Royal Holloway, School of Management

Introduction

Our Roots: Royal Holloway College was opened by HM Queen Victoria in 1886. In 1900 both Royal Holloway and Bedford Colleges were admitted as Schools of the University of London. The year 1985 sees the merger of Bedford and Royal Holloway Colleges. In 1990 the Centre for Management was created under the Faculty of Social Studies. Thanks to our founding members, historians Charles Harvey and Bob Fitzerald, 1993 saw the Centre gain School status.

Single honours were offered from 1994, and by 2000 several masters programmes had been developed. Experience of teaching an in-house MBA globally for Flemings (later JP Morgan) helped the School win the contract to deliver the University of London's MBA by distance learning, which started in 2000. By 2005 both our on-campus and distance learning MBA courses were accredited by AMBA. In 2010-11 the School move under the umbrella of the new Faculty of Management and Economics, alongside two other faculties: the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science with each managed by a Dean.

Where we are now: Growing from strength to strength we now have over 85 academic staff covering the main areas of management, with over 1,000 undergraduates and some 400 postgraduates across our suite of Masters courses. In addition we have circa. 80 PhD students.

Facilities

Our modern facilities reflect our dedication to building an environment that advances critical thinking and enhances the application of new knowledge

Our School has its 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. In addition, we are conveniently located next to the Computer Centre which is open 24/7.

The School of Management's £3 million Moore extension was officially opened on 26th October 2011 by Sir Alex Reed CBE, who is a long-time supporter of the College and the School of Management and the founding Patron of Royal Holloway Entrepreneurs. The event also celebrated the School's 21st anniversary.

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. Explicit use was made of sustainable features to maximise reduction of the building’s carbon footprint.

The Bedford Library has an extensive collection of books on management. The books range from the more traditional fields of finance and accounting, through to marketing and management information systems, both in relation to corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.

The Library provides a range of electronic resources including Mintel Reports and Business Source Complete, a major collection of business journals as well as industry and country reports. Students also have access to financial databases such as Datastream and Mergent Online, which provide company and industry information.

World university rankings

Royal Holloway was ranked 102nd in the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings published in September 2013. Ranked 12th overall in the UK, the Guide has described Royal Holloway as "truly world class."


Royal Holloway is ranked in fifth place in the world (first in the UK) in the category of 'International Outlook': recognising our broader outlook as a global university. The rankings use three separate indicators to judge 'international outlook' - proportion of international staff and students and research in terms of papers that are co-authored with at least one international partner.

The university is also particularly highly rated for the wide-reaching impact of its research, scoring 97.5 per cent for citations: further cementing Royal Holloway’s status as one of the world’s premier research institutions.

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Programs

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MSc

Master in Business Information Systems

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Egham

The innovative Business Information Systems course provides you with sound, theoretically informed and relevant knowledge of modern information and communications technologies and its use in key business and organisational settings. [+]

The innovative Business Information Systems course provides you with sound, theoretically informed and relevant knowledge of modern information and communications technologies and its use in key business and organisational settings. This course open to those who have not studied management or technology based qualifications previously. The course has been designed to: - Respond to the increasing need for greater understanding of the role advanced information and communication technologies plays in the workplace and at home. - Addresses the need for managers to understand and appreciate the strategic value of technologies and processes as a source of competitive advantage, both nationally and internationally. - Enhance learning, employability and reflexivity in line with international educational standards. Jointly taught by the School of Management and the Department of Computer Science, you will have the opportunity to study a range of elective units, including those from our world-renowned Information Security Group. This is currently the only management programme within the University of London supported by the SAP University Alliance Employability & career opportunities Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different business information systems-related areas, including: - Business Analyst at Ford Motor Company - Information Security Consultant at Barclays - SAP HR Functional Consultant at Satyam Computer Services - Business Analyst at Oracle - Technology Consultant at Hewlett Packard - Microsoft Dynamics CRM Applications Analyst at Whitbread [-]

Master in Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Egham

Our MSc Entrepreneurship course is designed to equip you with a specialist and in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship. [+]

Our MSc Entrepreneurship course is designed to equip you with a specialist and in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship. The course draws upon the highest level of theory and practice in this field and builds on the extensive research and teaching expertise of academics within the School. Our units in specialist entrepreneurship subjects are designed specifically for their relevance to contemporary entrepreneurship research, policy and practice. We aim to provide you with some of the key skills and knowledge required to develop your own projects, whether it be starting a new organisation or developing an entrepreneurial project within an existing organisation, in the public, private or voluntary sectors. All courses on the MSc Entrepreneurship consist of both a lecture and workshop. Workshops may include individual or group work relating to idea generation and evaluation, business pitches, presentations, critical discussions around key topics in the field, case studies, and other activities. We use a range of assessment methods on the programme which include, but are not limited to, essays, exams, business plans, reports, presentations, case work, reflexive worklogs, and in-class tests. For instance, on one of our core courses - Business Opportunities Ideas and Planning - students, working in teams, will create a new product or service through an in-class idea lab, and develop a business plan aimed at potential investors. The plan will capture how the business will be rolled out over time, with an emphasis on financial, marketing, operational and logistical issues, among other things. We have running the programme a strong team of academic staff with years of experience both teaching and carrying out research in the field of entrepreneurship, and a very dedicated team of individuals providing administrative support. We are all committed to working together with students to create a stimulating and challenging academic environment. The programme also benefits from several visiting speakers, including entrepreneurs and those involved in business support areas [-]

Master in International Accounting

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Egham

This theoretical Masters is of particular relevance to those who wish to enhance their understanding of accounting, or those already working as accountants who wish to acquire more advanced knowledge. [+]

This is a successful and innovative course, based on the research expertise of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Research Group. It was created in response to the increasing recognition of the need to set the theory and practice of accounting in the context of its social, political, natural and cultural environments. The course incorporates reflection on the broader setting and implications of accounting in addition to knowledge and understanding of contemporary financial and management accounting. This theoretical Masters is of particular relevance to those who wish to enhance their understanding of accounting, or those already working as accountants who wish to acquire more advanced knowledge. Why choose this course? - You will benefit from specialised teaching by academics in the Accounting, Finance and Economics Research Group at Royal Holloway who have published in a wide range of top ranking journals. - You will develop advanced accounting knowledge and further explore more specialized areas of accounting which are not always available at undergraduate level - You will obtain a postgraduate qualification recognised the world over which will enhance your understanding of accounting issues within organizations. - You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of exciting and innovative course units enabling you to becoming a skilled international accounting practitioner. - You will be constantly challenged to improve your accounting, conceptual, qualitative and people skills. Employability & career opportunities Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different international accounting-related areas, including: - Personal Relationship Manager at HSBC - Auditor at Deloitte - Data Analyst at Newedge - Senior Risk Analyst at Bank of Azerbaijan - Project Accountant at Building Design Partnership [-]

Master in International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Egham

This course adopts an intellectually rigorous and critical approach to international human resource management strategies and practices, assessing them from a range of theoretical and analytical perspectives, explaining them in terms of their social and economic context, and considering their implications and impact for a range of stakeholders and interest groups. [+]

This course adopts an intellectually rigorous and critical approach to international human resource management strategies and practices, assessing them from a range of theoretical and analytical perspectives, explaining them in terms of their social and economic context, and considering their implications and impact for a range of stakeholders and interest groups. This MSc has a substantive international content (centred on the analysis of MNC strategies and practices), combined with a significant comparative dimension, considering national, regional and global contexts. Why choose this course? - It adopts a rigorous analytical approach to international human resource management. - You will be taught by professors and academics who are working on cutting-edge quality research, relevant to the course. - You will be engaged in exciting teaching, contributing regularly in class discussions and seminars. - You will develop a solid knowledge base equipping you to work in the area of international human resource management with confidence. Employability & career opportunities Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different related areas. You will be well prepared for careers in international human resource management, management consultancy, public policy research, government advisory and research roles, the civil service, think tanks, employers’ organisations and trade unions. This course also equips you with a solid foundation for continued PhD studies. Example job profiles include: - Researcher at Hays Specialist Recruitment - International Relocation Case Manager at IBM [-]

Master in International Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Egham

This MSc is particularly relevant if you have less than two years full-time work experience and is suitable if you did not study management as part of your undergraduate degree. [+]

This course is designed for ambitious and self-motivated individuals at the outset of their professional working life. It includes all the major management functions and will enable you to build effective management skills, understand management within the global context and develop a wide international network of associates. This course is demanding: teaching delivery is normally five days a week (Monday to Friday), for a total of 15 hours per week in both the autumn and spring terms, for a total in excess of 300 hours. This is one of only 11 MSc courses in the UK to be accredited by AMBA (the Association of MBAs). It is ideal for those who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in general management with an international orientation and will prepare you to enter the globalised world of work on a competitive footing, maximising your potential and widening your choices. Graduates with an interest in a functional specialism, such as marketing or human resources management, may pursue a career with a multinational enterprise, and important skills are also gained for those entering fields, such as finance or accountancy, with professional, regulatory bodies. In addition, we recognize the role of family-owned and closely-held businesses to some graduates. This MSc is particularly relevant if you have less than two years full-time work experience and is suitable if you did not study management as part of your undergraduate degree. Employability & career opportunities Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different international management-related areas, including: - Senior Associate at Bank of China International - Reporter at Xinhua News Agency - Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers - Finance Officer at Ealing Borough Council - Relationship Manager (Investments) at Barclays Bank [-]

MA

Master in Consumption, Culture and Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Egham

This newly launched MA in Consumption, Culture & Marketing is an interdisciplinary masters programme that draws together content and teaching from the subject areas of marketing and sociology. [+]

This newly launched MA in Consumption, Culture & Marketing is an interdisciplinary masters programme that draws together content and teaching from the subject areas of marketing and sociology. The programme explores claims that our contemporary world can be best understood as a consumer society and a brand culture and explores how marketing and consumerism increasingly define our experiences, social relationships and civic infrastructure. As such we seek to analyse marketing behaviour with a view to better understand how it functions as a determinative mode of production and mediation whose influence reaches well beyond spheres of consumer behaviour and marketing management and into the realms of politics, culture and the environment. Why choose this course? We live in an age that is often described as a Consumer Culture, as though the primary way in which we relate to each other and understand ourselves is through our own consumer behaviour. In such a world everything becomes reconfigured according to the logic of marketing and branding. This course looks in-depth at the claims of a Consumer Culture and seeks to understand it and will engage in a number of theoretical areas: branding, marketing, bio-power and neoliberalism. In short, this is a programme that seeks to develop understandings of the world in which we now live. Employability & career opportunities Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different areas, including: - Senior Associate at Bank of China International - Reporter at Xinhua News Agency - Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers - Finance Officer at Ealing Borough Council - Relationship Manager (Investments) at Barclays Bank This taught masters course equips postgraduate students with the subject knowledge and expertise required to pursue a successful career, or provides a solid foundation for continued PhD studies. [-]

Master in Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Egham

A distinct, research-led course based on contemporary theory and case material which is challenging and innovative. [+]

A distinct, research-led course based on contemporary theory and case material which is challenging and innovative. Our academics have expertise in cutting edge consumer and culture industry research and is best suited to students who have a keen interest in developing an intellectual understanding of the theories underpinning marketing concepts and processes. This course will: - provide you with an in-depth and critical understanding of a world increasingly defined by a culture of consumerism and the role played by marketing activities in building strong customer relationships and business opportunities. - develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the contemporary issues relating to marketing, consumers and culture Why choose this course? - the course is at the cutting edge of contemporary marketing and has a distinctive quality in matters relating to consumer culture and critical perspectives. - with the option to take elective units in areas such as Arts or Sports Marketing, Digital Media Marketing, and Marketing Ethics, the course offers the opportunity to learn more about specialised topics. - the Marketing Group has an international profile and regularly hosts visits by leading international marketing academics. - the course hosts a ‘Marketing Camp’, where leading international scholars present their research to faculty and students. - our academic marketing cohort is the largest in the University of London, with 10 members. Employability & career opportunities Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different marketing-related areas, including: - Sales Officer at Standard Chartered - Category Analyst at Kantar World Panel UK - Research Assistant at Maritz Research Europe - Private Banker at ICICI Bank - Marketing Consultant at Viewpress TV [-]