The Future Business Leader

  • Teenagers
  • Stowe, England

The Future Business Leader

Academic Experience

Key Points

Small class sizes ensure that each student receives individual attention from their tutors, providing a learning experience which is unique to their needs. This close proximity between students and teachers fosters close relationships and a supportive environment, which builds confidence amongst the young learners and encourages them to succeed.
Teachers challenge students to achieve to the maximum of their potential, and set milestones and goals for each student, with constant evaluation. This sets the pace for each learner to surpass their academic expectations and achieve more than they thought possible.
In tandem with the development of business skills, the course piques the intellectual curiosity of the learners by exposing them to a range of authentic case studies from different areas of business, which in turn develops their critical thinking skills as they discuss and analyse them.
The mix of nationalities in the classroom and the wide range of materials covered creates an international outlook amongst students, broadening their horizons and exposing them to new ideas, cultures and ways of thinking.

Objectives of the study

Objectives of the stay

A demanding course for aspiring business leaders.


The Future Business Leader

For learners aged 15 - 17 years with a B2 level or higher.

The future business leader is tailored for those with the ambition of forging a career around innovative business ventures. Effective communication aids business leadership, particularly in public speaking and negotiation. Also, it improves relationships, helping to build and develop mutual respect across cultures. In turn, this leads to more successful outcomes in business.

  • • Innovation
    Students will explore through case studies how innovations have changed the world and lead to successful businesses.

    • The Business plan
    Participants learn how to put together a business plan which they are able to defend and pitch to investors. They will look at all the aspect of building a plan including the financial and creative areas. This project work helps develop research and brainstorming skills as well as giving the students training on how to critically analyse themselves and
    others. The students also learn how to display clear and strategic thinking with a financial model.

    • The role of a leader
    The session focuses on a case study of business leaders which allow the participants to analyse how they have influenced the world of business. Examples are Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sir James Dyson and Evan Spiegel.

    • Public speaking and negotiating
    The participants engage in the skills which are key to becoming an influential business leader such as interpersonal skills, body language, social etiquette and appropriate conversations. They will also fine tune their debating, negotiation skills as well as role play, and speech writing skills.

    • An educational field trip
    Students will research a place to visit and, after doing so, they will present their findings and contrast them with their own culture.

Attentes prévues


The ability to put together a comprehensive business plan which can be defended and pitched.
The ability to communicate effectively and with confidence.

Hébergement sur place


In the school residence

Secure, fully-supervised residential accommodation. All meals included.

Se déplacer

The experience of living at Stowe

The impressive Stowe School is one of England’s most prestigious boarding schools. The course makes use of the stimulating educational environment and exceptional grounds for arts, culture, sports and nature activities. Stowe is 6km from Buckingham, and 45 minutes from Oxford.


Cultural Programme

The course includes cultural activities such as excursions, social evenings, movie nights, book clubs, drama clubs and a wide choice of sports.


Price includes
Useful information

Transfer on arrival and departure

On arrival days, a shuttle is scheduled to leave for the school at the following times:

- Gatwick airport: 18.00

- Heathrow airport: 18.00

- St. Pancras: 18.00

Students should choose a flight/ train that lands / arrives 90 minutes before the shuttle departure. They should also be aware that the earlier they arrive the longer their wait at the airport/station. A representative will be at the airport or station 5 hours before the departure of the shuttle to welcome the students and provide assistance.

On departure days, a shuttle will drop the students at the following time:

- Gatwick: 11.30

- Heathrow: 11.30

- St. Pancras: 11.30

Students should choose a flight or train that departs at least 2 hours after the above drop off times. They should also be aware that the later the flight the longer the wait.

A representative will stay at the airport or the station 5 hours after the arrival of the shuttle to provide assistance while waiting to go through the departures gate.