Studying the Economics pathway at Royal Holloway International Study Centre

Make your impact on the global world of business. Learn to lead and study towards success.

The Business stream will prepare you for a range of management and economics-related degrees at the School of Management, Royal Holloway. In an increasingly global business environment, the diversity of our programmes and our international reputation help to ensure that a degree from the School of Management is a credential that opens doors worldwide.

What you will study

You will study English language modules as well as Business and Economics related topics.

Core modules:

Academic English Skills

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University.  These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Pathway-specific modules:


You will gain an understanding of the reasons behind starting a business, how a business is organised, the different legal frameworks a business can adopt and how businesses work with stakeholders in the real world.

Using international businesses as examples, the course looks into more detailed study of business activity in the fields of human resource management, marketing, finance and operations, and concludes with an in-depth study of global organisations, business objectives and ethics.


You will learn about types of goods, types of economies and the problems faced by consumers and producers.

The course will include an introduction to Financial Accounting and also includes supply, demand, elasticity and price controls. You will study global economies, the effects of market failures and conduct a detailed study of competitive influences.

Business graduate careers include:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Retail
  • Logistics and transport
  • Hospitality and events management
  • Marketing research
  • Law
  • Investment banking
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Lecturing