Management and Economics

Make your impact on the global world of business

The Management and Economics pathway will prepare you for a range of management and economics-related degrees at the School of Management, Royal Holloway.

Split into two routes, you can choose to focus on management or economics, offering the perfect option if you're planning a career in business, finance or government. 

What you will study

You will study English language modules, as well as management and economics-related topics.

Choose one of two course routes, depending on your desired progression degree. In some cases you will be required to choose the most appropriate optional module in relation to your chosen degree, this will be discussed upon arrival in centre.

Route A - Management

Core Modules of Academic English Skills, Business and Economics, plus you can select one additional optional module. 

Route B - Economics

Core Modules of Academic English Skills, Economics and Core Mathematics plus you can select one additional optional module.



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.  This module is core for both routes


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. This module is core for the Management route and an option for the Economics route.

Core Mathematics

This module will enable you to develop your knowledge of algebra, solving equations and using graphs to represent findings. You will also focus on statistical mathematics, including probability, hypothesis testing, sampling and estimation. 

You will develop your ability to apply a wide range of techniques for understanding and analysing data, The emphasis is on understanding the implications of various techniques in practical situations. This module is core for the Economics route and an option for the Management route.


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. This module is core for both routes.


An introduction to International Relations theory, you will look at a range of issues that affect contemporary politics and develop an understanding of the principles of the legal system within England and Wales. 

Topics include: Introduction to Global Politics; Historical Context of Global Politics; The Global Economy; States and Foreign Policy and UK Government and Politics. This module is available as an option for both routes.


You will learn about the historical development of psychology as well as key areas of contemporary research, including cognitive, biological, developmental and social psychology. 

You will also study the methods of psychological research and will be required to evaluate the scientific status of issues associated with research involving humans and animals. This module is available as an option for both routes.


You will be introduced to a range of issues which affect contemporary society, and study the research methods relevant to sociological investigations. 

You will also study the way societies develop, their structure and the way in which they function, including aspects such as family, education, work and crime, and issues in which social divisions are prominent; poverty, health, race and gender. This module is available as an option for both routes.


Management and economics-related graduate careers include:

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