course is tailored specifically to the needs of today’s student, with flexible start dates throughout the year, competitive fees and with scholarship places available.

Academic Strengths

Not only do many of our tutors have outstanding academic qualifications, but also have extensive experience in senior management positions, making your studies a perfect balance of academic and practical learning. In addition, our tutors have many years teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our small class sizes and personalised teaching methods all contribute to the College’s outstanding pass rates in all qualifications.


The College was founded in 1985 with a distinct position in the post-18 independent educational sector, offering professional
qualifications as a way into the job market without holding a degree. In particular the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s programme (CIM) was offered on a full-time basis as an alternative to a degree course.

While retaining the CIM franchise until 2008, the College has shifted from the provision of further education business qualifications
towards higher education qualifications, such as the BTEC Higher National Certificate and Diploma, and BTEC level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. The College was accredited by Edexcel for the provision of BTEC Higher Nationals in 2005, with subsequent accreditation for the Travel and Tourism Management programme and the BTEC Professional programme achieved.

About Oxford Business College