SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc International Management (China)

On-Campus Programme

duration:
3 years

Fees 2017/18

UK/EU fees:
£9,250
Overseas fees:
£16,575


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

2018 Entry requirements

  • Subjects Preferred: Applicants without A-level Maths (or equivalent) must have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths
A Levels:
AAB-ABB
GCSE Maths B
IB:
35 (665 at HL)

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BTEC: DDM

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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Overview

Programme Code: N290

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Interested in a career in business or banking, with a specific focus to China, one of the most important and dynamic economies in the world? Then this programme is suited to you.

In this programme you will gain a strong grounding in management science including general management modules common to most first-degree management programmes including accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy. While we also offer specialist modules that draw on SOAS's expert knowledge of the historical and cultural context of the region, as well as optional language modules.

Why SOAS?

  • SOAS is unique as the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia
  • we expertly apply theoretical concepts to real issues facing businesses that operate in China
  • we are specialists in the delivery of more that forty African and Asian languages. Your command of a language will set you apart from graduates of other universities
  • as the Chinese economy continues to expand, knowledge of the language and culture will be a big asset in the world of commerce and international trade
  • you will be able to flexibly structure your programme using our Open Options modules to take advantage of the expertise of our other departments, including the opportunity to learn the Chinese language

Apply now via UCAS or visit our upcoming Open Day.

Find out more about how to apply.

Visit our Finance and Management department page to find out more.

Phone: 020 7898 4487

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Structure

Students take 120 credits per year composed of core and optional modules, which allows for students to design their own intellectual journey while maintaining a strong grasp of the fundamentals.

In the first year, students take introductory modules only, moving on to intermediate level modules in the second year, and then to advanced modules in their final year.

Year One
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Management in China: domestic and international developments 151030003 30 Full Year
Introduction to accounting 151030001 15 Term 1
Understanding company accounts and reports 151030002 15 Term 2
Principles and management of marketing 151030004 15 Term 1
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 15 Term 2
Chinese 103: History and Culture of China 155901001 30 Full Year
Year Two
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Corporate finance and financial accounting 151030006 15 Term 2
Managerial accounting 151030007 15 Term 1
International business strategy 151030008 15 Term 1
Managerial economics 151030009 15 Term 2
International marketing 1: the environment 151030010 15 Term 1
Qualitative and case study research 151030011 15 Term 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 Credits Term Availability
Government and politics of China 153400071 30 Full Year
Taiwan's Politics and International Relations 153400072 30 Full Year
Year Three
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Financial strategy 151030012 15 Term 1
Finance in China 151030013 15 Term 2
Contemporary issues in the Chinese economy 151030014 15 Term 1
International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 15 Term 2
Independent study project in international management 151030016 30 Full Year
Choose one of the following three options
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International human resource management 151030018 15 Term 1
And
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Corporate governance 151030017 15 Term 2
Or

An approved Law Course (1 Unit)

Or

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

Programme Specification

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Modules are taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials, usually one hour a week of each. Sometimes, one follows the other in a two-hour bloc. Sometimes, the tutorial is at a different time or on a different day than the lecture.

Lectures are led by an academic while tutorials are sessions in which students are expected to present reports and take a lead in discussions.

Depending on the size of the class, some intermediate and advanced level modules are less strictly divided between a formal lecture and a tutorial discussion, and instead, the topic is briefly introduced by the lecturer, followed by a seminar discussion. Advanced level modules, which are usually taught in one two-hour bloc, often take this format.

The assessment procedures involve coursework assignments, tests and unseen examinations. They provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the content and systems taught in lectures, tutorials and the literature.

The Independent Study Project (ISP)

These can be taken by final-year students only. Like the Special Subject dissertation, 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 too involves no formal classes and is assessed by a single 10,000-word dissertation (including notes but excluding bibliography).

Learning Resource

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

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
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
BA, BSc, LLB £9,250 £16,575
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,350 £8,288
Scholarships
Undergraduate Research Awards

Application Deadline: 2017-04-17 17:00

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

Employment

Studying the BS International Management China programme will provide students with a firm grasp of international management disciplines.

Skills gained include:

  • a coherent and solid knowledge of management and finance, with direct reference to China
  • a broad knowledge and understanding of Chinese 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 China.

Find out more about Finance and Management Graduate Destinations.

Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including:

  • Deloitte
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • KPMG
  • Euro Monitor International
  • Santander
  • Investec
  • HM Treasury
  • Western Securities Co. Ltd
  • Nomura
  • UBS

Types of roles that graduates have gone on to do include:

  • Trainee Chartered Accountant
  • Business Relationship Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Research Executive
  • Management Consultant
  • Vice-President
  • Foreign Exchange Trading Business Manager
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Events Manager

 

A Student's Perspective

I have found the MSc Finance and Financial Law degree particularly useful since it has added essentials of finance including but not limited to concepts of risk management, financial markets, banking and investment to my skill-set of legal expertise thereby giving me an edge and bringing me at par with seniors in the legal field

Maimoona Cheema, Pakistan

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