Business & Management

Business and Management drives the world economy; it creates jobs, growth and wealth and helps to improve our quality of life and living standards. The Department’s aim is to provide a thorough understanding of the techniques and practices that lie behind making informed business decisions and so equip pupils with an invaluable life skill.

Studying Business will provide an in depth understanding of how the world works which can contribute to both personal success and career satisfaction. It augments the study of many other disciplines and widens pupils understanding making them career ready for their future in the ‘real world’. Indeed Business and Management is one of the most popular subjects chosen by Carthusians for study at university either on its own, jointly across the Arts and Social Science disciplines, or to add breadth to the study of Science and Mathematics.

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Department Staff

Members of the Business and Management Department have a wealth and variety of experience spanning both commerce and education. This expertise enables the department to offer rigorous theoretical business analysis allied to a real world context.

Best practice is ensured by holding regular meetings so that pupils benefit from our varied backgrounds and are provided with a stimulating and interesting curriculum.  Highly-relevant speaker events and business visits also play a major supportive role to our courses, reinforcing pupils’ appreciation of the relevance and significance of studying this subject.

Ms Jean Oxley, BA - Head of Department

Mrs Oxley joined Charterhouse in 2004 to teach Business and Economics following a successful senior level business career in marketing for a range of leading international brands at Unilever, Timex and AOL Time Warner. During her time at Charterhouse Mrs Oxley has been MiC for Young Enterprise and Monday Activities, ran the Challenge of Management Conference and the Student Investors Challenge, had responsibility for Overseas Pupils and currently manages the McKinsey Scholarship Programme.

Mr James Hazeldine, BA

Mr Hazeldine studied Economics and Politics at the University of Sheffield. He then went on to the University of London to study for a PGCE in Economics.  He moved to Charterhouse in 2000 having worked at St George’s College, Weybridge and Ashville College in Harrogate. As well as teaching Micro Economics, Mr Hazeldine has held many posts over the years including Head of Careers, eight years as Housemaster of Bodeites and is now Housemaster of Girdlestoneites.

Mr Richard Ninham, MA

Mr Ninham joined Charterhouse in 2019 from The King’s School, Canterbury, where he taught for twelve years, and was Housemaster for six. He was educated at Denstone College before reading Economic History at Edinburgh University. He worked in expat tax for nine years with Arthur Andersen and PwC before starting teaching at Tonbridge School where he taught both Business and Economics.

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