SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc International Management (Japan and Korea)

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

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: NT12

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Interested in a career in business or banking, with a specific focus in Japan and Korea? Then BSc International Management Japan and Korea could be the perfect fit for you. In this programme you will gain specialist knowledge of business and management in those regions including modules in accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, corporate governance, research methods and international business strategy, as well as a deep understanding of the regions history, culture and language.

Why study International Management (Japan and Korea) at SOAS?

  • we are home to the largest concentration of Korean specialists in Europe
  • 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 and Korea
  • 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 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 regional language
  • we are specialists in the delivery of languages. Your command of a language at SOAS will set you apart from graduates of other universities

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.

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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.

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 and take further units in management as well as the opportunity to learn the language.

Introductory language modules taught in Year 1 assume no previous knowledge of the chosen language. These modules focus on all four linguistic skills – understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Students who find they wish to concentrate more fully on their chosen languages are encouraged to apply for or transfer to one of our four-year programmes, which include a year abroad of intensive language-learning.

Year One
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Management in Japan and Korea: Domestic and International Developments 151030023 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
And
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Culture and Society in Modern and Contemporary Korea 155900809 30 Full Year
OR
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Aspects of Japanese Culture 1 155901199 15 Term 1
Aspects of Japanese Culture 2 155901200 15 Term 2
Or

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

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
Or

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

Or

An approved Law Course (1 Unit)

Year Three
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Financial strategy 151030012 15 Term 1
FINANCE IN JAPAN AND KOREA 151030021 15 Term 2
International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 15 Term 2
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE JAPANESE AND KOREAN ECONOMIES 151030020 15 Term 1
Independent study project in international management 151030016 30 Full Year
EITHER
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 floater course(s) to the value of 1 unit.

Or

An approved Law Course (1 Unit)

Programme Specification

Disclaimer

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 Resources

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 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 the regions of Japan and Korea
  • a broad understanding of those regions history 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 and Korea.

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

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

Tomoko Sugimoto

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