SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

BSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa)

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

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: NT15

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

The BSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa) provides students with a strong grounding in international management and specialist knowledge of business and management in the Middle East and North Africa. 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 the Middle East and North Africa and their 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 the Middle East and North Africa or that deal with organisations in those countries. Students have the opportunity to take approved courses from other SOAS departments, such as Law, Politics, Economics and Languages and Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, providing a rich inter-disciplinary learning environment.


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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.

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
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Management in the Middle East and North Africa: Domestic and International Developments 151030024 1 Unit Full Year
Introduction to accounting 151030001 0.5 Unit Term 1
Understanding company accounts and reports 151030002 0.5 Unit Term 2
Principles and management of marketing 151030004 0.5 Unit Term 1
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers 151030005 0.5 Unit Term 2
Introduction to Arabic Culture 155901205 1 Unit Full Year
Year Two
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Corporate finance and financial accounting 151030006 0.5 Unit Term 2
Managerial accounting 151030007 0.5 Unit Term 1
International business strategy 151030008 0.5 Unit Term 1
Managerial economics 151030009 0.5 Unit Term 2
International marketing 1: the environment 151030010 0.5 Unit Term 1
Qualitative and case study research 151030011 0.5 Unit Term 2
Choose one of the following three options

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

ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Government and politics of the Middle East 153400060 1 Unit Full Year
Year Three
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Independent study project in international management 151030016 1 Unit Full Year
Financial strategy 151030012 0.5 Unit Term 1
International marketing 2: global markets 151030015 0.5 Unit Term 2
Choose one of the following three options
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
International human resource management 151030018 0.5 Unit Term 1
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Corporate governance 151030017 0.5 Unit Term 2

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


An approved Law Course (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. 

BA, BSc, LLB £9,250 £16,575
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,387.50 £8,288
Undergraduate Research Awards

Application Deadline: 2017-04-17 17:00

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


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 the Middle East and North Africa. Students who attain a first or upper second will be well-placed to embark on postgraduate study. DeFiMS maintains close links with employers in the United Kingdom, its focus regions including the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere. We expect that many of our graduates will move into banking, consulting, media, and other industries.

A Student's Perspective

It is only at SOAS is where you would find your Jamaican friends enjoying listening to classic Arabic music at the student’s union, the Japanese classmates enthusiastically taking part at the African societies’ activities, and prayer rooms where students from different faiths would gather in one place in full peace.

Erum Abdullah Al-Howaish


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