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Oxford Brookes University and the Business School were delighted to host the fifth annual MBA Summer School for alumni and current students.
This year is a special year as it marks the physical relocation of the Business School from the Wheatley Campus (where it has been for over 20 years) back to the heart of Oxford Brookes University on the Headington Campus. The relocation provides
an outstanding opportunity for the business school to become the main portal for business into the University and to thus further strengthen our links with the business community as a whole. The relocation will also provide state-of-the-art
facilities for current students and alumni as well as facilitating productive links between the business school and the wider University.
The MBA Summer School took place on the Headington Campus on the 23rd and 24th June. It was a great opportunity for staff, students and alumni to meet and exchange ideas while discussing a range of current topics and challenges facing organisations
in the 21st century. Last year the newly formed MBA Alumni Steering Committee identified a theme of “Entrepreneurship”. This year the steering committee identified a theme of “Preparing for Change”.
We were particularly pleased to welcome so many alumni who participated in our discussions by leading and presenting on a range of topics. The Gala Dinner was well attended and organised to coincide with the Graduation Ceremony.
We interpreted 'Change' in its broadest sense as in many ways the world of business is faced with unprecedented change in terms of technology, global politics and economy. This was considered to be particularly relevant considering the impending
relocation of the Business School.
Speakers were made up of a mix of OBU staff, alumni and guests (business practitioners) A number of potential collaborative research projects were also discussed. For alumni the Summer School remains a great way to maintain the currency of
We would like to thank those of you who participated and made the event such a success. We hope to build on this success again in future years and hope as many as possible will be able to join us. If you would like to find out more, please
visit our MBA Community page.