SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc International Management (China) (Year Abroad) (2018 entry)

On-Campus Programme

duration:
4 years

Fees 2018/19

UK/EU fees:
£9,250
Overseas fees:
£16,907


Fees for 2018/19 entrants. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Undergraduate Tuition Fees page

Entry requirements

  • Subjects Preferred: Applicants without A-level Maths (or equivalent) must have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths
A Levels:
AAB-ABB
GCSE Maths B
IB:
35 (665 at HL)

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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

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Overview

Programme Code: NT2C

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Students will take modules in accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy together with modules that draw on SOAS’s specialist knowledge of historical and cotemporary perspectives on China’s economic development. Additionally, students will take three modules in Mandarin Chinese. Students will also have the opportunity to take approved modules from other SOAS departments, such as Law, Politics, Economics and Languages and Cultures of China, providing a rich inter-disciplinary learning environment. Students will spend the third year of study in China furthering language proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and understanding of local business practices and culture.

Why SOAS?

  • SOAS is unique as the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia
  • we expertly apply theoretical concepts to real issues facing businesses that operate in China
  • as the Chinese economy continues to expand, knowledge of the language and culture will be a big asset in the world of commerce and international trade
  • we are specialists in the delivery of more that forty African and Asian languages. Your command of a language will set you apart from graduates of other universities
  • you will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our Open Options modules to take advantage of the expertise our other departments.

Apply now via UCAS or visit our upcoming Open Day.

Find out more about how to apply.

Phone: 020 7898 4487

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Structure

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a current student and enrolled on this programme in 2017/18 or before, you can find the relevant programme structure here

This is a 4-year programme. You will spend 3 years studying on campus, while normally spending Year 3 overseas in China at a partner institution. Students take 120 credits per year composed of core and optional modules, which allows for students to design their own intellectual journey while maintaining a strong grasp of the fundamentals.

The programme has been designed so that second and third year modules build on modules taken in earlier years. In your final year you will complete an Independent Study Project or Dissertation on an agreed topic in International Management (China) and take further units in management and Chinese language.

If selecting a language option at a non-beginner level, please contact languagesandcultures@soas.ac.uk for details of the language placement test prior to the start of Term 1.

Year One
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Management in China: domestic and international developments 151030003 30 Full Year
Chinese 1 A 155906022 15 Term 1
Chinese 1 B 155906023 15 Term 2
Introduction to accounting 151030001 15 Term 1
Organisational Behaviour 151030025 15 Term 2
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 15 Term 2
Principles and management of marketing 151030004 15 Term 1
Year Two
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International business strategy 151030008 15 Term 1
Managerial economics 151030009 15 Term 2
Chinese 2 155900829 30 Full Year
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 151030027 30 Full Year
Qualitative and case study research 151030011 15 Term 2
AND
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International marketing 1: the environment 151030010 15 Term 1
OR
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Understanding company accounts and reports 151030002 15 Term 2
OR

Open Options

Choose related Language or Non-Language open option modules to the value of 15 credits:

Year Three

Study abroad year worth 120 credits.

Students will usually spend Year 3 at a partner institution in China.

Year Four
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Independent study project in international management 151030016 30 Full Year
Chinese 5: Intermediate Business Chinese 155901409 30 Full Year
AND
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Corporate finance and financial accounting 151030006 15 Term 2
OR
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Managerial accounting 151030007 15 Term 1
AND
Guided Options

Choose modules to the value of 45 credits from the list below:

List of modules (subject to availability)
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Government and politics of China 153400071 30 Full Year
Contemporary issues in the Chinese economy 151030014 15 Term 1
Corporate governance 151030017 15 Term 2
Financial strategy 151030012 15 Term 1
Finance in China 151030013 15 Term 2
International human resource management 151030018 15 Term 1
International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 15 Term 2
Taiwan's Politics and International Relations 153400072 30 Full Year

Programme Specification

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Contact Hours

All full-time undergraduate programmes consist of 120 credits per year, in modules of 30 or 15 credits. They are taught over 10 or 20 weeks. The programme structure shows which modules are compulsory and which optional.

As a rough guide, 1 credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. Most of this will be independent study (see Approaches to teaching and learning at SOAS). It will also include class time, which may include lectures, seminars and other classes. Some subjects, such as learning a language, have more class time than others. In the School of Finance and Management, all undergraduate modules have a two-hour lecture every week and also, starting in the second week of teaching, a one-hour seminar every week.

More information is on the page for each module.

Further Information

Modules are taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials, usually one hour a week of each. Sometimes, one follows the other in a two-hour bloc. Sometimes, the tutorial is at a different time or on a different day than the lecture.

Lectures are led by an academic while tutorials are sessions in which students are expected to present reports and take a lead in discussions.

Depending on the size of the class, some intermediate and advanced level modules are less strictly divided between a formal lecture and a tutorial discussion, and instead, the topic is briefly introduced by the lecturer, followed by a seminar discussion. Advanced level modules, which are usually taught in one two-hour bloc, often take this format.

The assessment procedures involve coursework assignments, tests and unseen examinations. They provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the content and systems taught in lectures, tutorials and the literature.

The Independent Study Project (ISP)

These can be taken by final-year students only. Like the Special Subject dissertation, its aim is to provide an opportunity for students to conduct original historical research on their own initiative, to engage in in-depth analysis of particular subjects and to use a range of primary historical sources. It too involves no formal classes and is assessed by a single 10,000-word dissertation (including notes but excluding bibliography).

Learning Resources

SOAS Library is one of the world's most important academic libraries for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, attracting scholars from all over the world. The Library houses over 1.2 million volumes, together with significant archival holdings, special collections and a growing network of electronic resources.

Fees and funding

Employment

Studying this programme will provide you with a firm grasp of international management disciplines.

Skills gained include:

  • a coherent and solid knowledge of management and finance, with direct reference to China
  • a deep understanding of the Chinese language and culture
  • statistical and computing skillsthe ability to think laterally and employ critical reasoning
  • analytical skills
  • communication and presentation skills

Graduates from the Department have pursued successful careers in business, banking, consulting, media and other industries, especially in companies or organisations that operate in, or do business with China.

Find out more about Finance and Management Graduate Destinations

Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including:

  • Deloitte
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • KPMG
  • Euro Monitor International
  • Santander
  • Investec
  • HM Treasury
  • Western Securities Co. Ltd
  • Nomura
  • UBS

Types of roles that graduates have gone on to do include:

  • Trainee Chartered Accountant
  • Business Relationship Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Research Executive
  • Management Consultant
  • Vice-President
  • Foreign Exchange Trading Business Manager
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Events Manager

A Student's Perspective

I would recommend the MSc Finance and Financial Law programme at SOAS for those who are interested in both finance and financial law while also wish to compare the differences between jurisdictions. The programme is perfect for those who would like to pursue a career in relation to the emerging economies in the future.

Yiyi Li, China

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