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Department of Financial & Management Studies (DeFiMS)

Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS) ranked in top-ten in the 2013 Complete University Guide

The Complete University Guide

21 December 2012

SOAS’ Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS) has been ranked in the top-ten for Business Studies in the 2013 Complete University Guide’s League Table.

The research strength of the department has been previously recognised by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) where 90 per cent was rated as internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world leading quality.

Professor Christine Oughton, Head of the Department of Financial and Management Studies, commented: “I’m delighted to see that the Department of Financial and Management Studies at SOAS, University of London, is included in the top ten universities for Business Studies in the 2013 Complete University Guide.  The rating reflects the quality of our staff and students and confirms SOAS as a leader in the provision of high quality undergraduate programmes in International Management.”

The Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS) is dedicated to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and to advanced research in the fields of management, finance and related subjects.  The BSc degrees in International Management combine general analysis of finance, accounting, management principles, strategy, marketing and economics with the study of international management in key regions of the world economy, including China, the Middle East and North Africa and Japan and Korea.  SOAS also offers four-year International Management degrees with language – Chinese, Arabic or Japanese – whereby students spend their third year abroad at one of our partner Universities before returning to SOAS to complete their BSc degree.  Joint BA programmes are also available in South Asian Studies, or South East Asian Studies and International Management.

In addition to our on-campus programmes, DeFiMS has some 4,000 students worldwide on its postgraduate Distance Learning programmes.

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