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.
See School of Finance and Management
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
- 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
- 3 years
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.
- PLUS choose modules to the value of 15 credits from the following:
- PLUS choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
Please note that in order to take a language module 'B', then the corresponding language module 'A' must also be taken and passed. For example, the pre-requisite module for Chinese 1 B is Chinese 1 A. Please see the individual module pages for pre-requisite details.
PLUS choose module(s) to the value of 60 credits from the below lists. 30 credits must be chosen from List C and 30 credits must also be chosen from List D
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 & 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.
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).
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.
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
- 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)
- J.P. Morgan Asset Management
- Lloyds Banking Group
- University of Oxford
- White & Case LLP
- World Food Programme
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A Student's Perspective
Bauhinia Chi Har Lam
SOAS is the best place to study the rising economy of China. The Library has an extensive range of books and journals to keep you informed about China’s past, present and future business environment.