Please note this programme is not running from 2020 it has been replaced by the programmes BSc International Management and BSc International Management (Year Abroad).
Our BSc International Management (Japan) programme will enable you to gain specialist knowledge of business and management in Japan including modules in accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy, as well as a deep understanding of Japanese history, culture and language.
The third year of study is spent abroad at a partner institution in Japan.
The programme has been designed so that second and third year modules build on modules taken in earlier years. In your final-year you will complete an Independent Study Project or Dissertation on an agreed topic in International Management.
If selecting a language option at a non-beginner level, please contact email@example.com for details of the language placement test prior to the start of Term 1.
Why study at SOAS?
- we're ranked 11 in the UK and 2 in London for Business and Management by the 2019 Guardian University league table
- we are home to the largest concentration of Japan specialists outside of Japan
- we expertly apply theoretical concepts to real issues facing businesses that operate in Japan
- as Asian economies continue to expand, knowledge of the language and culture 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
- we are specialists in the delivery of languages. Your command of a second language at SOAS will set you apart from graduates of other universities
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: NTC2
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Start of programme: September
Mode of Attendance: Full-time
- A Levels:
- GCSE Maths B (grade 6 in the new structure)
- 35 (665 at HL)
View alternative entry requirements
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
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a current student and enrolled on this programme in 2017/18 or before, you can find the 2017/18 programme structure here.
- 4 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.
- Please choose modules to the value of 15 credits from the following:
Students will usually spend Year 3 at a partner institution in Japan. Study abroad year worth 120 credits.
- PLUS choose modules to the value of 60 credits from the list below:
List of modules (subject to availability)
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
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 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.
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 research on their own initiative, to engage in in-depth analysis of particular subjects and to use a range of primary sources. It is assessed by a single 10,000-word dissertation (including notes but excluding bibliography).
Studying this programme will provide you with a firm grasp of international management disciplines.
Skills gained include:
- a coherent and solid knowledge of management and finance, with direct reference to Japan
- a deep understanding of the Japanese language and 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 Japan.
Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including:
- Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
- Euro Monitor International
- HM Treasury
- Western Securities Co. Ltd
Types of roles that graduates have gone on to do include:
- Trainee Chartered Accountant
- Business Relationship Manager
- Financial Analyst
- Market Research Executive
- Management Consultant
- Foreign Exchange Trading Business Manager
- Deputy Chief Executive Officer
- Events Manager
Find out more about Finance and Management Graduate Destinations.