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Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS)

BSc International Management (China)

On-Campus Programme

Programme Code: N290 Duration: 3 years


2016 Entry Requirements

  • A Levels: AAB-ABB
  • GCSE Maths B
  • IB: 35 (665 at HL)
  • Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
  • Scottish Highers: AAABB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB
  • Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above
  • Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0
  • Euro Bacc: 80%
  • French Bacc: 14/20
  • German Abitur: 2.0
  • Italy DES: 80/100
  • Austria Mat: 2.0
  • Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects

Subjects Preferred: Applicants without A-level Maths (or equivalent) must have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full Time

The BSc International Management (China) provides students with a strong grounding in international management and specialist knowledge of business and management in China. Students take courses in accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy, together with specialist courses that draw on SOAS’s knowledge of management and finance in China and its economic, historical and cultural context.

The programme aims to provide students with a conceptual understanding of core principles of international management and finance, together with the ability to apply this knowledge to real issues facing business and other organisations that operate in China or that deal with the Chinese economy. Students have the opportunity to take approved courses from other SOAS departments, such as Law, Politics, Economics, History and Chinese, providing a rich inter-disciplinary learning environment.

Graduates will have a firm grasp of international management disciplines that should place them in a good position to pursue a career in business, banking, consulting, media and other industries, especially in companies or organisations that operate in, or do business with China. Students who attain a first or upper second will be well-placed to embark on postgraduate study.

Phone: 020 7898 4487



Learn a language as part of this programme

Degree programmes at SOAS - including this one - can include language courses in more than forty African and Asian languages. It is SOAS students’ command of an African or Asian language which sets SOAS apart from other universities.

This is a 3 year programme. You will spend 3 years studying on campus, taking modules to the value of 4 units in each year. In your final year you will complete an Independent Study Project or Dissertation on an agreed topic in International Management.

When selecting optional units, it should be noted that the number of half units taken in Term 1 will need to be equal to the number of half units taken in Term 2, for each year of study.

Year One
Year Two
Choose one of the following four options

an approved course in the Law Department (1 unit) OR an approved open option course to the value of 1 unit OR

Year Three
Choose one of the following three options

An approved Law Course (1 Unit)


An approved floater course(s) to the value of 1 unit.

Programme Specification


Teaching & Learning


DeFiMS maintains close links with employers in the United Kingdom, its focus regions including China, and elsewhere.  We expect that many of our graduates will move into banking, consulting, media, and other industries.

A Student's Perspective

It is only at SOAS is where you would find your Jamaican friends enjoying listening to classic Arabic music at the student’s union, the Japanese classmates enthusiastically taking part at the African societies’ activities, and prayer rooms where students from different faiths would gather in one place in full peace.

Erum Abdullah Al-Howaish