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Department of Financial & Management Studies (DeFiMS)

BSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa)(Year Abroad)

Programme Code: NT56 Duration: 4 years

Overview

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Mark Neal

Mark Neal

Convenor

2015 Entry Requirements

  • A Levels: AAB
  • GCSE Maths B
  • IB: 35 (6/6/5)
  • 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

Our 4-year programme provides students with a strong grounding in international management, specialist knowledge of business and management in the Middle East and North Africa and competence in a Middle Eastern language. 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. In addition, students take three full-unit modules in a Middle Eastern Language. During their time at SOAS students have the opportunity to take approved courses from other SOAS departments, such as Law, Politics, Economics and Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East and Africa, providing a rich inter-disciplinary learning environment.

The programme aims to provide students with a conceptual understanding of core principles of international management and finance, the ability to apply this knowledge to real issues facing business and other organisations that operate in the Middle East or North Africa or deal with these economies, and competence in a Middle Eastern language.

Structure

The BSc International Management (The Middle East and North Africa) (Year Abroad) is a 4-year programme that combines International Management and a Middle Eastern language. Students spend 3 years studying on campus, taking modules to the value of 4 units in each year. The third year of study is normally spent abroad at a partner institution in the Middle East or North Africa. In their final year students complete an Independent Study Project or Dissertation on an agreed topic in International Management (the Middle East and North Africa).

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
EITHER
OR an approved open option course to the value of 0.5 unit in term 1
Year Two
EITHER
OR an approved open option course to the value of 0.5 unit in term 1
Year 3

In year three students follow an approved programme of study at a partner institution, normally, in the Middle East or North Africa.

Year Four
You may also choose courses to the value of 2 units from the list below:
An approved open option course (may be a half unit, two half units, or one whole unit, but must not exceed 1 unit in total)
Or

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

Programme Specification

Teaching & Learning

Year abroad

In year three students follow an approved programme of study at a partner institution, normally, in the Middle East or North Africa.

Destinations

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

The friendly research atmosphere, extensive library resources and academic training courses will help to stimulate your inspiration, promote your talent, and push yourself to new academic heights.

Boying Xu