Oxford Business College, established in 1985, is an independent education and training establishment specialising in a range of business and undergraduate programmes. 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. Ideal for anyone embarking on their career or as an alternative route to a degree, postgraduate or professional qualification. The College can provide you with the opportunity to fast-track a degree in two years* instead of 3+ years for international students, saving you time and money saves time and money. The College is 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.

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 post-graduate level. Our small class sizes and personalised teaching methods all contribute to the College’s outstanding pass rates in all qualifications.

Student Support and Pastoral Care

We are particularly well known for our individual care and attention and each student is unique and important to us. Our friendly staff and experienced tutors are here to help you succeed every step of the way. Every student has a personal tutor along with access to a counsellor and College doctor. We operate an open-door policy which means that there is always a staff member ready to help you. Additionally the diversity of our students; UK and international along with differing backgrounds offers you great networking opportunities.

The College provides fast-track programmes thereby widening access to an increasing number of students who have visa, family and/or work restrictions. The College offers flexible timetabling and one-to-one mentoring for those who find that they could benefit from additional support whether for academic or personal requirements.


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/year 1 of a degree) and BTEC Higher National Diploma (level 5/year 2 of a degree) in Business Management. We also give 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 UK universities.

Foundation Diploma programme in Business, Engineering and Law

The Foundation Diploma programme is designed for students wishing to improve their English and prepare for an undergraduate degree. We combine the Business English Language programme with the Foundation Diploma in Business, Engineering or Law. This diploma is awarded by Oxford Business College. Successful completion can enable students a 1st year entry into many UK universities.

Duration: Fast track 6 months to 9 months.

Please contact the College for assistance if you do not have IELTS.

Undergraduate Courses

Oxford Business College offers Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Higher National Diplomas (HND in Business, Marketing, Accounts and Human Resource Management pathways) all of which are delivered at the College and awarded by Edexcel.

Edexcel is the U.K.’s largest awarding body which is accredited by the U.K. government.

The Edexcel HNC/HND qualification is accepted by all U.K. universities for direct entry onto their degree programmes.

With our fast track HND route you could obtain your degree in 2 years. HND qualification leads to the top final year of many UK universities.* Saving time and money!

Duration: Fast track 6 months HNC to 12 months HND.

Please contact the College for assistance if you do not have IELTS.

*Subject to individual university criteria


Tier 4 visas for international students

College Accommodation

Oxford Business College offers newly built student halls of residence. This dedicated student accommodation is located near Oxford city centre and walking distance from the College.

Contact Us

Contact the OBC team who are ready to help you: admissions@oxfordbusinesscollege.ac.uk

Tel: 01865791908  Multilingual staff available, we speak your language.

65 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ