OMBS is such a great alternative to uni, that gives you an amazing qualification after just 9 months!
Meg - graduate 2017

Set in the picturesque heart of this historic city, the college is ideally positioned for our students to make the most of their time in Oxford

History of Oxford Media & Business School

Oxford Media & Business School has had a long history of producing first class students who very quickly move up the career ladder.

OMBS used to be known as St Aldates Secretarial College which was formed in 1976-77 and expanded rapidly moving from George Street to Rose Place.

With the acquisition of Mrs Thomsett and the renowned Oxford and County Business College in January of 1999, came the opportunity to re-brand under the new name of Oxford Media & Business School.  OMBS continues to be at the forefront of training and because of this the college now specialises in the nine month Executive PA Diploma course.

Focusing on the needs of the individual

A unique combination of the latest IT facilities, small group tuition and a relaxed friendly environment means students achieve to the very maximum of their potential.

Many colleges, most notably those at university level, deliver training principally through large set-piece lectures, often as many as 200 students at a time.  Whilst this presents few disadvantages to more experienced students, many first year students can benefit from a greater level of individual attention.  Similarly, when it comes to learning the practical hands-on-skills essential for effective job performance, small classes are equally important.

At OMBS we keep our group sizes to an absolute minimum with an emphasis on securing as much personal tutor contact as possible.  This helps students progress rapidly by addressing problem areas as and when they occur. All OMBS programmes are specially geared towards helping our students towards their careers.  We therefore take great care to ensure that our syllabi meet the requirements of employers and equip our students with the skills they need for on-going success.

Our Information Technology facilities are second to none with excellent computer Training Rooms equipped with the most up-to-date computers.

The British Accreditation Council

Oxford Media & Business School is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent and Further and Higher Education.

In May 2014 the College recieved excellent inspection results from BAC. The summary of the Institutes Strengths were detailed as:

"Highly skilled, enthusiastic and experienced Principal and administrative staff. Subject content and learning opportunities are based on current industrial and commercial needs. Excellent air-conditioned teaching accommodation, latest facilities and online resources. Excellent website and full use of IT for teaching, administration and records. Close relationships with employment agencies, industry and commerce to place all graduate students in employment with good career prospects. Well equipped, attractive new premises, with enhanced accommodation for students, staff and tutors."