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We are here to help you realise your ambitions and develop your potential as a manager and leader of the future.

Growing from strength to strength we now have circa 94 academic and 25 administrative staff covering the main areas of management, and circa 1,200 undergraduates and 400 postgraduates across our suite of Masters courses. In addition we have 85 PhD students.

Our Vision

To be recognised internationally as a centre of excellence for inspiring and empowering our students and staff to realise their full potential for the benefit of society.

Our Mission

  • Provide an excellent management education that equips our international student body with the skills and knowledge required to thrive in a rapidly-changing world; an education that is interdisciplinary in nature and encourages critical thinking.
  • Support and deliver internationally excellent and world-leading research that also informs our teaching.
  • Make a positive difference to management policy and practice through our research and teaching.

Our Values

  1. Intellectual curiosity
  2. Collegiality and mutual respect
  3. Integrity
  4. Diversity and inclusivity
  5. Empowerment 

National Student Survey, 2019  (published July 2019) - Royal Holloway’s overall student satisfaction score is 88% - 4% higher than the sector average.

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 2020 (published May 2019) - Royal Holloway is ranked 23rd in the UK. 

The Times Higher Education World Ranking (2018/2019) - Royal Holloway is ranked 20th in the UK and 50th in the World for international outlook. 

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) (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 (2018) - Ranked 5th 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. 

Our 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 latest addition to our on-campus space is our Digital Innovation Lab, fuelled by Ricoh technology and featuring flexible furniture that allows for a variety of teaching experiences.

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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Head of School, Professor Gloria Agyemang

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