SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc International Management (Japan and Korea) (2020 entry)

Select year of entry: 2020 2019

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Overview

Our BSc International Management (Japan and Korea) programme will enable you to 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 BSc International Management (Japan & Korea) 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 and the largest concentration of Korean specialists in Europe
  • 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 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: NT12

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Entry requirements

A Levels:
AAB-ABB
GCSE Maths B (grade 6 in the new structure)
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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duration:
3 years

Fees 2019/20

UK/EU fees:
£9,250
Overseas fees:
£17,750


Fees for 2019/20 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

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Structure

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a current student and enrolled on this programme in 2017/18 or before, you can find the relevant programme structure here

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.

Year One
Core Modules
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
Organisational Behaviour 151030025 15 Term 2
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 15 Term 2
Principles and management of marketing 151030004 15 Term 1
Optional Modules
  • PLUS choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Principles of Management 151030026 30 Full Year
  • OR choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Modern Korea: Culture and Society 155901429 15 Term 2
Year Two
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International business strategy 151030008 15 Term 1
Managerial economics 151030009 15 Term 1
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 151030027 30 Full Year
Qualitative and case study research 151030011 15 Term 2
Compulsory Modules
  • PLUS choose modules to the value of 15 credits from the following:
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International marketing 1: the environment 151030010 15 Term 2
Understanding company accounts and reports 151030002 15 Term 2
  • PLUS choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
Module Code Credits Term Availability
International Relations of East Asia 153400078 30 Full Year
Year Three
Core Modules
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Financial strategy 151030012 15 Term 1
Independent study project in international management 151030016 30 Full Year
Finance in Japan and Korea 151030021 15 Term 2
Contemporary Issues in the Japanese and Korean Economies 151030020 15 Term 1
Compulsory Modules

In addition to the above modules, students select modules to the value of 45 credits from the below*:

*Please note that International Human Resource Management 151030018 and Corporate Governance 151030017 must be selected together

List of modules (subject to availability)
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Corporate finance and financial accounting 151030006 15 Term 2
Managerial accounting 151030007 15 Term 1
Corporate governance 151030017 15 Term 2
International human resource management 151030018 15 Term 1
International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 15 Term 2

Programme Specification

Important notice

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 and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Modules

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).

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

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

Fees for 2019/20 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 £17,750
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,385 £8,875
Scholarships
Undergraduate Research Awards

Application Deadline: 2019-04-30 00:00

Undergraduate SOAS Global Leadership Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2019-01-31 00:00

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.

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

Find out more about Finance and Management Graduate Destinations.

A Student's Perspective

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

Tomoko Sugimoto

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