20-21 MN1915: Management First

MN1915 Management First


Course Summary

Year 1 of your undergraduate studies reading Management at Royal Holloway ‘provides a foundation for advanced and independent study through establishing a common platform of essential knowledge and skills’ (current School of Business and Management programme specification). A structured approach to reading Management at Royal Holloway is a key aim of the course in order to support students in making the transition from school to university. This recognizes the diverse backgrounds of Royal Holloway’s largest module reading Management as part of their degree title. MN1915 Management First highlights that enhancing employability prospects is a portfolio of skills each student develops over the duration of an undergraduate degree; likewise there are key academic skills each student must develop in Year 1 in order to succeed in subsequent years of the degree programme.


Organization of MN1915 and Moodle

MN1915 is organized into four subject areas of content: Business and Management with the Financial Times; Careers and Employability Skills; Learning Resources and the Library; and the Enhancement of Academic Skills. Time over the duration of the term is arranged into five blocks with each block equating to two weeks (so of 10 weeks as the College’s teaching term).

Synchronous learning happens in real time (such as MS Teams and face-to-face on campus); asynchronous learning occurs through online channels (such as self-study accessing learning resources on Moodle). Royal Holloway’s flexible – also referred as blended or hybrid – learning model includes a blend of both asynchronous and synchronous online learning, in addition to (limited) synchronous face-to-face learning. Bridging a gap between synchronous and asynchronous is a goal for MN1915.


Course Team

MN1915 Management First is designed and delivered by a group of colleagues drawing on professional services staff – representing Careers & Employability Service, Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS), and the Library – and faculty members from the School of Business and Management.  


Module Coordinator and Coordinates

Dr Derrick Chong

Office: McCrea 2-63 (but no face-to-face meetings are permitted at present)

Email: d.chong@rhul.ac.uk

Advice and Feedback Hours via MS Teams: Email d.chong@rhul.ac.uk to arrange day/time to meet online