Entrepreneurial Leadership for the Global Marketplace
Study at Oxford University
Earn 3 credits
Students will also earn a certificate of completion from Oxford University.
This program is open to graduate and undergraduate students.
Professor Stuart Kewley, Program Director, Oxford
Professor Desmond Dinan and Ms. Michal McElwain Malur, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
The Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Global Marketplace Program is designed to explore the dynamics of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial leadership. Taught by Oxford and Cambridge academic entrepreneurs - many of whom have started their own businesses - industry specialists and practitioners, the course looks at every facet of starting and scaling a business from raising capital (seed, angel, VC and or equity crowd funding) building teams in high growth firms, building a brand, scaling and then taking the business into international markets. The program is for those students who wish to develop the skill set to start a company, those students who wish to infuse an entrepreneurial culture in their own organization, or those students who are simply interested in entrepreneurship.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
- All application fees and deposits are non-refundable.
- If a participant cancels or withdraws, voluntarily or involuntarily (including dismissal from the program), less than 45 days prior to the program start date or after the start of the program, no refund will be issued.
- All cancellations or withdrawals from a program must be made in writing to Michal Malur at email@example.com.
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
- 3 credits tuition
- All classes, site visits
- Day trip to London
PROGRAM FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- International Airfare
- Some meals
- Expenditure for items of a personal nature
Students who intend to use financial aid to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the Intent to Use Financial Aid form completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the deposit deadline. This form is available once you have applied to a program as a material item in your application. If your completed form shows an anticipated aid amount that will cover either your deposit amount or the full program fee, the deadline for making these payments can be extended while we wait for your financial aid to be applied to your student account for the term you will be studying abroad.
Students who submit the Intent to Use Financial Aid form, will be provided with a Confirmation of Financial Aid form which will also need to be completed and submitted to the Global Education Office later in the application process once aid for the term can be confirmed.
RECOMMENDED READING AND LISTENING
John Mullins, Randy Komisar (2009 – Print and Audio) Getting to Plan B Harvard Business Review Press
James Watt, (2016 - Print and Audio) Business for Punks Portfolio (Strong Language)
Antonio Gracia Martinez, (2016 - Print and Audio) Chaos Monkeys Harper (Strong Language)
Ben Horowitz, (2014 - Print and Audio) The Hard Thing About Hard Things Harper Business
Brad Stone, (2017 - Print and Audio) The Upstarts Little, Brown and Co
Richard Branson, (2011 - Print and Audio) Losing my Virginity Crown Business
Jonathan Green, (2016 – Print and Audio) Serve no Master CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
VIEWING: GENERAL UK
She Started It on Netflix or https://www.fuse.tv/she-started-it
The Founder on Netflix or Amazon
This course requires two assignments: one book review on any of the books listed above (1000 words), and a paper (4000 words) on any topic relating to the Oxford program. Students should choose their topic in agreement with Dr. Stuart Kewley during their time at Oxford or with Professor Desmond Dinan at (firstname.lastname@example.org). The paper should explain the salience of the topic and explore key issues relating to it.
30% Book Review
Deadline for submission of the book review August 1, 2018 and the paper: August 24, 2018
How to submit: e-mail to Professor Desmond Dinan (email@example.com).
Examples of possible paper topics:
Entrepreneurship – what makes a successful entrepreneurial leader
Start ups and spin outs
Raising Capital Seed Angel Venture Crowd or other?
Born Global Scaling and Globalizing your business
Building a Brand
Managing Teams in High Growth Firms