SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc Management (2022 entry)

On-Campus Programme

Select year of entry: 2022 2021

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Overview and entry requirements

Our BSc Management programme will provide you with a strong grounding in business and management, as well as the skills needed to be effective managers in a changing world.

Students take modules in management, organisational behaviour, human resources management accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, international marketing, corporate governance, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, research methods and international business strategy, together with specialist modules that draw on SOAS’s knowledge of management and finance on Japan, China, Korea and Middle East and North African as well as optional language and cultural modules.

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Why study BSc Management at SOAS

  • 5th in UK for graduate employability (Guardian League Tables 2021)
  • we're ranked 11 in the UK and 2 in London for Business and Management by the Guardian University league table 2019
  • 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 more that forty African and Asian languages. 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 joining our thriving community of alumni and academics who have an impact on the world outside of academia
  • you will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our optional modules and/or optional modules from other departments, including the opportunity to learn a regional language

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.


Programme Code: 4G55

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Phone: 020 7898 4487

Entry requirements

  • A Levels:
    Contextualised offer:

    Subjects required: Applicants without A-level Maths (or equivalent) must have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths (grade 6 in the new structure)

    Please see our 'undergraduate entry requirements' page for international and alternative entry requirements.

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3 years

Fees 2022/23

Fees for 2022/23 entrants per academic year

UK fees:
Overseas fees:

Please note that fees go up each year. Further details see 'Fees and funding' (tab on this page) or the Registry's 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
Compulsory Modules
Module Code Credits Term
Organisational Behaviour 151030025 15 Term 2
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 2
Management and Society 151030045 15 Term 1
Optional Modules

In additon to the above, one of the following 15 credit modules is selected. 

Module Code Credits Term
Introduction to Business in China 151030051 15 Term 1
Introduction to Business in Japan and Korea 151030052 15 Term 1
Introduction to Business in MENA 151030053 15 Term 1
Business Law 151030031 15 Term 1
Year Two
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term
International business strategy 151030008 15 Term 1
Compulsory Modules
Module Code Credits Term
Managerial economics 151030009 15 Term 1
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 151030027 30 Full Year
International Marketing (UG) 151030050 15 Term 2
Trends, Forecasts and Decision-making 151030054 15 Term 2
Optional Modules

In addition to the above, module(s) to the value of 30 credits are selected from the list below and / or from Language Open Option modules from the below three areas: 

China and Inner Asia

Japan and Korea

Near and Middle East

Students should select an even amount of modules in each term. Please also note that modules may have pre-requsite modules. For example in order to take Chinese 1B, students must first have taken Chinese 1A. 

Module Code Credits Term
Qualitative and case study research 151030011 15 Term 2
Analysing Company Financial Statements 151030032 15 Term 2
FinTech for Accounting and Finance 151030042 15 Term 1
Year Three
Compulsory Modules
Module Code Credits Term
Independent study project in international management 151030016 30 Full Year
Financial strategy 151030012 15 Term 1
International human resource management 151030018 15 Term 2
Optional Modules

In addition to the above, modules to the value of 60 credits are selected from the below List C (max 30 credits), List D (max 30 credits), and / or from language open option modules from the below three areas (max 30 credits):

China and Inner Asia

Japan and Korea

Near and Middle East

List C
Module Code Credits Term
Political Economy of Development and Change in the Middle East 153400142 15 Term 1
China and World Development 153401003 15 Term 1
Finance in East Asia 15
Finance in the Middle East and North Africa 151030022 15 Term 2
Contemporary Issues in the Japanese and Korean Economies 151030020 15 Term 1
List D
Module Code Credits Term
Corporate governance 151030017 15 Term 2
Forensic Accounting 151030043 15 Term 2
Consumer Behaviour (UG) 151030049 15 Term 1

Programme Specification

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

The majority of the student’s time will be through their own independent study. Students become more active in class through their reading and essay-writing and should greatly enhance their participation in discussion groups.

Contact hours

In the Department 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 Independent Study Project (ISP)

These are usually taken by final-year students only, 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 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



Graduates from the School of Finance and Management leave SOAS with a coherent and solid knowledge of management and finance, with skills in statistics and computing, critical reasoning and analytical thinking.

Recent Finance and Management graduates have been hired by:

  • Christian Aid
  • Dagong Global
  • Deloitte
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Elbus Group
  • Financial Times
  • FM Capital Partners
  • HM Treasury
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Huaxia Bank, China
  • IDB (Islamic Development Bank)
  • Investec
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Santander
  • UBS
  • University of Oxford
  • White & Case LLP
  • World Food Programme

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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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