SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc International Management (Year Abroad) (2020 entry)

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SOAS is unique as the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia and Africa. This allows you to learn about regional specificities more thoroughly and understand how these apply to the global business world. This makes you ready to start your kick-strat your career in a global company, or develop your own global entreprise. 

You will take business management modules common to most first-degree management programmes including accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy. We also offer specialist modules that draw on SOAS's expert knowledge of the historical and cultural context of different regions. Students will also grasp the knowledge and understanding of the usage of advanced technologies in business development, such as fintech fund-raising case studies for Fintech in US, UK, European, Japanese, Sub-African and Middle Eastern countries.

Why study BSc International Management (Year Abroad) at SOAS

By studying at SOAS, students have a unique advantage to grasp regional specificities and understand how they play in a global context. The programme provides students with a comprehensive understanding of International Management and its main subject areas such as Accounting, Finance, Business Strategy, Marketing, Organisation studies, Economics, Cultural studies, Digital disruption and fintech. We also offer specialist modules that draw on SOAS's expert knowledge of the business environment in particular regions. i.e. MENA, China, Japan and Korea.  Programme thus develops students’ understanding of the interaction between local and global management factors in different regional contexts, providing the platform to question existing assumptions about international business world, allowing an understanding of the business ethics and technological 'disruptions'.

  • We are ranked 11 in the UK and 2 in London for Business and Management by the 2019 Guardian University league table
  • SOAS is unique as the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia and Africa
  • We apply theoretical concepts to the contemporary case studies which are operating in China, Japan, Korea, Middle East and North Africa
  • As the economies in the regions are are expanding both in a traditional way, and with the development of startups, fintech and born global companies, thus the world of global management, commerce and international trade seeks understanding of regional business cultures
  • You will be joining our thriving community of alumni and academics who have an impact on the world outside of academi

This programme has a first-rate graduate employability record, with graduates having moved on to work for a range of organisations such as Deloitte, Santander and HM Treasury.

Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4487

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4487

Entry requirements

  • Subjects Preferred: Applicants without A-level Maths (or equivalent) must have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths
A Levels:
GCSE Maths B (grade 6 in the new structure)
35 (665 at HL)

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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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4 years

Fees 2020/21

UK/EU fees:
Overseas fees:

Fees for 2020/21 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



Students take 120 credits each year composed of Core, Compulsory and Optional modules.

Core modules: These are mandatory and must be passed in the year they are taken before the student can progress to the next year.

Compulsory modules: These are mandatory but in the case of a failure, students may carry this into their next year provided that they retake and pass the failed element or exam.

Optional modules: These are designed to help students design their own intellectual journey while maintaining a strong grasp of the fundamentals.

Year One
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term
Principles of Management 151030026 30 Full Year
Core Language Modules Year 1

Students will select two 15 credit language modules 

Compulsory Modules
Module Code Credits Term
Introduction to accounting 151030001 15 Term 1
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 15 Term 2
Principles and management of marketing 151030004 15 Term 1
Management and Society 151030045 15 Term 1
Year Two
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term
International business strategy 151030008 15 Term 1
Core Language Module Year 2

Students will select one 15 credit language modules 

Compulsory Modules
Module Code Credits Term
Managerial economics 151030009 15 Term 1
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 151030027 30 Full Year
Fintech in International Business 151030042 15 Term 1
Optional Modules
  • One module to be selected from the following:
Module Code Credits Term
Management in Japan and Korea: Domestic and International Developments 151030023 30 Full Year
Management in the Middle East and North Africa: Domestic and International Developments 151030024 30 Full Year
Management in China: domestic and international developments 151030003 30 Full Year

Year 3 - Study Abroad

Year 4

Core Module - ISP

Module Code Credits Term
Independent study project in international management 151030016 30 Full Year
Compulsory Language Module 

Students take a 30 credit language module at the appropriate level

Guided Optional Modules - List C

Students take two modules from List C

Module Code Credits Term
Contemporary Issues in the Japanese and Korean Economies 151030020 15 Term 1
Contemporary issues in the Chinese economy 151030014 15 Term 1
Finance in China 151030013 15 Term 2
Finance in the Middle East and North Africa 151030022 15 Term 2
Finance in Japan and Korea 151030021 15 Term 2
Contemporary Issues in the Middle Eastern and North African Economies 151030019 15 Term 1
Guided Optional Modules - List D

Students take two modules from List D

Module Code Credits Term
Corporate governance 151030017 15 Term 2
International human resource management 151030018 15 Term 1
International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 15 Term 2
Financial strategy 151030012 15 Term 1

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning


In the School of Finance and Management, most undergraduate modules have a one or two- hour lecture and a one-hour seminar every week. Lectures and seminars are often taken by different teachers to provide a variety of angles on the subject.  The students are also expected to carry out independent study so they become more active in class through their reading and essay-writing and should greatly enhance their participation in class discussion groups.

The Independent Study Project (ISP)

These projects are usually taken by final-year students only, its aim is to provide an opportunity for students to conduct original research on their own initiative, to engage in in-depth analysis of particular subjects and to use a range of primary and secondary sources. It is assessed by a single 10,000-word dissertation (including notes but excluding bibliography).

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