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Duration: 4 years full time

UCAS code: N190

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

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Duration: 3 years full time

UCAS code: NN23

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

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Management with Entrepreneurship with a Year in Business (BSc)

Our School of Business and Management has a fresh and intellectually challenging approach to management research and education. Studying Management with Entrepreneurship at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts who will share their research and experience so that you gain current and relevant management skills and knowledge. Your specialist knowledge, combined with interpersonal and transferable skills and business experience, will lead to excellent career prospects in management.

You will build on your skills and abilities in all the key areas of management, including: strategy, international business, marketing and consumption.  You will also explore key areas of entrepreneurship and gain key skills for new venture creation, opportunity recognition, idea generation, creativity and problem solving. You will learn about the key theoretical frameworks that underlie entrepreneurship and understand key concepts such as how businesses are started. By electing to spend a year in business you will also have ample opportunities to integrate theory and practice.

Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates.  You will receive individual attention and flexibility to acquire, if desired, expertise within a specialist field.

This course will allow you to develop a creative approach to problem solving that produces effective management results along with how to provide direction, assess progress, and adapt your approach to changing circumstances. 

We're committed to preparing our students for graduate-level jobs after university and we continually review and refresh our courses to ensure they align with current trends and employer requirements.

  • Competitive edge in pursuing your career having gained a year of real business experience, which you'll have secured with our support.
  • Excellent career prospects in management, by specialising in entrepreneurship and studying real life case studies with input from business stakeholders.
  • Quality research publications are judged as 14th out of 101 UK business and management schools (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • Examine the nature of business planning and evaluating opportunities.
  • Explore the application of entrepreneurship across different domains.

From time to time, we make changes to our courses to improve the student and learning experience. If we make a significant change to your chosen course, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

Core Modules

Year 1
  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the academic skills that are both transferable and of value to employers. You will consider how employability skills can be developed throughout your undergraduate studies, and identify the kinds of experiences that you can benefit from beyond the classroom. You will also examine contemporary issues in management and reflect on how you can become a more effective learner.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of quantitative studies and how they are employed in Management and Economics. You will look at how quantitative studies relate to differences, associations and relationships in groups and populations, and examine a range of statistical techniques.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of key management concepts, theories and practices. You will learn about the development and shifting of key paradigms in management, and how management knowledge can be regarded as a social construct. You will also consider how you can enhance your employability through skills in critical analysis.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the formal economic, political and legal institutions, as well as cultural, religious, and linguistic differences that must be taken into account when conducting business across borders. You will look at how the global context in which companies operate has evolved over time, considering the role of foreign direct investment and internationalisation strategies. You will examine the motivations for entering a foreign market, the factors determining whether a company enters on their own or in partnership, the risks of entry and how they are analysed, and how companies negotiate with governments.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the basic concepts of accounting, examining its role in organisations and society. You will consider the basic components of financial statements, including income statement, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, and the procedures and techniques for the preparation of these. You will also look at the principles of financial decision making and how to analyse accounting information

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of information systems and how they have become the backbone of contemporary businesses. You will consider how they are used by business managers as a tool for achieving operational excellence, developing new products and services, improving decision making, and achieving competitive advantage. You will also examine the broader organisational, human and information technology dimensions of information systems and how they can be used to provide solutions to challenges and problems in the business environment.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of organisation as a process and the organisation as an entity. You will look at key managerial activities, examining classical ideas about organisation with the context of nationalisation and humanisation. You will see how these ideas reappear, albeit in a modified form, in contemporary organisations, looking at organisational forms and modern management techniques such as culture management, emotional labour, and charismatic leadership. You will also consider Max Weber’s distinction of formal and substantive rationality and Anthony Giddens’ formulation of the duality of action and structure.

  • This module will describe the key principles of academic integrity, focusing on university assignments. Plagiarism, collusion and commissioning will be described as activities that undermine academic integrity, and the possible consequences of engaging in such activities will be described. Activities, with feedback, will provide you with opportunities to reflect and develop your understanding of academic integrity principles.


Year 2
  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the theories of strategic management. You will consider these theories in the context of contemporary business operations, including the political and regulatory frameworks, in response to technological change, financialisation, the development of new business models, and changes in the way corporate performance is assessed. You will look at key concepts and debates in the theory of corporate and business strategy, and examine the changing context in which corporate strategy is formulated and implemented.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the marketing strategies used by organisations. You will look at the elements of the marketing mix and their critical interrelationships, examining the competitive environment, customer insights, market information systems, business models, enterprise competencies, control, evaluation and innovation. You will also consider the sustainability of marketing practices in an increasingly globalised consumer society.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the technical and non-technical aspects of management accounting. You will look at traditional costing methods and techniques, such as contribution volume profit analysis (CVP), budgeting, responsibility accounting, transfer pricing, and decision-making, alongside more innovative management tools, including activity based costing (ABC), activity based management (ABM), and the balanced scorecard. You will examine the issues underlying pricing and product offering and consider the importance of quality and cost control as strategic objectives for improving organisational performance.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the design, planning and control of operating systems for the provision of goods and services. You will look at the tools and techniques used in the development of operational systems and the factors that affect the choice of operating methods. You will consider approaches to the planning cycle, inventory management, and production control techniques, including capacity planning, and the merits of push and pull systems. You will also examine quality control and its management in practice.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the significance of human resource management in organisations. You will look at the links between product market and human resourcing strategies, the role of human resources planning in workforce management, and polices such as employee participation and involvement, including the role of trade unions in employment relationships. You will examine the regulation of labour markets, employment discrimination and conflict and resistance at work. You will also consider specific human resources practices, such as recruitment and selection, training and development and pay and performance management.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the entrepreneurship process. You will look at how to start and grow a new venture, and how to develop and translate entrepreneurial ideas into achievable opportunities. You will consider the theories of entrepreneurship relating to opportunity recognition, marketing, innovation, and team formation, and assess key concepts such as internationalisation, raising finance, managing growth and exit strategies. You will also examine the nature of business planning and learn to critically evaluate a business opportunity.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship. You will look at the roles and contributions of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises to economies, and the theories of business growth and development, barriers to growth, internationalisation, and management buyouts. You will consider debates around the provision of hard and soft government support for entrepreneurship, and examine the application of entrepreneurship across different domains, including social entrepreneurship and the increasingly important ‘third sector’, the role of women, family businesses, ethnic minority businesses, and corporate ventures.

Year 3
  • This year will be spent on a work placement. You will be supported by the School of Management and the Royal Holloway Careers and Employability Service to find a suitable placement. However, Royal Holloway cannot guarantee that all students who are accepted onto this degree programme will secure a placement, and the ultimate responsibility lies with yourself. This year forms an integral part of the degree programme and you will be asked to complete assessed work. The mark for this work will count towards your final degree classification.

Year 4
  • In this module you will develop an understanding of how small companies can become internationally competitive. You will look at the theories of clusters, and apply them to the analysis of small and medium enterprises operating in different contexts. You will consider vertical and horizontal collaborative strategies, and their impact on firms' capabilities, resources, and performance. You will examine the relationships between small companies and multinationals, and the mechanisms through which small companies are linked to the global economy. You will also compare different clusters and assess the competitive advantages and disadvantages they generate for companies.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of how enterprises have evolved and how the position of entrepreneurs has changed over the centuries under different regimes of state formation, institutional change and moral discipline. You will look at how political regimes have either facilitated or hindered entrepreneurship and examine the importance of temporal, geographical and structural issues in entrepreneurship history.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the theories and practices related to corporate entrepreneurship. You will look at the management of creativity and innovation in large organisations, as well as the processes and structures relevant to the successful appropriation of opportunities within a market context. You will also consider the barriers that constrain managers and their companies from being entrepreneurial and examine conceptual and empirical evidence of corporate entrepreneurship from real-world examples.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of business innovation in the context of new ventures and corporations. You will look at how changes in technology, markets, and society are affecting how new business models, products and services emerge. You will consider innovation as a source of competitive advantage and examine the management of innovation, critically evaluating associated risks and uncertainty. You will also analyse past experiences and how they can be used to exploit future opportunities through innovation.

  • Having gained an understanding of the workings of key corporate functions in their prior courses, this course will increase students' understanding of the opportunities and challenges that arise from the external business context in the early 21st century. These are evaluated from the perspective of a range of corporate functions and appropriate corporate response structures identified.

Optional Modules

There are a number of optional course modules available during your degree studies. The following is a selection of optional course modules that are likely to be available. Please note that although the College will keep changes to a minimum, new modules may be offered or existing modules may be withdrawn, for example, in response to a change in staff. Applicants will be informed if any significant changes need to be made.

Year 1

You will take one of the following:

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of how marketing can be seen as both an academic discipline and as a business practice. You will look at the role of the consumer as a stakeholder in an organisation, examining how they make consumption decisions. You will assess marketing as a business practice, considering how it has penetrated all sectors of the economy (private, public, and not-for-profit). In addition, you will learn about the sustainability of marketing practices in an increasingly globalised consumer society.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the main economic, social, ecological and governance factors that determine the long-term sustainability of organisations. You will look at the interconnectedness of these factors and how they set the context within which small and large businesses, public service organisations and third sector organisations operate. You will consider perspectives on the identification and management of corporate social responsibility, including the complex and often contested business case for it, and how this is often tied into, and justified, in terms of the economic context within which the organisation operates. You will also examine the importance of corporate governance for global sustainability.

Alternatively, you may take a module from another department, subject to availability and timetable constraints.

  • All modules are core
Year 2

You will take one of the following:

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of fundamental concepts in finance, with an emphasis on corporate financial management. You will look at financial markets and institutions and how these impact a company’s financial strategy, and examine the techniques of capital budgeting, such as net present values and internal rate of return, including inflation and tax treatment. You will also consider sources of finance to a firm, management of risk, portfolio theory, and corporate valuation.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the tools and techniques of economic analysis to solve common managerial problems. You will look at economic intuition and its relevance to business problems, and the application of economic principles to strategic situations. You will consider the constraints faced by business decision makers, the economic consequences of their decisions, and the influence of the macro environment. You will also examine the benefits and drawbacks of free trade or restrictions on imports and exports across a range of countries with divergent socio-political contexts.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of why people work, how hard they work, and how motivation relates to employee wellbeing and performance. You will look at theories of people’s needs, values and traits, theories of justice, and the psychological contract. You will consider the role of popular management practices, including the use of pay, leadership, job design, and human resource management, and assess the evidence on the impact of such interventions. You will also examine the social and structural forces that influence work motivation and performance.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the emergent discipline of organisational change and change management. You will look at the social scientific concepts and theories underpinning the management of change, and consider how these are applied in practice. You will examine the organisational problems central to contemporary management, becoming familiar with the diagnostic and prescriptive tools used in complex organisational change processes.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the practice of problem-solving in organisations. You will look at the models, frameworks, tools and methods used to deal with the complexities of decision making in different types of organisations, including the implementation or use of information systems and technologies. You will consider which courses of action are most appropriate for particular management situations, and examine techniques used by managers to gain insights into situations and structure potential solutions to perceived problems, including concepts of non-linearity, self-organisation, creativity and chaos.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the role of project management within organisations and its value in achieving organisational objectives. You will look at the process of planning, scheduling, monitoring and controlling resources (physical, technological, human and others) for the achievement of a focussed objective. You will consider the factors involved in promoting organisational change, and critically examine the problems of implementation. You will also examine the techniques used for monitoring and controlling projects, and approaches to project risk management.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of what is meant by globalisation, looking at the growth and development of the international economy from the late nineteenth-century to the present day. You will consider the many arguments and myths surrounding globalisation, focussing on the growth and development of the global economy during the twentieth century. You will examine institutions such as the World Trade Organisation and multinational enterprises, and the role of foreign direct investment as a driving force in the integration of developing countries into the globalisation process. You will also consider the consequences of globalisation in relation to the environment, social inequalities, and poverty.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the development and contemporary fluctuations of multinational enterprises. You will look at their history and the role of foreign direct investment in achieving growth. You will consider the effect of internationalisation on host countries, and examine the political economy context within which multinational enterprises operate, as well as their own strategic decision making.

  • In this module you develop an understanding of the nature and scope of marketing research, and how it is used to support the design and implementation of successful marketing decisions. You look at a conceptual framework for producing research results that are actionable and relevant. You will consider both quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques and methods of data analysis, gaining familiarity with the SPSS software package and how to write marketing research reports to assist decision makers.

  • In this you will develop an understanding of how digital technologies are being used in marketing programmes. You will look the frameworks and models that are relevant to digital marketing practice and their supporting technologies. You will examine various digital channels and how they are used within marketing campaigns, considering search engine optimisation strategies, customer acquisition and retention, customer service, direct marketing, communications, e-tailing and digital channel structures.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of environmental sustainability in relation to business and management. You will look at local, regional, national and global issues for various aspects of the natural environment that business activities may have an impact on, including climate change, soil, air, and water pollution. You will consider the implications of these environmental issues on business functions, such as strategy, logistics, production, and marketing, and the legal frameworks surrounding them. You will also examine sustainable management practices and the role of environmental regulations.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the role of business within a moral and social context. You will look at corporate social responsibility and business ethics within key functional areas such as marketing, human resource management, and accounting, and how these relate to sustainability. You will consider the key theoretical and practical perspectives surrounding the complexities of business in society, and compare and contrast different approaches taken to ethical issues. You will also examine environmental issues and how they affect business, including regulations and emissions tariffs.

  • In this module, we explore the concepts of diversity and inclusion in organisations, through identities of gender, race and ethnicity, disability, class and sexuality, through case studies and in-class discussion, and different management strategies for diversity and inclusion. This module provides the theories, toolkits and practical examples needed to manage for a diverse and inclusive organisation in the 21st century. 


Year 4

You will take two of the following:

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of various aspects of the international financial accounting environment. You will look at the regulatory background to the composition of reporting documents, considering influences on national financial reporting and international differences in financial reporting systems. You will examine approaches to the classification of financial reporting systems, and initatives designed to achieve international harmonisation and standardisation of accounting practices. You will also evaluate communication issues in accounting and analyse the impact of international accountability.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the nature of consumer behaviour, its relevance to the marketing environment, and impact on society. You will look at the internal and external factors which underpin consumer behaviour theories, and consider the impact of marketing strategies on these. You will also examine the the nature of consumption, markets, and culture, and evaluate the complexity of consumer behaviour.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of multinational business in the Asia Pacific, their worldwide operations, and their impact on Europe. You will look at the contemporary economic, political, and cultural contexts of the Asia Pacific nations, and consider the diversity of the business environments and business practices in the region. You will examine the factors that lay behind the rapid growth of the region in the last five decades, and use empirical evidence to analyse the operation, performance and impact of multinational enterprises originating from there.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the emerging markets, commercial realities, and national cultures within the context of the global economy. You will look at the strategic issues and dilemmas that managers face in their efforts to expand into emerging markets, and consider the commercial realities and national cultures of these. You will look at specific cases studies, including the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Turkey and South Africa.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of how institutions, policies and processes have shaped the European Union and the European business environment. You will look at the key institutions, policies and processes involved in the widening and deepening of the union, and theories which explain its development. You will consider the national, regional and global influences on European business and examine the complex relationships between the EU and its major trading partners. You will also critically evaluate the challenges facing European countries, policymakers and businesses.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the concept of accountability in the context of the relationships between corporate organisations and their stakeholders. You will look at the main theoretical approaches used to explain corporate reporting practice, including agency theory, signalling theory, stakeholder theory, legitimacy theory and institutional theory. You will examine a selection of International Financial Reporting Standards dealing with complex issues involving the identification, recognition and measurement of assets, liabilities, equity, income and expenses. You will also consider the nature of subjective judgements involved in financial, social and environmental accounting and reporting.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the impact of globalisation on work. You will look at the economic, political and institutional forces that shape the international mobility of workers, and examine the complexity of managing people as work becomes increasingly boundaryless. You will consider the implications of a more integrated global labour market on work organisation, employment relations and national labour market institutions, and critically assess the challenges brought by the mobility of capital and the movement of people to the organisation of work in a global context.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of a variety of contemporary issues with respect to individual and group behaviour at work. You will look at the theoretical approaches to understanding individual and group processes, considering work attitudes, identity at work, and issues of work design, such as teamwork, contemporary communication, and managing well-being.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the key determinants of economic performance and the success of individual firms, industries and national economies. You will look at the achievements of the world's advanced economies, considering the character of their institutions and businesses, and examine the historical origins of differences in national institutions and corporate capabilities.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the nature of brands, branding, and the nature of the consumer society that we live in. You will look at different theoretical approaches to understanding brands and branding, and examine how branding theories are applied in marketing strategies.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the scope and nature of marketing planning, practice and theory in a global context. You will look at the evolution of the global market and consider current topical debates surrounding globalisation. You will examine the complexities of marketing operations and strategies in diverse geographical markets and evaluate the suitability of marketing strategies in addressing the contemporary global business environment.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of financial management control strategy. You will look at the dependencies and relationships between business models and operating architecture, capital structure, and off-balance sheet financing. You will consider the context of managing accounting in a changing environment, and evaluate the impact of mergers and acquisitions on businesses. You will examine strategic control tools and techniques such as responsibility accounting and transfer pricing, and assess the relationship between product markets, internal organisation cost structures and capital market expectations.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the 'time value of money'. You will look at the main principles of finance theory and how these can be applied to commercial problems. You will consider the relationship between risk and return, and examine the valuation of equities, bonds and options and the relative merits of different approaches to choosing and valuing securities. You will evaluate the consequences of a proposed takeover or merger from the perspective of capital markets and assess the relevance of information efficiency.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of contemporary marketing communication management within an international context. You will look at how promotional campaigns are constructed by advertising agencies, and consider the complementarity and inter-dependence of discrete marketing activities within a strategic perspective by creating an outline promotional campaign. You will examine the complexity and salience of ethical issues in marketing and advertising, especially with respect to the wider social influence, and deconstruct promotional communications in terms of their likely intended segmentation and positioning rationale.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the main managerial and technological principles which underlie business and analytics. You will look at the impact of business data analytics on product and service innovation, and examine the main challenges and risk related to business data analytics activities within organisations. You will learn how to carry out a variety of business data analytics techniques, and consider the impact of legislation, regulation and ethical codes of practice on business data analytics programmes and the organisations running them.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the main technological and managerial principles behind digital innovation. You will look at the revolutionary impact of digital technology on product and service innovation, and examine the main challenges and risks related to digital innovation initiatives within organisations. You will consider how the latest digital technologies can be used to lead innovation initiatives and analyse the implications of the external socio-economic and regulatory context for digital innovation within organisations.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the principles and concepts of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). You will look at how firms use ERP systems for strategic effectiveness and consider the key strategic issues facing managers seeking to deploy and exploit such systems. You will examine the challenges facing those responsible for the selection, implementation and management of ERP projects, and gain practical experience using SAP software and other enterprise-level applications.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of contemporary issues in the theory and practice of accounting for sustainability. You will look at key issues in the growing ara of sustainability accounting including notions of accountability in the context of sustainability, cultural and religious perspectives on sustainability accounting, elements of sustainability reporting, and the role of accounting in embedding sustainability in decision making.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of a number of diverse international and theoretical positions on corporate governance. You will look at the concepts of control, accountability and transparency within the context of corporate governance, and consider the role of regulation and its comparative national context. You will examine new trends in emerging market business groups and multinationals and analyse prevailing debates on insider- versus outsider-controlled corporate governance regimes.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of responsibility in the context of entrepreneurship. You will look at the entrepreneurial process and consider the inherent ambivalence of both new ideas and their unintended consequences. You will examine the concepts of social entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship, and minority entrepreneurship, and evaluate how new organisations emerge, grow, and approach responsibility challenges.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the scope and nature of marketing ethics. You will look at the complexity and interconnectedness of moral dilemmas in marketing practice and consider potential responses by stakeholders, such as consumers, businesses and governmental actors, to ethical marketing issues.

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of social networks and social media platforms from multiple perspectives. You will look at the growth of social media and the connectedness of the networked society, considering recent advances in network science, social psychology, and marketing. You will examine the role of social networking technologies in enabling business innovation and societal change, and critically assess positive and negative impacts of these technologies.

  • Students will undertake an online business simulation and will apply concepts and knowledge from across their programme to make decisions that will affect the performance of their enterprise. Students will experience how different decisions and factors affect business performance while learning about the interrelationships between marketing, operations, finance and sales.


  • This module aims to provide a comprehensive overview to important and current leadership theories. Working at the boundary of practice and theory, weekly sessions are highly interactive and will be delivered in the form of lectures and workshops. We expect each student to engage proactively with all aspects of the module, including adequate preparation for each session as well as post-class reflections.


Alternatively, you may take one of the following:

  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the implications of changes in the global organisation of firms and the international workforce for human resource management policy choices. You will look at the differences in business and human resource systems between the UK, the USA, Germany and Japan, and examine the approaches to, and strategies for, human resource management in international business activities. You will consider the problems of transferring human resource management practices from one country to another, and the role of multinational companies as agents of knowledge. You will also evaluate the role of transnational organisations in regulating human resource policies and practices in firms.

  • You will initiate, design and undertake a substantial piece of independent work. You will critically review published work and utilise qualitative or quantitative research skills to evaluate and interpret research data.

Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations. Your understanding of the key management subjects will be achieved by the following learning methods:

  • Lectures introduce the key subject areas, themes and frameworks through a larger teaching group format
  • Group work will provide you with the opportunity to meet and learn to work with other people. This is important for your development when considering a management role in your future career.
  • Case-studies will be integrated throughout your course. This will reflect the reality of decision-making and problem-solving activities in today’s business environment
  • Independent Learning is a key skill that will benefit you in the workplace and life in general, as well as study. You will need to conduct your own research to find out more about the subject areas you are interested in.
  • Seminars and Workshops are an opportunity to explore the themes raised in lectures in more detail. Seminars are comprised of small interactive groups, with discussion between staff and students.
  • Formal examinations take place in May/June.
  • Placement Assessment.

A Levels: AAB-ABB

Required subjects:

  • At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. For students who are from backgrounds or personal circumstances that mean they are generally less likely to go to university, you may be eligible for an alternative lower offer. Follow the link to learn more about our contextual offers.


We accept T-levels for admission to our undergraduate courses, with the following grades regarded as equivalent to our standard A-level requirements:

  • AAA* – Distinction (A* on the core and distinction in the occupational specialism)
  • AAA – Distinction
  • BBB – Merit
  • CCC – Pass (C or above on the core)
  • DDD – Pass (D or E on the core)

Where a course specifies subject-specific requirements at A-level, T-level applicants are likely to be asked to offer this A-level alongside their T-level studies.

English language requirements

All teaching at Royal Holloway (apart from some language courses) is in English. You will therefore need to have good enough written and spoken English to cope with your studies right from the start.

The scores we require
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall. Reading and writing 6.0.  No other subscore lower than 5.5.
  • Pearson Test of English: 61 overall. Reading and writing 54. No subscore lower than 51.
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE III.
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grade C.

Country-specific requirements

For more information about country-specific entry requirements for your country please visit here.

Undergraduate preparation programmes

For international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements, for this undergraduate degree, the Royal Holloway International Study Centre offers following pathway programmes designed to develop your academic and English language skills:

Upon successful completion, you can progress to this degree at Royal Holloway, University of London.

A Management with Entrepreneurship degree at Royal Holloway can lead into a variety of career paths.  It is highly regarded by employers because of the advanced understanding of both modern business and entrepreneurship combined with valuable interpersonal and transferable skills that can be taken directly into the workplace. By spending a year in business you will also have the experience that employers value highly, as well as having created valuable business connections - recent placements have included industry leaders such as Microsoft, BMW, Dior and PwC.
We will help students to recognise their own strengths, skills and abilities so that they can make strong applications for their chosen job or further study.

Our graduates have entered prominent organisations including Nike, eBay, Harrods and Adobe, and into roles such as:

  • PR and Communications Officer at L’Occitane
  • Business Development Manager at Hitachi Capital
  • National Field Sales Co-ordinator at Britvic Soft Drinks
  • Management Trainee at British Airways
  • Electronic Group Purchasing at VW Group.

Home (UK) students tuition fee per year*: £9,250

The fee for your Year in Business will be 20% of the tuition fee for that academic year.

EU and international students tuition fee per year**: £21,000

The fee for your Year in Business will be 20% of the tuition fee for that academic year.

Other essential costs***: Costs incurred while on your year in business will vary depending on the nature and location of the placement. For further information please contact the School of Business and Management.

How do I pay for it? Find out more about funding options, including loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students who have already taken out a tuition fee loan for undergraduate study should check their eligibility for additional funding directly with the relevant awards body.

*The tuition fee for UK undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations. For students starting a degree in the academic year 2024/25, the fee is £9,250 for that year.

**This figure is the fee for EU and international students starting a degree in the academic year 2024/25

Royal Holloway reserves the right to increase tuition fees annually for overseas fee-paying students. Please be aware that tuition fees can rise during your degree. The upper limit of any such annual rise has not yet been set for courses starting in 2024 but will advertised here once confirmed.  For further information see fees and funding and our terms and conditions.

***These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2024/25 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

This course is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This means your qualification is recognised in the industry, giving you a competitive edge when applying for jobs.

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We’ve played a role in thousands of careers, some of them particularly remarkable.

Find about our decision-making processes and the people who lead and manage Royal Holloway today.