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Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia

BA International Management and South East Asian Studies (3 years)

Programme Code: TN3C BA/SEASIM

Overview

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Who is this programme for?:

The BA International Management and South East Asian Studies (3 years) provides students with a strong grounding in international management, knowledge of business and management in Asia, and a focus on South East Asia. 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 the historical and cultural context of South East Asia, and language courses.

The unique 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 South East Asia.

Students have the opportunity combine the study of management and finance (with particular focus on Asia) with the study of South East Asia in a broader context, with the possibility of taking approved courses on culture, history, music, art, literature, politics, economics, law, or anthropology, taught in departments across SOAS departments, providing a rich inter-disciplinary learning environment. The programme prepares students for a career in management and finance in or with South East Asia. As the economies of South East Asia continue to expand, a knowledge of language and culture will be more and more of an asset in the world of commerce and international trade.

Structure

Year 1
Core IM Modules

Choose one module from the list below.

Compulsory IM Modules

Choose modules to the value of one unit from the following.

Core SEA Modules
Compulsory Language Module

Choose a South East Asian language (Burmese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai) at a suitable level. This should typically be level 1 of the language chosen.

Year 2
Compulsory IM Modules

Choose modules to the value of 2 units from the following

Core SEA Modules
Compulsory SEA module

Choose a continuation of year 1 SEA language or modules to the value of one unit from List A or C.

Year 3
Core IM Module
Compulsory IM Modules

Choose modules to the value of one unit from the following.

Compulsory SEA Module

A continuation of year 2 SEA language or modules to the value of one unit from list A

Open Option

A unit from List A, C or an open option.

List A
List C

Programme Specification

Disclaimer

Teaching & Learning

Year abroad

No.  Students wishing to spend a Year Abroad in South East Asia as part of their studies would be required to switch to one of the four-year degree programmes within the Department of South East Asia.  Contact the Head of the Department of South East Asia or the programme convenor for more information.

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 Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia or Burma. 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, with a focus on regions including China, Japan, Korea. 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