School of Management opening

Posted on 01/11/2011

The School of Management celebrated the 21st anniversary of the founding of the School and the opening of its newly extended Moore Building at a special reception in October.

The College was delighted to welcome back entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE to speak at the event. Sir Alec is a long-time supporter of the College and the School of Management and the founding Patron of Royal Holloway Entrepreneurs. The new Head of School, Professor Jeffrey Unerman, and Acting Faculty Dean , Professor Chris Smith also gave speeches about the School before an audience of past and present staff, partners, students and alumni, before the unveliing of a plaque by Sir Alec.

The new extension provides high-quality, modern facilities for both staff and students. This includes eight dedicated seminar/break-out rooms, three innovative flexible work pods and the creation of a central feature atrium area providing flexible social and work space.

The eco-building, will have a low-carbon footprint and creates a visually stunning demonstration of the innovative values central to the new Faculty of Management and Economics.

The Principal, Professor Paul Layzell said: “This extension completes the second and final phase of a project to provide state-of-the-art teaching facilities.  The work presents a modern and vibrant image of the School that reflects its growing success and importance to the College.”

The School of Management is one of the largest departments at the College and offers courses in post graduate research, masters courses (including the MBA) and undergraduate degrees. The school has a rich and internationally recognised research culture which performs at the cutting edge of strategic innovation.

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