SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc International Management (Japan)(Year Abroad)

4 years

Fees 2016/17

UK/EU fees:
Overseas fees:

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

2017 Entry requirements

A Levels:
GCSE Maths B
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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Programme Code: NTC2

Our 4-year programme provides students with a strong grounding in international management, specialist knowledge of business and management in Japan and Korea and competence in Japanese or Korean 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 Japan and Korea. In addition, students take three full-unit modules in Japanese or Korean. 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 Japan and Korea, 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 Japan or Korea or deal with these economies, and competence in Japanese or Korean 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 (Japan and Korea) (Year Abroad) is a 4-year programme that combines International Management and Japanese or 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 Japan or Korea. In their final year students complete an Independent Study Project or Dissertation on an agreed topic in International Management (Japan and Korea).

Please note: Students with existing proficiency in Japanese may take a  more advanced sequence of Japanese 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‚Äč.

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
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Management in Japan and Korea: Domestic and International Developments 151030023 1 Unit Full Year
Introduction to accounting 151030001 0.5 Unit Term 1
Understanding company accounts and reports 151030002 0.5 Unit Term 2
Basic Japanese 1 155900874 1 Unit Full Year
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 0.5 Unit Term 2
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Principles and management of marketing 151030004 0.5 Unit Term 1
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Issues in Post-war Japanese Society 1 155901329 0.5 Unit Term 1
OR an approved open option course to the value of 0.5 unit in term 1
Year Two
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Corporate finance and financial accounting 151030006 0.5 Unit Term 2
Managerial accounting 151030007 0.5 Unit Term 1
International business strategy 151030008 0.5 Unit Term 1
Managerial economics 151030009 0.5 Unit Term 2
Basic Japanese 2 155900875 1 Unit Full Year
Qualitative and case study research 151030011 0.5 Unit Term 2
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
International marketing 1: the environment 151030010 0.5 Unit Term 1
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Issues in Post-war Japanese Society 2 155901330 0.5 Unit Term 2
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 Japan at one of our partner institutions

Year Four
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Independent study project in international management 151030016 1 Unit Full Year
Advanced Japanese: Contemporary Topics 155901255 1 Unit Full Year
Plus courses to the value of 2 units from the following list:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Financial strategy 151030012 0.5 Unit Term 1
FINANCE IN JAPAN AND KOREA 151030021 0.5 Unit Term 2
International human resource management 151030018 0.5 Unit Term 1
Corporate governance 151030017 0.5 Unit Term 2
International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 0.5 Unit Term 2
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 institutions, normally, in Japan or Korea.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

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

The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

BA, BSc, LLB £9,000 £16,250
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,350 £8,125


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

A Student's Perspective

The cultural diversity of the student body makes for a multi-dimensional learning experience

Tomoko Sugimoto


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