SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc International Management (Korea)(Year Abroad)

4 years

Fees 2017/18

UK/EU fees:
Overseas fees:

Fees for 2017/18 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

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Programme Code: 4F47

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Our 4-year programme provides students with a strong grounding in international management, specialist knowledge of business and management in Korea and Japan and competence in Korean or Japanese language. 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 management and finance in Korea and Japan. In addition, students take three full-unit modules in Korean and Japanese. During their time at SOAS students have the opportunity to take approved courses from other SOAS departments, such as Law, Politics, Economics and Languages and Cultures of Korea and Japan, providing a rich inter-disciplinary learning environment.

The programme aims to provide students with a conceptual understanding of core principles of international management and finance, the ability to apply this knowledge to real issues facing business and other organisations that operate in Korea or Japan or deal with these economies, and competence in Korean or Japanese language.


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Learn a language as part of this programme

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 BSc International Management (Korea) (Year Abroad) is a 4-year programme that combines International Management and Korean language. Students spend 3 years studying on campus, taking modules to the value of 4 units in each year. The third year of study is spent abroad at a partner institution in Korea. In their final year students complete an Independent Study Project or Dissertation on an agreed topic in International Management (Korea).

Please note: Students with existing proficiency in Korean may take a  more advanced sequence of Korean language courses, subject to placement test. If selecting a language option at a non-beginner level, please contact for details of the language placement test prior to the start of Term 1.

When selecting optional units, it should be noted that the number of half units taken in Term 1 will need to be equal to the number of half units taken in Term 2, for each year of study.

Year One
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Management in Japan and Korea: Domestic and International Developments 151030023 1 UnitFull Year
Introduction to accounting 151030001 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Understanding company accounts and reports 151030002 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Basic Korean I 155901399 1 UnitFull Year
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Principles and management of marketing 151030004 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
OR an approved open option course to the value of 0.5 unit in term 1
Year Two
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Corporate finance and financial accounting 151030006 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Managerial accounting 151030007 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
International business strategy 151030008 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Managerial economics 151030009 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Basic Korean 2 155901404 1 UnitFull Year
Qualitative and case study research 151030011 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
International marketing 1: the environment 151030010 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
OR an approved open option course to the value of 0.5 unit in term 1
Year Three

You will spend year three overseas in Korea at one of our partner institutions

Year Four
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Independent study project in international management 151030016 1 UnitFull Year
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Korean Conversation 155900915 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Composition in Korean 155900722 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Higher Intermediate Readings in Korean 155901392 1 UnitFull Year
Plus courses to the value of 2 units from the following list:
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Financial strategy 151030012 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
FINANCE IN JAPAN AND KOREA 151030021 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
International human resource management 151030018 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Corporate governance 151030017 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Southeast Asian government and politics 153400022 1 UnitFull Year
An approved open option course (may be a half unit, two half units, or one whole unit, but must not exceed 1 unit in total)

Programme Specification


Teaching and Learning

Year abroad

In year three students follow an approved programme of study at a partner institution, normally, in Korea or Japan.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of undergraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Undergraduate Tuition Fees page.

Fees for 2017/18 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Programme Full-Time
BA, BSc, LLB £9,250 £16,575
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,350 £8,288
Undergraduate Research Awards

Application Deadline: 2017-04-17 17:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section


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 Korea or Japan. 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, its focus regions including Korea, Japan and elsewhere. We expect that many of our graduates will move into banking, consulting, media, and other industries.

A Student's Perspective

Part of the reason I chose SOAS over others is because it offered the Islamic Banking and Finance elective module. This is a one-of-a-kind class and an interesting subject that only SOAS offers. My hope is that the knowledge attained in this class will make me more suited for international corporate jobs that deal with the states that are a part of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Tariq Islam


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