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Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme in Business Management

Prepare to join your Masters degree at Royal Holloway online from your home

The Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme in Business Management is your pathway to studying a Masters degree at Royal Holloway. Studied entirely online from home via our online learning experience platform insendi, you will complete one semester of study.

Depending on your English language levels, we also offer a two- or three-semester course of study, giving you more time to develop your English skills with our expert staff.

Once you successfully complete the programme, and achieve the required grades, you will be able to progress to your chosen postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway.

Key facts

Course length: One, two, or three semesters

Entry points:
One semester programme - February, May
Two semester programme - February, November
Three semester programme - January, October

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Age: 19+

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What you will study

This programme is specifically designed to provide you with the skills employers want. You will develop key entrepreneurial and leadership abilities you can take forward into your career.

Throughout the duration of your programme, you will also complete modules designed to equip you with the English language ability and study skills for success at Royal Holloway and beyond.

Your modules

Pre-Masters Academic English Skills Plus

Designed to support students who intend to study at postgraduate level at a UK university, but need to improve their level of English, this module focuses on developing the written and spoken language required to communicate effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context. You will also develop awareness and competency in the language-related academic skills you need to achieve your academic potential at Royal Holloway University of London, including 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.

Research Project Proposal (critical approaches)

Specifically designed for students coming from diverse educational backgrounds, this module aims to build the reading and research skills you’ll need to successfully study a Masters degree. Additionally, this module will allow you to develop the necessary presentation, communication, and group work skills to progress to the degree of your choice with confidence.

Strategic Management & Organisations

The central aim of this module is to introduce to the students the broad concepts of organisational structure, leadership, culture, professional development, recruitment, and selection in organisations with a strong focus on the underlying theoretical underpinnings of the same. Students will develop a strong engagement with contemporary case studies, enabling application of strategic management theories to practice and apply a range of tools and techniques to support strategic decision making of organisations to respond to the rapidly changing macro and microenvironments.

Managerial Economics

The Economics module will provide students with a sound understanding of theories, models and concepts in economics and the relationship between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students will be introduced to a variety of contemporary business scenarios. They will be supported in their exploration of the role and purpose of microeconomic and macroeconomic policy and its impact on the behaviour and performance of the business activity and economic systems.

Necessary equipment

You will need suitable equipment to be able to study your programme online.

You will need to have a PC or Mac based computer. Whilst it is possible to access and interact with most course content using a tablet or smartphone, these devices will not work for assessments. If you do not have access to equipment, please let us know so that we can support you.


  • Any Microsoft Windows based PC (laptop or desktop, preferably running Windows 10)
  • Web Browser: Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge (Chromium version)
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Installation of Zoom for Virtual Classroom


  • Any Apple MacOS based laptop or desktop
  • Web Browser: Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge (Chromium version)
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Installation of Zoom for Virtual Classroom

Internet Connection:

Internet connectivity is required for access to all coursework. Internet connectivity could be in the form of a fixed line connection, 3G/4G/5G, wi-fi or other technologies.

  • Minimum: 600kbps download and 600kbps upload speed
  • Recommended: at least 1.5Mbps download and 1.5Mbps upload speed

Progression degrees

After you successfully complete the Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme in Business Management, and achieve the required grades, you can progress to your chosen postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway. Your tutors will work with you to ensure you are on track for success.

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Semester dates

You can join the Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme in Business Management at multiple points throughout the year.

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