Sunday, 15 December 2013

Global Green MBA Rankings: Royal Holloway in Top 30

Global Green MBA Rankings: School of Management in Top 30

The 2013 Global Green MBA survey is now one of the only rankings examining sustainability in business education on a global scale. We are delighted to announce the School is ranked 26th globally and 3rd in the UK.||

Their methodology is based on the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes Report, which evaluated MBA programs across the world for social, ethical and environmental stewardship.
The ranking examines:
  • the integration of sustainability into the curriculums of leading business schools around the world
  • innovation in sustainability initiatives
  • the promotion program development
  • the integration of sustainability into the MBA experience
The Director for the Royal Holloway MBA programme, Justin O'Brien, said "it is very pleasing to see one of our key programme differentiators, a strong focus on sustainability, recognised with a leading position in a global ranking."  

Justin O'Brien
MBA Director
Royal Holloway University

Thursday, 12 December 2013

My First Christmas in UK: Srinath B R Royal Holloway MBA candidate

"I was totally overwhelmed with the MBA alumni Christmas lunch, check out our photos all over Facebook.... It was my first traditional Christmas lunch in UK. It was such a memorable end of term celebration. The Christmas carols we sang together reminded me of my school days back in India, when I used to sing "Jingle bells" and  "Happy New Year" celebrating Christmas." 

Srinath B R First UK Christmas brought back fond memories from school in India

It was definitely our huge pleasure to meet with members of the School of Management team, various alumni and the MSc Entrepreneurship student cohort with our vibrant MBA group.  It was invaluable to be able to chat informally over lunch with the Head of the Management School, Professor Jeffrey Unerman, and learn about his extensive industry work experience and to discuss his exciting future plans. 
Jeffrey was keen to learn more about why I chose Royal Holloway to study for the MBA. I am a mechanical engineer by profession, having five years work experience in R&D, product design engineering and leading the business development team. This taste of leadership gave me the inspiration to want to develop a broader understanding of business and  management.   I am really keen to gain some international management experience and hope to use my MBA in future challenging Marketing, Branding and Business development roles. 

This was my first British Christmas and although the dinner was not a formal part of my MBA, it is definitely a brilliant memory I will take back home with me and cherish forever.  This experience was so much more than I was expecting.  Cheers for that. 

Srinath B R sparkles by the Xmas tree

Friday, 6 December 2013

Rakshak Maini: Royal Holloway MBA profile


Royal Holloway MBA: Rakshak Maini

I come from a family business background which is based in New Delhi, India, specialising in designing and manufacturing construction equipment. We have been catering to the Indian construction industry since 1987 and have been a part of a number of historic and ground breaking projects, the most recent include: Mumbai's Bandra-Worli Sea Link and India’s 2nd highest residential tower. I have been responsible for successfully generating business from South India.
About MBA at Royal Holloway:
I consider myself very lucky to have the privilege of pursuing my MBA in International Management at one of UK’s most prestigious universities. I embarked on this educational journey in September this year, so far it has been very beneficial and I have learned a lot about global management.  Our tutors encourage us to demonstrate our growing analytical skills using real life cases, which help us understand whilst inculcating the concepts discussed in the class in the most beneficial manner.  The Royal Holloway MBA is a full time programme, designed to keep the student fully engaged nearly all of the time.  But for me it has been amazing, as I wished for nothing less, and it has helped immerse me in a continuous flow of hard work and dedicated learning all term long.  
Beyond Class Social & Networking Events Organised by School Of Management:
As much as we have been kept engaged in our studies, the School of Management has left no stone unturned since day one, providing us with opportunities to interact with industry professionals, gaining valuable first hand insights. So far we have met the Chairman of Norman Hay Plc, a leading global chemical coatings business; the founder of Reed, a leading recruitment agency in the UK and the list goes on.


Arty shot of 2013 MBA candidates, Royal Holloway


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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Kelliann Flies High: MBA enrichment weekend activity


MBA High Flyer Kelliann

Kelliann, like many Royal Holloway MBA students, likes to take the opportunity to maximise her UK study experience by taking in as much culture as possible.  Pictured here in front of Stonehenge, about an hours drive from campus, the world heritage site was the key pull factor behind a weekend visit to the west country, which also included the chance to visit the Christmas market at Bath.  (Bath was founded in Roman times and named literally because of its source of warm water)  

Early December is the business end of term 1, with MBA candidates fully engaged with challenging group projects, individual assignments and preparing for in class tests.  However, achieving an appropriate balance of personal development also includes taking time out to recharge the batteries and clearly there is a long list of world famous "must see" attractions and experiences that form a crucial part of living for a year in London.   

Kelliann hails from South Florida, USA and is using her Royal Holloway MBA experience to broaden and deepen her general management skill set with a view to helping her move industry and fast track her promotion potential as a strategic marketing professional in music and film.

Christmas market outside Bath cathedral

Of course, studying at a prestigious University of London College gives her access to one of the worlds mostly culturally diverse cities, which is also replicated by a very international group of fellow MBA students who come from as far afield as Chile, Nigeria, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India and China. 

Romans founded the city because of its source of natural water, Bath is on the historic must see list