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Why Management?

How would you successfully manage change? How can you best achieve your goals? A degree in management will give you the tools to build credible answers and plans to these and many other types of complex management questions.

National Student Survey, 2017  (published May 2017) - highest performing London university for student satisfaction for third year running. An overall satisfaction score of 88% places Royal Holloway 25 out of 145 institutions rated in the NSS.

2014 Research Excellence Framework (published 2014) 
14th in the UK for management research
74% of our research regarded as world leading and/or internationally excellent

The Complete University Guide 2018 (published September 2017) - Royal Holloway is the fourth highest performing university in Greater London and is ranked 28th out of 131 top UK universities.

The Times Higher Education World Ranking (2017/2018) - Royal Holloway is ranked 27th in the UK and 10th in the UK for international outlook. 

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) (published June 2017)  - Royal Holloway is awarded Silver rating.  This rating reassures students that Royal Holloway delivers quality teaching, supportive facilities for learning, and wider development opportunities within an engaging teaching environment.

The World List of Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Education (25th edition) lists over 16,000 higher education institutions globally. This places Royal Holloway within the top 2% of all higher education institutes in the world.

BYU Accounting Rankings (2016) - Ranked joint 1st in the world for other accounting research. This category recognises that knowing accounting techniques is vital, it is not enough. At Royal Holloway we also teach and research how accounting works in the real world. 



Moore Building LengthOur modern facilities reflect our dedication to building an environment that advances critical thinking and enhances the application of new knowledge. We have our own computer labs for PhD and masters students, plus state of the art technology (including video conferencing) in several lecture theatres within the Moore Complex. We also have eight dedicated seminar/break-out rooms, three innovative flexible work pods and the creation of a central feature atrium area providing a flexible social work space.

The Bedford Library opened in 1993, houses resources for Management and Economics, Social Sciences and History and Science. library-books

Royal Holloway's book collections extend to some 600,000 volumes. There are subscriptions to more than 17,000 e-journals; more than 800,000 items are loaned each year and there is an annual footfall of about 700,000.  There is increasing provision of electronic resources: e-journals, databases, datasets, e-books, all of which are accessible remotely 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


AMBA Logo 2014The AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programmes.


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The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

The AACSB International is a membership association of educational institutions, business, not-for-profit and government organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in business administration and management. Membership does not imply accreditation.  

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is the representative body and authoritative voice for leading business schools of UK universities, higher education institutions and independent management colleges.

The European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS)

EABIS is an alliance of companies, business schools and academic institutions, supported by the European Commission, which is committed to integrating business in society issues into the heart of business theory and practice in Europe.

The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Brussels-based EFMD is an international organization drawing members from academia, business and the public sector. Its activities include disseminating knowledge and best practices, international accreditations and benchmarking, as well as advocacy and lobbying. 

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRiME)

The PRiME initiative was developed in 2007 by official representatives of leading business schools and academic institutions following a recommendation by the UN Global Compact. It's mission is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.

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Our vibrant School community provides an excellent management education that equips our international student body with skills and knowledge to thrive in a rapidly-changing world. Our learning approach is interdisciplinary in nature and encourages critical thinking. Royal Holloway’s internationally excellent and world-leading management research informs our teaching. Through the combination of real-world experience, academic and research expertise our students enjoy a range of academically stimulating undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We enable students to evolve into successful managers and influential leaders with a deep understanding of the workings, challenges and opportunities facing modern organisations operating in an increasingly global and uncertain business environment, where comparative and cross-national cultural and social awareness are critical ingredients to management action and strategy. Additionally our excellent PhD programme prepares students to be the next generation of management scholars. Our goal is to enable students to engage and progress through excellent learning and teaching experiences both in and outside the classroom.

Gloria Agyemang
Professor of Accounting and Head, School of Management


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