Finance and Management

Finance and Management

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Finance and Management Postgraduate Degrees

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]SOAS is a UK leader in the field of finance and management studies.

Our research combines specialist knowledge of financial systems in Africa, Asia and the Middle East with more conventional international analysis of Europe and the Americas. Our reputation is rooted in a long tradition of management research dating from Edith Penrose’s pioneering work in the 1950s on the theory of the growth of the firm, the operations of large international corporations, oil economies, patents, innovation and economic development, to our present day focus on key topics in international finance and management.

Explore our postgraduate options below:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1527447483209{margin-top: 70px !important;}”][vc_tta_pageable][vc_tta_section title=”Section 1″ tab_id=”1541504961200-5398a53b-7216″][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-r0EY1W38s&t=11s” align=”center”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Section 2″ tab_id=”1541504961253-396dfcf0-a694″][kleo_grid][kleo_feature_item title=”Guardian University League Table 2020″ icon=”heart-empty” icon_color=”#8224e3″ icon_position=”center”]We’re ranked 14 in the UK and 1 in London for Business and Management in The Guardian’s University league table 2020[/kleo_feature_item][/kleo_grid][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Section 3″ tab_id=”1548947156693-10598a8d-bcdf”][vc_column_text]

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What’s it like to study MA Finance and Management at SOAS

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_pageable][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”35″ padding_top=”10″ padding_bottom=”10″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”MSc Accounting and Finance” tab_id=”1476875280107-10627f0b-41ce2a23-4fe9d3ea-3834″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]This programme aims to balance theoretical analysis with practical application to develop a critical and questioning approach to the conceptual underpinnings of accounting and finance.

The programme is designed to provide a career entry opportunity for full-time students as well as a career development opportunity for accountants,
auditors, practising managers, business consultants and finance experts.

This programme is accredited by CIMA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, making you eligible for the CIMA Master’s Gateway – a fast track route for masters in accounting students where you enter CIMA at the Management Case Study bypassing 11 exams.  Find out more about this entry route here.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/msc-accounting-and-finance/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc International Financial Management” tab_id=”1477407158554-f58f8840-1145″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The programme aims to introduce students to as wide a diversity of
perspectives, cutting-edge ideas, and techniques
in financial management as possible to enhance
graduate career prospects as ethical individuals
highly-informed through an interactive educational
experience.

The programme will also offer an international perspective to gain deeper
understanding and skills in the field of financial
management, reflecting closely a highly globalized
and integrated real-world business environment.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/msc-international-financial-management/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc International Business” tab_id=”1477407212943-951ac946-6023″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]From the debate in grand challenges of international business to
the formulation of global corporate strategy
to attain the Sustainable Development Goals,
students will learn and analyse how firms need
to address the most prominent challenges that
global business face nowadays and take actions.

Through interactive teaching and learning, students are
expected to develop their critical perspectives
on the changing dynamics of multinational firms
and small businesses, and firm relationship with the external environment.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/msc-international-business/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc International Marketing” tab_id=”1526635829175-d1c7ef1c-348b”][vc_column_text]Successful firms and organisations of the future
require managers who can understand and
manage international opportunities and challenges
in an integrated yet culturally diverse business environment.

This programme prepares students
to meet these challenges and develop careers in
marketing, purchasing, sales and media related jobs
throughout the world. It is aimed at students who
wish to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge
for marketing in a global context.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/msc-international-marketing/” icon=”0″][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc Public Policy, Finance and Management” tab_id=”1556873266179-f377faff-9108″][vc_column_text]

This programme provides a comprehensive knowledge set of theories on public policy, public management and public financial management.

Students will develop a clear understanding of the major contemporary issues across the globe, and refine the skills needed to analyse, assess and explain salient topics in public policy, public management and public financial management.

[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/msc-public-policy-finance-and-management/” icon=”0″][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc International Management (China)” tab_id=”1556873412318-cff29b4c-f0dd”][vc_column_text]This programme focuses on management and
its environment in China and includes high level
modules in international management
and finance disciplines. It draws upon China
experts and management specialists within
the University and from positions within
commerce, finance and government.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/mscintmanchina/” icon=”0″][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc International Management (Japan)” tab_id=”1526636183375-250fa40d-c2ed”][vc_column_text]This 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.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/mscintmanjapan/” icon=”0″][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa)” tab_id=”1526636305265-e89318e8-eef6″][vc_column_text]This programme focuses on management and its
environment in the Middle East and North Africa,
and includes high-level modules in international
management and economics disciplines. It also
draws upon regional experts and management
specialists within the University and from the
worlds of commerce, finance and government.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/mscintmanmena/” icon=”0″][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”0″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”MSc Finance and Financial Law (Online and Distance Learning)” tab_id=”1478702371332-fa388ae9-1158″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/phdfinmanstud/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc Finance (Banking) (Online and Distance Learning)” tab_id=”1478702714773-80648dfc-a593″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Designed for postgraduates wanting to enter the banking sector and professionals already working in financial or neighbourhood sectors looking to gain competitive advantages deepening their knowledge in financial management, particularly in core banking activities.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/cefims/online-programmes/msc-finance-major-banking/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc Finance (Major: Economic Policy) (Online and Distance Learning)” tab_id=”1478702666220-c8c50818-e631″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]This programme is principally for postgraduates working on economic policy in government, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/cefims/programmes/mscfinanceep/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc Finance (Major: Financial Sector Management) (Online Distance Learning)” tab_id=”1478702687292-83447f6b-2a6b”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Designed to advance a career in management within banks and other financial firms, this programme enables you to deepen your understanding of the principles, applications, and context underlying decision making in financial sector management.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/cefims/online-programmes/mscfinancefsm/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc Finance (Quantitative Finance) (Online Distance Learning)” tab_id=”1528100687842-a0b6e1c2-2a22″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Has been created principally for postgraduates whose work in banks and other financial institutions requires a knowledge of statistical (particularly econometric) and quantitative approaches to risk and derivatives.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/cefims/online-programmes/mscfinanceqf/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc International Business Administration (Online and Distance Learning)” tab_id=”1478702793504-28a8b5a1-26d6″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Students will study the interplay between global and local factors that influence management decisions in business.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/cefims/programmes/msc-international-business-administration/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc Public Policy and Management (Online and Distance Learning)” tab_id=”1478702844388-0436a54b-9a7a”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]These programmes offer both technical education and critical and comparative material about how the public sector and public sector finance is managed across the world.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/cefims/online-programmes/mscppm/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MSc Public Financial Management (Online and Distance Learning)” tab_id=”1478702820075-4237fd18-03d5″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]This programme will provide you with skills and knowledge in the field of public finance. It ranges across all applications, whether in budgeting, revenue policy, financial reporting and audit, compliance or where financial matters take a central position in policy, such as in public-private partnerships or fiscal decentralisation.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/cefims/programmes/mscppm/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Research Degrees: Finance and Management” tab_id=”1477659051165-881e926a-2bfe”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]We concentrate on topics in fields which are actively being researched by faculty members. Currently the five principal areas are: corporate governance, finance, law, public policy and management, and regulation (in developed and developing countries) and sustainable development and agribusiness[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/phdfinmanstud/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” inner_container=”no” section_type=”alternate” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ margin_top=”40″ overflow=”false”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1478283826179{padding-left: 10% !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Our research in action” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Our faculty members have a strong commitment to academic research and publication. Our research interests, publications, and expertise are wide-ranging and lie within five main areas:

  • Corporate governance: finance, law, and regulation (in developed and developing countries)
  • Corporate finance: determinants of firms’ capital structure
  • Finance and economic growth
  • Financial regulation, central banking and bank supervision
  • Management in China; Management in Japan; and Management in the Middle East and North Africa

[/vc_column_text][kleo_grid][kleo_feature_item href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/research/” icon=”globe” icon_color=”#2c3e50″ icon_size=”big”][kleo_button title=” See our research in action ” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/research/” style=”highlight” size=”xl” ][/kleo_feature_item][/kleo_grid][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ bg_gradient=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1477658857850{background-image: url(https://study.soas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/RS16200_12171732506_f860cc7afa_o-lpr.jpg?id=160951) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”300px”][vc_column_text text_color=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1477658914566{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”]Recently we examined whether migration reduced household vulnerability to poverty for a panel of households from the Kagera region over the period 2004-2010.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” type=”color” bg_color=”#eaeaea” padding_top=”80″ padding_bottom=”80″ border=”bottom” el_class=”col dark”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text animation=”animate-when-almost-visible” css_animation=”left-to-right”]

Graduate Destinations

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Students leave SOAS with the ability to think critically and with well-honed skills in analysis – and this, coupled with the strong sense of social justice our students are well known for – is why SOASians go on to pursue careers that make a real difference.
Here is the latest information from the known destinations of the 2015 Anthropology and Sociology graduates of single and joint honours within the department.

Examples are given from the past two years destinations.

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner content_placement=”top”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_hidden-md vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][vc_column_text]Amaranth Sustainable Development LLP
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Christian Aid
Dagong Global
Deloitte
Elbus Group
HM Treasury
IDB (Islamic Development Bank)
Lloyds Banking Group
Nomura[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_hidden-md vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][vc_column_text]Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati
Proinpa Foundation
Self-Employed Interior Designer
Speciss College
UBS
University of Roehampton
Unspecifield Customer Experience Research Company
Western Securities Co., Ltd[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1476870500319{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_progress_bar values=”%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22Full%20time%20%2Fpart%20time%20work%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2259.38%22%7D%2C%7B%22label%22%3A%22Study%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2228.13%22%7D%2C%7B%22label%22%3A%22Other%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2212.50%22%7D%5D” bgcolor=”custom” options=”striped,animated” units=”%” custombgcolor=”#f2a900″ customtxtcolor=”#333333″ css=”.vc_custom_1476981381125{margin-top: 125px !important;}”][kleo_gap size=”30px” visibility=”hidden-xs,hidden-sm”][kleo_button title=”Visit SOAS Career Services” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/finance-and-management/programmes/” style=”custom” position=”left” size=”lg” icon=”0″ custom_background=”#333333″ custom_bg_hover=”#afafaf” custom_text=”#f2a900″ custom_text_hover=”#f2a900″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”top” el_id=”features” inner_container=”no” text_color=”#333333″ type=”color” column_gap=”no” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ border=”bottom”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1476897461186{padding: 40px !important;}”][vc_column_text text_color=”#2c3e50″ animation=”animate-when-almost-visible”]

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