BSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa)
Programme Code: NT15 Duration: 3 years
2014 Entry Requirements
- A Levels: AAB
- GCSE Maths B
- IB: 36 (6/6/6)
- BTEC: DDM
- 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
The BSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa) provides students with a strong grounding in international management and specialist knowledge of business and management in the Middle East and North Africa. 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 the Middle East and North Africa and their 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 the Middle East and North Africa or that deal with organisations in those countries. Students have the opportunity to take approved courses from other SOAS departments, such as Law, Politics, Economics and Languages and Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, providing a rich inter-disciplinary learning environment.
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.
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.
- Management in the Middle East and North Africa: Domestic and International Developments - 151030024 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Introduction to accounting - 151030001 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Understanding company accounts and reports - 151030002 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
- Principles and management of marketing - 151030004 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers - 151030005 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
- Introduction to Arabic Culture - 155901205 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Corporate finance and financial accounting - 151030006 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
- Managerial accounting - 151030007 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- International business strategy - 151030008 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Managerial economics - 151030009 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
- International marketing 1: the environment - 151030010 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Qualitative and case study research - 151030011 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
Choose one of the following three options
an approved course in the Law Department (1 unit) OR an approved open option course to the value of 1 unit OR
- Government and politics of the Middle East - 153400060 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Independent study project in international management - 151030016 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE MIDDLE EASTERN AND NORTH AFRICAN ECONOMIES - 151030019 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- FINANCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA - 151030022 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
- Financial strategy - 151030012 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- International marketing 2: global markets - 151030015 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
Choose one of the following three options
- International human resource management - 151030018 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Corporate governance - 151030017 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
An approved floater course(s) to the value of 1 unit.
An approved Law Course (1 Unit)
Teaching & Learning
No, but there is a separate programme BSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa)(Year Abroad).
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 the Middle East and North Africa. Students who attain a first or upper second will be well-placed to embark on postgraduate study. DeFiMS maintains close links with employers in the United Kingdom, its focus regions including the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere. We expect that many of our graduates will move into banking, consulting, media, and other industries.
A Student's Perspective
Erum Abdullah Al-Howaish
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.