SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc Management

On-Campus Programme

duration:
3 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

2018 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)

View alternative entry requirements

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: 4G55

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Interested in a career in business or banking with a specific focus on the developing world? Then BSc Management at SOAS could be the perfect fit for you. In this programme you will gain specialist knowledge of business and management including modules in accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy, as well as a broad knowledge of the history and culture of the Asian, Middle East and North African (MENA) regions, as well as optional language modules.

Why study Management at SOAS?

  • we expertly apply theoretical concepts to real issues facing organisations operating in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North Africa
  • programmes are delivered by a multicultural and international teaching body, who regularly publish in top international journals
  • you will develop an excellent understanding of key issues shaping international business strategy
  • we are specialists in the delivery of languages. Your command of a language at SOAS will set you apart from graduates of other universities
  • as the economies of the Global South continue to expand, knowledge of another language and other cultures will be a big asset in the world of commerce and international trade
  • you will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our Open Options modules to take advantage of the expertise of our other departments

Apply now via UCAS or visit our upcoming Open Day.

Find out more about how to apply.

Visit our Finance and Management department page to find out more.

Phone: 020 7898 4487

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Structure

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 their final year at SOAS students undertake an independent study project or dissertation.

Year One
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Introduction to accounting 151030001 15 Term 1
Understanding company accounts and reports 151030002 15 Term 2
Organisational Behaviour 151030025 15 Term 1
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 15 Term 2
Principles of Management 151030026 30 Full Year
And module(s) from the below list to the value of 1.0 unit
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Chinese 103: History and Culture of China 155901001 30 Full Year
Culture and Society in Modern and Contemporary Korea 155900809 30 Full Year
Introduction to Arabic Culture 155901205 30 Full Year
Aspects of Japanese Culture 1 155901199 15 Term 1
Aspects of Japanese Culture 2 155901200 15 Term 2
Year Two
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 151030027 30 Full Year
Corporate finance and financial accounting 151030006 15 Term 2
Managerial accounting 151030007 15 Term 1
International business strategy 151030008 15 Term 1
Managerial economics 151030009 15 Term 2
International marketing 1: the environment 151030010 15 Term 1
Qualitative and case study research 151030011 15 Term 2
Year Three
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Financial strategy 151030012 15 Term 1
International human resource management 151030018 15 Term 1
Independent study project in international management 151030016 30 Full Year
Corporate governance 151030017 15 Term 2
And ONE module from those listed below
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Finance in China 151030013 15 Term 2
FINANCE IN JAPAN AND KOREA 151030021 15 Term 2
FINANCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA 151030022 15 Term 2
And ONE module from those listed below
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Contemporary issues in the Chinese economy 151030014 15 Term 1
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE JAPANESE AND KOREAN ECONOMIES 151030020 15 Term 1
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE MIDDLE EASTERN AND NORTH AFRICAN ECONOMIES 151030019 15 Term 1
Plus EITHER
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 15 Term 2
OR an Open Option module to the value of 0.5 units

Programme Specification

Disclaimer

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.

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 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

Tuition Fees

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

Fees for 2018/19 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Programme Full-Time
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
BA, BSc, LLB £9,250 £16,907
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,385 £8,454
Scholarships
Undergraduate Research Awards

Application Deadline: 2018-04-30 00:00

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

Employment

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

Skills gained include:

  • a coherent and solid knowledge of management and finance, with direct reference to the Asian, Middle East and North African (MENA) regions
  • a broad knowledge and understanding of the regional culture
  • statistical and computing skills
  • the 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 Asian, Middle East and North African regions.

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

The Finance & Financial Law program was fantastic in its ability to blend the relevance of legal constructs with the more technical elements of finance, without sacrificing depth for breadth. This approach was especially useful for those of us who had had exposure to finance and law, but not both at the same time, or in such an integrated manner.

Andre Keuck

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