Founded in 1886, Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) is one of the leading universities in the UK, consistently ranked among the top institutions for both teaching and research. It is a member of the 1994 Group Universities.

It offers the top accredited distance MBA degree programme - comprising 9 core courses, 4 electives, 120 hours plenary sessions, and a compulsory research course and dissertation (12,000-word report). Core courses include International business economics, Information systems, International human resource management, Leadership and organisations, Philosophy of management, International operations management, International marketing, International strategy, and International accounting and finance.

Students need at least three years' work experience to enrol for the MBA. The programme can be completed in 2-5 years. Degrees are awarded by the world renowned University of London.

The following three MBA programmes at the School of Management, Royal Holloway (University of London) are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA):
- MBA in International Management (full-time)
- MBA in International Management (distance learning)
- MBA for the Public Sector

The School of Management is accredited by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) as well as being a member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS).


- The MBA in International Management was ranked as one of the world’s 40 best distance-learning MBAs by the Financial Times in 2008.

- Ranked 22nd nationally in The Complete University Guide 2009 and 2010.

- In the RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) 2008, The Royal Holloway School of Management is placed in the top 20 for Business and Management, and ranked 5th out of 15 London-based universities.

- 36th in the RAE Ranking by Research Power 2008.

- Ranked 311th in the world, according to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2008.

- Placed among the World's top 500 institutions in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2008.

- 31st out of 117 Leading UK universities in the Guardian University Guide 2010, moving up from 35th in 2009.

- According to The Times Good University Guide, it is rated 24th in 2008, 30th in both 2009 and 2010.

- 28th nationally in the Sunday Times University Ranking 2008.

- 13th in the Daily Telegraph University Ranking 2007.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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