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Studying Management

Royal Holloway is part of the University of London, which includes other well-respected academic institutions such as London Business School and the London School of Economics and Political Science. If you choose to read for a management degree at Royal Holloway you will be educated by academics with strong research backgrounds, many of whom also have direct experience of industry.

Why study here?

  • University of London degree awarded, internationally recognised
  • Royal Holloway University is ranked 12th in the UK and 1st for international outlook in THE World University Rankings 2013
  • One of the top research-led institutions in the UK
  • Ideal location, easy access to London in a relaxed, more affordable environment
  • University of London's best sporting college
  • £100 million invested in buildings, facilities and landscape
  • Friendly cosmopolitan community on a 135 acre campus
  • A range of bursaries and scholarships, as well as Departmental awards including, the School of Management Bursary, and PhD studentships.


Moore Building study podsWe offer a range of undergraduate programmes, each designed to cover the core areas of management. All of our programmes are embedded in a deep understanding of the historical, political and social forces that shape modern business today. Students will also have the opportunity to study technical subjects including economics and statistics, as well as a set of optional units that are distinctive to the School of Management at Royal Holloway. These include: small business management and growth, sustainability and society, managing beyond profit, and internationally orientated units in Asia Pacific and European business. In addition, students are able to pursue industrial experience through our Year in Business programme.

Click here| to view our extensive portfolio of undergraduate programmes, including single honours, joint honours, and major/minor programmes.

Student PodsIn an increasingly competitive jobs market, a postgraduate qualification can add value to a student's future employability. By the end of their studies, postgraduate students will be able to demonstrate highly advanced knowledge and skills, important assets for success at senior level positions in business or academia. A postgraduate qualification at the School of Management will provide students with the subject knowledge and expertise required to pursue the career that is right for them. Our programmes are all one year in length (full time). As well as being part of a community of students from more than 80 countries, students benefit from teaching by leading experts in all areas of management, including: Marketing, Human Resources, Information Systems, International Business, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship.

Click here| to view our full portfolio of taught postgraduate programmes.

Management lectureOur Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is primarily based around an in-depth study of a specific topic, which is guided by one or more staff members who are experts and active researchers in their fields, and experienced supervisors of research. 

The School has over 56 research-active academic staff, from more than 10 countries, covering the main areas of management. Students work closely with established research teams, and play a full and active part in the School’s research and teaching activities. 

Our core research areas are:

  • Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Marketing
  • Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
  • Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Technology and Information Management

Click here| to find out more about studying for a research postgraduate qualification, including information about funding opportunities.

Accredited by the The Association of MBAsOur intensive one-year AMBA-accredited MBA programme is designed to help students build effective management skills, understand management within the global context and develop a network of international associates. The MBA evolves with the changing needs of a competitive economic environment and our teaching is based on high quality research. The School of Management MBA programme provides students with:

  • Detailed knowledge relating to problems of management in different contexts;
  • Conceptual tools for analysing management in the private or public sector;
  • Critical awareness of research methodologies;
  • A learning environment where students will use their experience of organisations to engage with and challenge both the theoretical and case material;
  • An environment where students can work together on new intellectual and management related problems.

Click here| to go to the MBA programme webpages.


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