Our BSc International Management (Middle East and North Africa) 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 broad knowledge of the regions history and culture.
Why study 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 expertly apply theoretical concepts to real issues facing organisations operating in the Middle East and North Africa
- programmes are delivered by a multicultural and international teaching body, who regularly publish in top international journals
- you will develop an excellent understanding of key issues shaping international business strategy
- as the economies of the Middle East 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: NT15
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Start of programme: September
Mode of Attendance: Full-time
- A Levels:
- GCSE Maths B (grade 6 in the new structure)
- 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
- 3 years
- UK/EU fees:
- Overseas fees:
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
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a current student and enrolled on this programme in 2017/18 or before, you can find the 2017/18 programme structure here.
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 modules in Middle Eastern and North African finance and it's economy. This programme assumes no knowledge of the language.
Those who have an understanding of the language and want to study Japanese might consider the Year Abroad programme.
- PLUS choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
- PLUS choose modules to the value of 15 credits from the following:
- PLUS choose modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:
- Choose modules to the value of 45 credits from the list below:
List of modules (subject to availability)
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 & Learning
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 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 is assessed by a single 10,000-word dissertation (including notes but excluding bibliography).
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.
|BA, BSc, LLB
|BA/BSc Language Year Abroad
For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section
Studying the BS International Management Middle East and North Africa 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 the regions of study
- a broad knowledge and understanding of the regional 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 within the Middle East and North Africa.
Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including:
- Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
- Euro Monitor International
- HM Treasury
- Western Securities Co. Ltd
Types of roles that graduates have gone on to do include:
- Trainee Chartered Accountant
- Business Relationship Manager
- Financial Analyst
- Market Research Executive
- Management Consultant
- Foreign Exchange Trading Business Manager
- Deputy Chief Executive Officer
- Events Manager
Find out more about Finance and Management Graduate Destinations.
A Student's Perspective
Part of the reason I chose SOAS over others is because it offered the Islamic Banking and Finance elective module. This is a one-of-a-kind class and an interesting subject that only SOAS offers. My hope is that the knowledge attained in this class will make me more suited for international corporate jobs that deal with the states that are a part of the Gulf Cooperation Council.