MSc International Management (Japan)
On Campus Programme
Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two calendar years (part-time)
- 13 Nov Law and Social Sciences Postgraduate Open Evening
- 14 Nov Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Open Evening
- 19 Nov Languages and Cultures Postgraduate Open Evening
Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours
Start of programme: September intake onlyThis programme focuses on management and its environment in Japan and includes high-level courses in international management and finance disciplines. It draws upon Japan experts and management specialists within the University and from positions within London-based commerce, finance and government. The core modules enable you to study the principles and applications of international management and the interplay between global and local factors influencing management in Japan. You can use the elective modules to focus on either management skills that can be applied worldwide or specialise in understanding the Japanese business environment. For those who choose to, our programme also offers unique opportunities to improve existing skills in Japanese. No knowledge of Japanese is required to complete the MSc programme successfully, since English language materials are available. Those students who already have Japanese language skills will have every opportunity to use them in studying data and source materials.
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.
The MSc International Management for Japan has three components:
- Four core courses
- Elective course(s) to the value of 1.0 unit
- Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic
Electives are divided into the Japanese Managerial Environment and General Management courses. Students are encouraged to take a mixture of both in order to build an understanding of the local business and cultural environment.
The 10,000-word dissertation is worth 25% of your final mark. During term 2 you will submit your dissertation proposal and select an academic supervisor. Over the ensuing months you should meet with your supervisor at least three times before the end of term 3 for guidance. The bulk of your dissertation will be written over the summer to meet the September 15th deadline (or the Monday immediately following if this date falls on a weekend).
Not all elective courses are offered every year; please check your preferences with the Programme Convenor. Also note that if half units are selected, one term 1 course and one term 2 course needs to be chosen across Regional and General electives.
Part-time students are required to complete three of the core courses during their first year, then one core and two elective courses plus the dissertation during the second year.
Those enrolled on the three-year programme are required to complete three of the core courses during their first year, one core and two elective courses in the second year, and the dissertation in the third year.
- International management - 15PFMC072 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Management in Japan I - 15PFMC018 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Management in Japan II - 15PFMC077 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
- Research methods in management - 15PFMC062 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
Regional Elective Modules
- Advanced Japanese for business and management - 15PFMC064 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
- The Japanese financial system - 15PFMC073 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
- Basic Japanese 1 (Postgraduate) - 15PJKC008 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Basic Japanese 2 (Postgraduate) - 15PJKC009 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Intermediate Japanese 1 (Postgraduate) - 15PJKC010 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Intermediate Japanese 2 (Postgraduate) - 15PJKC011 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Advanced Japanese: Contemporary Topics (Postgraduate) - 15PJKC012 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Advanced Practical Japanese (Masters) - 15PEAC021 (1 Unit) - Full Year
General Elective Modules
- Corporate finance - 15PFMC070 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Corporate governance - 15PFMC069 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
- Cross-cultural management - 15PFMC076 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
- International Business Strategy - 15PFMC082 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
- International human resource management - 15PFMC078 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- International Marketing - 15PFMC080 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Risk management - 15PFMC071 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
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Application Deadline: 2014-03-20 17:00
Application Deadline: 2014-02-28 17:00
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