SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc International Management (China)

On-Campus Programme

3 years

Fees 2017/18

UK/EU fees:
Overseas fees:

Fees for 2017/18 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

2017 Entry requirements

  • Subjects Preferred: Applicants without A-level Maths (or equivalent) must have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths
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: N290

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

The BSc International Management (China) provides students with a strong grounding in international management and specialist knowledge of business and management in China. 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 China and its economic, historical and cultural context.

The programme aims to provide students with a conceptual understanding of core principles of international management and finance, together with the ability to apply this knowledge to real issues facing business and other organisations that operate in China or that deal with the Chinese economy. Students have the opportunity to take approved courses from other SOAS departments, such as Law, Politics, Economics, History and Chinese, providing a rich inter-disciplinary learning environment.

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 China. Students who attain a first or upper second will be well-placed to embark on postgraduate study.

Phone: 020 7898 4487


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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.

This is a 3 year programme. You will spend 3 years studying on campus, taking modules to the value of 4 units in each year. In your final year you will complete an Independent Study Project or Dissertation on an agreed topic in International Management.

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
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Management in China: domestic and international developments 151030003 1 UnitFull Year
Introduction to accounting 151030001 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Understanding company accounts and reports 151030002 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Principles and management of marketing 151030004 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Chinese 103: History and Culture of China 155901001 1 UnitFull Year
Year Two
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Corporate finance and financial accounting 151030006 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Managerial accounting 151030007 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
International business strategy 151030008 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Managerial economics 151030009 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
International marketing 1: the environment 151030010 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Qualitative and case study research 151030011 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Choose one of the following four options

an approved course in the Law Department (1 unit) OR an approved open option course to the value of 1 unit OR

Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Government and politics of China 153400071 1 UnitFull Year
Taiwan's Politics and International Relations 153400072 1 UnitFull Year
Year Three
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Financial strategy 151030012 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Finance in China 151030013 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Contemporary issues in the Chinese economy 151030014 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 0.5 UnitsTerm 2
Independent study project in international management 151030016 1 UnitFull Year
Choose one of the following three options
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
International human resource management 151030018 0.5 UnitsTerm 1
Module Code Unit value Term Availability
Corporate governance 151030017 0.5 UnitsTerm 2

An approved Law Course (1 Unit)


An approved floater course(s) to the value of 1 unit.

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Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

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

Fees for 2017/18 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Programme Full-Time
BA, BSc, LLB £9,250 £16,575
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,350 £8,288
Undergraduate Research Awards

Application Deadline: 2017-04-17 17:00

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


DeFiMS maintains close links with employers in the United Kingdom, its focus regions including China, and elsewhere.  We expect that many of our graduates will move into banking, consulting, media, and other industries.

A Student's Perspective

I would recommend the MSc Finance and Financial Law programme at SOAS for those who are interested in both finance and financial law while also wish to compare the differences between jurisdictions. The programme is perfect for those who would like to pursue a career in relation to the emerging economies in the future.

Yiyi Li, China


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